SophOS 4.7 (build Gazelle) Beta
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SophOS 4.7 (build Gazelle) Beta

Updated Jun 08, 2005 by Sranshaft

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Comment #41 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 11:58 AM
How do you do that thing where you put the icons at the bottom of the screen on one line, as shown on the screenshot for SophOS 4.7? thanks
Comment #42 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 5:39 PM
Only resoloution 600x800 works for me and it's rather discombobulated. Theme looks great but doesn't work.

1. Not sure whether your using an object bar or not. I only saw the tool bart of the bar.

2. Address book still didn't seem to work.

3. Control panel would only allow me to select 600x800 resoloution.

I think the finished version of this will be great.
Comment #43 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:00 PM
When I try to download, I get page not found error.
Comment #44 Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:23 AM
Flemmus: The dock at the bottom is ObjectDock and is available for free at There are various other dock programs available - all free as well. RK Launcher is quite a good one though still in beta. Moby dock is rather old and Yz dock which had to be discontinued due to a cease and desist order by Apple to the programmer.

CoachDoug: Please explain what you mean by discombobulated. The theme works fine here and I use it on a day to day basis. I am uncertain how you can say it looks great and then not work at the same time.

If you refer to the Theme Info you will see that I have decided to do away with using ObjectBar and have opted to use the taskbar in conjunction with Landervasser's FinderBar Add-on instead. The toolbar then floats above the taskbar and can be repositioned to fit your current windows theme (I'm using Kol's Tiger2 VS modified to work in Windowblinds by myself) but looks great using other themes as well.

In the final release of version 4.7, the user will also be able to choose white or black icons in case you prefer to use dark themes.

The Address Book widget does work but as I've said in the past, in order to add an entry you must manually edit the script. I am currently working on changing this.

As for Control Panel (re: Theme Preference panel) you can only select 800x600 DPI because this is the only screen resolution available at the moment. I will be adding the higher resolutions in the future.

Atonak: Not sure what is happening there. Must be a fault on Wincustomize's side.

Please be advised that this is only a beta release and as such there are bound to be some bugs. I have tried my best to minimalize those occurances but one does pop up, please let me know.
Comment #45 Friday, June 10, 2005 7:12 AM
Sranshaft. Developing a multi-resolution theme for something like this is not easy but is worthwhile. I could have made my DW-Desktop theme (Link) in a fraction of the time if it wasn't resolution independant. The majority of the sizing and position is in the gradient object if you want to have a look at this.

Also, there will probably be bugs in your BBC Newsfeed (if it's based on mine) because they have just changed their forecast. I'll be looking to do a fix over the weekend.

Cheers - looks good,

Comment #46 Friday, June 10, 2005 8:51 AM
Martin: Thankyou for the encouragment. I am all ready to go with the resizing of the theme but without a computer to test it on it's really hard. Hoping to fix the problem in the near finger (fingers crossed) but with the 'big move' to Australia and the wedding, things take precedence.

I'll be taking a look at your desktop though (really enjoy the things you put out) to see if you've done if differently to the way I'm planning. Looking for the quickest, least painful way to script it because after I'm done with that I'll be starting on a widget management system for the Dashboard which looks like it will take a big part of my time in implementing - adding the ability to allow users to add/delete widgets and the like.

Also, thanks for the heads up about the newsfeed. I noticed it about a week ago when I was updating the feed script and adding their other various feeds. Wasn't too much of a hassle though.

Would like to hear your thoughts on how I would go about modifying the font size dynamically through script. I've seen there isn't anything directly associated with this function in DesktopX yet and I really don't want to have seperate labels for the Dashboard for each resolution. And if you have any ideas on the widget management system. I was thinking of having each Dashboard object a .exe and instead of have the shortcuts setup as Object Controllers have a script that would call the path of the .exe This is the best way I can think of at the moment as then I can use a variable in the script that calls the path the user can input.
Comment #47 Saturday, June 11, 2005 2:33 PM
Where is the file? firefox, Internet Explorer and Wincustomize Browser cant find the file to download. I like the jpeg of the theme but cannot download it .Every other theme downloads OK
Give some help
Comment #48 Saturday, June 11, 2005 5:57 PM

I originally opened the theme in a larger resoloution when I realized that it what the problem was and reverted to the smaller screen size, things got misplaced a bit on the screen.

I meant to say your screenshot provided with the release looked very good.

I fooled with the address book and see what you mean about additions to it. It will be interesting to see the final script. It's all a bit over my head.

Comment #49 Monday, June 13, 2005 10:52 PM
Any chance of getting this as a .dxtheme in addition to the .desktop? That would be very appreciated for those of us with older desktop X versions.
Comment #50 Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:31 PM
It seems that the download-link is broken...
Comment #51 Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:49 AM
Screen shot looks great, but the link is still broken. Can't wait to try it out.
Comment #52 Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:52 AM
Not sure what the problem is exactly with the link her but for anyone who has tried it and gets an error page please try this link here:


This will take you to my DeviantArt section where all updates will be available first - including nightlies when released.

Also - please note!!! I have been receiving a high amount of emails regarding misplaced objects. To wit, remember at the moment this theme is for a screen resolution of 800x600. I am currently working on getting the higher resolutions available. This should happen shortly.

Thankyou to all who have downloaded. I should have a new update to the beta release very soon with an updated iTunes widget - now with skins! and several other new features.
Comment #53 Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:18 PM
Lots of laptops have a maximum of a 1024x768 screen resolution. Most people wouldnt want to hook up an additional screen to their laptop.

A 17" screen is a much better deal then a 19" screen because it displays the same resolution.
Comment #54 Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:36 PM
the wedding

Comment #55 Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:20 PM
This is awesome! The widgets in this theme are exceptional! I really like my 1400x1050 resolution though.... any chance you might be able to release the widgets separately as DX objects or DX widgets?
Comment #56 Friday, June 17, 2005 2:42 PM
cant broken?
Comment #57 Friday, June 17, 2005 8:03 PM
meat: please read post #65 and follow the link.
Comment #58 Monday, June 20, 2005 3:13 AM
both download links are broken!
it seems that is down!
please help
Comment #59 Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:48 PM
Hey, somewhere online in the various custumizeing communities I found a pretty good copy of the Mac stickies. Even though I prefer Martin's Desk Notes I am willing to give you this and some other Mac style widgets. Post if you want 'em!

Link-Martin's Desk Notes
Comment #60 Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:13 PM

A note of encouragement, I too am eagerly waiting the 1028 X 768 screen resolution, but I can honestly say, that your theme is the only one I have liked so far, and I've looked at hundreds on this site. So I am willing to wait till you finish, because I will be using it! I love EVERYTHING about your theme!

Keep up the good work!

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