Metal Vista2.0
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Metal Vista2.0

Updated Apr 30, 2006 by lypnjtu

Comment #1 Sunday, April 30, 2006 10:28 AM
Good Stuff...thank you
Comment #2 Sunday, April 30, 2006 11:19 AM
This is different from the other vista looking skins. It looks great , but why isnt the please wait dialog skinned? Aside from that Its a visually pleasing skin that ill use over and over again
Comment #3 Sunday, April 30, 2006 12:09 PM
Very nice work, indeed, but you need to change the SkinName= entry in the .uis [Personality] section to 'Metal Vista' instead of 'Metal Vista2.0' in order for the skin to appear in WBConfig (at least here). My experience has consistently been that if that entry is not an exact match for the folder name, the skin doesn't show up as installed.

Thanks for sharing the skin.
Comment #4 Sunday, April 30, 2006 12:12 PM
the skin doesn't show up as installed

Just rebuild the list if this happens
Comment #5 Sunday, April 30, 2006 12:42 PM
The skin is very beautiful, even if some details can be refined.
I have found three errors underlined by the operating system at the startUp.
Pop Up of applications that possibly identified damaged file or images.
Some windows are not skinning.
The window of management of My Computer for instance, where the events and the peripheral ones are listed of Windows.............. right clic on My Computer> management.
> Pop Up of some applications with the suggestion to insert again the disk of installation. That of Recovery? ........ for now all works.
I don't have a lot of experience however I don't have intention to use this skin, too many compromises................. the control panel where the visualization is not possible for categories, the notices of Windows, programs that are not loaded at restart.. etc...etc
Sony Vaio, WB 5, Windows XP, 2 Mb Ram, 5,6 CPUs, Ati X600 XT.
More attention!

Comment #6 Sunday, April 30, 2006 12:47 PM
Well, it's nice to see this one upgraded and I'm appreciative. BUT.... the "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer" buttons, the one thing which everyone complained with about with version 1.0 weren't changed. Whether it is not possible to make the buttons active or not someone else would have to comment on. But I find it a real annoyance they way they are with the "hot spot" being to the left and the buttons inactive. BTW.... do you have a link for the two Styler Toolbar sets??
Sum Dum Guy
Comment #7 Sunday, April 30, 2006 1:36 PM
Love the improvements you made!

Still waiting for someone to address the cssue of the skinned window not being able to cover the entire screen when maximized. There's still a void at the very top border that needs to be filled.

Keep up the good work!
Comment #8 Sunday, April 30, 2006 1:41 PM
the shut down still does not work
Comment #9 Sunday, April 30, 2006 6:26 PM
lypnjtu, the logoff and turn off computer buttons are not part of the bottom bar as you have done, they are the logoff button which is a sub of bottom bar and a separate image. If you need to take alook at some other WBs to see how to create and use them.
Comment #10 Sunday, April 30, 2006 7:15 PM
Just rebuild the list if this happens

Not to argue, but had that worked, I wouldn't have posted - the only thing to get it to show up in the installed skins list was to change the .uis SkinName entry. This was true for all 3 of my rigs - XPP, XPMCE & Win2K - and I've run into it a bunch of times before with other skins.
Comment #11 Monday, May 1, 2006 3:08 AM
Daiwa, I have just installed this skin, and, though it showed as unknown when first intalled, on clicking Rebuild List, it now shows as Metal Vista, maybe you got a bad download, or something. Jim
Comment #12 Monday, May 1, 2006 6:15 AM
hey nice upgrade. but one problem here could not open my control panel
Comment #13 Monday, May 1, 2006 9:58 AM
Greate Skin... I love it... As with any skin there can be improvements but still i love what you did. Keep up the good work!!!!
Comment #14 Monday, May 1, 2006 7:57 PM
My apologies, guys -

I erred about which section the SkinName= entry is in; it is actually in the [TitlebarSkin] section, not the [Personality] section. Sorry 'bout that. The rest still accurately describes my experience.
Comment #15 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:46 AM
Nice looking skin but has a couple of bugs when running on my laptop: if contents of Windows or Program Files folders are 'hidden', the warning displayed with a corrupted (unsupported?) font. Other than that, the skin is worth to use!
frostic wave
Comment #16 Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:00 AM

What this look like?
Kind of VistaMacOS
Comment #17 Friday, May 26, 2006 8:36 PM
My only complaint is that the highlight color for selected items in Office applications is a very light grey and in office apps its nearly invisible compared to the white background. For an example of what I mean, open Powerpoint with the panes view and select a slide in the left pane... it's impossible to tell what slide you are on.
Comment #18 Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:28 AM
Any news on an update for this?
Comment #19 Monday, March 5, 2007 10:53 PM
The metal look is quite excellent,
however you could improve the log off/shutdown buttons in the start panel, you've gone to the trouble of drawing them but the user can't use them, you have to move the cursor to the left of those images to see the text for those commands that is hidden.

Also, an error is experienced when you go to the control panel which isn't good, a wb theme shouldn't ever create system errors - I would almost think it's dangerous to install & run your theme if the windows os reports dul parser errors when someone opens up the control panel. Before uploading a theme to the site, you should test it vigorously instead of having us download & test it for you - we're looking for finished skins on this site, not test skins. Skinstudio has a built in skin tester which validates your work, if you had used it you would see that your skin produces alot of errors. I try to keep my errors down to less than a half dozen before uploading a skin to the site and even then I make sure to resolve those problems if I can and make sure they're not fatal errors prone to producing system problems.

You apparently have great skills because the look & feel of this skin is quite good - the metal look is unique & seamless, you just seem a little lazy in testing out your skin. Fix the errors, test out the skin by viewing it's actions in all windows component areas and then upload the update to the site when you feel confident that it's near error free. I would be happy to download it again and use it after that point. The control panel system error that I experienced & mentioned above is a deal breaker for me, I would be reluctant to download your skins again if that is what I have to look forward to. This criticism is constructive only, not meant to attack you or offend in any way - hopefully you put it to good use.

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