I'm happy with the Pearl theme but I want to know what settings I need to show the full background cos since I updated MB and paid for the pearl theme they are very faded and I wanted to know how to get it showing the background in full colour.
Thanks for all your help every one :)
There are a few options to change the filter that is applied on the backdrop images.
I'd recommend the Skins manager as it is by far the easiest way to apply different themes for Pearl.
yeh i think i have sorted it now i found the skins program but it doesnt insall on a ssd drive but does on a normal sata drive.
As birkoff said, there are two options. But if you are running a Pearl theme you like the colours of, etc., but would just like the backdrop to show more, all you really need to is edit (in Notepad) pearl_styles.mcml which can be found in ProgramData\MediaBrowser\Plugins\pearl. Look for the entry
<Color Name="P_Filter_Base2" Color="xxx,255,255,255"/>. The first xxx numerical value (0-255) is the alpha value, controlling the amount of background bleed. The higher the value the more the Pearl gradient background will show through, the lower the value the more the fanart backdrop will show through. Have a play until you find a setting you are happy with. If it all goes wrong, just delete pearl_styles.mcml – a new default mcml will be created next time you fire up MB.
Hope this helps