Colorizer 1.0 on its final stretch

After over a year and a half of development - Colorizer is approaching release 1.0.
This means that it is undergoing significant changes.

Currently, it is in the phase of transformation from a tool for developers, experimenters, and ricing maniacs towards a tool that is more useful also to the end user.

The most spectacular functionality is/will be the ability to save and restore the color schemes for all components and also the whole desktop meta-theme at once.

Status for main modules:

Module description Save/Restore color scheme Ready for 1.0? notes
Menus Look and feel of all jgmenu-based menus and tools :white_check_mark: need testing
Conky Conky Manager & Colorizer :white_check_mark: need testing
OpenBox Openbox Window decoration in progress no
Panel tint2 Configure and colorize panel no prototype, not published yet

After completing the above, the next step is to create a mechanism to save/restore the Mabox Desktop Theme (meta theme), which will consist of:

  • colorschemes for all above
  • font settings
  • sizing options
  • GTK theme and icons
  • wallpaper

Status for other areas:

Area description Ready for 1.0? notes
Fonts module quickly change fonts from one place :white_check_mark:
mbclr submenu to modify/change colors :white_check_mark:
Rootmenu Main menu of Colorizer no need work
Main Window Interactive HTML main window and Help no need work
PyRadio and Cava extra modules for PyRadio and Cava audio visualiser :white_check_mark:
Documentation to be written as a separate website not started

Autotheming on wallpaper change

The option to automatically generate a theme after changing the wallpaper will probably be removed, or at least hidden more deeply. In most cases (~80%), the generated themes still need to be tweaked manually.
It will certainly still be possible to quickly generate a theme based on the wallpaper in each component separately (OB, Conky, menus. tint2). In two options: dark and light.

Last days changes…

Menus module

Conky module

submenu to modify/change colors


Love these lines! I can´t wait dear @napcok Thanks for this exciting news.


0.9.61 pre-release

Conky Manager/Colorizer

  • scheme file now stores not only colors but more variables like: own_window_transparent, outline, shadow border
  • two variants of transparent schemes provided
  • quite important info is shown when Sysinfo conky is not running - it is a base conky for some Colorizer functionality

mbclr - submenu to modify/change colors

  • current color small indicator beside every color
  • show current GTK theme name