Posts Tagged ‘Pedias’

Changing Colors

Friday, September 27th, 2019

For those customizing their details view it’s always been a request to be able to change the background color of the image well and the color of the banners that appear over the image to indicate a status, so that they match their main window style.

Matching the Pro Look Dark Style

It’s now possible! With a hidden preference for now. With the beta version of the programs you can use the program called Terminal (located in your Utilities folder) to change the colors. It’s a window were you can give your Mac written commands. Here are the commands you would copy paste with little tweak:

To change the background color of the image use:

defaults write com.bruji.cdpedia "Image Background Color" -string "{200, 200, 200}"

Restart the Pedia and the background of the image will be the above color. The above is a gray. What are those numbers you ask. The numbers are the amount of Red, Green and Blue from 0 to 255. Must color tools will give you those values for a specific color, including Apple’s own color tool in the RGB sliders. Also it’s Pedia specific, be sure to change cdpedia above to the Pedia name you want to modify.

For the banners it’s the same, but they have a gradient, so there are both a top and bottom color (also no restart needed, simply change items in the view).

defaults write com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Coming Soon Bottom Color" -string "{255, 126, 76}"
defaults write com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Coming Soon Top Color" -string "{255, 237, 76}"

More yellow pop for those around the corner releases.

The other two remaining banner keys are as follows for the four colors:

Banner Borrowed Top Color, Banner Borrowed Bottom Color, Banner Overdue Top Color, Banner Overdue Bottom Color

If it becomes very popular I can then expose these options in a preference in future version. The good news is you need only change them once and they will stick around forever.

If you ever want to go back to the default colors, here are the reset commands to copy paste into Terminal.

defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Image Background Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Coming Soon Bottom Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Coming Soon Top Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Overdue Bottom Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Overdue Top Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Borrowed Bottom Color"
defaults delete com.bruji.cdpedia "Banner Borrowed Top Color"

Pedias 6.0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

With the release of 6.0 the age of the big cats has come to an end. From now on Pedias will run on MacOS Sierra and beyond. I know we are way behind in catching up to Apple and dropping support for yesteryear’s OS, but we like to keep compatibility as long as possible. Yet the future doesn’t stop and we were spending half our time fighting Xcode to support the older MacOS.

Version 6.0 sports a whole new core, thoroughly tested for several months by our dedicated beta testers. Thank you so much to everybody that downloaded the beta and has been helping out. 6.0 is a faster and more robust program yet with the same interface you love. Changes in interface, Dark Mode and a few adjustments for Mojave users coming soon.

The really good news, 6.0 is a free upgrade to all 5.0 Pedia users. I want everybody who has access to new hardware and the latest MacOS to be able to enjoy the best that the Pedias have to offer in terms of stability and future updates. It does mean that updates on version 5.7 effectively cease today but will be available for download for all those with older MacOS versions.

Up next, resurrecting Spotlight for Mojave and Dark Mode. As usual if you run into any issues or have suggestions on the latest version don’t hesitate to write us an email with feedback.

One Finger Discount (The Good Kind)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Daniel Jalkut has started a 20% discount website for Mac indie developers as an alternative to MacHeist. Build your own bundle and get 20% off any software from the participating companies. We are happy to have been included, so if you have been eyeing a Pedia and missed last week’s Halloween discount this is a chance to catch the savings.

Wish the page had an anchor and I could send you directly to the Bruji discount sections, but here is a link to One Finger Discount and look for number 88. Plus there is more great software on there, so take a look around as you scroll.

Extras page

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Have you checked out our Extras page lately? Whenever a user sends us a template or plug-in for the Pedias we put it up on the Extras page for download so be sure you check back for new additions every once in a while.

A few days ago DVDpedia user Torsten Mess (author of the cool ThreeViews template) sent us another great template but this time for the info view.
The LeoTab info view template is based on the Tabbed templates but has a darker look, to tie in with Leopard, and a neat ‘Cover Search’ feature integrated into the footer of the template to look like the Pedia’s Add/Edit window. The cover search button automatically starts a search on Google Images for your entry, making it a breeze to add image links or a new cover image (just ctrl-click on the image and choose).