Black Vista Basic v3.0
Average Rating: 6
Yours: -1
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Black Vista Basic v3.0

Updated May 24, 2007 by unclerob

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Comment #1 Wednesday, December 20, 2006 12:33 PM
I'm just so impressed that my first windowblind project has reached 3700+ downloads in 7 days!
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded my first windowblinds project,

I have another windowblinds theme that has been submitted and is awaiting moderation, I hope you enjoy it as much!

Thanks again & Merry Christmas!
Comment #2 Friday, January 05, 2007 9:09 AM
when u restart pc, tha start button bugs with a purple line on it
but, its cool
Comment #3 Friday, January 05, 2007 12:11 PM
have you tried re-applying the theme to see if it fixes the problem?
If you see it again sometime, can you take a screenshot and email it to me?
My email address is located in my profile.
Thanks for your help!!!
Comment #4 Sunday, February 04, 2007 5:16 PM
Feb 4, 2007
*Note: please make sure you hit your internet browser's refresh button to ensure you're seeing the correct preview image (I had to do this a few times to see the updated preview)
Comment #5 Sunday, February 04, 2007 7:22 PM
good job
Comment #6 Sunday, February 04, 2007 9:38 PM
This is cool. I would like to see some taskbar transparency though, or is it already there? I have Windows Vista Home Basic and want to see a way around the "No Aero" in Home Basic issue

Maybe this skin could serve as a template for that who knows.

Anyway, I love what you did. Its an everyday use skin Good Job   
Comment #7 Monday, February 05, 2007 1:43 AM
I don't get it... mine looks nothing like the pic... my start button is still rectangular (it is round in the pic) and all my open programs on the bottom are blue (in the pic, the active one is blue, the rest are black).
what am I doing wrong?
Comment #8 Monday, February 05, 2007 7:49 AM
I have experienced the same problem with other skins sometimes,
in wb, delete the original skin (in this case black vista basic v1.0), and apply another skin or change back to windows classic theme, download this skin (black vista basic v2.0) and the update should then appear. Also take into account this is for wb5, older versions may not support this skin.

Comment #9 Monday, February 05, 2007 7:51 AM
thanks Jason & Jamoman, I'm glad you like this skin.
No transparency in the task bar, maybe down the road when I learn some more about transparency and making it look good. I originally added transparency to the start panel but seeing everything behind the panel made me dizzy so I changed my mind and made it opaque, maybe some users like that feature though?
Comment #10 Monday, February 05, 2007 4:29 PM
Downloaded the skin and it is working fine. What Icons and Cursor are you using or recommend? Looking forward to seeing your next skin. I'm sure it won't be long before people ask your permission to make additional skins based on your design to turn this into a suite.   
Comment #11 Monday, February 05, 2007 5:15 PM
To tell you the truth, I'm plain that way, I haven't downloaded any custom cursors or icons yet - I'm so new at this that it's really overwhelming how many facets of windows customization there is.
I started out bootskinning, and I have a bit of clue (not much more than that) using macromedia fireworks as a graphics design/editing application and now that I've figured out a few more in's & out's of skinstudio, I'll strive to continue developing half-decent windowblinds themes like this one. If you have an icon or cursor set that you would recommend to go with this suite, let me know and I'll try it out. The credit for the elements used in this theme have to go to Microsoft and Windows Vista, I think Vista really does have great look to it, I'm just not that impressed that I have to install Vista to get it. My theme, along with windowblinds, skinstudio and fireworks goes to show you that you can have some of vista's look & feel without having to install a new os to get it. I'm not sure if my next theme will be Vista centric, I'm kind of hearing that people are tired of these vista themes (which I can kind of understand, quite a few other authors on this site have released a vista theme) but I do look forward to releasing more windowblinds themes, especially when I hear that great people like yourself look forward to seeing my next skin - that's a great compliment to receive, thank you very much for the kind words!   
Comment #12 Monday, February 05, 2007 10:53 PM
Thanks unclerob. I have wb5 but I did what you said and it works! Thanks again!
Comment #13 Monday, February 05, 2007 11:05 PM
No problemo, I'm glad you got it to work!   
Comment #14 Tuesday, February 06, 2007 12:22 AM
congrats my friend....this is good work especially for a first blind!
Comment #15 Tuesday, February 06, 2007 1:13 AM
Thanks skinhit,
I appreciate the great feedback!   
Sam Santiago
Comment #16 Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:08 PM
I'll be looking foward to the UPDATED version!
Comment #17 Thursday, February 08, 2007 7:40 PM
Great skin
Comment #18 Friday, February 09, 2007 9:11 AM
Thanks ("Mr") Drengin, I appreciate the positive feedback!
Comment #19 Friday, February 09, 2007 10:10 PM
I really like the changes you've made compared to your first version, but I don't like that version 2 overrides the wallpaper that I set after a reboot. Anyway of changing that?
Comment #20 Friday, February 09, 2007 10:46 PM
Hi Explorer_110, thanks for the great feedback.
I've noticed what you've mentioned about the wallpaper as well,
at first I thought it was cool that you could include a wallpaper with the windowblinds theme,
but I've changed my wallpaper so many times since then but everytime I download a new theme and then switch back to this one, it's a hassle to have to locate my new favorite wall and set it as my background again. If there is setting, I'm not sure what it is but I'll make sure not to include a wall with my theme next time - sorry for the inconvenience. Going inside windowblinds configuration, I found a setting for selecting which wallpaper to use when applying the theme, instead of using the theme's wallpaper, select from the other choices available which should hopefully also include your specific wallpaper if you've saved it (my pictures folder).

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