How to make background fanart less transparent?

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unknown_inc Offline
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Question  How to make background fanart less transparent?
Post: #1
Hi! I really LOVE your Alaska theme and currently use it as my default skin on Dharma Beta 3.

I have searched the threads here and haven't found any specific guide on how to make the background fanart less transparent/faded/white.

This goes for TV Shows and the Movies section of XBMC. I know that the text would be less easer to read, but I want to have the background more visible.

I'm not that good with XBMC, but I understand the basics. I'm running it on Windows 7 32-bit.

Thank you for any help, I'm sure someone else also needs this information!!
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unknown_inc Wrote:Hi! I really LOVE your Alaska theme and currently use it as my default skin on Dharma Beta 3.

I have searched the threads here and haven't found any specific guide on how to make the background fanart less transparent/faded/white.

This goes for TV Shows and the Movies section of XBMC. I know that the text would be less easer to read, but I want to have the background more visible.

I'm not that good with XBMC, but I understand the basics. I'm running it on Windows 7 32-bit.

Thank you for any help, I'm sure someone else also needs this information!!
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was just wondering the same thing... thanks
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Post: #3
Sure you searched?

Search: Keyword(s): transparent ; Forum: Alaska and child forums
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unknown_inc Offline
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Post: #4
Thank you Hitcher for pointing me in the right direction!

I edited the defaults.xml located here:
Code:
/addons/skin.alaska/colors/defaults.xml

Changed the values for BackgroundColor in this section:
Code:
    <!-- Theme Colours -->

    <color name="BackgroundColor">ccffffff</color>
    <color name="BackgroundFilterColor">dd575757</color>
    <color name="ButtonFilterColor">FFc30000</color>
    <color name="ArrowFilterColor">FFc30000</color>

These are ARGB (AARRGGBB) colors, the first two letters tell how much you can see through the element. 00 means it is invisible, FF means it is fully visible.

I used the following values (changed the two first to 90):
Code:
    <color name="BackgroundColor">90ffffff</color>


Thanks again for all your help! Wink
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Post: #5
I would like to have the fanart of movies en series somewhat less transparant (maybe by 20% less or something).

However, in my default.xml there is no such thing as a themes section.

Any idea on what I should change for the transparancy to be less?

Code:
<colors>

    <!-- Base colours -->

    <color name="Black">FF000000</color>
    <color name="White">FFFFFFFF</color>
    <color name="Red">FFff0000</color>
    <color name="Green">FF00ff00</color>
    <color name="Blue">FF0000ff</color>
    <color name="Clear">00FFFFFF</color>

    <!-- SVN Colour Hacks -->
    
    <!-- Label -->
    <color name="FFFFFFFF">FF5c5c5c</color>
    <!-- New  -->
    <color name="FF00FFFF">FF00a6a6</color>
    <!-- Incompatible  -->
    <color name="FFFF0000">FFa60000</color>
    <!-- OK  -->
    <color name="FF00FF00">FF00a600</color>
    <!-- Deleted  -->
    <color name="66FFFFFF">FFa6a6a6</color>

    <!-- Global colours -->

    <color name="Time">FF686868</color>
    <color name="TimeAMPM">FF808080</color>
    <color name="Date">FF686868</color>
    <color name="RSSBody">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="RSSHighlight">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="RSSHeadline">aa2e2e2e</color>    
    <color name="RSSTitle">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingArtist">FF686868</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingTrack">FF686868</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingAlbum">FF686868</color>
    <color name="MediaMenu">FF686868</color>
    <color name="Text">FF8f8f8f</color>
    <color name="TextFocused">FFc30000</color>
    <color name="TextDisabled">FFa8a8a8</color>
    <color name="TextSelected">FF8a8a8a</color>
    <color name="StarRatingDiffuse">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Home Object Colours -->

    <color name="HomeWindowFrameColor">FFcccccc</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowTextColour">FF383737</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowTextBackgroundColour">FFE0E0E0</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowShadeColor">FFFFFFFF</color>

    <!-- Window menu colours -->

    <color name="MenuValue">FF5b5b5b</color>
    <color name="MenuButtonFO">FFFFFFFF</color>

    <!-- Home page colours -->

    <color name="MainMenuNF">28686868</color>    
    <color name="MainMenu">193c3c3c</color>
    <color name="MainMenuLabel">FF383737</color>

    <!-- Poster view colours -->

    <color name="PosterTitle">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Episode view colours -->

    <color name="EpisodeLabelF">FF474747</color>
    <color name="EpisodePlot">FF474747</color>
    <color name="EpisodeNumber">FF686868</color>
    <color name="EpisodeTitle">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Info dialog colours -->

    <color name="InfoTitle">B9202020</color>
    <color name="InfoPlot">B9202020</color>
    <color name="InfoYear">B9202020</color>    
    <color name="InfoGenre">B9202020</color>        
    <color name="InfoDetails">B9202020</color>
    <color name="MovieInfoLines">dd727272</color>
    <color name="InfoRating">B9202020</color>

    <!-- Progress dialogs -->

    <color name="ProgressDialog">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ProgressFilterColor">FFc30000</color>
    <color name="ProgressDialogBack">FFFFFFFF</color>
    <color name="ProgressDialogBackground">FFd6d6d6</color>
    <color name="SettingsHeading">ab474747</color>    
    <color name="SettingsDetail">FF474747</color>

    <!-- List colours -->

    <color name="ListTrackNF">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ListTitleNF">FF404040</color>
    <color name="ListTrackF">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ListTitleF">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Landscape colours -->

    <color name="LandscapeTitle">FF474747</color>
    <color name="LandscapeLabel">FF404040</color>
    <color name="LandscapeInfo">FF404040</color>

    <!-- OSD colours -->
    
    <color name="OSDProgress">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDTime">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDTitle">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDInfo">FF686868</color>

</colors>
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Post: #6
Cnasta Wrote:I would like to have the fanart of movies en series somewhat less transparant (maybe by 20% less or something).

However, in my default.xml there is no such thing as a themes section.

Any idea on what I should change for the transparancy to be less?

Code:
<colors>

    <!-- Base colours -->

    <color name="Black">FF000000</color>
    <color name="White">FFFFFFFF</color>
    <color name="Red">FFff0000</color>
    <color name="Green">FF00ff00</color>
    <color name="Blue">FF0000ff</color>
    <color name="Clear">00FFFFFF</color>

    <!-- SVN Colour Hacks -->
    
    <!-- Label -->
    <color name="FFFFFFFF">FF5c5c5c</color>
    <!-- New  -->
    <color name="FF00FFFF">FF00a6a6</color>
    <!-- Incompatible  -->
    <color name="FFFF0000">FFa60000</color>
    <!-- OK  -->
    <color name="FF00FF00">FF00a600</color>
    <!-- Deleted  -->
    <color name="66FFFFFF">FFa6a6a6</color>

    <!-- Global colours -->

    <color name="Time">FF686868</color>
    <color name="TimeAMPM">FF808080</color>
    <color name="Date">FF686868</color>
    <color name="RSSBody">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="RSSHighlight">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="RSSHeadline">aa2e2e2e</color>    
    <color name="RSSTitle">aa2e2e2e</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingArtist">FF686868</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingTrack">FF686868</color>
    <color name="NowPlayingAlbum">FF686868</color>
    <color name="MediaMenu">FF686868</color>
    <color name="Text">FF8f8f8f</color>
    <color name="TextFocused">FFc30000</color>
    <color name="TextDisabled">FFa8a8a8</color>
    <color name="TextSelected">FF8a8a8a</color>
    <color name="StarRatingDiffuse">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Home Object Colours -->

    <color name="HomeWindowFrameColor">FFcccccc</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowTextColour">FF383737</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowTextBackgroundColour">FFE0E0E0</color>
    <color name="HomeWindowShadeColor">FFFFFFFF</color>

    <!-- Window menu colours -->

    <color name="MenuValue">FF5b5b5b</color>
    <color name="MenuButtonFO">FFFFFFFF</color>

    <!-- Home page colours -->

    <color name="MainMenuNF">28686868</color>    
    <color name="MainMenu">193c3c3c</color>
    <color name="MainMenuLabel">FF383737</color>

    <!-- Poster view colours -->

    <color name="PosterTitle">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Episode view colours -->

    <color name="EpisodeLabelF">FF474747</color>
    <color name="EpisodePlot">FF474747</color>
    <color name="EpisodeNumber">FF686868</color>
    <color name="EpisodeTitle">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Info dialog colours -->

    <color name="InfoTitle">B9202020</color>
    <color name="InfoPlot">B9202020</color>
    <color name="InfoYear">B9202020</color>    
    <color name="InfoGenre">B9202020</color>        
    <color name="InfoDetails">B9202020</color>
    <color name="MovieInfoLines">dd727272</color>
    <color name="InfoRating">B9202020</color>

    <!-- Progress dialogs -->

    <color name="ProgressDialog">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ProgressFilterColor">FFc30000</color>
    <color name="ProgressDialogBack">FFFFFFFF</color>
    <color name="ProgressDialogBackground">FFd6d6d6</color>
    <color name="SettingsHeading">ab474747</color>    
    <color name="SettingsDetail">FF474747</color>

    <!-- List colours -->

    <color name="ListTrackNF">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ListTitleNF">FF404040</color>
    <color name="ListTrackF">FF686868</color>
    <color name="ListTitleF">FF474747</color>

    <!-- Landscape colours -->

    <color name="LandscapeTitle">FF474747</color>
    <color name="LandscapeLabel">FF404040</color>
    <color name="LandscapeInfo">FF404040</color>

    <!-- OSD colours -->
    
    <color name="OSDProgress">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDTime">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDTitle">FF545454</color>
    <color name="OSDInfo">FF686868</color>

</colors>

Are you sure you are using the Alaska skin?
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