Crack between top of taskbar and bottom of any maximized app

By on February 15, 2008 11:40:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

fontinalis

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Hi all,

Does anybody know how I can get rid of the line between the top of my taskbar and the bottom of whatever app I'm using. It's just blank space and I can see my desktop wall through there.

Just kind of an eye catching/non ergonomic annoying thing is all. I'm using winxpprosp2. This has always been there with many skins (Diamond now), and previous versions of WB6 as well.

I already tried 'don't use per pixel borders' w/no change.

Cheers,
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March 15, 2008 12:41:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I posted this some time ago but never got a response so I'll give it another try.

When I load some skins in WB6, like the new Dragon skin, I get an unskinned line "crack" between the browser and the taskbar? The crack spans the entire taskbar and any app that is fully maximized (i.e., browser, word, etc...).

partial screenshot of my crack

winXPpro/SP2/newest WB6 beta
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March 15, 2008 12:48:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
It is because those skins, as Dragon does, have a completely transparent resizing bar. You need to open the skin in SkinStudio and edit the image for resizing bar so it is not completely trans.
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March 15, 2008 12:52:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Thanks Canvan! I'll fire up SK6 right now but I don't know how to use that program. So I'm looking for the resizing bar image?

BTW, I thought I could just use duct tape on that crack. 3M duct tape
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March 15, 2008 1:00:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
So I'm looking for the resizing bar image?


1st)Edit Start Menu and Taskbar(2nd)Edit Horizontal Taskbar (3rd)Resizing bar

Use the same canvas size (for ease)make a non-trans image
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March 15, 2008 1:33:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
OK. I screwed up the first dragon, uninstalled it, redownloaded it and made a Dragon Test copy to work on.

Now i'm in the right place.
Use the same canvas size (for ease)make a non-trans image


By 'same canvas size' you mean to use the same image size right? I'm in Resizing Bar/image tab then I click edit image...but...when I click on edit image all i have is mspaint.

So I open the image in mspaint and get a little black line, zoomed in, poured brown in with the paint bucket, closed sk6 and my crack is gone.

THANKS AVMAN!!!
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March 15, 2008 1:55:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
locking the taskbar makes it go away too
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March 15, 2008 2:02:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
So wazzup with that Bichur? I just opened the original Dragon skin, locked the TB and whammo it's gone.
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March 15, 2008 2:06:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
locking the taskbar makes it go away too


Hey Sir B., sure that is the easy way but when you have a skin with a nice resizing bar you then have to unlock taskbar to have full look. One that comes to mind is Copper Deck 2, much better look with task unlocked.
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March 15, 2008 2:08:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
So wazzup with that Bichur?


When taskbar is locked you can't resize it so no need for resizing bar
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March 15, 2008 2:23:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
You guys rock! I'll keep playing with SK6. Looks like I need some imaging sw besides mspaint too. I'll see what free packages are out there. Thanks a bunch.
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March 15, 2008 2:25:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
locking the taskbar makes it go away too


Hey Sir B., sure that is the easy way but when you have a skin with a nice resizing bar you then have to unlock taskbar to have full look. One that comes to mind is Copper Deck 2, much better look with task unlocked.



yeah, but on Dragon is seems to make no diff except for the empty space


So wazzup with that Bichur?

When taskbar is locked you can't resize it so no need for resizing bar


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March 15, 2008 2:27:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I'll see what free packages are out there.



Paint.net comes to mind....... totally free it is too!
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March 16, 2008 9:15:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
weird - today Dragon doesn't have a little blank, today it's white
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March 17, 2008 12:12:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Dragon doesn't have a little blank
.. So ...Is it a big white blank , then ?    ...   
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March 17, 2008 4:10:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
weird - today Dragon doesn't have a little blank, today it's white


I've had this a few times with Dragon. The white bar is visible even with the taskbar locked, which shouldn't happen with a normal resizing bar.

Mostly a re-apply works to restore the transparency.
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March 17, 2008 1:22:29 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
The white bar is visible even with the taskbar locked, which shouldn't happen with a normal resizing bar.

Mostly a re-apply works to restore the transparency.


with me - locking makes it go away - haven't tried the reapply yet
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March 17, 2008 1:29:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I saw this white bar too, but I thought I screwed up the original dragon skin when I edited a copy of it. At least I now know it wasn't my mucking around in SK6.
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