The computer will read the ini file in milliseconds, so no difference will be gained. Everything is fine!"
... then I found this
at the head of the mixstrings.ini file"
; NOTE: PUT MORE FREQUENTLY USED STRINGS NEAR THE TOP FOR SPEED!
; ESPECIALLY THINGS THAT ARE UPDATED MORE THAN ONCE every second!"
Either way, I've cleaned up the mixskin.ini file including a TOC for my own ease in finding entries.
The current setup for changing themes is doable for small graphic & color changes.
But things can get tedious for more complex themes. I found more tweakables in the Languages/mixstrings.ini file that when changed will affect every theme including the default one. Doing this could render the default theme unusable in my case --- A work around for that would be to create my own "language" file. If that works then a user will have to apply 2 Preferences changes to use my theme. One for the theme and one for the language.
BTW, they've even included a "Pirate" language for ye seafarin' types.
Another way to have multiple themes is to install a separate instance of MC for each one.
Mixcraft 8.1 Pro Studio (418), Windows 10 Alienware laptop, Windows 10 64 bit, Behringer UFX1204USB mixer/interface.