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distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-19-18 9:45 am
by KDN77RUS
For the novice program has a lot of distractions. This makes it difficult to read music.
Offer to disable them for the user.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-20-18 2:46 am
by Nicholas
You can hide most of the timeline by using the configuration window:

1. Hold your Shift key while launching Synthesia.
2. Find the "Gameplay.PinMenuDrawerOpen" setting.
3. Remove the check mark from the box.

Otherwise, I'm not sure I follow the other suggestions. Without the measure highlight, how would you know where the song was stopped in Melody Practice? (And especially without showing your incorrect notes.) At that point, you've described just opening a PDF on your screen.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-20-18 12:48 pm
by jimhenry
I don't use sheet music display, so I may misunderstand what is being displayed. But my reaction to the OP's screenshot was that the dark blue behind the current note makes it harder to read, exactly the opposite of what the highlight should be doing. The habit you should be training is to read a measure ahead of where you are playing.

I also see how the bright green progress bar pulls the eye away from the sheet music. Here is an idea for discussion:

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Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-21-18 4:46 am
by Nicholas
I actually like that a lot. It's nearly the "sight-reading practice" feature you've suggested a few times, just without hiding the current measure. By inverting the highlights, it certainly focuses your attention more effectively.

I'm going to leave it alone for 10.5 (the bug fix release for the bug fix release :? ), but I'm definitely interested in experimenting with that for the next 11 preview.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-28-18 1:57 pm
by KDN77RUS
when I want to play without the markers, I put a "pause," but then the sheet is not turned

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Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 01-29-18 5:04 pm
by KDN77RUS
play pause without a cursor )

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Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-05-18 1:33 am
by KDN77RUS

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-09-18 12:33 am
by KDN77RUS
Every day, the green bar is very annoying and hindering.
Please make the option to disable it. It is not difficult.
The timer should be in my head.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-09-18 1:07 am
by Nicholas
Have you tried the PinMenuDrawerOpen setting I'd mentioned before? That can make the bar much smaller.

As an additional workaround in the meantime, you could adjust the color theme to make the "timelineFilled" color much darker and similar to the timeline's background color.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-09-18 3:36 am
by KDN77RUS
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I made the line smaller .
But I want to turn it off. I will not edit the files . I don't want to crash.
Can you help me edit them ?

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-09-18 1:05 pm
by Nicholas
Alright, try this:

1. Hold your Shift key while launching Synthesia to open the configuration window.
2. Click the "Open Data Folder" button.
3. Copy the colors.xml file attached to this post into that folder.

That should be it. Once you close the configuration window and start Synthesia normally, the timeline progress bar will be nearly invisible.

colors.xml
Modified version of colors.xml for Synthesia 10.4 to make the timeline progress nearly invisible
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Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-09-18 11:37 pm
by KDN77RUS
Thank you very much for your help.
I fixed the value of "timelineFilled" to 38,38,38 and the band disappeared . That's great.
What's the name of the blue cursor ? I want to make it light blue like a big cursor.
It's enough for me to light notes.

Re: distractions and conditions

PostPosted: 02-12-18 2:36 pm
by Nicholas
We only just added those colors to the list in the current Synthesia 10.5 development cycle. (They were hard-coded and unable to be changed before.) So once the next development preview goes out, you'll be able to adjust those.

Keep an eye on this section of the forums for the next preview.