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Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« on: October 18, 2014, 03:36:32 PM »
I'm taking a crack at my first screen set. Is there a way to set the default button background transparent instead of gray but still have an outline of the button? I want to use my screen background color rather than gray.
Also, can the font size be changed?

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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 03:58:18 PM »
No, you need to use Image Buttons with a transparent image.
And no, you can't change the font size.
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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 05:07:19 PM »
Thanks Gerry.
Finding Screen4 a bit cumbersome and buggy. Things jump around almost on their own....do you use it and find it to be pretty stable?

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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 05:16:34 PM »
Yes, it works fine for me. You do need to get used to it, and do things a certain way. Also, I use it in XP, it may not work as well in newer OS's.
Also, I've heard that if the screenset is larger than your monitor, and it uses scrollbars to display it all, it can have issues.
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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 05:27:04 PM »
I'm using it on an XP notebook. Its been crashing and shifting things around on the display.....been frustrating. Going to try it on another machine.
Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 05:37:28 PM »
Well, definitely not a Windows 7 64bit machine...
Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 11:09:40 AM »
No, you need to use Image Buttons with a transparent image.
And no, you can't change the font size.

What is the best way to create, find or make an Image Button with a transparent image. Basically the outline of a button, the same color as the text with no background. The background of the page will show through it.

I have Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 (Never used it) it comes with Corel Painter Essentials. Might that work?
Are there links out there to .png files of transparent buttons?

Thanks again for the help.
Marty

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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 11:56:47 AM »
Just use this one. The transparent image can be any size. It's just a blank image, with nothing in it.

Place your button, add the image file, and then make the button any size you want it to be.
Gerry

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Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 12:05:47 PM »
Thank you Gerry, I'll give it a go.
Much appreciated!
Marty
Re: Screen 4 Buttons - Font Size and Transparent?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 12:04:57 PM »
Hi,

since I'm reworking my custom Mach3 Screen for Mach4 I'm also looking for a way how to create transparent buttons. I want to have most of the buttons on my background image instead of dealing with a single graphic for each button. I tried the solutions mentioned above but didn't get them to work. When I put a transparent image on an image button it will show the grey background of the button, and the background won't show through it. So is there any other solutions or suggestion how to solve this?

Thanks Jerry