I have designet my own skin and the KDE skin is so far the best skin to start changing to get my skin to come alive. I have one problem with it that I have to get sorted.
Every time I start/recycle the skin I get 2 error messages like below for each Hotkey that I have in my Personal/Hotkeys.rc.
The message is.....
Hotkey failed to register.
Error while processing definition:
*Hotkey Ctrl+Alt R !Recycle
If anyone knowes how I can fix this or how I can make a work around I would be very greatfull so I can get started with my own skin :-)
1st: Its generally called a "Theme", not a "Skin", but it doesnt really matter I guess...
You could change the hotkey's, if thats no problem ;) (*Hotkey Ctrl+WIN R !Recycle, for example)
If you need that specific hotkey sequence: Usually some other app has that hotkey allready, but it might be your theme that is trying to set it aswell.
I'm betting that theme is including the hotkey.rc. Check in the rc files for that theme (probably theme.rc) and if you see something like "include $personaldir$hotkey.rc", remove it. Litestep already includes it by default, so the theme would create a redundancy error.
fractaldesign: hum.... Theme is the correct word for it. I am just so used to call it a skin. I tried to change the hotkeys, I changed the Ctrl+Alt R to Ctrl+Alt O and tried others to, but to no use, but I have found a work around for it :-)
xcal: I didnít find any include in the Theme file. I found something in the Popup.rc but removing it didnít make a difference. So I assume that is for something else.
What I have managed to do is to copied all the Hotkeys out from the hotkes.rc and pasted them in to the Theme.rc file in the KDE theme and that worked. So the problem is sort of solved, but it would be nice to find the real cause for it. So anyone have any more ideas I will try them :-)
Thanks for youíre fast replies
there are no include lines in the whole KDE theme? (i thought that was quite a complex theme... meh)
Nope there are no include lines what so ever in that theme and it is quite a complex theme. I am having little to much code to work on with this theme. I would want to trim the code down a bit but donít know what I can and can not remove. So I have loads of junk code that isnít doing much I think. But that will be a later problem.
My major problem is that I want my theme to be transparent. I thought I could just make the png files transparent. omg was I wrong. It xbar, xtray, xpop that I will have to use later from what I have found. Do you know where I can find info on the x modules? Is there a database somewhere with info on all the diffent plugins that I can use for Litestep?
Here you have a link to the page where the theme is. Its the secound one from bottom right.
Here is a link to the picture.
It's the personal.rc file, rather than the hotkey.rc file. So, it's like it's loading jkey twice. Essentially what I said, but wrong file, sorry.
Btw, and this will come as a shocker to the regulars here, the answer is right in that theme's responses.
hum.... I missed the include stuff before. Sorry could not find it. In the Theme.rc file there is
But you dont have any includes to hotkey so I think it should be fine. KDE includes Personal.rc and that file includes hotkey.rc. Hehe.... I am feeling a bit lost in all this. Gratz mate you are talking to a noob ;-P
Hehe... My theme is slowly coming together the way I want it :-) Will get intresting if I will be able to get it all transparent the way I want to later.
I rock :-) I never thought that this coude would work., but amasingly it did :-D
look at the module readme's for ghods sake. $litestepDir$modules\docs\
Thanks fractaldesign I hade no idea that there were documentations that I could read. This will help me loads. Thanks