Metallic Atmosphere V1280
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Metallic Atmosphere V1280

Updated Feb 13, 2004 by Saint John


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Maggot
Comment #1 Friday, February 13, 2004 8:17 PM
Saint John, VERY nice theme! Haven't used it yet, so, not a rating yet; but, based on appearance and projected useage, I'd say it'd have to be a 9 minimum! Just one question---what window blinds skin to you suggest to use with your theme?? Thanks for the excellent effort!
Maggot
Comment #2 Friday, February 13, 2004 9:06 PM
Saint John, HI again! Just loaded your theme. Very nice; however, have noticed a problem. Seems my CPU useage goes up from 1% to about 38% when using your theme. I believe this problem is caused by the net in/net out script, not by your theme. I have experienced this before and the culprit was the net data, for some reason. Don't think Stardock's fixed it either, as I see the problem using your theme again. Nice theme though, very useable/configureable. Great Job!!!
Saint John
Comment #3 Saturday, February 14, 2004 9:10 AM
Thanks Maggot for taking time to make comments. Answering your first question: I’m not using just one WB skin, from time to time I change it, but I like very much the GT2 (by Tiggz), Project X (by Mike Briant), Tactile V2 and Metal X V1.5 (By Grayhaze.com) and of course Universe Metal (by Pixtudio). In reference to your problem: I’m not using a script for Net In/Out, I’m using the Stardock plugins, but If you’re not sure that this is the problem, you could export the Net In/out, then erase this object and save (or save as …), if you want, let me know which is the result.
davidliv
Comment #4 Saturday, February 14, 2004 1:37 PM
Very cool. I like the toggles for the Systray and Taskbar. It would be nice if the System info would link to the Windows Task Manager. Very cool overall.
Maggot
Comment #5 Sunday, February 15, 2004 4:34 PM
Saint John, Just wanted to let you know that I got rid of the net in/out stats in the theme and now the CPU is back to "my" normal of .2-5% when using your theme. The problem lies with DX plugin. Exactly what I dunno; but, I do know when a theme includes that plugin, my CPU useage goes up quite a bit, regardless of theme. Stardock should borrow from Sysmetrix (never bothers my CPU useage) for the in/out stats plugin.
Saint John
Comment #6 Sunday, February 15, 2004 5:59 PM
Maggot, If you still want to try, check it with the PJPowell's script. If it works in your computer, you could modify the theme, it's easy.
Saint John
Comment #7 Sunday, February 15, 2004 6:00 PM
Maggot the object is: http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=3&SkinID=2934
c242
Comment #8 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 5:58 AM
[10]This is simply the best theme I have seen yet. Great work !
Saint John
Comment #9 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:56 AM
C242, your comment is very important to me. Thanks a lot.
miker51
Comment #10 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:03 PM
Cool theme, looks like you put a lot of work into it. I'm a newbie with DesktopX, how do I add my apps into your pop-out bars?
Saint John
Comment #11 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:15 PM
Miker51, yes you have right, I put time in this work, because I like to do that.
In reference to your question, don't worry it's easy to add text or whatever you want into the bars. My advice is: first you need to read the DEVELOPER'S GUIDE. You can find it by clicking the right button of the mouse and going to DesktopX options.
If you need more help, please contact me privately.
Maggot
Comment #12 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:57 PM
Saint John, thnks for the link info. Also, I also would like to know how to add my apps to the various menus as in the question by Miker51. Saw your response to him, will try that way first; but, if more assistance required, will call on you. Thanks and again, lovely theme. I also have found that the window blinds theme "steel" works very,very well with this theme...
LawJames
Comment #13 Sunday, March 21, 2004 12:01 AM
COOL, BUT not very easy too get to working, with the pop ups?
ishfaq786
Comment #14 Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:27 PM
I am a new user to the desktop themes. I really like ur theme, its the best so far. Could you please let me know how to configure the menus, I mean, how do I add my own text and functionality to the theme.
Saint John
Comment #15 Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:54 PM
Ishfaq786, You can do the following:
If you want to add shortcuts in the bars (games bar for example) click the right button of the mouse and choose New object, go to the general options/ type of object and choose Shortcut. Browse your .exe file. Now go to states and choose text option. Write the name of the game. You can change the font, size, etc. Ok, then you need to go to Summary and choose a name in Object Id (must be the same name you are using in text name) and fill the parent/owner (in this case Games Menu). Insert the coordinates (horizontal and vertical position). Click in Apply and then click in Games to check if you did it right. If the coordinate is wrong, you can change it until you find the position desired.
For the rest of the shortcuts just clone the object and change the name, exe file, object name and coordinates. Obviously, if you want to clone an object from the Games bar to use it into the Applications bar, you need to change the parent/owner in Summary options to Applications bar.
If you want to check it, I have left an example in the Stardock bar, or in my other theme (SubSystem 13) there are a lot of shortcuts and info. I hope it helps.
jlambeth1
Comment #16 Monday, May 03, 2004 1:09 PM
Can't wait to go home and download this theme. Looks like it will be as good as your Subsystem 13 which I have already tried. I am new to whole desktop x arena and was wondering if I am able to keep the taskbar always on top with these two themes just by changing the properties of the taskbar? Keep up the great work!
Saint John
Comment #17 Monday, May 03, 2004 9:50 PM
jlambeth1, Thanks for appreciating my work!
And yes, you can do it, in fact you can change whatever you want by changing properties.
steve bonsignore
Comment #18 Saturday, May 22, 2004 10:47 AM
Hi, I just read your tutorial on adding shortcuts in the bars and everything worked out fine. I just wanted to tell you how mcuh I like this skin and Ill be sure to try out the WB skins you have suggested along with it. Thanks again
Saint John
Comment #19 Saturday, May 22, 2004 3:22 PM
Steve, I'm glad you like it! As a matter of fact, nowadays I'm working in WB skins (and others) which probably works fine with this theme too.
dision
Comment #20 Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:38 AM
great LOL

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