Today we’ve got another theme available for download thanks to a submission from Matt Osburn. The theme is a variation on the single color theme like the original blue or black themes, only this time in sweet Cherry Red. The theme and gradients are all very smooth, clean and pleasant to look at but there were a few problems for me installing the theme. Certainly this isn’t the fault of the theme’s creator but I’m having trouble getting the font colors to apply correctly, which is indeed a previously known issue with Media Center Studio. Should anyone manage to get them working properly be sure to provide steps below in the comments!
As you can see in the screenshots below there should be nice red tinted text as in the author’s screenshots but instead the text is default blues.
Download Cherry Red Theme
A fantastic theme though for those who can get the font colors working properly and sure to be a classic if the font issue is resolved. So download it, give it a try and if your fonts change color let us know what voodoo you were practicing at the time in the comments below. As always, here’s some install instructions:
Installing this theme requires Windows 7 Media Center and Media Center Studio, a free media center theme creation application. Once you’ve downloaded the zip file extract the .mct file inside to a location of your choice. Open Media Center Studio and select the themes tab then select Import Theme. Locate the file and import the theme into the program. Select the newly imported theme from the listing and hit Apply. The theme will be applied the next time media center is started.