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[VS] Watercolor Lite v2.0

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CURRENT BUILD: 2.1.1

Hi guys,

I wont bore you with the same old content since it was deleted, so I'll just paste the readme in here :)

Watercolor Lite Visual Style v2.1 for Windows XP & Theme Files

Agreement:

THIS VISUAL STYLE, AND ALL ACCOMPANYING FILES, DATA AND MATERIALS,

ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" AND WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND,

WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE AGREEMENT.

INSTALLING THESE FILES IS YOUR CHOICE AND I WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY

DAMAGES THAT MAY OCCUR IN ANY EVENT. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHILE USING THESE FILES.

Contents:

Watercolor Lite theme file ? Watercolor Lite.theme (5 colour variations)

Watercolor Lite MSstyles file & Matching shellstyle.dll's ? Watercolor Lite.msstyles (5 Substyles)? (Msstyles format copyright Microsoft Corp 2001.)

Watercolor Wallpaper - Watercolor.jpg? ? 2001 Microsoft Corp.

Recycle Bin icons - RecycleBinFull.ico, RecycleBinEmpty.ico ? 2001 Microsoft Corp.

Watercolor Visual Style Promo Pic - Watercolor Lite Promo.jpg

Watercolor Lite.ico

Startbutton.psd (for use in making your own personalized start button)

ReadMe.html

Installation:

All files will be installed into the default Resource Directory or %WINDIR%\Resources\Themes and folders within.

To Use:

Right click Desktop, select Properties. You may either select the Watercolor theme on the theme tab,

or Just apply the visual style by selecting the appearence tab, and selecting the Style "Watercolor" and any sub theme.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

ChangeLog: Watercolor Lite v2.1

- This version is built upon the Original Watercolor msstyle base.

- Many optimizations to create the fastest build of watercolor ever

- Small taskbar

- Text margins are now closer together to create a more compact feeling.

- A lot of work was done to make sure the vertical taskbar looks as good as and functions as good as the horizontal taskbar.

- New start button layout, It?s now a bmp in which the end user can change to whatever they please using reshack or style builder.

- New Substyles Added: Olive and Silver from Previous Watercolor builds, and a New substyle colour called ?Violet?.

- Shellstyles scrapped until further notice, the default ?classic? shellstyle?s ;)ok better anyways ;)

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- Checkbox bitdepth bug fixed!

- A few other misc. bugs ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??

- Added a taskbar button 'feature' (light highlight text)

Original Watercolor theme credits goto Microsoft for making & designing the Original theme (which was previewed in Whistler builds). Watercolor.msstyles and Watercolor.theme made By Chris O. aka Binary with help from StyleBuilder & TGTSoft LLC.

Brw2k1 and thuggers made most of the shellstyle.dll, Ergonomic colour idea by Dj_Night, and NETknightX fixed the tab bmp's (all from Neowin.n:D) so Major thanks goes out to them :D

And of course thanks goes out to all the people t:)t gave bug reports and suggestions :) (also mostly from Neowin.net msg board) And thanks for Hosting Watercolor goes to Alex Kelm, of AlexKelm.com

Email: kmkkid at hotmail.com

Please leave suggestions, positive feedback or bug reports

03/28/2003

Download Link:

Watercolor Lite v2.1.1

Mirror: Watercolor Lite v2.1.1

Link provided by xWeston, and mirror provided by m0, s:)much appreciation goes out to them :)

Enjoy! And as always, feel free to contact me about any leftover bugs or comments y:) may have (kmkkid at hotmail.com). :)

Chris

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great theme, hows the new shellstyle comming?

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hey binary, do you still have those start buttons you posted before the board went down? :)

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hey binary, do you still have those start buttons you posted before the board went down? :)

Updated first post with links :)

lilbluedawg, I'm working on them.

Chris

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thanks a lot, binary. :)

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2 things:

Were there any changes in 2.0 outside of the new colors? Not that I've ever found any bugs, but if there were fixes I'll update otherwise ergonomic is all I need :)

Also, weren't there plans for a watercolor webpage with all of these resources? It would be nice to have a website bookmarked instead of a forum to always make sure I've got the latest version.

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How do I use the new startbuttons?

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2 things:

Were there any changes in 2.0 outside of the new colors? Not that I've ever found any bugs, but if there were fixes I'll update otherwise ergonomic is all I need :)

Also, weren't there plans for a watercolor webpage with all of these resources? It would be nice to have a website bookmarked instead of a forum to always make sure I've got the latest version.

When I have time, perhaps I'll make a main page to my site. :) As for the differences, I dont think there are many, if any. Just the updated colour schemes.

Chris

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have a timeframe for next release (hopefully including black substyle)? i'm just wondering. :)

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have a timeframe for next release (hopefully including black substyle)? i'm just wondering. :)

Within a few weeks. I'm working on the theme on weekends only, so it's kinda hard to give an accurate date. Plus with all the flamming i got last time I didnt deliver on time... I think I've learned my lesson and dont make release date promises I cant keep :)

Chris

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alright, thanks. i'll be waiting for it. :)

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bug:

the console wont show up all the way when i use kerio's administration.

it's very weird. it shows up at the bottom kind of but i cant get into anything...

look......

post-36-1047246839.jpg

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bug:

the console wont show up all the way when i use kerio's administration.

it's very weird. it shows up at the bottom kind of but i cant get into anything...

look......

Hmmm no idea, I dont use that program...

it's only with watercolor?

Chris

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The scrollbars in the shell sytle need to be watercolored. I'm sure you knew that though. >.<

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The scrollbars in the shell sytle need to be watercolored.  I'm sure you knew that though. >.<

there is no shellstyle....

that would be why they arnt skinned. If your using ergonomic, blue, gray or green; just drop the old shellstyles into the new theme.

Chris

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The two bugs I noticed in Watercolor 1.0 are still present in this version. Specifically, there are no check marks in the Scanner and Camera Wizard. There should be a check in the box by each of the pictures in the screenshot below:

camerawizard.png

Secondly, the toolbar in XnView tends to "grow" whenever you mouse over a button while viewing a large picture. The button will hang down a few pixels below the toolbar on mouseover, like so:

overhang.png

The overhang is across the complete width of the button, like on the "forward" button in the above screenshot. The other buttons in the picture only have partial overhangs, because the overhang disappears after being covered by a tooltip.

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dunno if anyone pointed this out:

post-36-1047253293.jpg

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That's because there's isn't a shellstyle. Binary hasn't finished it yet.

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The two bugs I noticed in Watercolor 1.0 are still present in this version.  Specifically, there are no check marks in the Scanner and Camera Wizard.  There should be a check in the box by each of the pictures in the screenshot below:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...amerawizard.png

Secondly, the toolbar in XnView tends to "grow" whenever you mouse over a button while viewing a large picture.  The button will hang down a few pixels below the toolbar on mouseover, like so:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...ck/overhang.png

The overhang is across the complete width of the button, like on the "forward" button in the above screenshot.  The other buttons in the picture only have partial overhangs, because the overhang disappears after being covered by a tooltip.

I havent found out the cause of the bit depth checkbox bug yet. Currently you must be running XP in 32 bit mode for them to work correctly.

As for the xnview bug, I use xnview and have never came across this, perhaps it's your video card.

Chris

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The two bugs I noticed in Watercolor 1.0 are still present in this version.? Specifically, there are no check marks in the Scanner and Camera Wizard.? There should be a check in the box by each of the pictures in the screenshot below:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...amerawizard.png

Secondly, the toolbar in XnView tends to "grow" whenever you mouse over a button while viewing a large picture.? The button will hang down a few pixels below the toolbar on mouseover, like so:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...ck/overhang.png

The overhang is across the complete width of the button, like on the "forward" button in the above screenshot.? The other buttons in the picture only have partial overhangs, because the overhang disappears after being covered by a tooltip.

I havent found out the cause of the bit depth checkbox bug yet. Currently you must be running XP in 32 bit mode for them to work correctly.

As for the xnview bug, I use xnview and have never came across this, perhaps it's your video card.

Chris

Way to help 'em!

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bug:

the console wont show up all the way when i use kerio's administration.

it's very weird.  it shows up at the bottom kind of but i cant get into anything...

look......

Hmmm no idea, I dont use that program...

it's only with watercolor?

Chris

yeah, only with wc

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I havent found out the cause of the bit depth checkbox bug yet. Currently you must be running XP in 32 bit mode for them to work correctly.
Well, that explains that one. Thanks.
As for the xnview bug, I use xnview and have never came across this, perhaps it's your video card.

It might be. See if you can replicate it with the following procedure:

  • Set XnView for "Fit images to window, large"
  • Close the program
  • Make XnView your default viewer for jpeg
  • Open an image you know to be larger than your screen size by double clicking on the file name in Explorer

This is what does it for me. If I open XnView first, and then open the file from there, everything is fine. But opening large files from Explorer produces the bug.

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The two bugs I noticed in Watercolor 1.0 are still present in this version.? Specifically, there are no check marks in the Scanner and Camera Wizard.? There should be a check in the box by each of the pictures in the screenshot below:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...amerawizard.png

Secondly, the toolbar in XnView tends to "grow" whenever you mouse over a button while viewing a large picture.? The button will hang down a few pixels below the toolbar on mouseover, like so:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ErsatzHatrac...ck/overhang.png

The overhang is across the complete width of the button, like on the "forward" button in the above screenshot.? The other buttons in the picture only have partial overhangs, because the overhang disappears after being covered by a tooltip.

I havent found out the cause of the bit depth checkbox bug yet. Currently you must be running XP in 32 bit mode for them to work correctly.

As for the xnview bug, I use xnview and have never came across this, perhaps it's your video card.

Chris

Way to help 'em!

Sass?

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Well, that explains that one.? Thanks.

It might be.? See if you can replicate it with the following procedure:

  • Set XnView for "Fit images to window, large"
  • Close the program
  • Make XnView your default viewer for jpeg
  • Open an image you know to be larger than your screen size by double clicking on the file name in Explorer

This is what does it for me.? If I open XnView first, and then open the file from there, everything is fine.? But opening large files from Explorer produces the bug.

hmmm I see. Well it's not a big concern, so it isnt a big prior:)y :) If it gets fixed in the future, then it will, but I'm not going to try and solve rogue bugs for individual programs when I'm already stressed for time. So:(y :(

*edit* heh, I fixed it in about 2 seconds;). ;) the fix will be in the next minor update which will probably be once I fix the checkbox bug.

Chris

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