A Touch of Glass
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A Touch of Glass

Updated Jan 24, 2006 by PaulEric


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scorpio-logic
Comment #1 Monday, November 14, 2005 3:57 AM
Nicely done! Thank you very much for sharing with the rest of us in here. Easy to see with a darker background like the one you've got in your preview shot. Thanks again for the great skin!
kenwas
Comment #2 Monday, November 14, 2005 4:15 AM
Well done!
BlackWater
Comment #3 Monday, November 14, 2005 4:22 AM
Well done WB. I guess the fad now is the glass appearance, but I find it distracting personally, when widget parts and other desktop items show through. This is not taking away anything from your great presentation. Just my personal taste though.
arsenico5115
Comment #4 Monday, November 14, 2005 10:22 AM


I love it!
mariposa55
Comment #5 Monday, November 14, 2005 3:12 PM
So beautiful! It deserves five
Thanks for sharing.
xgman
Comment #6 Monday, November 14, 2005 4:56 PM
Very nicely done!
slagny
Comment #7 Monday, November 14, 2005 5:00 PM
Very COOoolll!!!
PaulEric
Comment #8 Monday, November 14, 2005 5:09 PM
Thanks a lot to all of you !!
Easy to see with a darker background like the one you've got in your preview shot.

Right, Scorpio ! That's why I made this ugly dark wallpaper for the preview.

Actually, it's a bit distracting, but you can maximize your window if you have to be focused on what you're doing. This is at least the way I work on my computer.

Thanks again for your feedback. Some improvements may occur in the next few days...
Reppiks
Comment #9 Monday, November 14, 2005 9:41 PM
Very well done. Keep up the good work.
Beesley
Comment #10 Tuesday, November 15, 2005 5:56 AM
Very nice. I'm using it now & thoroughly enjoy it. Good work.
PaulEric
Comment #11 Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:07 AM
Reppiks, Mr Beesley >> I'm glad you enjoy it !
PaulEric
Comment #12 Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:25 AM
the start button should be Vista-like


Could you be more specific about "Vista-like" please ? I'm not sure I get it right...
Actually, I'm planning to re-draw this button, so I'm open to any suggestions.
Thanks for your feedback.
theleader
Comment #13 Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:50 AM
With a ´Vista-look´ i meant a startbutton you see in the ´Arrow´-skin. It should look a little more ´professional´ when you compare it with the rest of the skin! But again: it´s personal taste
john mcnamara
Comment #14 Friday, November 18, 2005 10:00 AM
I really like this skin but found the minimize, maximize and close buttons so inconsistant
and frustrating that I had to stop using the skin.

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yoni45
Comment #15 Saturday, November 19, 2005 2:03 AM
alright, although I do find this actually looks nice, its sort of driving me mad that it does this heh... the window borders, solid blue... whhhhhhhyyyyy

Link

see for yourself ^^
PaulEric
Comment #16 Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:35 AM
Yoni45 >>

You simply seem to have checked the "Never use per pixel borders on a skin" checkbox in the "Troubleshooting" section of WB...
Uncheck this and it should display fine !
RicoHolmes
Comment #17 Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:31 AM
It looks fabulous.

At least the preview does. I've not been running WB (4 or 5) long enough to understand how to install this one. .WBA files are simple, but this is a zip full of.. well... stuff

Looks great ^^ up there though.
dirtbreath
Comment #18 Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:12 AM
To get the glass effect to work in these skins do you need to buy WB5 and what does it mean the beta version is working for a few weeks yet? I don't mind buying it but if the beta isn't working and I'd a registered customer of Window Blinds I begrudge the money. Sorry, Paul Eric, the glass effect in your skin isn't working except on the start menu. This is the umpteenth skin I used to try and make the glass work. Can you explain to me what's going off - I have version six and five - right back to 4.4 paid for. The enhanced versions for a registered customer.

I think you will understand my frustration, if it's not working - have five in now. So could you please explain to me what's happening. I've left comments before but received no answer... Others are saying how great it looks... I can't see the effect. The skin is great but where's the glass other than in start menu. In the screenshot - it's there but here in my computer, no... Even brewman with Dogmax failed to get the skin effect in WB 5 except in the start menu. Is there something I'm missing here? But everybody's saying they're working fine but are they? Oviously not on my computer!

I want answers - can you explain, Paul Eric? I'm sure you'll feel the same in my position.

Thanks, Paul Eric, the design's great!
PaulEric
Comment #19 Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:06 PM
dirtbreath >>

WB5 is still in the making :
Right now WindowBlinds 5 is only available to Object Desktop users. When completed, it'll be available on its own for $19.95. Anyone who has purchased WindowBlinds 4 after September 1 will receive WindowBlinds 5 for free.

See article here : Link

You can see transparent window borders only if you have WB5 running. If you still have version 4.x, you can't see the glass effect (the taskbar transparency and some other effects display ok though).
In WB5 skins, we build both transparent and not transparent skins (for people who don't have WB5). This is why you can use the skins but not see transparent borders...

Does all this make sense ?
theleader
Comment #20 Saturday, November 19, 2005 3:06 PM
Nice new startbutton! Great!

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