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January 5, 2007
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Black Preview by rjsmith2007 Black Preview by rjsmith2007
This is a preview of my next skin for windowblinds. The name is Black. Most of the major parts of the skin are finished. I still have to work on creating animations and modifying the shellstyle. The toolbar icons are not mine. They are from Azenis 2.

Features of the skin:

-Custom Shellstyle
-Toolbar Icons
-Very Clean and Useable

I hope you enjoy this teaser ;)


PS: Your comments are not only welcome, but encouraged.
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tahirock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
when it's going to be released
0verfl0w Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
superb, no words to explane how good is it.
but what icons is it? link for icon packager or smthing please
Grida Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, I downloaded it, but don't know how to install it :(
raja19 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Very nice
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Ok, I got the all programs button fixed. Had to adjust the background content margins from left -17 to -27. Another change I made was changing the Classic Colors > button - shadow to 174, 172, 181 just because the original color was kinda...nasty? LOL.

I had a hell of a time saving the changes because of the critical errors though, when I fixed the titlebar caption height to 22 (from 24) to fix the error, all the icons in the tray/taskbar got shrunk and distorted, had to skip fixing that and ignore the critical errors warning before I *finally* got it working.

Other than that I think I'm finally good. ^^;
rjsmith2007 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Sorry, you had to go through all of that trouble to get it working. Did you uninstall the old version before you installed the new one? I thought I included a font to fix the problem with the messed up all programs button. hmm...

I just have to ignore that so-called "critical error" because other wise the taskbar icons get screwed up. Why would they tie the taskbar to the size of the window captions...really?

Sorry you had to go through so much trouble to get it working. Thanks, though for caring so much to do so. Email me sometime with an analysis of the skin.

You can find my contact info easily on my website. [link]
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
I was wondering the same thing about the caption height error, totally bizarre. And yes I deleted the old version first. I was having problems with the all programs image on another skin as well, my machine hates me. :XD:

It's a great skin though, should be a hit when it gets released. :nod:
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
"You need to have large icons selected in start menu/taskbar properties and deselected in display properties!"

That seems to have fixed it, I'm not even sure what "large icons" does in the display properties...heh.

Although, the "all programs" image still shows up the same, like it's misaligned or something.
scathester Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
You need to have large icons selected in start menu/taskbar properties and deselected in display properties!

I'm starting to like this theme, only thing I'm not liking is the start orb - it doesn't look quite as smooth as it might, especially when hilighted. Not overly fond of the shade of blue either, but maybe I can force some coloring.

I really hope you develop some other skins around this concept, including another winstep and maybe a media player too.
rjsmith2007 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
After it seems that all bugs have been reported, I will release a new version with new substyles for full and normal compact start menus. I realize that the skin title bar is not seen in the thumb at the bottom of windowblinds config. I just have to save the caption as a bmp rather than a tga file... which is what skinstudio seems to like more (tga). Thanks for downloading the skin and taking the time to post your replys.


Zero and out,

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