[PD] pd-extended, version

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 18 15:17:59 CET 2008

Ctrl Alt Back wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:42:06AM +0100, Ctrl Alt Back wrote:
>> the look of pd-extended : light greyed objects, text running out of objects, 
>> lack of synoptic overview - is that definite ? can i configure it that
>> it looks the old way ?
> yes it is possible but how ? 
> i installed it on another machine, and it keeps the same old look.
> CtrlAltBack
In pd/bin/pd.tk around line 87 you have these lines:

# color scheme
set canvas_fill "white"
set text_color "#000"
set select_color "#00f"
set dash_outline "#f00"
set dash_fill "#f7f7f7"
set box_outline "#ccc"
puts stdout "box_outline $box_outline"
puts stdout "current namespace is [namespace current]"
puts stdout "namespace children [namespace children]"
set graph_outline "#777"
set atom_box_fill "#eee"
set msg_box_fill "#f8f8f6"
set obj_box_fill "#f6f8f8"
set signal_cord_highlight "#58a"
set signal_cord "#558"
set signal_nlet $signal_cord
set msg_cord_highlight "#474"
set msg_cord "#565"
set msg_nlet "white"
set mixed_nlet "#88aaff"

You can change the colours, for example by setting box_outline "black" 
or "#000" instead of "#ccc".
None of this works in the MSW version for some reason, probably because 
tcl/tk on MSWindows is not the full package. Variables defined in pd.tk 
are not recognized when accessed from pd in Windows, although the 
variables accessed from procs inside pd.tk are.


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