eeeeeeeeee hello i have download the style builder and registered , but that is too complicated,i don't know where are the pictures of butons,starts and other. i can't that find.can you help me:::::::::::
if you look for anything that has to do with the window frames (in explorer) go to the section: Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > (frames, close buttons, shadow)
for yes/no buttons (and other types of buttons :/ ) go to: Buttons, boxes and controls > buttons > (pushbuttons, radiobuttons, dropdown boxes)
and the startmenu is located in Startmenu > Panels > Aero > top
in all these sections you can change the images, but if you want to change settings it will get a lot harder than that. vsb also has a integrated help toolbar at the bottom of the window, so you can see what images you can find in that section, it's VERY usefull.
if you're in locations where you can choose between a Aero or Basic folder, the Aero section sometimes doesn't include any images, because that image is the same in Basic, open the basic section instead to change the image.
NOTE! things you can't change using VSB are : the startbutton, navigation arrows in explorer and the reload/stop/search icons in explorer. if you wan't to change those browse the Windows 7 utilities section on dA
good luck! i suggest you explore images first and then start designing/creating images.
well, i have two questions. i want to change the image behing address bar/search bar (the REBAR) i know what image i have to change for that (somewhere in rebar>basic>background) but when i change it to plain red or another 2x1 image, nothing happens. i can see people managed to change the image, but is there like a property i need to add or something?
another thing i will struggle with in the future is how i can move up the nav buttons and adressbar more to the right (from the top frame's border) and moving the seach bar to the left. is there a content margin i can change? the on in frame>top doesn't do a thing :/
i know i can make the image part transparent and change the content margins for it so everything moves a bit but then the nav arrow have to be made smaller/ separated from the adressbar with like 20px or so.
a lot of text, but since i'm not english i always add a lot of text to make myself clear
i hope you know like a thing or two about this because otherwise i have to change my concept again and again >.>
Ok Well the first question i don't quite understand, can you perhaps throw over a screenshot where you've marked what you wanted to change? The best way to find out anyway is probably to see what the people who have done it has done for it to work. Or send them a note asking.
About the second, i don't think that's possible. At least not with the explorerframe buttons. You might be able to move the addressbar and searchbar a bit using margins, but i doubt you will be able to pull the explorerframe buttons off.
This is probably the locations you would want to look at regarding moving the addressbar and searchbar. Which margins to change though, i am not sure of, but try to play around with it and see if it's possible.
there is one thing, if i test my skin, commandmodule and the detailspane don't get skinned at all. they go back to the basic style (commandmodule =grey, you can see it on the image I posted earlier, and detailspane =white) everyone who installs my skin properly (i don't know how, installing doesn't won't fix it on my pc and some others) don't have these problems.
it always used to show up fine, but now i even have the problem when i open Aero.msstyle in vsb and press test, without changing ANYTHING.
i was changing the background of basic. that's fine, since the one in Aero doesn't have a image. so i started adding properties there and adding GBTYPE:ENUM > Imagefile fixed the prob. now i can make the adress bar and search bar one bar
don't worry, i'm already building it. but because this concept doesn't look that good to me i'm updating it, but im still not sure about the mouseovers in startmenu and explorer, which should be in the same style, but the one's i made for startmenu don't work in explorer
even though how awsome that could be designing a OS UI is hard since you are limited in what you design. mainly because the theme should look the same, no matter what the contrast of the monitor is or color of the wallpaper. for example this mockup doesn't look as great on a white wall as it does on this one.
Yes, maybe. But there're certainly many things that makes the window frame innovative, I like the idea of having the window without borders... only a drop shadow, like it is in the "delete file" dialog (from your mockup) Keep the good work!
well i also think a frame like that is totally awsome, but on the other hand,if you want to create a borderless frame (which looks really nice with a borderless just plain gradient top) you can't enable blur, which makes the frame harder to see and less good looking on some wallpapers. i'd love to make one of those, but i need to think about it to deliver it on it's best looking appearance . since im going to make three styles (black, white and the original mockup) i better come up with a solution
you have a concept but you can i think make it with other peoples or the minimum the startmenu ?? its very nice or a bit look like here the explorer? i need not more its so perfect .. pls answer i will know what you think... thankss... AHH or the progress bar ?? i think its not so difficult for you but the taskbar.. cou can make it later its not so important.. pls say my idea than you not must it 100% it same.. SRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH ^^
my awsum skillz are on this awsum concept. but mai programz does not help me. they ar boycotting me. they use errorz and destroy mai images. they has no respect for me.
or as you would say in english;
im working on it but its taking more and more time and images suddenly are removed and the windows basic basic are used (like the gray 'n stuff) it looks a little different from this concept, im certainly not doing the explorer in VSB, because its just too hard to fit in a visualstyle.
sorry for not responding in a while, i've been having some time off dA since everyone wants me to finish it, but Vista Style Builder is making it harder and harder. and now i can't even test my skin anymorre