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MX-810/MX-880 Custom Icons Tutorial
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OP | Post 151 made on Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 19:09
dsp81
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On January 7, 2009 at 01:12, DonnieDarko said...
Im trying, my background is different im having trouble
I can get a circle around it but it wont let me cut that.
My background is different and not black so im trying
to get it without the black background, I dont have anything
like photoshop or im guessing this would be alot easier,
or if i actually used paint before. I tried erasing the
background but the eraser in paint is so big and its very
uneven.

I've added transparent XBox buttons to the first page. Right click and save.
OP | Post 152 made on Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 19:19
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On January 7, 2009 at 13:17, joshg said...
I'm a new MX-880 user and have been reading all I can
to make the most of it. I've read this whole post, including
dsp81's small addendum about the 880 in his original post.
I'm still confused - can I create the nice 6-button sets
for my "watch" pages like those for my Tivo and Cable
Box as shown in the original post or can you only do those
with an 810? The directions refer to the ProWizard and
the "Activities" sections which don't apply to the 880.
Appreciate any guidance on doing these great tricks for
the 880.

(Would really be great if someone could create a post
just like the first one with step-by-step directions for
880 owners.)

Thanks all,
-josh

The file type and dimensional requirements are the same between the two remotes - 88x59 transparent PNG.

The files are located in the same place:
C:\Program Files\Universal Remote Control, Inc\MX-880 Editor\images\stationLogo

Simply place your images in one of the subfolders. I usually use the "Local" folder. To add your images, select Program > 3 Edit Buttons (also on the toolbar). Click on the button position and click the Select button in the lower right-hand corner. Locate the desired image and apply. Repeat as needed. Click save when you are done.

Expand Favs in the left-hand column. Click on Page 1. Click the button next to the image you want to program. Add the commands like you would with a normal macro. Rinse and repeat.

The addendum was just to point out that you can only add images to the Favs pages and no where else on the remote.
Post 153 made on Thursday January 8, 2009 at 04:00
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Thanks DSP... that worked perfectly. Appreciate your extra writeup and help!

--josh
Post 154 made on Thursday January 8, 2009 at 23:55
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Thanks a ton dsp you have been the most helpful person on this forum constantly!

Last request would it be possible to get blank red and green button to, i believe jud just removed the A and B somehow. I would like to use those as power off and on buttons.
OP | Post 155 made on Friday January 9, 2009 at 00:44
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On January 8, 2009 at 23:55, DonnieDarko said...
Thanks a ton dsp you have been the most helpful person
on this forum constantly!

Last request would it be possible to get blank red and
green button to, i believe jud just removed the A and
B somehow. I would like to use those as power off and
on buttons.

Cleaning out the letters is fairly complicated because there are gradients going in a bunch of directions. You might be able to pull them from the original files. Or you might be able to get the original author to provide you the letter-less buttons. They were created by this guy: [Link: 360prophecy.com]
Post 156 made on Friday January 9, 2009 at 04:23
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Ok I made my first layout for the 360 and it looks good.

Im confused once I changed the name to xbox 360 in the browser.

I went and created another activity (I used the name sat favorites since it was the only one that would ask for station logos, it was automatically on the macro page to be added) so i created another sat favorites activity and nothing, it wont add it. I click add, then go to next and nothing.

I also tried just naming the activity favorites, but nothing again. I add it but it wont stick, after i hit next nothing happens, and nothings there. Its like the station logos are specific to my 360 file now, even though I changed the name to 360 in the browser.

I was following someones advice on another forum about adding more acitivties with customized logo's.

I also tried to add a cable box device, sure enough when i added cable box device, there was a thing on the activity page that said add cable favorites. I tried this as well, but again nothing, it wont add it, when i hit next, nothing happens.
Anyone know whats wrong.

Last edited by DonnieDarko on January 9, 2009 04:36.
Post 157 made on Friday January 9, 2009 at 04:57
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Ok well I started with a fresh file and it works, I guess i just assumed I would only have to redo activities but I guess I was mistaken.

Post 158 made on Sunday January 11, 2009 at 06:49
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I'm frustrated ... have a WYSIWYG issue related to the ProWizard Software. Darnitol if you can shed some light here I would be most grateful!

I am trying to create fully transparent icons for the "buttons". Although a good concept, I'm not one for a button graphic unless the button can be pushed (as in a touch-screen). Since the MX-810 is not a touch-screen, I see no need for the graphical representation of a "button" on the screen.

That being said I am trying to get all screens to disply icons/text only, with no button graphic behind it. I want icons/text and background only. I created fully transparent 88x59 icons with no image, replaced the default "ActiveStateButton" and the "Button" png files with the transparent images of same, named appropriately in the proper diectories for the theme. I am using a custom "Alpha" theme. I feel I am getting well versed in the file structure of ProWizard and can manipulate images as I see fit. On to the WYSIWYG problem.

With my new modified theme I open up ProWizard and select Alpha Theme. All looks PERFECT. All "button" graphics are gone and I have nothing but an icon and text for each allocated button slot. The background image is fully rendered behind each icon/text assigned to each hard button. Look at dsp81's screen-shot of "Page 1" DirecTV buttons below:



Notice how the icons on the left screen have no associated button image? THAT is what I am trying to achieve for ALL screens (Devices, Activites, and sub-functions of both). The REAL issue is that the ProWizard app displays everything properly - no "button" image at all. HOWEVER - when I download the file to the remote ALL buttons become full black for background. No wallpaper (background image) is visible at all. The background image is there, and can be seen on screens where I have no "buttons" assigned. Again, on the SAME screen, buttons that HAVE been assigned show a full black background. Text and Icons are fine. ProWizard shows all screens as fully transparent for "button" images.

Darnitol ... take me away!!

Seriously ... why would the ProWizard show everything as perfect yet that same file downloaded to the remote goes to all black?

Help!

PS - I can fully understand the need to represent channel logos as buttons - I just want to get rid of Devices, Activities, and sub-functions of same (direct IR functions) backgrond button graphics.

Last edited by vmaxxer on January 11, 2009 07:05.
Post 159 made on Thursday January 22, 2009 at 20:54
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On January 7, 2009 at 19:19, dsp81 said...
The addendum was just to point out that you can only add
images to the Favs pages and no where else on the remote.

dsp, do you know if there's a limit to the number of pages of favourites one can have on the 880?

Thanks
OP | Post 160 made on Thursday January 22, 2009 at 21:51
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On January 22, 2009 at 20:54, Johnny Canuck said...
dsp, do you know if there's a limit to the number of pages
of favourites one can have on the 880?

Thanks

The manual (pg 1) says 8 pages.
Post 161 made on Thursday January 22, 2009 at 21:58
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Thanks ...
Post 162 made on Saturday January 24, 2009 at 13:44
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Could I get copies of your custom icons and wzr files too? I just got a MX-810 and I am curious on how you guys are setting yours up with the custom icons and activities. I figure if I can look at your wzr files I should be able to come up with some ideas for my set up.

Thanks,
Topp
Post 163 made on Sunday January 25, 2009 at 19:00
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I love the icons you used for lights...would you mind sending them to me please? [email protected]
Thanks!
Post 164 made on Sunday January 25, 2009 at 20:08
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On August 29, 2008 at 03:01, dsp81 said...
I've added the files to the first post. Just right click
and download.

...for all those who keep asking for the files - as dsp81 said, right click and save as...
Post 165 made on Sunday January 25, 2009 at 22:11
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That is for the Icons, can someone send me there wzr file? I am curious how people are using the work arounds on their remotes.
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