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An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« on: April 01, 2012, 03:39:15 pm »
Cross-posting from TI-Planet.



In a previous news after the release of OS 3.0.1, we were discovering a hidden "theme.csv" file at the root of the Nspire documents:




Its content seemed to be able to customize your Nspire OS display, which would be great for CM/CX:
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eWindowTitleBarBackground,0xFFFFFF,0xFF0000
eWindowTitleBarForeground,0xFFFFFF,0xFF0000
eWindowTitleBarTextBackground,0xFFFFFF,0xFFFF00
eWindowTitleBarTextForeground,0x000000,0x00FF00



Unfortunately, several attemps of modifying its content didn't trigger anything on the display.

May be was it just a feature experimented on development OSes, and partialy disabled on production OSes...



And this evening we have the proof! Here is a development OS with the official Nspire theme editor! ;D




Is it going to be included in the 3.2 OS in may this time, or will it once again be removed before the release? Official public TI documents don't mention it up to now...



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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 03:47:19 pm »
(I also add that I've tested this theme editor (but it didn't work on non-CX apparently) while in Dallas, last summer....)
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 04:51:43 pm »
Well, I guess it doesn't do anything on non-CX B&W displays, since there's only 2 colors. But it's pretty nice if you want to change the background pink or something :P
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 04:56:05 pm »
By the way, it might be useful for me to mention that this news is not an April Fool's prank.

Great discoveries may occur on the 1st of April too! ;)
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 06:38:57 pm »
Well, I guess it doesn't do anything on non-CX B&W displays, since there's only 2 colors. But it's pretty nice if you want to change the background pink or something :P

The theme editor would be useful to me on my TI-Nspire if I could use it to make the menus black-on-white instead of black-on-gray to increase visibility.
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 10:00:00 pm »
how do you get the dev oses??
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 10:49:35 pm »
* DJ_O can't wait until April 2nd :P

This looks nice though. This would be great if we could change how our Nspire looks like (I wonder if we could change the controls/interface layout too?)
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 11:21:57 pm »
Hey DJ-O, my post on the omnodingus site that you moved to spam was an April first day joke.  I only post this here because I can't seem to post a reply to your announcement about moving it. ;)

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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 11:29:09 pm »
Oh right I forgot the spam section required 1000 posts. X.x Anyway I moved it because there was no website URL in the post and you didn't add one. It would have been funny if you had one and it linked to some weird site or a redirect :P
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 01:44:43 am »
how do you get the dev oses??
This was taken from a public document on the Internet... but you really have to know what to look for in order to find it :P (and still, we weren't really expecting this when we found this).

As for other dev os things, I had the opportunity to see quite a lot while I was in Dallas (at TI's).
Also, some of us are alpha/beta-testing the new 3.2 OS (but there we can't say much .....)
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 01:47:08 am »
So this is not April Fools? O.O
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 01:54:39 am »
Oh right I forgot the spam section required 1000 posts. X.x Anyway I moved it because there was no website URL in the post and you didn't add one. It would have been funny if you had one and it linked to some weird site or a redirect :P

I thought I could still post in spam long before 1000 posts though.

how do you get the dev oses??
This was taken from a public document on the Internet... but you really have to know what to look for in order to find it :P (and still, we weren't really expecting this when we found this).

As for other dev os things, I had the opportunity to see quite a lot while I was in Dallas (at TI's).
Also, some of us are alpha/beta-testing the new 3.2 OS (but there we can't say much .....)


Wow there are dev OSes on the public internet domain?
And I wonder what would TI stand to gain by releasing this theme editor? They don't really release appearance features such as these.
Shame it won't work to a great effect on non-CXes tho...
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 02:29:14 am »
Oh right I forgot the spam section required 1000 posts. X.x Anyway I moved it because there was no website URL in the post and you didn't add one. It would have been funny if you had one and it linked to some weird site or a redirect :P

I thought I could still post in spam long before 1000 posts though.
This might have been before the requirement was increased. Or maybe now it's 500?
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 02:34:15 am »
Oh right I forgot the spam section required 1000 posts. X.x Anyway I moved it because there was no website URL in the post and you didn't add one. It would have been funny if you had one and it linked to some weird site or a redirect :P

I thought I could still post in spam long before 1000 posts though.
This might have been before the requirement was increased. Or maybe now it's 500?
Possibly, however I only reached 1000 posts last month and I remember posting in spam long before that.
Perhaps it also depends on registration date? Newer members may have this 1000 post restriction now or something. Or it varies as http://ourl.ca/68275 says
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Re: An official TI-Nspire theme editor!
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 04:46:04 am »
Nah the requirement definitively changed at some point. I just have no clue what it is anymore.
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