Attn. Neil Banfield: Issues with Skinstudio 7

Thursday, December 10, 2009 by 2of3 | Discussion: SkinStudio

1.

the text margins on the Windows 7 taskbar buttons. The right and left margins don't seem to have any effect at all. Look at how the icon and text overlap the details on each end of the button

Here's the same skin on Vista

 

 

2.

Win7 show desktop button: In order for the show desktop button to blend into the taskbar, one has to add the line: BackgroundEffect=1 to the code section. There should probably be something in the extra tab to check off instead of adding the code manually

 

3.

The IE tab close button does not work. The button stays default unless you skin the tooltip button. Then it will use that image

Of course this is the IE 7 tabs and close button, because the damn tabs aren't even skinned on IE8!

 

IE favorites menu remains unskinned.....it's still using the classic colors

 

I'm at a stand still skinning wise. I cannot finish my skins untill these issues get resolved

 

 

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2of3
Reply #1 Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:48 AM

Bump for Neil

Neil Banfield
Reply #2 Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:26 PM

The margins on the taskbar are intentionally hardcoded on Windows 7 as they are used for pinned items as well.

However I will add a setting you can add to the skin to enable them but be warned you will have to check that they work well for all modes of the taskbar.

2of3
Reply #3 Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:32 PM

The margins on the taskbar are intentionally hardcoded on Windows 7 as they are used for pinned items as well.

However I will add a setting you can add to the skin to enable them but be warned you will have to check that they work well for all modes of the taskbar.

Fabulous news, Neil!

CarGuy1
Reply #4 Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:26 PM

Is it just me or are the replys bacwards on this thread for everyone?

2of3
Reply #5 Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:30 PM

lol you are quite right!

Neil Banfield
Reply #6 Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:59 PM

The forum software apparently went a little mad there.

Mirsguy
Reply #7 Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:56 PM

Hey Neil, any chance we can get a pressed state for taskbar buttons in Windows7? I'm not quite at a stand-still concerning this, but in my case (on the skin I'm currently working on) the "highlighted & activated" state doesn't do the skin justice when used for the pressed mode.

Oh please? Oh please?

2of3
Reply #8 Saturday, December 12, 2009 5:31 AM

Neil: thanks for responding to my first issue

 

Now about the other 2?...............

2of3
Reply #9 Sunday, December 13, 2009 4:06 PM

Now about the other 2?...............

Hello.......is this thing on?

2of3
Reply #10 Monday, December 14, 2009 5:11 AM

Daily BUMP

Neil Banfield
Reply #11 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 4:23 AM

I will look into the others for the next SKS update.

Mirsguy
Reply #12 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:52 AM

I will look into the others for the next SKS update.

Thanks, Neil!

2of3
Reply #13 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:29 AM

Thanks, Neil. I really appreciate it a lot

Mirsguy
Reply #14 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:22 AM

I guess this is related... since we're talking about skinning WindowBlinds!

I'm having issues on 2 separate Win7 Ultimate 64-bit machines with Explorer background transparency. It works, but sometimes gets borked. The funny thing is that, I can have 2 windows open at the same time, one is messed up and one is fine. See the screeny below.

2of3
Reply #15 Monday, January 11, 2010 6:09 AM

BUMP!

 

None of the issues listed in the OP have been fixed...........

Mirsguy
Reply #16 Monday, January 11, 2010 6:34 AM

...and that transparency issue I pointed out can make my new skin look pretty bad at times...!

2of3
Reply #17 Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:09 AM

Bump

Mirsguy
Reply #18 Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:20 PM

Here's a feature request:

For the following examples, I have used screenshots of the Corporate skin.

Currently, the Windows 7 default taskbar/start button looks like this:

When you use small icons, thereby putting the taskbar back to the smaller (xp/Vista) size, the taskbar/start button looks like this:

And finally, the taskbar/Start button on XP/Vista looks like this:

My point? Glad you asked!

The taskbar with its larger start button area and taskbar buttons works great in W7 when the default large size is active. However, when someone decides to use the taskbar at the smaller size; the small taskbar in W7 behaves differently than the same size taskbar in xp or Vista. I have found it impossible to judge the appearance of the taskbar in the small state on W7; at least as far as knowing that it will look exactly the same on all versions of Windows.

It would just greatly help if the taskbar at the small size would look the same whether it was on XP, Vista or 7.

Also, the smaller taskbar in W7 will still display the larger start button, as opposed to the start button for xp/Vista. It seems to me that the small start button ought to be applied to the small taskbar in W7.

Truthfully, this is why my last 3 skins had the type of start button that they did: because the small start button on my skins works with either the large or the small taskbar in 7.

What made me think of this is that my next skin will have a larger start button--but I'll be forced to create a substyle for W7 for small taskbar users, and that will be the ONLY difference; the taskbar and start button size!

Could there be some options put into SKS to make WB point to a smaller start button when on a smaller taskbar?

 

 

 

 

2of3
Reply #19 Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:32 PM

Bump

2of3
Reply #20 Sunday, January 17, 2010 11:43 AM

Bump

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