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Velvet Waves

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Description and Features

A smooth visual style in a choice of two colours (Marine Blue or Moss Green) with three modes:

- Standard - optimised for horizontal taskbars

- Compact - as standard with a narrow start panel places list (only fully supported at 96dpi with short logoff button captions)

- Vertical - optimised for vertical taskbars

The visual style has the following features:

- Fully customised 'All Programs' Start Panel item.

- Specific background for use by the Alt-Tab Task Switcher Powertoy.

- Rounded scrollbars (without any display problems at small sizes).

- Rounded progress bars (let me know if this causes problems in any applications).

- Support for both horizontal and vertical taskbars at any height or width

- None of the resizing or display problems with small windows often seen with the use of a control box background.

- Window dimensions and fonts can be customised via 'Advanced Appearance' options without causing problems. Please note that Title Bar sizes over 30 or below 19 are not fully supported.

- Standard DPI modes supported (96 and 120).

Preview

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BeOS Icons Credits

Mac version by Matthew McClintock:

Matthew McClintock Icons

Windows Conversion by KoL:

StudioTwentyEight

Installation

To install simply download and run the attached executable. If you prefer to install manually, the executable can be opened in any compression application with support for Microsoft Cabinet Archives (when installing the shellstyle note that the colour schemes are named Metallic and Green internally).

Font Requirements

Univers (Start Panel User Name) - Optional, defaults to Arial if unavailable.

TN Blank ('More Programs' Start Panel Item) - Installed by the setup.

Agreement

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

BeOS Icons used in the Shell Style released under the Design Science License.

Links

viewicon.gif View and Download: GetSkinned, deviantART

WinAMP Classic Skin

A smooth and easy to use WinAMP 2.x skin made to match the Marine and Moss colour schemes.

viewicon.gif View and Download: deviantART

WinAMP Modern Skin Colour Scheme by Dipso

A colour scheme for the standard WinAMP modern skin courtesy of Dispo. To install simple extract the contents of the archive to WINAMPDIR\Plugins\ColorThemes\Winamp Modern (where WINAMPDIR is your WinAMP install directory).

viewicon.gif Download: NeoWin

WindowBlinds Version

Woodbridge has done an excellent port for WindowBlinds with:

- Custom colour support (allowing you to have the VS in any colour you desire)

- All three sub-styles (including faster UIS1 variants)

- Skinned log-off and shutdown dialogs

viewicon.gif View: [VS-WB4] Velvet Waves

Enjoy...

Edited by ThemeNorth

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Master ThemeNorth !!!

::bowsdown::

Great Visual Style, doesn't kill my eyes...

btw: any word or thoughts on a winamp skin ? if not it's cool

i'll use Metallic Shades winamp skin

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I'm working on a WinAmp skin. Shouldn't be too much longer until an initial release.

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I'm working on a WinAmp skin. Shouldn't be too much longer until an initial release.

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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wow... actually looks very sweet!

good job!

Cheers.

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The highest quality and innovative theme I have ever seen, good job!!!

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Very well done skin, although it is a little bright in Visual Basic, but its alright.

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Two bugs I've found. The start menu bug is still there, sadly :(

And a Photoshop bug, the icon has a weird white background.

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I have the start panel bug too. :(

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Looks nice! BTW i dont have that bug with the startpanel

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i dont have the bug either. however highlighting 'log off' causes the black area behind the radio button turn grey. this makes the 'spike' look strange. is this normal ? .

but this is easy on the eyes and takes place with 4 other VS that managed to stay on . the rest ive tried get tiring after a few minutes.

Edited by Cipher

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highlighting 'log off' causes the black area behind the radio button turn grey. this makes the 'spike' look strange. is this normal ?

That'll happen if you're using the Welcome Screen coupled with the compact sub-style. It can be 'fixed' either by turning off the Welcome Screen or editing the string resources in explorer.exe.

Two bugs I've found. The start menu bug is still there, sadly :(

And a Photoshop bug, the icon has a weird white background.

Regarding the start panel bug make sure you've got the 'TN Blank' font installed (you'll have to re-apply the VS after installing it).

As for the photoshop bug, I can probably do something about that.

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I reinstalled from the install setup and it works again :D

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Ah yes, you have to goto the fonts folder and press refresh to fix the start menu bug.

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WinAMP 2.9x Skin Released

Please see the first post for download links.

Hope it meets with your approval antoxicion!

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Skin is sooooooooooo slick... make one for Winamp 3 :D

Cheers.

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omfg really nice wa2 skin....thanks alot m8 *downloads*

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this theme is pure quality. Awesome job ThemeNorth. (Y) (Y)

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Beautiful, beautiful skin. Most elegant thing iv seen in a while.

Im requesting, if i can: 1. Trillian Skin 2. More colors

Again, great job both on msstyles and winamp skin.

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if i could give you a medal for thememaking i would in a heart beat...

keep up the good work, hopefully some day microsoft implements your work

to their desktops. :whistle:

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Damn nice! Loving every bit of it.. great job :D

With all these great VS i can't keep the same one for longer then 1 wk hehe :pinch:

But thats a good thing!! ;)

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Looks really nice!

I'll have to try this one at home :D

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*Edit - nevermind, I was missing the font! :blush:

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