Looking for a particular skin

does this description sound familiar?

By on May 2, 2011 9:25:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

MallyMcGinnis

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Hi, all;

Within the last week, I downloaded a skin that I fell in love with.  I eventually obtained a trial copy of software that would open it, but that process took several tries.  Finally, though, I did open it.  Now, I don't remember which of those new apps opened it, nor what it was called, nor even it's file format except that it was new to me, and not a psf.

Let me try to describe it.  It was kind of a steampunk theme with dark turquoise, dark grey, and a very involved set of window frames.  For example, when you press the start button, the window that appears has a large, dark grey (maybe even black) loop that looked as though a piece of cord had been wrapped in wire, or perhaps a very tight spring.  The desktop has a brightly glowing, orange sun with short spikey things emanating from it.  An earth like globe rotates around it.  Literally, it was filled with eye candy.  I have a vague recollection that it was made in 2004, but I'm not very certain about that.  I've spent two days now trying to find it again, to no avail.  Does this description sound a bit familiar?  If so, can you point me to a download link, or even give me a name?  I'd so much appreciate it.

Kind regards,

Mally

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May 3, 2011 1:55:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

since you downloaded it within the last week - what's the name of the file?

 

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May 3, 2011 3:08:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I wish I could remember.  To top it off I'm fairly regular about clearing space on my HD, and CClean takes my download history.  In all these years I've never needed it before.  It would seem I used it since downloading that file.

 

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May 3, 2011 5:41:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Could it be this? [LINK]

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May 3, 2011 6:09:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey, Snowman; thanks for the reply.  It's not the one I was looking for, but I like it really well.  I downloaded it.  It also looks like a new source for looking for the one I'm hunting.  Thanks again, man, and good luck with your shrooms, whatever kind is your preference.

 

 

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May 3, 2011 6:54:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeehaa!  I found it.  Look here

 

 

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May 3, 2011 11:43:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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May 3, 2011 11:52:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

so this particular blind isn't from this site? hmmm, does this have a spamish odor to it? must be the cynic in me, sorry.

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May 3, 2011 12:01:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gmc2,
so this particular blind isn't from this site? hmmm, does this have a spamish odor to it? must be the cynic in me, sorry.

I was thinking the same thing.  Really, they didn't know what kind of skin for what program?  Oh come on now.

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May 3, 2011 3:42:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Easy now on the spam-paranoia, fellas.

Aston has been around for yonks.

Don't scream spam, just because someone post external links.

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May 3, 2011 4:04:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now, I don't remember which of those new apps opened it, nor what it was called, nor even it's file format except that it was new to me

Probably legit...A LOT of folks new to customization don't know you have to have certain software installed to use stuff on this site (and other sites)...

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May 3, 2011 5:14:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Aston has been around for years. I used to have it right before discovering Windowblinds and WC. It was a trial version. Worked alright but I like what I have better.

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May 3, 2011 7:32:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Snowman,
Easy now on the spam-paranoia, fellas.

slow down there pardner. both links go off site, don't think it unreasonable to wonder...

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May 3, 2011 8:09:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

How is a link to a skinning tool spam on a skinning based site?

No more so than linking to Xymantix (sysmetrix), rainmeter, rainlendar, Talisman, hoverdesk, winstep, etc.

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May 3, 2011 8:10:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gmc2,
so this particular blind isn't from this site? hmmm, does this have a spamish odor to it? must be the cynic in me, sorry.

It isn't a blind. It is an Aston skin.

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May 3, 2011 8:41:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
How is a link to a skinning tool spam on a skinning based site?

[quote who="RedneckDude" reply="14" id="2931648"]It isn't a blind. It is an Aston skin.[/quote

who is Aston, never heard of him/her? geez, get your suspenders on backwards or something.

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May 3, 2011 9:05:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Aston is a shell replacement...like Litestep, but not quite as old.

Re 'spam', that's typically defined as actually NOT pertaining to skinning/GUI customizing, as far as we're concerned, anyway....

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May 3, 2011 10:27:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm sorry to anyone who was caught off guard, or offended by my post.  It wasn't intended to be spam to your group.  My first post tried to describe what I was looking for, and in it, I did say I didn't even remember it's format  As some of your have surmised, this is my first venture into skinning Windows, but not into graphics in general. 

I recently had the file, lost it, and asked here for help in it's identification.  As a way to conclude the thread in case anyone else needed it someday, I put the link in the last post I made.  I'm only just learning that there are a number of different packages that open a number of different file formats.  I didn't realize this forum was intended only for some of them.

Please accept my apologies to those whose toes I stepped on.  I am truly sorry.

Mally

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May 3, 2011 10:44:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nothing to be sorry for MallyMcGinnis, a few of us, like myself, are so old it's very hard for us to remember what being new at something was like. 

Welcome to the skinning community.  Come on back when you have questions, lots of talented and knowledgeable folks here that are very willing to help. 

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May 3, 2011 10:47:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MallyMcGinnis,
I didn't realize this forum was intended only for some of them.

This forum, and the people who frequent it, will do our best to help you with whatever we can. There are different sections for different things, but all in all, we like to help.

You're ok Mally. All toes are ok.

 

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May 3, 2011 10:55:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gmc2,
geez, get your suspenders on backwards or something.

LOL....That's the way I like 'em, gmc2!  

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May 4, 2011 6:28:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

oh, my oops?

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May 4, 2011 6:41:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks much everyone for your warm welcome!  I'll be back.

Peace,

Mally

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