[PD] how to edit PD's colors to make your own theme

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 01:47:49 CET 2019

Em sex, 8 de mar de 2019 às 19:55, IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>

> >> just so it's clear, you mean we cannot write plugins for that, right?
> >>
> yes.
> On 3/8/19 10:11 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > or does it mean we can't even edit it without having to recompile from
> the
> > source?
> not sure i understand what you mean.
> if you have 'searched for "blue" or "black" in the src/ folder', you
> would see that these hardcoded values are in C-files (all files in src/
> are C-files, btw)
> if you edit C-files, you need to recompile them in order to have an effect.

I thought you meant the 'src' folder that comes with the Pd application.

But I also got confused, as I thought 'tcl' files were there, but they're
not, they're in a separate 'tcl' folder.

And I actually already know you can edit at least the background color by
editing pd-gui.tcl, for instance, by adding something like this to the end
of the file.

option add *PatchWindow*Canvas.background #bbbbbb

I was having trouble, though, trying to find the other parameters to also
change font/cord colors and stuff. But I'm assuming now it ain't possible.

I also believed it was possible to just edit the code or write a plugin for
Vanilla because I saw these themes for Pd Extended
https://forum.pdpatchrepo.info/topic/8555/gui-objects-and-color-scheme -
which I tried but didn't work in Vanilla, of course.

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