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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 pm 
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No Frills Opaque [7 style white split]

Skin options are like this:
No live singers at Starbucks, and no triple, venti, half sweet, non-fat, caramel macchiato drink.
It's only like a plain coffee with cream. The skin has minimal options.

I made it for Win 10, because somedays the glass color is too saturated.
The menu has a little white mixed in, to desaturate the glass color.

I guess this skin might stop working, as next Win 10 update is coming next month?
Na na na na

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:10 am 
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I stretched the search box at each end to match the first column,
and put a minuscule bit of color on jump view.

Edit: I now think I will have to add another option to have menu brighter, and brighter, until it's atomic bright, with black text,
so it's like on the "Metro Variations", but have it as glass, not Metro color text.

Edit: I removed the older version, and put the final renamed skin here.
Now it's called "Opaque Light White Split",
because it now has one frill option to boost menu glass brightness.
I removed the small amount of glass color on jump view,
as depending on what color was showing, it would either be too much color,
or not enough. It's stuck on one grey-blue color now.


EDIT: Updated picture
EDIT: Added Pastel cream option (same as Metro color SystemAccentLight3)
EDIT: Finally,
added two color shade options that instead of the white mix, they are the grey mix.
They mute the original saturated max glass color.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:56 am 
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beau thème, et joli commentaire !
attendons cette mise à jour ...

beautiful theme, and nice comment !
let's wait for this update ...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am 
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Hey Pipalou50.
It's a bit like Vista search box. I wanted to have blur transparent option,
but in order to have blur color on the first column, it makes blurry black text,
because Clear Type gets turned off when Fullglass opacity applied, so I skipped it.

After all these years we have been coming to this Classic Shell web site,
along with the experiments we made at skinning,
I'm still dumbfounded by the way glass color masks work. :lol:

There appear to be different ways of combining red (glass color),
and green(white color).

It's like there is a nonlinear, and linear curve way,
of adding glass/white proportions.

On this skin, I opted for adding small amounts of the green mask, to the high red mask value.
Example: 255 red with 104 green.
If I used 151 red with 104 green, the color saturation amount seen on screen would be different.

Here are different examples:
To get white color on screen, I can have 0 red mask with 255 green mask,
or 255 red mask with 255 green mask.
It looks like once total combined red green value goes past 255,
the parameters change to nonlinear curve, like a gamma curve.

Anyway, I don't want to play around with the skin anymore.
I probably should have kept the total combined red green mask values to be no more than 255,
for I see I keep getting the same bright color tint, even though the dark taskbar color tint changes.

Oh well, every skin is an experiment. Kind of like a lottery. Win a little, lose a lot. :lol:
As you can see by all my ramblings, I drank some strong coffee this morning. :)

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