Two problems with my skin

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by Sc4rfy | Discussion: Skinning

I'm working on my skin and as always there are some problems

Ok my first problem is this:

The inactive test (yellow marker) in some programs is horrible and i don't remember the right command for change it (I've change only the colors not the font)...please help because i've rechange all the colors and i don't found the specific color

Second problem:

In the search box in the start menu the icon is disappeared!

I confide in this great community for a help! Thanks

Sc4rfy
Reply #1 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:47 PM

No one?

Wizard1956
Reply #2 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:57 PM

Anything of use to you in this thread LINK

I've seen that issue with the search icon but can't find the solution in the forums. I'll keep looking.

Edit: I did find the thread LINK but it looks like the experts have found you.

What a great community!

2of3
Reply #3 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:57 PM

For the second problem:

 

Do you have a large space between the taskbar and the bottom of the start menu?

Or is the bottom part of your start menu higher than 58 pixels or so?

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #4 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:00 PM

the only place I was able to quickly locate the disabled color was in 3D controls-Button-Shadow which is in classic colors in SKS5...forget where in SKS6. the doubling effect dosnt show in my skin but I may have matched that color to the background.

It could possibly be in your menu settings...there is a switch for flat disabled text state for menus.

 

I had the same problem with the search icon...I think it was due to my logoff area being too tall and I had to shrink it down.

2of3
Reply #5 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:01 PM

To elaberate: the bottom of the start panel includes the blank space below it (where you may have a drop shadow). If the hight is too great, the search icon hides below the searchbox. You'll notice that if you type something into the searchbox, the icon will pop up for the rest of your session.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #6 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:01 PM

Do you have a large space between the taskbar and the bottom of the start menu?

Or is the bottom part of your start menu higher than 58 pixels or so?

 

I was too slow amigo...haah

Sc4rfy
Reply #7 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:14 PM

For the second problem:

 

Do you have a large space between the taskbar and the bottom of the start menu?

Or is the bottom part of your start menu higher than 58 pixels or so?

The bottom part is high 84 px....mmmhh i can't make small it...but perhaps is better increase some pixel so the icon disappeared totally? so the estethic result is better? no?

Sc4rfy
Reply #8 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:21 PM

[quote who="I.R. Brainiac" reply="4" id="2142699"]the only place I was able to quickly locate the disabled color was in 3D controls-Button-Shadow which is in classic colors in SKS5...forget where in SKS6. the doubling effect dosnt show in my skin but I may have matched that color to the background.

It could possibly be in your menu settings...there is a switch for flat disabled text state for menus.

 

I had the same problem with the search icon...I think it was due to my logoff area being too tall and I had to shrink it down.
[/quote]

Yes! Is the button shadow setting....but because the button shadow color effect the inactive text? oh...don't matter Thanks I.R Brainiac

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #9 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:30 PM

but perhaps is better increase some pixel so the icon disappeared totally? so the estethic result is better?

 

non linear thinking...I like that...I never considered that,I made mine shorter.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #10 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:32 PM

but because the button shadow color effect the inactive text?

 

that has always been a hard thing to balance across an entire design

voidcore
Reply #11 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:33 PM

In ghostshell i had a large bottom ( )  ...no but serious... my solution was to make a small arrow in the space that was showing.. and yeah your suggestion is totally valid aswell and probably the better looking one for you.

vStyler
Reply #12 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:51 PM

but perhaps is better increase some pixel so the icon disappeared totally? so the estethic result is better?

 

Then people will complain theres the search icon is missing.

voidcore
Reply #13 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:08 PM

Then people will complain theres the search icon is missing.

This might be true but dont change your skins (if you are happy with them) just to please people who cant live without a little icon.

Remember you are making it for free, if it was a master skin then maybe it would be different.... imo anyway

Sc4rfy
Reply #14 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:35 PM

voidcore

Then people will complain theres the search icon is missing.


This might be true but dont change your skins (if you are happy with them) just to please people who cant live without a little icon.

Remember you are making it for free, if it was a master skin then maybe it would be different.... imo anyway

Sc4rfy
Reply #15 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 5:51 PM

Only a little update for show the result...i've increase about 7-8 transparent pixel and the icon is disappeared totally ...I think that is the better solution for my skin...thanks to all for your help and comments

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #16 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 6:04 PM

no search icon seems like no big deal to me if it serves the rest of the design better...one thing tho...does it jump back in when you use the search box?

 

Sc4rfy
Reply #17 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 6:10 PM

[quote who="I.R. Brainiac" reply="16" id="2143173"]no search icon seems like no big deal to me if it serves the rest of the design better...one thing tho...does it jump back in when you use the search box?

 
[/quote]

Yes the icon jump back when i use the search box.....and i don't want know because this happen...there is something of magic in SKS

But not only jump back...the icon remain! It's not a joke...

So if you want see the icon use the serach box and then the icon remain...crazy thing

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