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Specifying Colors in Config Files¶
Colors in config files can be specified by name (like “red”) or by hex value (“ff0000”).
You can see a list of valid color names (and their respective colors) here.
In addition to the 140 standard named colors, MPF adds the following color options:
off- maps (0,0,0) which is more intuitive than “black” when you’re working with LEDs.
on- turns on an LED with that LED’s
default_color:setting. (Default is “white” if you don’t specify a color.)
You can also specify color by hex string. If you do this, do NOT put a
in it, since YAML files use those for comments which are ignored.
Specifying opacity / alpha¶
For colors which will be processed by the media controller (such as slide background and widget colors), you can optionally add two more characters to a hex color to specify the alpha value.
See the Widget Opacity & Transparency documentation for details.