SophOS 4.7 (build Gazelle) Beta
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SophOS 4.7 (build Gazelle) Beta

Updated Jun 08, 2005 by Sranshaft


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Comment #21 Thursday, March 10, 2005 1:32 PM
i downloaded it , but how do i apply the theme...
i've ready installed the styleXP and objectDock , but i cant load this theme.. where do i have to put this file, and how can i load this...

please fix the problem for me..
thank you so much..
ManoloSMK
Comment #22 Saturday, March 12, 2005 5:14 AM
please.. make the same theme for 1024/768 please
cesarito
Comment #23 Friday, March 18, 2005 2:38 PM
Hi, is someone kindly enough to tell this poor fellow how to install that marvelous theme.

Thank you,

Frodo
Sranshaft
Comment #24 Saturday, March 19, 2005 3:29 AM
To those having trouble loading the theme, PLEASE make sure you have DesktopX installed on your computer. You MUST have this installed to run this theme. After you've made sure of this, simply download the file (should be a .dxtheme file) and double-click. You DO NOT have to unzip the file you download. Double-clicking will automatically install the theme and begin running it.

To those who need a smaller version: I am still without a computer but have created a way of making the theme resolution independent. Once I have a computer again I will implement this feature.
cesarito
Comment #25 Saturday, March 19, 2005 2:52 PM
After searching, reading and "pushing" I found that it was quite easy, just Run DesktopX, click Create, then Load Desktop, in the Open Dialog box, select the .zip file and later save as a .desktop or .dxtheme.
alduleimi
Comment #26 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:11 AM
Hi All
Well i figuered even easier way to install the file, Simply Rename the file from .zip to .dxtheme

DONE !!

it's wonderful theme but unfortunately my Laptop doesn't support that resolution, so i really hope that it issue will be solved, maybe one of the designers who work with 1024x768 Resolution can work with the theme developer to modify it .

and i hope it will happen Fast, i can't wait to start using it !!

Good Day

Al-Duleimi
NICEKIDD
Comment #27 Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:26 PM
i cant get it to work it give me this error

Theme loading failed. Image file:
Http: // www.riotingmanhattan.com/webcam/5thave.jpg
not found.

how can it be fix
Sranshaft
Comment #28 Sunday, April 10, 2005 10:15 PM
well friends, i've gotten settled in australia. Still don't have a computer yet but should have one in a few weeks. Really looking forward to getting to updating the theme. Like i said before, I have come up with a way of making at least the toolbar section of the theme resolution independent (mostly by scripting the objects look for the screen resolution and adjusting their x position accordingly). Still need help on figuring out a way of adding that ability to the Dashboard which is slightly harder. Also, I have designed more widgets to add and have been working on the address book.

To those who have had trouble loading the theme coming up with the error: Http: // www.riotingmanhattan.com/webcam/5thave.jpg
not found. Try loading the theme while disconnected from the net as it pulls that image from the website.
Sranshaft
Comment #29 Monday, April 11, 2005 8:22 PM
The Dashboard dock was created by me in Desktopx and is included with this theme. It is toggled with the Function keys (F10 I beleive is still default) though it should be visible when the theme is first loaded. Make sure your resolution is set to 1280x1024 as if it's not, the dock will appear off-screen.
BX
Comment #30 Tuesday, April 12, 2005 3:55 AM
Nice skin ... but whenever I tried to apply it ... the result comes in desktopX crash .. any clue?
alduleimi
Comment #31 Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:16 AM
This is the problem, my screen resolition is 1024X768, i am currentyl using Flyakite v2.0 ( just been launched 2 days back ) and Y'z dock but what i am interested in is the Dashborad dock so i hope you could manage to change the supported resolution so we can all benefit from this wonderful skin.

Cheers,

al-Duleimi
Frankenberry
Comment #32 Tuesday, April 12, 2005 6:13 PM
toddgarvin
Comment #33 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 1:24 PM
Firstly, I just want you to know I love what you have accomplished here. Really first rate.
I have a simple question and a hard question for you...
simple -- where can i find the ObjectBar interface you are using in your screen shot?
hard -- any chance of creating a 1280 x 800 version for us laptop users?

Thanks so much,
Todd
Sranshaft
Comment #34 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:20 PM
Thankyou for your kind words Todd. To answer your questions, goto CRNI's website here: Link to find the Objectbar theme (he has every imaginable theme available). As for the resolution change, it's quite simple to do yourself. Enter into the developer's program, go to Object List and find the object 'widgetbar' or something similar. From there, adjust the Y position up 224 pixels. Save theme and you should be set.

I can't work on the theme at the moment but let me know if you have any more questions and I will try to answer them to the best of my memory.
mariodnyc
Comment #35 Saturday, April 30, 2005 4:27 PM
Updates 4.2 (01.25.05)
--------------------------

- tweaked Dashboard menu to fit the actually release better
- added the game 'Snake' to the Dashboard
- included three (3) additional color themes (aqua, lime & smoke)

- tweaked toolbar
- included the ObjectBar-Graphite theme (the rest to come as available)

Hey, Sranshaft

I can't seem to find the "ObjectBar-Graphite Theme" within this release, there are no
.obpack or .zip files within the file. I've also looked in many other online sites,
and can't find it anywhere. Please help.

Thanks for this great DX theme. It Rocks!

Peace...
Sranshaft
Comment #36 Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:32 PM
Yes, Alduleimi - I have had to revert back to 800x600 so this is the screen resolution the theme now supports. By version 5.0 it will support all resolutions up to 1600x1200.

Version 4.7 will be available soone and will include some new features such as:

1. Dashboard customization panel - you can now customize the look of the Dashboard to any style you wish or use the included preset themes.

2. New widgets!!! There are now a NetRadio player, Dictionary and Flight Tracker! Also the Weather widget has gotten a make-over and now includes 6-day lows.

3. The Dashboard now behaves closer to the Tiger release in that it can be retracted to allow full-screen viewing of the widgets and called back to select more.

Many other tweaks have been added and I hope you and everyone that downloads will enjoy the new version. I have also set up a Paypal account for donations to be made to keep this project alive. New and exciting things are planned but we need money to help make these ideas a reality. If you have some spare change consider donating it to a good cause.

Thankyou,

C. James Lichty
---------------
Four13 Designs
flemmus
Comment #37 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 11:58 AM
How do you do that thing where you put the icons at the bottom of the screen on one line, as shown on the screenshot for SophOS 4.7? thanks
CoachDoug1
Comment #38 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 5:39 PM
Only resoloution 600x800 works for me and it's rather discombobulated. Theme looks great but doesn't work.

1. Not sure whether your using an object bar or not. I only saw the tool bart of the bar.

2. Address book still didn't seem to work.

3. Control panel would only allow me to select 600x800 resoloution.

I think the finished version of this will be great.
Antonak
Comment #39 Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:00 PM
When I try to download, I get page not found error.
Sranshaft
Comment #40 Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:23 AM
Flemmus: The dock at the bottom is ObjectDock and is available for free at Stardock.net There are various other dock programs available - all free as well. RK Launcher is quite a good one though still in beta. Moby dock is rather old and Yz dock which had to be discontinued due to a cease and desist order by Apple to the programmer.

CoachDoug: Please explain what you mean by discombobulated. The theme works fine here and I use it on a day to day basis. I am uncertain how you can say it looks great and then not work at the same time.

If you refer to the Theme Info you will see that I have decided to do away with using ObjectBar and have opted to use the taskbar in conjunction with Landervasser's FinderBar Add-on instead. The toolbar then floats above the taskbar and can be repositioned to fit your current windows theme (I'm using Kol's Tiger2 VS modified to work in Windowblinds by myself) but looks great using other themes as well.

In the final release of version 4.7, the user will also be able to choose white or black icons in case you prefer to use dark themes.

The Address Book widget does work but as I've said in the past, in order to add an entry you must manually edit the script. I am currently working on changing this.

As for Control Panel (re: Theme Preference panel) you can only select 800x600 DPI because this is the only screen resolution available at the moment. I will be adding the higher resolutions in the future.

Atonak: Not sure what is happening there. Must be a fault on Wincustomize's side.

Please be advised that this is only a beta release and as such there are bound to be some bugs. I have tried my best to minimalize those occurances but one does pop up, please let me know.

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