SkinStudio 8 (7.9X beta) Issues and Recommendations Thread

By on May 24, 2013 7:04:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LightStar

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OK, the 7/8 fonts section does not work at all in Windows 7 or 8 in a LOT of skins, cannot even reset the area to default fonts.

What the heck is this "Old close button" addition in the Tree/Tooltips area? It says it's for IE7?  IE7 is ancient.

How about including images in the help section of new (and even some old) items and a better explanation of what the image does?

Sure would have been nice if you would have made the new SkinStudio pinnable to the taskbar too.

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May 24, 2013 8:44:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Might come in handy

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May 28, 2013 8:01:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Update: As far as the 7/8 fonts not being accessible, if I leave SKS 7.3 installed and also have SKS 8 installed, the font issue does not occur. But if I uninstall 7.3, the font problem comes back.

 

Also, it sure would be nice to be able to delete unused color and font entries that end up not being used in a skin when all is said and done.

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May 28, 2013 12:21:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bumpee... 

 

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May 29, 2013 6:10:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK so I am making my skin.
I go to "Theme part details" in SKINSTUDIO
If I click on Normal style MenuBars or click on Favorites menu or Popup Menus
the window comes open and than SkinStudio force closes as soon as I move my mouse
I have iconpackager, fences, and windowblinds 7.90 installed
64 bit os
Windows 8

And I can't change images in Explorer Backgrounds bitmaps. I change the image and than it goes to a transparent image I can't get a bmp or a tga or a png to work at all in any of them in that section

 

I have a problem that if I change the show desktop button 

under the task bar section it doesn't change it fully.

it is pulling the image from the Edit Controls section- Button image

 

Here is an image to show you what I am talking about

 

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May 29, 2013 8:55:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

On the show desktop button issue bhast23, are you sure the correct image is selected in SkinStudio? I know sometimes when I am in SkinStudio I may accidentally bump the scroll wheel on my mouse and it changes the image without my realizing it, and when I go look at what image is selected I see the problem then and have to select the correct image from the drop down list.

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May 29, 2013 6:11:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah I am sure it is the correct image

here is a picture of my image in skinstudio

 

Here is a picture of the image that is shown for pressed

 

 

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May 29, 2013 6:49:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ooook, why so many images? I can't make heads or tails out of these other than a nasty image of a cartoon woman's breasts. Please just do a single cropped image of the affected area could you? Thanks.

 

What the heck?  All the images just went away when I posted this.

 

I am PM'ing you with my email address, I may see the problem but if it's OK with you I need to look at the skin in SKS8 if you could send me the .wba file.

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May 29, 2013 6:53:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah something going on with the forum it posted my image sooo many damn time lol

should be fixed now

 

Maybe I could send you my skin and you could look at it for me

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May 29, 2013 6:57:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LightStar check your messeges

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May 29, 2013 7:13:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, I checked your skin in Windows 8 and I cannot find anything wrong with it, assuming you wanted your task bar buttons, start button and show desktop button to be above the top of the task bar that is. By chance do you have other than normal DPI settings applied in Windows 8 on your end? That could cause problems.

 

Other than that I don't know what to tell you, has to be something on your end is all I can figure out.

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May 29, 2013 7:16:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

the problem is that when I press the show desktop button it show a different image than what it should

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May 29, 2013 7:47:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, I did not look that close, are you sure your image spacing and number of images is correct?

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June 1, 2013 2:18:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmmm...

Happens like all the time.

-Windows 8 Pro x64.

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.2 Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.2

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.91 (009 - Windows 8 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC

(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

Wblind.dll      2013/05/30 20:49:ll Wblind64.dll      2013/05/30 20:49:48 Wbsrv.dll      2013/05/29 15:56:07 WB8Config.exe      2013/05/30 15:32:50 Wbload.exe      2013/05/07 19:30:24 Wbhelp.dll      2013/04/18 20:51:37 Tray.dll           2013/04/18 20:51:19 Wbload.dll           2013/05/29 15:56:39 Screen.exe      2013/05/09 20:07:23

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June 1, 2013 4:02:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Happens to me too a lot Andrew.

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June 1, 2013 4:30:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Happens to me too a lot Andrew.
Yeah, Sure hope Neil notice this thread.

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June 1, 2013 4:36:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i sent something to stardock support and than gave them my info on my system

 

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June 1, 2013 4:38:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So no luck on redoing that skin bhast23?

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June 1, 2013 5:04:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
assuming you wanted your task bar buttons, start button and show desktop button to be above the top of the task bar
That would rule out me and perhaps others  from ever using it. As a  user of Winstep Workshelf and former ODPlus user, I can tell you that such an arrangement leaves a rather ugly gap between the taskbar and whatever is docked above it.

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June 1, 2013 6:15:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

no it still doesn't work right.

I did a fresh install of Win8 and still the same issue

I have stardock support looking in to it 

I hope they figure something out

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June 1, 2013 7:06:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting bhast23,

no it still doesn't work right.

I did a fresh install of Win8 and still the same issue

I have stardock support looking in to it 

I hope they figure something out

 

Me too, I like your skinning ideas!

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June 1, 2013 7:42:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,


Quoting bhast23, reply 19
no it still doesn't work right.

I did a fresh install of Win8 and still the same issue

I have stardock support looking in to it 

I hope they figure something out

 

Me too, I like your skinning ideas!

 

Thank you 

Means alot coming from someone with your talent 

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June 8, 2013 7:55:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

SKS 7.95 does not run on my Windows 7 at all, nothing happens when I click the executable.  The prior release did run on Windows 7.  Also, why would it show up as an upgrade in SDC and then install itself to a different location than where SKS 7.3 was installed to?

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June 8, 2013 7:56:28 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting LightStar,

SKS 7.95 does not run on my Windows 7 at all, nothing happens when I click the executable.  The prior release did run on Windows 7.  Also, why would it show up as an upgrade in SDC and then install itself to a different location than where SKS 7.3 was installed to?

Have you tried finding the exe and directly running it?

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June 8, 2013 8:40:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,


Quoting LightStar, reply 22
SKS 7.95 does not run on my Windows 7 at all, nothing happens when I click the executable.  The prior release did run on Windows 7.  Also, why would it show up as an upgrade in SDC and then install itself to a different location than where SKS 7.3 was installed to?

Have you tried finding the exe and directly running it?

 

Of course, same results Neil. It works fine on Windows 8 though, just Windows 7 is having the issue.

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June 9, 2013 12:18:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I am having the same problem on my Win7 machine just like LightStar

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