Retro
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Retro

Updated Feb 28, 2005 by essorant


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rabidrobot
Comment #81 Monday, February 28, 2005 8:23 PM
I really dig this skin. I usually don't care for the lighter skins, but this is a real exception. Color is utilized very well.

I use ObjectBar to make two bars of shortcuts (one for applications, another with drop down folder exploring) and often it's hard to integrate a WB skin with the OB bars. But Retro turns out to be very versaatile in this regard. I settled on using the skin for StartPanel-left for the vertical bar, and Horzontal LOCKED (taskbar would have also worked) for the bar along the top of my desktop. Looks great and is also functional.

I even found a Firefox theme that blends fairly well.

To other users, consider http://www.wincustomize.com/Skins.aspx?LibID=2&view=1&sortby=4&sortdir=DESC&p=1&advanced=0&searchtxt=smooth for icons.


Good stuff!
MGiff
Comment #82 Monday, February 28, 2005 9:11 PM
Essorant this is sweet! I'm lovin it!
essorant
Comment #83 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 4:53 AM
Yes - dilmonen: on that particular right-click submenu option ('New') I'm getting the dreaded white text on a white button, so I can't read what the selected button should say (it seems like you have some red-ish blobs on your screenshot - I don't know why!). Strangely, on the 'Arrange icons by...' submenu, the text is fine because it's black! Why does Windows do this? One menu - two different coloured texts in the submenus? Other than changing the menuitem image to a grey bar instead of a white one, which would then show either black or white text, I'm not sure how this would be fixed.
jalentorn
Comment #84 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 10:07 AM
Excellent work. You are a number one.
jalentorn
Comment #85 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 10:08 AM
dilmonen
Comment #86 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:04 AM
Yes - dilmonen: on that particular right-click submenu option ('New') I'm getting the dreaded white text on a white button, so I can't read what the selected button should say (it seems like you have some red-ish blobs on your screenshot - I don't know why!).


I've noticed it on other skins too. I wish there was a way to find out where the setting was. I have no idea why the red 'blobs' are there, but they look like some kind of messed up drop shadow effect... Great skin though.
essorant
Comment #87 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:39 AM
Thank you. If I find out how to fix that problem (short of changing the menuitem image), I'll do another update.
Gallus
Comment #88 Wednesday, March 02, 2005 1:33 AM
Not only a beautiful skin but also nice to work with it loaded! Thank you!

I've have noticed that it does not skin UpDown buttons (see screenshot):

Ripsta7S
Comment #89 Wednesday, March 02, 2005 1:46 AM
ah i knew this one was an essorant-authentic from a mile away
love the colors, the icons, an excellent theme altogether
essorant
Comment #90 Wednesday, March 02, 2005 8:16 AM
Gallus: yes - you will find those missing in all my skins. I don't like to skin them because they are EVIL and the work of Satan's pixies. Begone foul twiddly buttons of Beelzebub and may you never be skinned!

Don't ask me to do those please. Tempter!

Gallus
Comment #91 Wednesday, March 02, 2005 10:54 AM
essorant,

Just two little buttons with two little arrows... You can beat those little evils!

Xeno1201
Comment #92 Thursday, March 03, 2005 11:59 AM
GREAT, GREAT... simply GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
dilmonen
Comment #93 Thursday, March 03, 2005 4:23 PM
Thank you. If I find out how to fix that problem (short of changing the menuitem image), I'll do another update.


I got an answer from someone on a skin I was working on, and this seems to apply to yours as well. Those red "blobs" are the menu highlight colors "bleeding through" somehow....

you needt to adjustr the classic colors for "window" and "highlight" to match the colors of your menu closely.

I think those colors are mainly involved:

Section: "Miscellaneous"->"Colors"-> Attribute: "Selections"->"Background - Highlighted"

Section: "Miscellaneous"->"Colors"-> Attribute: "Window"->"Background - Window"
Joan Polishan
Comment #94 Friday, March 04, 2005 8:46 AM
Sorry ,this is my second comment but i just wanted to let you know that your skins are always"(totally awesome)"
Tombalaci
Comment #95 Monday, March 07, 2005 5:26 PM
uhm, ditto everyone and
joe06
Comment #96 Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:27 AM
hey everyone, well i just joined and i actally just downloaded this skin because I liked it so much and i have no clue how to use it as my theme and I was wondering if someone can just e-mail me the information helping me out it would be great thanks.
acrane13
Comment #97 Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:00 PM
I love the skin! Great work!

This is just a little thing and totally open to opinion, but it'd be nice to add a little more of the blue into the blind. Probably into the window title bars. Either make the forground or background windows use the blue in the bubble where the window title is. I think that the greys are just a little too close together...

Keep up the great work!
ZakDaddy
Comment #98 Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:24 AM
First of all, great skin!

But, when I right-click the titlebar to roll up a window, then re-expand it by right-clicking again, I notice the window seems to revert to windows default graphics (no theme, just the skin colors are applied). This happens in Firefox, MSIE, and several other apps. Has anyone else noticed this?

Regards, ZakDaddy
essorant
Comment #99 Monday, April 11, 2005 2:02 AM
Strange behaviour ZakDaddy. It's not something I can reproduce here.
Jakeco
Comment #100 Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:33 PM
Its a great useable skin thanks

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