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Simplex for Windows 8


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[center]Hello Neowin.net members, I am proud to introduce a new theme for Windows 8, Simplex. This theme is design to be very minimalistic. Check it out:[/center]

[center][img]http://localhostr.com/files/vJ71lDM/simplexpreview3.png[/img][/center]

[center][url="http://www.deviantart.com/download/351697409/simplexprealpha_by_link6155-d5te3gh.zip"][img]http://localhostr.com/files/DS3Uc48/download.png[/img][/url][/center]


[center]Before you say anything, this theme is a work in progress! There are many issues with it, but I will hopefully solve these soon.[/center]



[center]Feedback would be greatly appreciated :)[/center]

[center]Theme requires [url="http://uxstyle.com/"]UXStyle[/url] or [url="http://www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_uxtheme.php"]UXTheme[/url][/center]
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Updated to Alpha now. Several fixes has been made including:

-Taskbar thumbnail fixed. They are no longer unbearably crystal clear transparent
-Tool windows fixed. They no longer have a buggy transparent border.

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Preview looks great! I also checked out your Deviant Art page for more pics and was pleased. :) It's too bad I don't have Windows 8 to try it out!

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Final Release is going to come out soon. I'm currently looking for [url="http://link6155.deviantart.com/journal/Wallpaper-needed-for-final-build-of-Simplex-352824291"]wallpaper artists[/url].

Also, if you need help installing this, there's now an [url="https://dl.dropbox.com/s/6k1gqzr39sn03h4/Simplex%20Beta%20Installer.exe?dl=1"]automatic installer[/url] for those who need it.

Here's a better screenshot:
[img]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/034/a/e/simplex_beta_for_windows_8_by_link6155-d5te3gh.png[/img]

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Are you using this for Aero Glass effect?

[img]http://i.imgur.com/upeZzJq.png[/img]

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Why make the window widgets identical little circles so you can tell the, apart, that's not mini aims, that's just no user friendly.

Nice enough theme, but it kind of ruins it for me, you should instead make the widgets in the same style as they are now, but in the shape of plus, minus and such.

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1360363354' post='595510770']
Why make the window widgets identical little circles so you can tell the, apart, that's not mini aims, that's just no user friendly.

Nice enough theme, but it kind of ruins it for me, you should instead make the widgets in the same style as they are now, but in the shape of plus, minus and such.
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"widgets"?

Anyway, I think they look good, and anybody that has been using Windows for more than 5 minutes should know what those buttons do by now. I do think their placement is a little off, though.

I thought having chromed buttons on my xbox 360 control pad would cause me problems, seeing as they all look identical now. Turns out it's not a problem at all. Not even for next doors 7 year old kid.

In fact it has stopped my silly habit of looking down at the controller when learning the buttons of a new game, or one I haven't played for ages, and forced me to use my memory. Surprise, surprise, it works! Who knew?

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The close, max, min buttons are called ui widgets.

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I just tried to copy the installer to my NAS drive for installing on the laptop later and it told me

"The properties of this file can not be copied, do you want to copy the file without its properties"

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[quote name='DARKFiB3R' timestamp='1360366640' post='595510886']
"widgets"?

Anyway, I think they look good, and anybody that has been using Windows for more than 5 minutes should know what those buttons do by now. I do think their placement is a little off, though.

I thought having chromed buttons on my xbox 360 control pad would cause me problems, seeing as they all look identical now. Turns out it's not a problem at all. Not even for next doors 7 year old kid.

In fact it has stopped my silly habit of looking down at the controller when learning the buttons of a new game, or one I haven't played for ages, and forced me to use my memory. Surprise, surprise, it works! Who knew?
[/quote] Well, the idea of the theme is to be minimal :) Yes, the buttons are not exactly in the right places, but I'll have that fix in a jiffy.
[quote name='thechronic' timestamp='1360363214' post='595510766']
Are you using this for Aero Glass effect?

[img]http://i.imgur.com/upeZzJq.png[/img]
[/quote] No, I'm using winaeroglass. The DWM Hook tool is only for testing and has a CMD dialog I'm sure no one wants to see.
[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1360363354' post='595510770']
Why make the window widgets identical little circles so you can tell the, apart, that's not mini aims, that's just no user friendly.

Nice enough theme, but it kind of ruins it for me, you should instead make the widgets in the same style as they are now, but in the shape of plus, minus and such.
[/quote] Widgets? What Widgets? I tried the plus minus and all of that, but it takes away from the minimalism of the theme.
[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1360368550' post='595510954']
I just tried to copy the installer to my NAS drive for installing on the laptop later and it told me

"The properties of this file can not be copied, do you want to copy the file without its properties"
[/quote]
Run as administrator, see if that fixes your problems.

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[quote name='link6155' timestamp='1360368559' post='595510956']


Run as administrator, see if that fixes your problems.
[/quote]

I wasn't trying to install it, just copying the .exe installer to my network drive for later

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[quote name='thechronic' timestamp='1360363214' post='595510766']
Are you using this for Aero Glass effect?

[img]http://i.imgur.com/upeZzJq.png[/img]
[/quote]

Where can i get this?

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[quote name='sanctified' timestamp='1361046758' post='595525654']
Where can i get this?
[/quote]
[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1134828-get-true-aero-glass-with-blur-in-win8"]http://www.neowin.ne...th-blur-in-win8[/url]


Mirrors are in the following posts, main site looks like its still down

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dude, as soon as I can get time to get on my win8 machine, I'm SOOOO doing this!!! Awesome work from what I've seen so far. This is why neowin rocks....because of people like you. Getting excited, can't wait for my day off!!!

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Next version is here:

[img]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/049/9/1/simplex_rc_for_windows_8_by_link6155-d5vdkpf.png[/img]

You can download and find out more [url="http://link6155.deviantart.com/art/Simplex-RC-for-Windows-8-355032339"]here[/url]

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