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Windows 7: Any apps to enable more color customization for Windows 7 interface?

22 Apr 2011   #21
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TsunamiZ View Post
btw, i also tried that Tavaris theme you linked to, but i won't be using that. some parts lacked contrast and was hard to read plus i didn't like the green text. so i'll look forward to your tweaks on the tsunamiz theme.
That's why I bought WSB to tweak custom themes to my liking.
Jerry


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22 Apr 2011   #22
Bongo

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Here you go see if is OK
I can make that highlight darker if needed.
Let me know if is OK. New name TsunamiZ2
Jerry
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22 Apr 2011   #23
TsunamiZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it's almost there, but may i request 2 tweaks...

- the item highlight color in the latest version you sent had its RGB values a bit off. as shown below, can you set the item highlight color to specifically: RGB = 0 , 128 , 192


- the flashing part on the progress bar doesn't look good. currently, it looks like a dark shadow with the middle cut out...


...can you keep the original flashing graphic but simply adjust the hue of it like this comparison below? the example tweak screenshot was done in photoshop with a layer of solid color RGB = 109 , 224 , 247 over the screenshot. then i set the layer mode to "hue" to colorize the screenshot below. can you make this tweak to the flashing graphic to look like the example?

[original]


[example tweak]
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22 Apr 2011   #24
Bongo

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I will give it a shot. Check back in about 1 hour.
If yo have photoshop see if you can change this.
Jerry


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22 Apr 2011   #25
Bongo

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Try this 1
Jerry
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22 Apr 2011   #26
TsunamiZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmm that graphic is strange. i think the grayish parts are supposed to be transparent. perhaps the program exported that image incorrectly or misinterpreted the transparency info?

if there is no way to fix it, i might be able to remake a similar graphic with proper transparency. can you upload both the original graphic for the blue and green progress bar to use? [for the progress bar background--not hightlight]
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22 Apr 2011   #27
TsunamiZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i tried version3 and still looks odd. can you upload both the original graphic for the blue and green progress bar to use? [for the progress bar background--not hightlight]
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22 Apr 2011   #28
Bongo

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Here is the background Note: save as .png
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What it looks like in gimp
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Jerry


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22 Apr 2011   #29
TsunamiZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok here is a custom remade highlight graphic with proper transparency. it was carefully made to match the original in the important specs. i tested this over the background so it should look good...


when you update the theme, can you test the animation on your system to make sure the highlight is lined up properly with the background? in the last versions, it wasn't lined up properly but i forgot to mention it. [it didn't line up properly at the top.]
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23 Apr 2011   #30
Bongo

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Here you go try it & let me know
Jerry
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