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I would like to add another Layout to the Omega-Theme Settings, because i need a certain media-query for an extra-large viewport. I tried adding a new setting to the .info-file but without success. Maybe this will be possible only by adding a new media-query directly to the css-file?

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Why not simply change the default media queries in the Omega UI? That's what it's there for and it gives you plenty of options for Wide, Normal and Narrow. I don't know why you would need more than what's there now as wide viewports are already taken into account... – Danny Englander Nov 19 '12 at 15:26
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You need to copy the grids variable from the default alpha.info file, and add your new layout in your theme's .info file like so:

grids[alpha_default][name] = Default (960px)
grids[alpha_default][layouts][fluid] = Fluid
grids[alpha_default][layouts][narrow] = Narrow
grids[alpha_default][layouts][normal] = Normal
grids[alpha_default][layouts][wide] = Wide
grids[alpha_default][layouts][wider] = Wider  <- Your custom layout
grids[alpha_default][columns][12] = 12 Columns
grids[alpha_default][columns][16] = 16 Columns
grids[alpha_default][columns][24] = 24 Columns

# Default settings for the new layout
settings[alpha_layouts_alpha_default_wider_responsive] = '1'
settings[alpha_layouts_alpha_default_wider_media] = 'media query here'
settings[alpha_layouts_alpha_default_wider_weight] = '4'

You'll also need a new CSS file (called THEMENAME-alpha-default-wider.css) to manage CSS for that layout, but Alpha/Omega should handle the rest for you.

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Your answer works perfect! – Madam Adam Nov 20 '12 at 18:40
One correction: the new CSS file has to be called THEMENAME-alpha-default-wider.css – Madam Adam Nov 20 '12 at 23:43
Yep so it does, sorry about that :) – Clive Nov 20 '12 at 23:52

You could also add include another css file in the info file and then specify the media query in the new file. This work on every template.

info file:

stylesheets[all][] = template_file.css
stylesheets[all][] = override.css


@media ...
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