ClearXP WB
Average Rating: 9
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ClearXP WB

Updated Jun 29, 2006 by cycoced

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Comment #1 Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:33 PM
Very nice!
I'll second two of the above comments:
* Taskbar could use a little work. Could be smaller. The separators (e.g., by the quicklaunch area) seem a little out of place.
* Would like glow effects, and perhaps mouseover colors (EDIT: I now see the red on close), on min/max/close

Also, the arrow icon to view hidden items in the tray, and those used to open/close task sections in folder views, are a bit large for my liking.

Good job, though, especially for your first skin! Look forward to seeing more!

EDIT: In the screenshot, I see some windows with rounded edges and others with sharper corners. Seems that everything on my system has the sharper/square corners. Maybe I need to reboot.
Comment #2 Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:50 PM
Hey Ive just noticed- this skin removes the cleartype from my fonts. OK you can change it back but wevery time I reboot I lose the cleartype!
Comment #3 Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:13 PM
Thank you all for the nice comments! I REALLY appreciate it!
So it seems there are a few issues with the skin:

The glowing effect appears to be a hot topic, I'll see what I can do about that.

hherbzilla: All windows should be with rounded corner (WB5), and square windows are MDI and opaque windows (WB4), are you sure you are using WB5? just asking...
Does the taskbar appear on your desktop as it does on the preview here? Beause the preview is what I get on my screen, may it does come from the font size? I dunno and will investigate.

Carl[c242]: Again, the taskbar, eh? Well, if you could post me a small screenshot so that I can see what's wrong, I'd appreciate it and would try to fix the issue.

Greg2: It seems to me you are using the RightClick program, am I correct? If this is the case, I haven't tested it for I don't use it. So I'm gonna install it on my desktop and see what's wrong with that! And thank you for the nice comment!

kin242: I like your comment, made me laugh! . Actually, I spent almost 6 months on this skin (not 24/7 though), I just wanted to make sure everything was at the right place, but obviously it does not work that way... I've seen so many first skins around were it looks like the skinner just put some stuff together on put it out just to see what kind of comment he/she's gonna get, and it's ugly or unusable, that I tried my best to avoid this pitfall. I'm gonna look into this start menu problem. Thank you for the feedback!

drklantern: I tried to post this wallpaper a while ago (the one on the preview), but it has been rejected. It is true that it was a special resolution (for laptop widescreen), so...

rkk03, lgspence, jimkraz, xgman, BX, Xthase, alphabyte and WhyZeeGuy: Thanks a lot for the cool comments, I'm glad you guys like it!

TO EVERYBODY: Thank you for the feedbacks, it will help me make a better skin (hopefully!)
Comment #4 Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:17 PM
Mr Kin242, I'm gonna try it on my side and see what's going on. I'm forcing the font in my skin, so it may be why you can't keep your settings for the ClearType font. I'll keep you updated.
Comment #5 Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:18 PM
Very, very nice.
Comment #6 Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:41 PM
great skin...was already using ClearXP icons
one question, others may also be able to answer log on name InfamousTaipan goes over the edge of the top of the start menu.
Any suggestions on how to more it to the left a bit....(please so say use a shorter name..

keep up the good work
Comment #7 Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:26 PM
Nice job. Keep it up!!!!
Comment #8 Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:16 PM
Yea ok, it's your first skin for WB. But I've seen your other stuff and I know your a Pro. Still I will give this 5 stars just for the effort. I will give you 6 or 7 when you fix the menu problem. Seriously though, 5 stars for coming up with the sideways 3D style. Pure genius. Also love the color.
Is the wallpaper in the windowblind folder? Could not find it but would love to have it.
Thank you very much for sharing this and I hope to see a lot more. You are very talented.
Comment #9 Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:19 PM
Beautiful I agree that this a fantastic debut skin. Any chance you could e-mail me the wallpaper (I have a widescreen laptop - it would be perfect)
Comment #10 Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:26 PM
I also have a widescreen display, can you send it my way also? or post a DL link?

Thanks for such an awesome and innovative skin!

Comment #11 Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:48 PM
NO i am not using right click just window blinds 5.Cmment 18 screenshot is what i am talking about hope that helps you
Steven Fornell
Comment #12 Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:51 PM
Looks like you heard it all before but great skin. Tweaked a little for my personal use (compact start menu, some font changes) otherwise very useable.

Thanks for your efforts.
Comment #13 Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:12 PM
Its really really great for the first wb made by you Good Job

Comment #14 Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:14 PM
You've shown more talent in this skin than most skinners achieve in years.
Comment #15 Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:53 PM
Nice skin - although a bit large for me so I sat here and made a compact menu is about 5 minutes. I also reduce the height too. Looks great and much more " usable " for me. I had to change the font on the user pane . I have a feeling some of your fonts didnt install. The font was huge and looked over a size 36 arial. Other than those minor things..very nice and different.

Island Dog
Comment #16 Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:41 PM

Very nice.

Comment #17 Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:58 PM
Pretty slick man. If this is really your first skin Im pretty excited to see what you'll be making in a few months..Great work man
Comment #18 Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:30 PM
even for a third, fourth or fifth windowblind this would be great...but absolutely stellar for a first. excellent work!!
Hal 2001
Comment #19 Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:47 PM
Please, where can I get the wallpaper? Excellent WB skin! Thanks, Hal
Comment #20 Friday, June 30, 2006 12:21 AM
I must say that it is one of the all-timer bests of Window-blinds history - really simple, and you can't help but love it

I really liked the amount of transparency, which - unlike many other works - didn't affect the useability of the skin. I just wanted something like this to prove one of my friend (who disklikes most of my customized windows themes) that there really ARE some quality stuff out there, which everyone who has ever used windows will find simple and impressive.

5 stars without a doubt!

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