WB - drop down menu woes

Thursday, August 28, 2003 by Tiggz | Discussion: Skinning


Hi all o/

I'm currently attempting my first WB skin, using SkinStudio (registered), and mostly it's going great, but...

I'm having endless hassles with the drop down menus, I keep tweaking and fiddling but they never seem to come out right.
Specifically: I'm finding that unless I use really teeny fonts some of the items don't fit into the background and some of the items text overlaps with it's keyboard shortcut.
Also, how can I configure the colour (color!) of the arrows for those items with pop outs?
And finally, the image I created for the mouseover state for items won't stretch to the full width of the menu.

Can someone enlighten me as to the error of my ways? Or point me to some web resources other than the standard tutorial at Stardock..

Thx in advance, and until the next time I come begging for guidance o/
Reply #1 Thursday, August 28, 2003 8:01 AM
Arrows - can make with latest skinstudio (i have 3.9.5, make in sd so that u see the beta components)
About the mouseover - need to be the "right size", see sample:
RIGHT: -----, wrong: - - - - - - - (I hope u understud my glitchy painting
Reply #2 Thursday, August 28, 2003 11:56 AM
I registered skinstudio (along with the other programs in the object desktop package) and updated my unregistered version thru Stardock Central, but it's only or something - maybe I will try uninstalling and reinstalling

not sure I do understand your "glitchy" painting, but thx for the effort are you saying small is beautiful?
Reply #3 Thursday, August 28, 2003 12:26 PM
lol @ me, didn't check the "show pre-release versions" option in the view menu of sdc o/

I still need help configuring these darn menus tho, especially the text overunning the edge of the drop down menu/overlapping the keyboard shortcut issues...any ideas? ...anyone?

Reply #4 Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:02 PM
This is what I do.......... open a skin (in SkinStudio)  that has a menu working the way you like it, and check out it was set up.  

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Reply #5 Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:28 PM
you rascal
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #6 Friday, August 29, 2003 7:23 AM
works everytime!
Reply #7 Friday, August 29, 2003 7:30 AM
I sorted most of my troubles - discovering that drop down menus have borders was a good start.

Documentation for SkinStudio is sorely lacking in detail methinks...
Reply #8 Friday, August 29, 2003 9:07 PM
Documentation for SkinStudio is sorely lacking in detail methinks...

Then what would be the challenge?
Reply #9 Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:49 AM
lol, you could be right there dude...we are like Egyptologists trying to unlock the secrets of mysterious artifacts
Reply #10 Saturday, August 30, 2003 7:01 AM
Hang in there Tiggz, take your time, think things thru and you will find everything fits.

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Reply #11 Sunday, August 31, 2003 2:11 PM
...and if it doesn't fit, get an enourmous great big hammer...

Reply #12 Monday, September 1, 2003 1:28 AM
Beter an axe. Believe me. Ive tested it.

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