dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Center on loaded theme FS#10391 (+ set_file bugfix FS#10392)

Re: Center on loaded theme FS#10391 (+ set_file bugfix FS#10392)

From: Al Le <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:14:04 +0200

On 29.06.2009 19:03, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> You exploit the fact that, technically speaking, a theme ist just a
> .cfg file. But it's more. We have some settings that are called
> "theme settings"
> That is exactly my point... there is nothing special about theme .cfg
> files.... Other than them being in the themes directory. They shouldnt
> be treated any differently to regular file browsers.

But, for some reasons, we do have the "Save Theme Settings" menu entry.
As a result, a .cfg file is written, but that file will contain only
some settings, not all. Hence some settings are considered to be part of
the "theme" while others are not. Of course one can manually create a
.cfg file with arbitrary settings and put it into the Themes directory.
It will then be handled as a theme. But it's not the "official way" of
doing it.

So a theme is a .cfg file (located in a special directory) with a fixed
set of settings in it. Anything else is a more general case of a "config."
Received on 2009-06-29

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy