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Change title bar background color in HoudahSpot Apps
When I launched HoudahSpot this morning, the program's auto-update feature told me that there was a new version available, and listed the new version's bug fixes and added features. One of the last features caught my eye, as it's one of the things about HoudahSpot that I didn't like: you can now set the field header background color via a hidden preference. Just enter this command in Terminal (after quitting HoudahSpot):
defaults write com.houdah.HoudahSpot accentColor color_to_use
Replace color_to_use with one of red, green, blue, grey, or yellow (the default). Relaunch HoudahSpot, and you'll see your newly-chosen header colors. Hopefully a future release will bring a true pref with a color wheel to set the title bar background colors, but this is a usable workaround for now.

(This isn't much of a hint for those with HoudahSpot already installed, as they'll see the same message when they update the program. However, for those downloading the latest version for the first time, this hint may be of some assistance.)
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Change title bar background color in HoudahSpot
Authored by: FOOOD on Apr 15, '08 01:24:59AM

This is a good step forward. One of the reasons I haven't bought it is that I couldn't stand looking at the awful yellow of the non standard UI.

I tried changing it to blue but it's purple =o¿ Then I changed it to grey & at last it doesn't hurt your eyes :)
BlitzSearch is still yellow though. Hopefully that can be changed soon.

One of the other reasons I don't like it is that the 'Name' search field isn't wide enough to see what you're typing. Would be much better if it was to the top right of the toolbar & much wider (like the standard search field in Finder windows).

If they sort out the colour of the BlitzSearch & the name field I definitely buy this.

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Change title bar background color in HoudahSpot
Authored by: gloubibou on Apr 26, '08 01:59:55PM

Thanks for the feedback!

Yesterday's HoudahSpot 2.1.5 update addresses both of your concerns. The BlitzSearch field's color now matches the main accent colors. The text entry fields are wider now.

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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