Docking Station
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Docking Station

Updated Nov 26, 2003 by TheGreenReaper

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Comment #21 Friday, November 23, 2001 7:04 PM
Where does one find the iefix.reg file?
Comment #22 Friday, November 23, 2001 8:53 PM
I love the menus and colours - how about something without the cartoon creature guys?
Comment #23 Friday, November 23, 2001 9:14 PM
Xuvious: In the dockingstation directory, which should be found inside wherever you installed WindowBlinds (so it's probably something like C:\Program Files\WindowBlinds\DockingStation\iefix.reg)
Comment #24 Friday, November 23, 2001 10:27 PM
Heh. I'm just catering to the theoretical target audience - players of the Creatures Docking Station game at . . .

But just for you - (extract the files in here to get rid of all signs of Creatures, except the DS logo). May the Shee have mercy on you. Amen.
Comment #25 Friday, November 23, 2001 10:45 PM
This skin is cool and I love it very much. Animated start bar button is attractive.

However, I found one redraw problem when using Winzip 8.1 beta (Docking Station Advanced). Whenever I tried to extract file(s), there is nothing shown in the section 'File' (Selection for all/selected file(s)). I have to move to mouse pointer to that section to let it redraw again. There is no problem when using Docking Station Basic.

If this problem is solved, then this skin is perfect.

Thanks for this great skin.
Comment #26 Friday, November 23, 2001 11:02 PM
GreenReaper is going to go out on a limb and blame WB3 for that one.

I'll have a word with the programmers - should be sorted out "soon" . . .
Comment #27 Saturday, November 24, 2001 1:11 PM
absolutely the best wb3 skin i've seen thus far... menus are quite yucky however...
Comment #28 Saturday, November 24, 2001 1:43 PM
Docking Station..... hmmm.. very well wb3 skin. I like it very very much.
Comment #29 Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:21 PM
At first glance I thought this skin looked overly cluttered and complicated but I have to say it has really grown on me.

Its obvious that a lot of work has gone into this skin and I can only compliment you on it. I especially like the animated border on the taskbar buttons when the cursor is moved over it. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Well done m8
Comment #30 Sunday, November 25, 2001 4:41 PM
Great skin ... all the extras are great too!

One little problem I'm having. On reboot, it always resizes the taskbar to a thin one that doesn't show all the icons. Any idea?
Comment #31 Sunday, November 25, 2001 6:11 PM
Smells like spotty teenager wanabe hacker skin. Too geeky and fem.
Comment #32 Sunday, November 25, 2001 10:36 PM
Quint: Yeah, I've seen this, too. I think it's happening when WB unloads as you shut down - the taskbar resizes, so when you start up again it's the wrong size. Others have had this problem with other skins - I'll ask the main WB coder about it.

Zoltron: Sorry you feel that way - but it *is* a skin based off a computer game essentially for children (of all ages ). As to the spotty teenager wannabe bit, I feel that covers a major proportion of WC users (if not skinners), so . . . *g*
Comment #33 Monday, November 26, 2001 11:42 AM
great work, really original!
Comment #34 Monday, November 26, 2001 8:30 PM
Thanks GreenReaper ...

My personal favourite part is the transparency feature ... it's actually stable!

Comment #35 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 7:23 AM
It's a cool idea, but I can't actually use it since I run 1600 x 1200 resolution. Well, I guess that's what is making it look weird. The start menu sizes are all wrong, so it ends up looking like gobbledygook. The screenshot doesn't have this problem, and no one else is complaining about it, so I'm gonna assume that resolution has something to do with it. I guess now with WB3 and XP, the resolution is going to start to actually be an issue. *sigh*

Comment #36 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 9:40 AM
Alas, yes, this may be the case.

The highest my monitor goes at is 1280x960, and the highest I really feel *comfortable* at is 800x600. Since the Start menu background is complex and varies in brightness, it inevitably causes problems when resizing it. From testing I suggest a "number of items in the recently used list" value of 6, 7 or 9 with this skin.
Comment #37 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 12:47 PM
I'm sorry if this offends anyone, especially thegreenreaper, but I just have to say this.

This skin is crap. The colors don't go well, the buttons for min/max/close are too big, the creatures are annoying and the scrollbars don't make sense. The whole this is just cluttered and doesn't work well.

Sorry, but the final judgment: CRAP!
Comment #38 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 1:35 PM
You're free to think that, of course. *I* like it, and that's who I really made it for (as well as the Creatures community), so I'm happy.

If you do want to remove the creatures, get the file at and extract the files in there to the skin directory.

I'd review your DX theme in return, but my monitor whistles if I put it up to 1280 - and my eyes water, too . . .
Comment #39 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 3:58 PM
I respect that many people like it and that you are proud of what you've done. I do most of my skinning for myself as well. Although I've mentioned the deficiencies (in my eyes) of this skin, I believe that it shows talent and ability and I look forward to your other works.
Comment #40 Tuesday, November 27, 2001 5:06 PM
Hmm, I'll have to try that out, thanx. It really is a good skin. It's different, which is a good thing. I wasn't *sighing* at you. I was just bummed at being in the Loner's Too-high Resolution for many skinnable programs' Club.

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