DESKTOP SIDEBAR

Can I have my own little gallery ? Just wondering ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by mike b1954 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Is it possible to upload my collection of Sidebars that I have made on to WC  ....  ?  I could use my own Personal Site , so I will have to consider changing my nick to do it ..

I have quite a lot of Sidebars that I have made in the last few months and I thought it would be really nice to share them with the folks here !!

Wizard1956
Reply #1 Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:14 AM
+++++1 Just tell me how to install them,mike b1954,I'll be your first "customer" I use mine a lot.Arileen is the best non-OS skin I have.
Xiandi
Reply #2 Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:19 PM
I'm really suprised we don't have a gallery for them here.  
TheD2JBug
Reply #3 Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:24 PM
https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=63

*whistles*
mike b1954
Reply #4 Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:45 PM
... not quite right there ... that site is for the Vista Sidebar

Desktop Sidebar is very different .. and free ...

There are over 500 skins available ...and many , many plugins and additions

I have made over 100 skins ...


WWW DESKTOP SIDEBAR HOMEPAGE

http://desktopsidebar.com/fileforum.php



WeatherBound
Reply #5 Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:58 PM
Desktop Sidebar


I have used it on my XP a while back. It was a awesome Program.

Come to think of it, Wincustomize should think about adding a spot for them.  

jazzymjr
Reply #6 Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:04 PM
Desktop Sidebar is very different .. and free ...

There are over 500 skins available ...and many , many plugins and additions


I love Desktop Sidebar....it would be awesome if we had a library for skins for it! The sidebar is highly customizable...you can autohide it, you can make it as transparent as you want, is very easy to edit, and you can put all kinds of things in it!

I vote for a library for it!

Mike, if you find a way to get your skins here, be sure to let us know!   
Wizard1956
Reply #7 Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:49 PM
WOW, there are indeed some nice skins. What are they doing over there? They should be over here. Seriously, that kind of quality belongs here at WC.There's room for xion,winamp and others,so why not? mike b1954,what's the BrainDrain button do,and how big is your "unmitigated crap" file? WWW Link
Philly0381
Reply #8 Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:06 PM
An effort was made to try and get the Desktop Sidebar folks to agree to uploading their skins here.

In fact I believe I was one of several along with Mike to ask Zoomba if that could be done. To my knowledge the folks from Desktop Sidebar never contacted Zoomba back after several attempts. If I am wrong someone will correct me.

I use the sidebar also and along with everything else that Mike said, it's easy to make minor adjustments like fonts and font colors. There is even a roll up funtion for the plugins.

If you haven't tried it yet give it a look.  

angus1949
Reply #9 Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:29 PM
It's a super program. I like the fact that you can integrate Motherboard Monitor 5 and get a CPU temperature readout, which is something I miss in Sysmetrix. It would be great to get something worked out a WC for DSB skins.  
mike b1954
Reply #10 Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:23 PM
To everyone thanks for your replies and your support ... I have indeed been in touch with the developer ...

~ As it says on the Forums Homepage ..

Feel free to use and distribute!


It is by that phrase that I would really love WC just to open up another skin library ...

I am sure other DS skinners would put their skins up here too ...

Awesome Program.

Come to think of it, Wincustomize should think about adding a spot for them.


Hopefully soon ...

I vote for a library for it!


I agree it would be fantastic ...

Great to know that you are happy with it , Jazzy !!

( hmmm .... methinks a coupla sidebars for your WB would be fun to do ... let me know ! )

Wizard ... The 'Brain Drain'button is a renamed CPU Usage panel ... the Unmitigated Crap is the Trash , and 'System Analysis Dept ..Is a renamed PC Performance Panel !!

Seriously, that kind of quality belongs here at WC.There's room for xion,winamp and others,so why not?


I was thinking along those lines myself .. Worldwide we have millions of users ...

As you folks can see , I have a truckload of skins I want to share with everyone (remember the Troll Thunping Day Suite ?)

I'm (hopefully ) Just spreading the gospel ...

It's a super program. I like the fact that you can integrate Motherboard Monitor 5 and get a CPU temperature readout..
It would be great to get something worked out a WC for DS skins


Angus , I couldn't agree more ...

If there is an issue with having a DS page here, maybe the only other way to go ~ and then It would be a shame, I suppose , would be having the ability to post them up on a personal page ... I don't have a full one yet .. as I might have to change my nick ...

~ But anyway It would be interesting to see what can be done by Frogboy et al ...








jazzymjr
Reply #11 Friday, May 16, 2008 5:44 AM
I agree it would be fantastic ...

Great to know that you are happy with it , Jazzy !!

( hmmm .... methinks a coupla sidebars for your WB would be fun to do ... let me know ! )


Mike, I have been using the sidebar for years! I would LOVE to have you make sidebars for my skins! I usually use the Real XP Silver sidebar...it is neutral. I haven't really tried to make my own sidebars yet....I have gotten requests for sidebars to match my blinds...so you making them would be awesome!   
mike b1954
Reply #12 Friday, May 16, 2008 11:43 AM
hehe ... well give me a little time to finish off current projects (won't be long ! )

...and then I will PM you to start the ball rolling ... ok ?
jazzymjr
Reply #13 Friday, May 16, 2008 12:28 PM
hehe ... well give me a little time to finish off current projects (won't be long ! )

...and then I will PM you to start the ball rolling ... ok ?


okey dokey!
skybright
Reply #14 Friday, May 16, 2008 7:52 PM
I vote as well to have Desktop Sidebar hear as well. We did it for Xion, it's only fair to do it for this great app as well.  
RickJP
Reply #15 Friday, May 16, 2008 7:58 PM
Keep plugging a way Mike and you will get there in the end. Would be nice to have a Stardock gallery for it.

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