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I have just reasonably successfully upgraded to version 1.12.1.0 ( I need to double check I have most up to date Arduino ino and sketch loaded.)

We had a few amended xamls, which I took the precaution to copy to a USB stick before the upgrade. They all worked fine except the one for the Practice screen.

We had adapted it so it had a bigger text all down the lane columns and a more neutral background (Gainsborough on the xaml colour chart). We use coloured names/numbers against the Gainsborough background in our track set-up, I think I did it that way as we have a black lane, which I guess is why we have coloured numbers in the Practice screen.

All the customised xaml features appeared after the upgrade except the background colour. I suspect we have to edit the customised xaml again but I don't really understand why one works fine and one works in part.

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Dave,

Your often emphasised advice not to go back to a previous version is engraved on my consciousness!
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Here is a screen shot of what it should look like in terms of background.

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This is as it was before we modified it to provide more rows and bigger text. I have not got a screenshot of the Practice screen exactly as it was before the upgrade, but the screenshot of how it is now in my first post shows the increased number of rows and bigger text as they should be.

So it is only the background colour which has changed and is not as we would wish it ti be.

The colour of the text in the Practice screen is obviously controlled by the lane font colour settings in Track Manager. We use a coloured lane font against a Gainsboro background (lane colour) for our Race Day screen.

I have deleted and reloaded the custom xaml in Race Manager/UI on the PC at the club to ensure RC is looking in the right place.

Looking at the image of the Practice screen before modification and bearing in mind that I am not sure what or where a custom background is or how it is created, I doubt whether we created a custom background when we did our xaml editing, but I did not do the editing myself.

So the background may just have been the basic whitish background shown above and not Gainsboro. I just thought it was because of the Race Day screen.

It also is unlikely to be a custom background as I saved the PracticeMark1 file to a Flash Drive before I upgraded and have loaded it on my PC at home and exactly the same thing has happened. I have certainly not created any custom backgrounds on my home PC.

I can't think of any more information that might help.

To confirm, it is only the background colour that is "wrong".
 

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"The colour of the text in the Practice screen is obviously controlled by the lane font colour settings in Track Manager. We use a coloured lane font against a Gainsboro background (lane colour) for our Race Day screen."
Our Race Day screen is fine, both font colour and lane colour are as set in the Track setup. Experimenting by changing Track setup does exactly what it should do to the Race day screen.

Track setup also changes the font colour in the Practice screen. Changing the lane colour in Track setup does not change the background colour in the Practice screen.

I'll be seeing the guy who edited our xaml files at the club tonight and see what he remembers. I will try to save the debug to zip as you suggest but unfortunately not in time to detract you from the performance of the Buffalo Bills.
 

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Right Dave..did the Bills win?

I talked to the guy who did the xaml editing last night and he is as sure as he can be at a distance that he only edited the number of rows and the size of the font and did nothing to edit the background colour.

We all remember the background to the Practice screen as being like the image in post #3. I thought they would all hate the blue shaded background and moan that they could not read the numbers but once I had changed the blue font colour they all seemed quite happy so it is not really a problem anymore. Slot racers are an unpredictable bunch

So I won't trouble you with the Debug/zip but you may like this picture of a couple of cars I painted in the early 80's around the time of William "The Fridge" Perry.

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