New features are now possible with CSIX version 3 and REAPER 7.
In CSIX, AE and BC Series, there’s now an option to enable and adjust custom color overlays on control panels, and all CSIX themes include action buttons inside the workspace, right where you typically have the most focus.
Action buttons have an advantage over regular toolbar buttons as they can be assigned special properties and conditions. For example, they can be set to appear only if a panel is selected or when it has a certain size. In REAPER 7, the new custom element can also be defined as an interactive area and contain different content, such as action scripts, images, text, lines or boxes. This way, a button with a toggle function can also be displayed with a graphical icon, but as it stands now, it cannot automatically switch images and provide visual feedback on the on/off state of the assigned function.
An example of such custom button can be found in the Transport Bar, where there’s an option to toggle the metronome on and off. Although the button does not change its appearance in the two settings, it’s still included and be used if you like.
Please note that themes under the CSIX Series offer different features and works under different layout premises. Some theme variants may not have color overlays or the same number of action buttons. If a function, feature or layout is not available for a given variant, it will usually be indicated in the CSIX Theme Adjuster by showing ‘N/A’ in the parameter readout.
Here are some of the features in version 3 and how they can be set: