Good Old days

By on January 23, 2015 11:32:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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I remember in the old days(Good Old) you had skinners making minimalistic, thin border window blinds with a roll up button.  Damn few skinners put the roll up button anymore and it seems thin borders are out.  One reason most of my blinds are old.

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January 23, 2015 11:36:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


One reason most of my blinds are old.

Would you being old also have something to do with it WOM?   

I'm truly sorry, but I just couldn't resist, especially since I'm old myself.

 

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January 23, 2015 11:38:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ah, those were the good old days.

I too prefer thinner frames and rollup buttons. But since WB allows rollup on a double click of the titlebar, skinners have abandoned the button.

I seem to remember other extra buttons used to be added as well. Seems like I remember media buttons? Maybe others?

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January 23, 2015 11:43:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WOM = Weary Old Man, doesn't it?  

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January 23, 2015 11:43:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It used to be easier to set the roll up, I think there was an actual setting for it, now you have to hunt it down. I'll start putting them on, thanks for the reminder.

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January 23, 2015 11:49:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks GMC.

Us old retired military people must stick together. Philly.

Gonna kick your Butt RND.    And yes there were other buttons.

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January 23, 2015 11:53:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RND, tried the double click, didn't work, ya have to right click then left click and it rolled up.

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January 23, 2015 11:55:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,

Gonna kick your Butt RND.

 

 

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January 23, 2015 11:59:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,

RND, tried the double click, didn't work, ya have to right click then left click and it rolled up.

 

 

You old, ancient guys....sheeesh...  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 23, 2015 12:05:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I also miss the lively forums threads we used to have.

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January 23, 2015 12:51:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,

I also miss the lively forums threads we used to have.

 

Me too! 

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January 23, 2015 1:46:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I put the roll up buttons on all my skins. The forums use to rock. Now what is going on. Never mind no additional comment.

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January 23, 2015 2:44:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damals als die Gummistiefel noch aus Holz waren! 
I would love to see some skins from 2005 updated so that i could use them on my machine.
But i know how time consuming it can be to adjust things.

I also like skins that have a small windowframes and also I tend to run a small taskbar even on windows8.
Note to myself: wanted to ask Dani if it is possible to animate mouseover in the startmenu  
 

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January 23, 2015 3:05:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

benmanns...if you make use of the Wiki and Vampothika's lessons and pm questions to Masters like Lightstar, you can learn to update skins for yourself.

Emphasis on "for yourself". You can't distribute them in any manner, but you can use the updated versions on your machine/machines.

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January 23, 2015 3:21:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dr, I don't believe the WC Wiki is available anymore. 

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January 23, 2015 3:47:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Im aware of the process Doc- but when it comes to animating or inserting sounds for skins i think nobody knows better than Dani
or i could try and ask MrPaul
maybe i check his Gui submission for answers or LS can tell me how many frames i would need for the mouseover to recognize that i want an animation instead of a 5 stage picture, since i think adding more would be confusing because of the order...  

For example on the left hand side Program list i would like to have a color indictaion on the left of the mouseover for each listed program if possible with the used colorcode that is defined by the program icon or the program itself and when i mouseover i want that stripe of color gently animated to pull out.
I wanted to do this for a long time but i think it is not possible i know i can have one mouseover that would then used for each listed program.
something like this: 

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January 23, 2015 4:57:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,

Dr, I don't believe the WC Wiki is available anymore. 

You're right, Philly...hadn't realized. 

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January 23, 2015 7:41:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting benmanns,

Im aware of the process Doc- but when it comes to animating or inserting sounds for skins i think nobody knows better than Dani
or i could try and ask MrPaul
maybe i check his Gui submission for answers or LS can tell me how many frames i would need for the mouseover to recognize that i want an animation instead of a 5 stage picture, since i think adding more would be confusing because of the order...  

For example on the left hand side Program list i would like to have a color indictaion on the left of the mouseover for each listed program if possible with the used colorcode that is defined by the program icon or the program itself and when i mouseover i want that stripe of color gently animated to pull out.
I wanted to do this for a long time but i think it is not possible i know i can have one mouseover that would then used for each listed program.
something like this: 

 

You are correct benmanns, what you would like to do cannot be done. A single mouse over image only.

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January 24, 2015 1:25:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,

I also miss the lively forums threads we used to have.

Ditto... in triplicate!

WC forums used to be so interesting and lively way bay when, especially with such old timers as Night Train, Sleeping Dragon and Bichur.  I'm sure there are many others who contributed to mke the forums warm and friendy places as well... if only they'd all come back from time to time.

Sadly, the forums nowadays consists of 3 million lurkers who NEVER contribute, and a couple of dozen regulars who do their best to keep things going despite the huge imbalance and little else activity.  For mine, lurkers shouls only be able to read 10 to 20 posts before a script kick in on their account that blocks them from reading anything on the forums unless they contribute regular written posts of their own.

I also propose 2 teir subscriptions where contributors pay a lower amount and lurkers pay the lion's share for simply being takers without giving anything back.

Orright, now I've had a gripe/whinge/bitch, back to the WBs.

Yeah, while I like a bit of bling here and there to make things interesting, I do like the simplistic, older style WBs with narrow borders and toolbars, etc.  And the rollup button, well lately I've been using Dark Tone by Bleumart.  It is a dark skin with blue buttons... including rollup.

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January 24, 2015 2:21:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,

I also propose 2 teir subscriptions where contributors pay a lower amount and lurkers pay the lion's share for simply being takers without giving anything back.

Can you imagine the thousands of posts and what they would look like?  Starkers you've just made me shit my pants 

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January 24, 2015 10:58:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, as a skinner, I do like variety.  I enjoy all styles of skinning, including the smaller window frames.  They say variety is the spice of life and definitely not boring, and it does give something for everyone to enjoy.  There use to be a lot more simplistic blinds in the past, and it does seem things have turned around a bit.  And, yes, the forums use to be a really fun place.  I remember threads of just plain, nonsense, fun threads, and I do miss a lot of people that use to be around more.

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January 24, 2015 11:28:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,

RND, tried the double click, didn't work, ya have to right click then left click and it rolled up.

Though I don't need/use the roll up funtion I still have it set to roll up on right clicking, but still I get this shit, too on various applications. (W7 and W8)

So don't you sheesh on us, RND, you young twirp.

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January 24, 2015 1:43:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

You are correct benmanns, what you would like to do cannot be done. A single mouse over image only.

Thought so thank you LightStar.
So i could however do the single mouseover only with a different color as indicator but that would look odd i guess. 

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January 24, 2015 2:54:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Snowman,

So don't you sheesh on us, RND, you young twirp.

 

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January 24, 2015 2:58:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Snowman,

So don't you sheesh on us, RND, you young twirp.

Ha ha ha. Old fart he is.

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January 24, 2015 3:11:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,

Ha ha ha. Old fart he is.

Only Mike (WOM) is older.

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