theming question

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    what do i need to change in the framework in order to make when i hit the menu button, the menu comes up black instead of white? im getting a white background with white text. i want to change the background to be black but i don't know what in the framework to change? thanks.
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    Gonna follow along because I'm learning to theme too. That ok?

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    of course =) i hope someone answers........
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    If not, I know a few members to send the url to! Doubt it'll be tonight though.

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    Menu_background_fill_parent_width.9.png the other one is menu_background.9.png
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    Just what jatx2wne said...I have attached the png's you need.

    The first one is menu_background.9.png

    The second one is menu_background_fill_parent_width.9.png

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    I'm following along too. Seems like my ventures into making icons and wallpapers is a flop. I'm gonna start devotiing all of that time into learning how to make themes. :icon_eek:
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    i replaced what i had with these last night and it wasn't changing.... that's why i posted this question. but i somehow got it working this morning. thanks!
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    now for my next question. how to i change the notification bar and pulldown screen and all that stuff??? where is that stuff located???
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    Framework\res\drawable-hdpi

    It's the ones named status_bar_item....
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    bp328i - I have a question. I noticed you changed the activity bar in your theme, which is very nice. I'm working on a theme of my own, and would like to change the color. Which xml do i have to look for?
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    ugh..... theming is so frustrating! im applying the changes to things but nothing is changing!
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    LoL... Welcome to theming. I've been thru that many times. What are you trying to change?
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    I've changed to pop up menu to black. I cant find where to change the text to a lighter color. Could someone point me to it. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about.

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    Its in styles.xml in framework/values If you go to team inversion conversion section in themeing there is a tutorial on changing system text
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    Are you following the guide I posted from thebowers? It's on post#7

    Here's part of it... If I'm not mistaken this should be what you are asking for.

    [FONT=&quot]Next is the menu text (when you hit he soft key for menu)[/FONT][FONT=&quot]


    Do ctrl + f and put in TextAppearance.Widget.IconMenu.Item and click find next.
    You should now be at this area[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Code:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] <style name="TextAppearance.Widget.IconMenu.Item" parent="@style/TextAppearance.Small">[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] <item name="textColor">?textColorPrimary</item>[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] </style>[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Change textColorPrimaryInverse (black) to textColorPrimary (white and then black when pressed)
    Also you could delete the whole ?textColorPrimary and just put #ffff00ae as an example for the color code you desire.[/FONT]
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    Thanks jatx2wne and Adrioid. This theming stuff is very addictive.
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    My hardest part id finding icons to use for stuff

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