Keymon custom theme

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For the DVD Blend&Paint ( page on the Blender e-shop ) , I wanted to have on the screen a feedback of what I'm doing with the keyboard while recording. I was fortunate to find the software 'Keymon' ( for Linux ) that immediately suited my needs. But, I wanted to tweak it because I didn't liked the Gfx aspect.

Of course, the developpers developped a theme system ( 4 theme come preinstalled ). The things I did is to modify one of them ; easier than to start from scratch a new one ; I changed the 'modern' one. The mouse icon is based on Faenza icon set. Here another preview screenshot :

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Download :

You can download the archive here : data/documents/

Install :

I just didn't found a way to create my own theme folder because the Gui didn't show it in the 'preferences' panel , so I customized one of the 4 default theme "modern" to do my customization. Copy with right-permission the folder inside the archive over this one :


This will overwrite the original 'modern' theme

License : GNU GPL v3 to respect the Faenza license.

(Ps: if anyone know how to transform it into a independent theme, use the comments to give your tips and links, I would be happy to update this page and submit this theme to the Keymon developpers )

License: "Keymon custom theme" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0with additional custom rules mentioned at the end of the article.
Tags:  #themes  #linux   | Download: Markdown


link jikz  

Got it!

1: Create new folder in /usr/share/pyshared/keymon/themes
(Copy an existing one and rename it)

2: Edit them

3: Make sure config file reflects your theme

4: Do this magic command: (makes symbolic link, make the python folder match your install amd theme name your theme.)

sudo ln -s /usr/share/pyshared/keymon/themes/yourtheme /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/keymon/themes/yourtheme

5: Cross fingers when you open Key-Mon

--seem to be having permissions issues now though...

link Tobias  

Have you tested Screenkey? I like it more, but afaik doesn't have mouse support.

link REVOY David  

@jikz : oh thanks for the tips !

@Tobias : Thanks for the link , and cool to have it here for other users who need an alternative solution. I tested it, but I found it a bit to obtrusive for my needs ( in the DVD Blend&Paint I already use a bottom black label for text entries )

link blendercomp  

Wow! This was much needed! I've just finished making a set of more than 10 hrs of videotutorials and this would have been very helpful had I known about this three weeks ago. Still this is a cool tool that I will use in my future projects.

link jikz  

Blender inspired theme :

link REVOY David  

@Blendercomp : yeah it's a good tool, and stable ! On all recording of B&P , no crash and no bug with other apps.

@jikz : oh a new theme ! original and colorful :)

link Steven Powers (SMP)  

Thanks for the tip.

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