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Custom Filetype Colours

Description

Rockbox has the capability to modify the File Browser to show different filetypes in different colours, depending upon the file extension.

It makes your file view look something like this:

This is achieved by creating or modifying a .colours file.

Location

The .colours file should be stored in /.rockbox/themes. It is a simple text file and can be created from scratch, or a sample can be copied from /.rockbox/docs

Syntax

The file syntax is the file extension (or folder) followed by a colon and then the colour required as an RGB value in hexadecimal.

folder:808080
ipod:00B0B0
mp3:00FF00
flac:00FF00
ogg:00FF00
txt:FF0000
cfg:D00000

The only limitation is that the extension must be one of Rockbox's 'known' filetypes, as listed in filetypes.c. This does not include, for example, .config. It also recognises the firmware extensions (.ipod, .mi4 etc.).

Editing

The built-in Text Editor automatically understands the file format, but an external text editor can also be used.

To edit the .colours file using Rockbox, just select it in the File Browser. The file will open in the Text Editor. Click on a line to edit it and the following choice will appear:

If Extension is selected, the virtual keyboard appears, allowing the file extension to be modified.

If Color is selected, the standard colour selector screen appears (as per changing foreground and background colours)

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r2 - 20 Jun 2008 - 13:23:42 - EddyComan

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