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1  Help / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Re: rounded edge on: February 24, 2013, 11:34:45 pm
You have to fake it using the shadow graphic to pad out the frame.
2  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > Frames > Normal on: February 08, 2013, 11:11:13 pm
I don't have Windows 7 handy to double check this. But look into the graphics for the reflections/glows on the top frame. If I remember correctly the corners of the reflections/glows are rounded off. If you make them pointy then the problem your having becomes much less apparent.
3  Tips and Visual Styles / Visual Styles / Re: Work VS for Windows 8 on: November 12, 2012, 04:46:14 pm
Love it, really excellent.  Smiley
4  Other / Other / Re: Forum Dying on: October 18, 2010, 11:33:19 pm
Better a late quality release than an early buggy one Wink
5  Other / Other / Re: Forum Dying on: September 21, 2010, 01:52:27 am
Andreas, free updates is always a huge incentive to buy a program, but I appreciate that unless new customers continue to buy, it get's harder to keep churning out new versions.

You could consider opening donations? I know that may seem odd for a commercial project, and I also know people generally do not donate online, but, I for one would happily send along a donation to support continued development.
6  Other / Other / Re: IE9 beta on: September 21, 2010, 01:45:08 am
I've been testing IE9, together with the Flash 64bit beta also out last week. I like it, more so than FF, for the moment though I don't feel the urge to switch from Iron (i.e. Chromium).
7  Help / Windows 7 / Re: canĀ“t load the explorer on: November 30, 2009, 12:01:50 pm
Whats the style, somebody could see if it works on their machine?
8  Main / Announcements / Re: No support for pirated copies on: November 24, 2009, 06:41:41 pm
egosofts forums have a support sub-board which is only accessible to people who have their serial key associated with their forum account.
9  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Frame Help on: November 18, 2009, 07:36:05 pm
Wondering the same thing myself Smiley
10  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Cant save my themes on: September 12, 2009, 11:45:51 pm
My experience is that it works just fine under Win 7. But you have to implement the fix mentioned here about the FirstImageId first. After that any themes worked on previously should be resaved.
11  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Text Glow in Jump List Menu? on: August 03, 2009, 04:06:37 pm
I've seen that too. Sometimes the image gets rendered opaque, other times not. I'd actually guess it's a Win7 thing and not the fault of VistaStyleBuilder but don't know.

Personally I just tried to pick a graphic which works in both forms, most of the time you get the transparent rendering anyway.
12  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Shutdown Button Text Glow on: July 15, 2009, 09:16:11 pm
Kinda guessed. Perhaps putting a shadow on the button graphic will fake it Smiley
13  Help / Windows 7 / Shutdown Button Text Glow on: July 15, 2009, 08:33:26 pm
Another text glow/shadow question. I've tried adding the necessary properties in a number of places, in particular where the text colour itself is set but no joy.

14  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Taskbar 'Task' Menu fonts on: July 10, 2009, 02:35:07 pm
Ah found it: Windows 7 > Start Menu > Basic >JumpListUser
15  Help / Windows 7 / Re: A similar problem to that mentioned in 'VSB 1.3 & Vista' on: July 10, 2009, 02:33:59 pm
Cheers, working perfectly now.
16  Help / Windows 7 / A similar problem to that mentioned in 'VSB 1.3 & Vista' on: July 10, 2009, 04:04:03 am
In Win 7 (RC x64) I'm experiencing the same problem that occured after version 1.3 as described in thread 'VSB 1.3 & Vista'.

The suggested fix there worked perfectly for Vista but now for Windows 7 it causes VSB to crash when testing a theme and will not save themes either.

To summarise the problem without the workaround applied- only after boot up Windows will not log in. VSB works perfectly and using AveStyler or manually switching the theme works fine in Vista or Win7, but after a reboot you cannot get past the login screen. The only fix I could find was to boot in safe mode and use regedit to manually switch the theme back to Aero.

Again, that's the problem experienced since 1.3, but only now on Win7 is the workaround suggested crashing VSB.
17  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Help finding these? on: July 09, 2009, 11:13:29 pm
Also 'Logoff' for the bottom section of right-hand side.
18  Help / Windows 7 / Taskbar 'Task' Menu fonts on: July 08, 2009, 12:45:34 am
Not even fully sure what this element is called but hopefully someone will be know how to adjust the font colours.

One thing I do know is that adding the text shadow as per Taskbar Shadowed Text also adds a shadow to this list, but no font colour changes take effect.
19  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Explorer group header font on: July 08, 2009, 12:32:45 am
A bit late but if anyone else is wondering it's under

Windows 7 > Explorer & Shell > Explorer > List View > GroupHeader
20  Tips and Visual Styles / StyleHacks / Re: Taskbar Shadowed Text on: June 28, 2009, 11:45:01 pm
That's really fantastic. Thank you Smiley
21  Tips and Visual Styles / StyleHacks / Re: Taskbar Shadowed Text on: June 28, 2009, 09:36:49 pm
I wonder if something similar can be done with the text in the places bar.

As you can see with the pic the left arrow/triangle on the Control Panel link has black glow rendered after some tweaking, can it be turned on for the Text labels too does anyone know? Smiley
22  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Tool Window on: June 16, 2009, 10:26:50 pm
Probably was more than one solution to this but simplest seemed to be streching the image by 2 pixels and so making that black center pixel 3 wide. Then using sizing margins: '3, 3, 3, 3' and a content margin value of '8, 0, 0, 0' seemed to achieve what you were after. Possibly 9 as the content margin looks better, that bits up to you.

23  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Tool Window on: June 16, 2009, 09:32:19 pm
Upload the PNG somewhere, I'll take a look for you.
24  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Tool Window on: June 16, 2009, 06:26:54 pm
It's all to do with the first context margin value in the properties for the top graphic. That value states where the innerborder starts within the image. Tweaking that value should allow you to correct that gradient issue...

...I hope, do let us know if it works Wink
25  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Image importing greyer than it should be? on: June 14, 2009, 10:11:01 pm
Well that makes sense, certainly things look better when the fix is applied, but in my example screenshots above the bottom left shot shows an image with the fix not being applied, or at least not taking affect even if it's imported into the same element as the bottom right image where the fix is applied to other PNGs.
26  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Image importing greyer than it should be? on: June 14, 2009, 03:46:54 pm
Actually an addition which could be useful is a alternate key press to force the transparency fix for cases where it issn't applied. That would be of both worlds. Wink
27  Help / Windows Vista / Re: Image importing greyer than it should be? on: June 14, 2009, 04:06:23 am
Indeed that works, thank you very much Panda X. Smiley

It be interesting in the future to hear whats going on behind the scenes there. Of course for now I'm happy to be able to continue my work Smiley
28  Help / Windows Vista / Image importing greyer than it should be? on: June 13, 2009, 12:57:19 am
Not sure how to describe this. Trying to work on a Win7 style here. If you download the this archive, there are three files; 3 PNGs and a GIMP XCF.  This problem is occurring on v 1.4

Two of the PNGs are very similar, in fact the left column on both is identical as I copied and pasted it trying to track down the problem. When when these two images are imported in to replace the Start menu Programs and Programs extend panels one of them imports significiantly grayer than the other. Trying to load both in else where, I randomly tried as a window frame, both import at the proper hue. I also tried switch the order in the start menu panels, i.e. I loaded the expanded graphic as the nonexpanded panel and vice-versa and again the same image appeared grayer.

So the second test would suggest the problem is tied to the image file, yet that the problem doesn't manifest when tried at another random location is baffling.

The included problem.png explains better than my words. The image in the bottom right screenshot is clearly greyer than the top right though both imported images are identical.
29  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Shadowless frames on: June 13, 2009, 12:54:42 am
Thanks a mill! Smiley
30  Help / Windows 7 / Shadowless frames on: June 09, 2009, 11:45:43 pm
Quick question, anyone know where can I find an example of Shadowless frames in the Win7 UI? I'm very hesitant to make any changes without being able to find it in use somewhere to do a proper test.

31  Main / Announcements / Re: Slower Support the next 2 weeks on: May 27, 2009, 06:37:54 pm
Cool, I always think it's great to learn more about the person behind the software, helps to break the facelessness of a lot of online dealings.  Enjoy your trip 8)
32  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Re: Addressbar combobox on: March 23, 2009, 02:06:26 am
Cheers, I'd been looking for how to control that combo box. Now if only I could do the same for the IE one Smiley
33  Help / Windows Vista / Re: How can i get rid of this 1px horizontal separating line ? on: March 22, 2009, 08:07:45 pm
Check the Explorer & Shell -> Explorer -> CommandModule -> <1> image. It's actually a transparent image overplayed on top of the blue to green gradient. But you can simply use your own fully opaque image Smiley
34  Help / Windows Vista / Re: BUG! Gradient banding in [MoveOverlay] on: March 06, 2009, 02:35:48 pm
Is that a photoshop image? If so try recreating it in the gimp. I've had troubles with gradient alpha images from photoshop not working, but being perfect from the gimp.
35  Tips and Visual Styles / Visual Styles / Re: Post Your, Theme, ScreenShots, Downloads and Betas.... on: January 02, 2009, 02:45:17 am
I've uploaded now on deviantART, hope people like it.
36  Tips and Visual Styles / Visual Styles / Re: Post Your, Theme, ScreenShots, Downloads and Betas.... on: November 11, 2008, 01:46:41 pm
I'm still working on my port of lassekongo83's fantastic CleanGlass VS.

Tried to show the 'glass' as much as possible in screenshot because it's pretty difficult to get that bit right if you're not going for one colour, one opacity. At least that's my experience.
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