Getting a hold of a designer

Razer Vista

Monday, March 2, 2009 by TigerLadyBarb | Discussion: Stardock Support General

Hello I recently purchased Object Desktop and then subscribed to Stardock/WinCustomize.  As part of the subscription one of the themes that comes with the subscription is Razer Vista.  (Which I really like) however, there are a few applications that do not have the minimize, maximize and close icons in the upper right hand side.  I would like to get a hold of the developer of the theme and send him some screen shots.  The developer is Mike Bryant.  Can you tell me how to get a hold of him or put him in touch with me.

Thank you.

messiah1
Reply #1 Monday, March 2, 2009 8:57 AM

You could always post your shots here.  There are plenty of folks that might be able to help you out.

Snowman
Reply #2 Monday, March 2, 2009 9:42 AM


there are a few applications that do not have the minimize, maximize and close icons in the upper right hand side.

This might not be a skin-specific issue. Some application doesn't go well with Windowblinds.
What applications are you having problems with?

TigerLadyBarb
Reply #3 Monday, March 2, 2009 1:00 PM

Microsoft Word and Access 2007

TigerLadyBarb
Reply #4 Monday, March 2, 2009 1:06 PM

Microsoft Access 2007 Missing the Minimize, Max, and Close Icons in upper right hand corner

Microsoft Access Close Icons Missing

Microsoft Word 2007 Missing the Minimize, Max, and Close Icons in upper right hand corner

Microsoft Word Close Icons Missing

 

All other Microsoft apps seem fine.

Ausvet
Reply #5 Monday, March 2, 2009 1:29 PM

Office 2007 component programmes do not skin well as they have their own inbuilt skin apparatus due to the way the ribbon works, they are at their worst at maximum window size in that max/min/close buttons get truncated and the Quick Access bar may also be affected too. What can be done will be done to work as best as can by the skinner subject to limits imposed by the program eg Opera totally skins itself with its own skins, IE8 has limited skinnability for windowblinds thus far, FF3 has limits but some compromises can be set via the skinner using using substyles in the blind manufacture.

If issues are significant and look ugly it is best to set exclusions for affected programmes in windowblinds.

Office 2007 can be altered a fair bit, just look here

Snowman
Reply #6 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:36 PM

TigerLady, could you post your system info?
Open the WindowBlinds config -> System Info -> Copy text, and paste it in, here.

You could be having a dodgey WindowBlinds install.

I'm having no problems with Razer VS Office applications.

TigerLadyBarb
Reply #7 Monday, March 2, 2009 7:07 PM

Sure here you go.

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.9

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 6.3 (build 112 x86 - Vista Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(SyncMaster 245B/245BW/245BPlus(Digital)) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
(Generic PnP Monitor) 2 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

Wblind.dll         2008/11/03 13:07:20
Wblind64.dll         2008/11/03 13:07:13
Wbsrv.dll         2008/09/22 15:59:13
Wbconfig.exe         2008/11/18 14:02:54
Wbload.exe         2008/04/28 10:35:14
Wbhelp.dll         2008/04/28 10:35:07
Tray.dll              2008/04/28 10:35:21
Wbload.dll              2007/11/04 17:50:28
Screen.exe         2008/07/22 09:10:09

MadDeez
Reply #8 Monday, March 2, 2009 7:43 PM

is DRM turned on?

 

Snowman
Reply #9 Tuesday, March 3, 2009 2:07 AM

TigerLady, you haven't got the latest release of WindowBlinds - not that it *should* be a serious matter, but try updating it from Impulse anyway

In Impulse, click the blue orb in the top left hand corner, and make sure that "Show pre-release versions" is checked.
You should then at least see WindowBlinds 6.40.108 as available.

Be sure to reboot after the update/installation!

TYCUS
Reply #10 Tuesday, March 3, 2009 2:51 AM

this problem sounds familiar...

TigerLadyBarb
Reply #11 Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Thanks for the information I did an update like you suggested and the icons came back.  really appreciate it. 

 

Now on to other issues that i seem to have.

Shirley
Reply #12 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:23 AM

Office 07 and WindowBlinds have not been the best of friends, especially on XP where it does its own skinning thing.  If you're on Windows Vista you should be fine.

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