Optix
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Average Rating: 9
Yours: -1
File Size: 5.06MB
Vista Ready
Master Skin

Optix

Updated Jan 18, 2010 by MikeB314


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wiltjk
Comment #41 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 12:49 PM
By the way, nice skin!
MickeyMowse
Comment #42 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:44 PM
I think it is reasonable to think these themes are still overpriced...

I feel I cannot justify this fee, mainly because I do not want to contribute to a community who is not interested in the community anymore, but rather in making money. This is not to say your theme isn't good or isn't deserving of money from other people, but again, I cannot give money to a theme just because it is 100% Vista compatible..........

Let's just hope next time it will be a little more reasonable in price or better yet, free.


All this from a user level of VISITOR!

I don't usually say too much around here, but this really got under my skin (no pun intended..LOL!) Mike B has been a long standing and respected member of the community here and has through the years given us countless numbers of free skins of incredible caliber. He's entitled to charge for a skin if the man wishes to. Assuming he put 20 hours into making this skin (which we know is far from the truth) he has given us his time/efforts/talents for a whopping $0.25 an hour. My god Mike, you can come work for me for that salary!!! So you haven't downloaded a theme since installing Vista, how many of WC's theme's, IP's, cursors, etc... did you use prior to Vista?? If ya don't like it, don't download it. You mention about contributing to a community not interested in the community anymore, but I'm going to be willing to bet that you're even using the "free" version of WB and all the other Stardock products. Thanks for YOUR contribution. Z71 has made a fantastic point...173 FREE skins he has provided to this community....173 flippin skins. He should be entitled to charge a small fee for his efforts.

Sorry for MY rant...
Mike, fabulous skin as always from you. I just love your style and very appreciative of all your efforts and creative ideas. $4 was a small price to pay for the hours of eye candy this will give me. Always looking forward to your work!!   

vStyler
Comment #43 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 6:40 PM
Assuming he put 20 hours into making this skin (which we know is far from the truth)


Id venture to say FAR from it..
messiah1
Comment #44 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 8:11 PM
I've been anxiously awaiting a new skin from you and this is definately sweet. Nice job Mike. 5 Stars all the way.  
WebGizmos
Comment #45 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 6:05 AM
Excellent skin Mike! But you already know that!
Septimus
Comment #46 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:04 AM
Great skin, thanks for making it more Vista compatible.

Small issue with Office 2007 when the windows are maximised.

Shown in the screenshot.

MikeB314
Comment #47 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback, Septimus. Is this only occuring on maxmized windows with Office 2007 and not other programs? Also, is it happening on Vista or XP?
pjdark
Comment #48 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:45 PM
your absolutely one of my favorite skinners of all time!! this skin is incredible!! thanx mike!
MikeB314
Comment #49 Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:56 AM

Musicman1126, please send me a screenshot of the issue. I'm not sure what you mean by going back and forth. Are we talking about the wallpaper?

Surj, could you send me a screenshot also? Do any of the icons appear when you mouse over Computer, Documents, etc.?

My email address is in my profile.

Frogboy
Comment #50 Thursday, March 08, 2007 11:37 AM

Great skin!

As for cilful's comments that masters aren't uploading "free" stuff for him anymore, here's one I've been running a lot that is fully Vista compliant from a Master:

Also, Cil Ful, given that you aren't a subscriber and haven't bought WindowBlinds, on what basis do you complain that other people aren't doing stuff for you?  Even in communism, it's supposed to be a give and take system.

 

Surj
Comment #51 Thursday, March 08, 2007 3:40 PM
must be a little slow, not seeing your email on profile mikeB. i uploaded an image to my profile as a desktop screen instead, incase you feel so inclined to look.

no worries on this, i still like the skin without a user image, and honestly its probably one of the many bugs I'm having with wb5.5 and vista. other things like clicking on menus in photoshop leaves the options greyed out, but if i use the hot-key like alt-f they work just fine and are not greyed out then.
ShelbyGT_The_Car
Comment #52 Thursday, March 08, 2007 4:53 PM
Comment #54 SurjToday, 12:51 AMvery nice. but my user icon dissapears


Surj,
Be sure you are choosing the Optix for Vista in the drop down box in Window Blinds configuration page. There are two versions 1. reg xp Optix and 2. The Optix for Vista.
If you are using the xp version the icons seem to disappear. But appear for only a second when lauching the Start panel.
That should do it unless there is something a-mis with your Vista OS. Hope that will help...

SGT  
MasterSchwag
Comment #53 Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:49 PM
I wish there was a way to pay for this that doesnt include plastic...
Surj
Comment #54 Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:53 PM

Surj,
Be sure you are choosing the Optix for Vista in the drop down box in Window Blinds configuration page. There are two versions 1. reg xp Optix and 2. The Optix for Vista.
If you are using the xp version the icons seem to disappear. But appear for only a second when lauching the Start panel.
That should do it unless there is something a-mis with your Vista OS. Hope that will help...

SGT


haha, i suck that worked, thanks! i didn't even see the drop down box, still not used to the wb config. never liked it under xp and still don't, just not as accessible as right click properties under xp
ShelbyGT_The_Car
Comment #55 Friday, March 09, 2007 7:39 AM
Great Surj...
We are all happy it worked out for you.
The other problems are being worked out also. So everyone hang in there.
Vista WB's are not as easy as everyone thinks they are as XP was. But the problems will soon be worked out and everyone will enjoy things a whole lot more.

SGT  
capo21
Comment #56 Friday, March 09, 2007 7:30 PM
ni da comprar eso ... onda , aerial de danilloOC es 104064006440640 veces mejor
ShelbyGT_The_Car
Comment #57 Friday, March 09, 2007 11:19 PM
Ok Mike I just installed some new software for Vista and found that after I turned the windows defender program off - that photoshop is now working perfectly! There must be some kind of process that it is blocking to not allow MDI menu selections to be made in some way or another. Plus this has also improved the way skin studio is loaded.

I changed to another anti spy program that is recognized by Vista security. Plus installed new firewall with a better set of rules for networking than Vista has setup. That along with Nod32 AV.
Things are looking good now!

SGT  
brewman
Comment #58 Saturday, March 10, 2007 1:02 AM
Nicely done Mike.
Clean, crisp design ....
I wouldn't expect anything else from you.
Mathias Grune
Comment #59 Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:45 AM
Nice, can you make a compact optix for XP please?
capo21
Comment #60 Saturday, March 10, 2007 2:06 PM
freee no buy

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