: V4 maybe later than sooner
My sound decided not to work all of the sudden but it worked in Windows 7, and Windows and Google couldn't find a working solution. It is a strange glitch that occurred to me earlier this year, but System Restore fixed it (reinstalling drivers, restarting audio services, using Vista recovery doesn't help)... but this time I had just cleaned my restore points for a little bit more space feeling confident that the problem wouldn't appear again... so much for that thought.
So what I had done today is to reinstall Vista (upgraded to 64-bit) and am reinstalling all my apps, organization of files, etc. from my external HDD. Good thing I was complete with customizing the 32-bit set of DLL files.
Just wanted to give you all a heads up as to what I've been up to.
I finally got the alpha channeling right for the *.dll files. As you know, the explorer back/forward buttons, shutdown, welcome center, etc. are all located outside of the MSSTYLES file. So now that I understand how to edit these, I will be designing them to compliment my theme. Of course these are all optional, so if you like the default look of Aero's buttons more, then you can ignore the *.dll files and use my theme just as you have in the past.You can take a peek here(userpicture frame, shutdown buttons, explorer back/forward buttons, explorer icons): [link]Rest of the shutdown icons: [link]
As you can see in the first link above, I was inspired by WMP and default Firefox theme for the buttons and icons. I like how they were sharp and round at the same time, complimenting both of my Aero themes. And they will go through some more polishing.
When I am satisfied, I will release the icon PSD's under my CC license so you can recolor them or use them in another theme if you'd like. Ok, but where's the slim taskbar?
It's coming. It's the easiest thing to do. And I leave the easy stuff for last o.O.But instead of making different slim taskbar variations, I am thinking of only making one.
It'll be much easier on me and I've only had a handful of requests for the thin taskbar (out of the two handful of requests I received, so you're still in the majority
), but no, sorry, I won't spoil ya in three different slim taskbar selections. Instead I'll go with one.
So tell me what pixel height you want. I am thinking of going 24px, but if you handful of slim taskbarbarians want smaller, speak up!
As they say, you can't please everyone. But I might as well try pleasing the majority there, right?
Oh, and please
report the remaining bugs you find over here. I created a folder in my message center where I could drag all the bug reports (not too many), but a few days after that my messages in that folder vanished
.Known Bugs- Tooltip clipping (doesn't show up in Explorer) -- Image: [link], thanks to ~sweatyfish for the report!
- Tablet PC App menu broken -- Image: [link], thanks to ~LD86 for the report!
Those should be easily fixable.
Well that's all for now. Hopefully, we'll be seeing V4 (Final) soon!
And after that, I may start working on Windows 7 port as I pre-ordered Windows 7. I'll have to download the RTM.
I have 7058 from months ago but never installed it as I was still working on the Vista themes. So yeah, I'm late to the game, but I'll be there in the end.