Translucency on the Startpanel

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005 by Josephs | Discussion: SkinStudio Help

Hello everyone,
I've stumbled apon this problem before and I think I was able to bypass it, but does anyone have trouble when they use Translucent .tga's for components in the Startpanel. Making an object, for example, the Places List, Translucent sometimes doesn't refresh the background behind it when switching windows, backgrounds or anything that would lay behind the Translucent image. Leaving an ugly, but mostly unnoticable underlay which shouldn't be there.

I myself think that having a mixture of various 'Start Panel Effects' applied on different components cause this error (eg: Blur on Places List, Glass on Programs List etc). Is there a solution? Might it be the actuall .tga I am using (Screwed up the Alpha Channel?), or is it how WindowBlinds applys the background underlay.

I don't know, and I which to fix this before I submit my new WindowBlinds theme.


Reply #1 Wednesday, September 7, 2005 10:39 AM
It happens with all Start Panels with transparency. It will go away if you reapply the skin twice. Yup twice.
Reply #2 Wednesday, September 7, 2005 10:43 AM
They Should really fix that lol
Reply #3 Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:13 PM
I am not sure but I think the bug happens more when you apply from skinstudio. It seems like when I am just changing from skin to skin using windowblinds itself, it happens less frequent. Or, when I apply a skin for the first time it doesn't happen. Or I am just high.
Reply #4 Thursday, September 8, 2005 4:37 AM
Hahaha yeeaaahhh ..........

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