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Experiment #3 Carbon Steps
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Author:  juniper7 [ Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

This skin still has the bars from work.
I modified the XP lookalike skin of CSM, with a chainsaw. :twisted:
I made it as plain as can be. No bright Windows colors.
I made this one to follow the Win 8 glass color, but only for selection.
It more or less tracks the desktop background color,
just at differing levels of brightness.

I tried briefly in Win 7. It shows up a menu shadow artifact line,
above top right corner.
Something does not like the way I cut right column down a bit?
To get rid of the line, disable the "menu shadow" in the "Menu look" tab.
Also in Win7, the selection color stays grey, always :(

Tried with CSM 4.0.2 on Win7/8 Works best in Win8.
Not compatible with most older versions of CSM. Will only partially work.
After downloading file, paste in skins folder. Exit CSM, restart CSM,
and go to "Start Menu Style" tab. Pick Classic or Classic two columns.
Pick "Carbon Steps" in Skin tab.

ps. Feel free to change anything in this skin, especially my errors,
as it's just an experiment.
Sometimes errors can lead to new ideas. When I accidently put the wrong figures for slices for single column,
it squeezed the edge up. This made the 3D depth appear shorter.
It worked for single, but not 2 column, so I made screen shot bitmaps of it all instead.
Nothing is permanent, everything changes:)

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Author:  Monster212 [ Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

Just wanna say awesome skin i love it. i signed up to the forums just so i could thank you for this skin....... :D

Author:  juniper7 [ Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

Hey, that's nice. Thanks

Author:  stbenj [ Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

thanks for this nice skin love black skin so i will make this my permanent start menu skin unless you make another black skin again,

one request, could you add a caption option for this skin, i'm not a techie guy so i will request for it (dont know how).


Author:  juniper7 [ Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiment #3 Carbon Steps

Here you go :P
I never added caption text to a skin script before, so was a head scratcher.
I made the simple stretched caption area, and decided to push it some more,
as I got some free time away from work.

So there are 3 slightly different variation caption areas.
Flat extension, flat with trench edge, and a curvy classy "crown molding" type.

Don't think I can ever get that nice sheen, like on the right side.
That was made by fluke. Hope I can make more of those splicing mistakes in future :lol:

Best to go to those artists over on Deviant for more CSM menus.
I came across ones posted there, but not here.

Oh shizzlenits, the " add left edge" radio buttons just locked up on me
...reset skin, restarted CSM, seems ok now? If other users get same issue, let it be known.
Either I missed something, bug, or full moon!

Back again. I made a minor change to Main opacity.
Changed from alpha to region. That way, menu shadow can be used, with out the line above.

Just tried on Win7. No button lockup :P

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