This has now become a discussion of what should be in the manual.
I'd suggest that Audacity 2.2.0 does not ship with the zip file for
custom theming, and that the manual contain a link to the wiki page,
rather than explain how to theme in the manual.
IF we want to, some time after 2.2.0 is out we can provide the zip file
as an additional download from FossHub, with some help instructions for
theming in it too, and do a blog post about it.
Post by Peter Sampson Post by James Crook Post by Cliff Scott
Is it safe to assume that some day the user will be able to customize the
theme colors or is something else in mind like other predefined themes?
'advanced' users already can. If we provide them with an ImageCache.png
file, they can use the Gimp to change the bitmaps and colours in it. There
is also an html file which gives labels to the colours do document what the
colours are for.
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Theming_HowTo says a bit about how and
needs to be updated (especially the zip file) and made into a page in the
This is not something I can undertake - I can create the page in the Manual
from the Wiki page
(as an orphan page until we get it to a ggod state).
But someone else with the right skill and knowledge will have to update it
- I will happily edit it
As a pro-tem measure we can link to the Wiki page from the Manual's Themes
page, I'm thinking.
Post by James Crook
Post by Cliff Scott
Post by Paul Licameli
To answer myself, I see this happened only because the state of my own
"~/Application Support/audacity/Theme" directory was "dirty" -- it had a
This could only happen to developers or other very advanced users.
I just changed my theme to "Custom" and the TCP buttons look strange.
Is it because ThemeAsCeeCode.h is used, and this last was not updated
for changes in the set of resources? (Last made by me, I think, to make
the sliders highlight.)