SkinStudio 6 Beta Feedback

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 by Neil Banfield | Discussion: Stardock Support General

Please post general feedback about SkinStudio 6 here.

You must have WindowBlinds 6 beta installed to use SKS6, but any skins made with it should work with WindowBlinds 5 as well.

This is a beta so you should expect missing sections and bugs.  If you find SKS is missing support for a specific section, please let us know!

If you are working on a new skin it would be best to ensure it is backed up before using SKS6.  Remember in this beta all changes are saved instantly!

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eieio
Reply #21 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 6:56 AM
Content margins are set on the text page


Thanks Neil
ShelbyGT_The_Car
Reply #22 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 7:22 AM
Sounds like once you know what and where with how for what you can get it done and be out of there in a few this way....hum!
SGT  
Lantec
Reply #23 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 7:44 AM
It takes a bit of getting used to compared with the old version but I like it.
I have one item for the wish list (it's probably is already coming).......I've been closing all the panels/windows by clicking the X, I was hoping for something more.........definitive, so I know I'm doing it the right way, ie "Close" and/or "Save" button.

Got one question too......What is "Glass"?
bobbyhundreds
Reply #24 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 7:46 AM
This is great! I really struggled with the previous version but this is so much clearer and friendlier.Started my first WB skin today...there's no holding me back now!(should be ready by 2017     )
Thanks Stardock people.
Neil Banfield
Reply #25 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 8:06 AM

Lantec: X to close the window is correct. There is no wrong way.

The glass sections in the per pixel frames section are used when the frames are next to a client area part that is glass.  Such as the top of explorer frames, or the bottom of WMP.  They need to be the same size as the normal frames.

If you make a set that are a very different colour to the normal frames it should become obvious.

ShelbyGT_The_Car
Reply #26 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 8:24 AM
I'm sold and first edit was a breeze - the images are in Diamond for what I wanted [I can figure who's they are also...heheheee]. Just got to do some image editing with what I have and may even start a new style for this area too. Looks very promising as to what one can do with a skin now. This is it Team - You all have done very well- more like excellent.
Thanks a Ton!
SGT  

Z71
Reply #27 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 9:09 AM
I posted this in the "New Era" thread. Didn't see this one, until now, so I'll post it here also.

I like it so far.

Only one (1) issue so far.
In 5, when I want to edit an image, my paint program opens up "full screen".
In 6, it doesn't. It opens in a small window every time.
I hope there's a fix to this. It could get annoying after awhile.
bilbo1930
Reply #28 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 11:26 AM
Like that but:
How to change transparency settings anywhere ? (1-255)
On vista, starpane searchbox settings not see( position, bg image or color, margins etc.)
Neil Banfield
Reply #29 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 12:41 PM
bilbo1930: What section are you trying to alter transparency in?
bilbo1930
Reply #30 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 2:19 PM
Neil: perpixel frames: top.tga..
horiz taskbarimage.tga..
I'm not see this option..
Daiwa
Reply #31 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 7:34 PM
When using PSP8 as my default editor, clicking the Edit button when previewing an image fails to launch the app, when either Open or Edit is the selected action. Haven't gotten very far with shaking it down as a result.
Neil Banfield
Reply #32 Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:17 AM
bilbo1930: I am confused as to what you are looking for.  If you want to use alpha in a bitmap, make it a tga and you can set alpha as you want.
Neil Banfield
Reply #33 Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:18 AM

Daiwa: It sounds like the explorer associations with .bmp and .png are corrupted on your PC.

From the SKS preferences page (2nd tab) point sks to your editor and make sure custom app is picked rather than open or edit.

HALBEN
Reply #34 Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:41 AM
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS DAIWA ON PHOTOIMPACT 12 AS WHEN I CLICK ON EDIT BUTTON IT DOES LAUNCH THE APP BUT FAILS TO OPEN IT FOR EDITING THIS IS SAME ON PS7
Daiwa
Reply #35 Thursday, August 9, 2007 12:29 PM
Daiwa: It sounds like the explorer associations with .bmp and .png are corrupted on your PC.

From the SKS preferences page (2nd tab) point sks to your editor and make sure custom app is picked rather than open or edit.


Thanks, Neil. I initially pointed SKS to PSP8 as my default editor (same as in SKS5) and left it on the default "Custom App" setting, but the Edit button wouldn't launch the app, which is why I tried the Open & Edit settings, which also didn't work. In SKS5, the default editor launches regardless of file association settings - .bmp has always been associated with MSPaint here but .bmp's still open in PSP8 via SKS5. Do we have to change the default associations for all file types we want to open with the default editor now?

I'll see if I can get it working.
Cavan1
Reply #36 Friday, August 10, 2007 9:10 PM
Hey Neil: my OS is XP SP2, I made a copy of Diamond to playing around with the beta, disabling blur works ok for window frames, still have trans frames, when disabling blur for taskbar and start menu it also kills the transparency, when skin is applied it paints black behind them

LightStar
Reply #37 Friday, August 10, 2007 10:34 PM
The font import when you browse for it does not work, when you select the font in explorer, it does not accept the selection, you cannot bring the font in. Also, I can find no place to change the mouseover highlight color on the start menu, nor the mousoever text color on the start menu. I thought I had found it, but it does not work.
LightStar
Reply #38 Friday, August 10, 2007 10:39 PM
Also, why does it now take 4-6 steps in SKS 6 now what you could do in 2-4 steps in SKS 5? Having to close the window on the area you are working on before you can apply skin changes is very annoying. Then when you find a few more minor changes need to be made in the area you were working on, you have to open the area again and select the item you were working on to make the changes. It is a vicious cycle, and very upsetting to an experienced skinner. SKS 6 may be great for newbies/beginners, but it is a nightmare to someone experienced in skinning.
Neil Banfield
Reply #39 Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:10 AM

LightStar: There has been a request for an apply button on the editing window which we are looking into.

Regarding the mouseover colours on the startmenu, if you use a mouseover bitmap (vs a plain colour), WB on XP will not show the mouseover text colour.  On Vista it will.

Z71
Reply #40 Saturday, August 11, 2007 8:10 AM
I can find no place to change the mouseover highlight color on the start menu, nor the mousoever text color on the start menu. I thought I had found it, but it does not work.


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