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Author:  juniper7 [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Googleized Opaque [7 style]

Googleized Opaque [7 style] for CSM 4.3.0

I borrowed the buttons, etc from the screenshot of Google image search.
It's kind of dark. Might not be useful on some LCD displays,
especially if the taskbar is at the top. The selector button could be difficult to see.
I made the hover text color white to help discern.
There are no white submenus in this skin. They are banned. :lol:


EDIT: Ok, now it's revB.

Most horizontal separators can butt up against the vertical line.


This is the only way that I know of by extending the separators further than the bitmaps padding.
Maybe some simply worded text and - number? I bet Ivo knows.
There had to be some compromises along the way, to achieve that look, as it's a sneaky way to do it.
Like the small offset search box button, vertically offset arrows and spaces in between 1st column entries.
The submenu offset(part of the submenu that lays on top of selector button), is chaotic, because of too many variables going on.

The option can be selectively turned off.

I thought adding all the extra button images with extra invisible padding, would increase the file size a lot. Nope.
Due to no texture, and using good old png, skin file size is 90 KB.

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Author:  Jcee [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Googleized Opaque [7 style]

I like it; one thing I might suggest is to tweak your dividers to go all the way to the edge, as per your screenshot :)

Author:  juniper7 [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Googleized Opaque [7 style]

I guess dividers, you mean the horizontal separators butting up against the vertical?

At the early stages, I copied everything over. See picture.
I think I left some of the bitmaps in there somewhere.
Pretty much everything got overwritten, so it would be hard to go back,
and I never figured out how to stop the search box button from getting scrunched up.
I ended up just using the Aero 1st column separator everywhere to give some air around them.

If you really, really think I should have the separators touching for main/submenus, I'll do it.
Will just take a while.

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Author:  Jcee [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Googleized Opaque [7 style]

Yes the horizontal separators :P
Nah it looks good as is; I just know some people are sticklers or accuracy and thought id mention it.

Author:  juniper7 [ Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Googleized Opaque [7 style]

I'm one of those people.
Depending on what mood I'm in, I can be very picky one day, or nonchalant the next day. :lol:
I decided to put back in the wider separators, working on it right now.

Looking at original Google image search again in a full window size, the horizontal black line butts up on left,
but has free space on right.
If someone wanted to, they could just make part of separator transparent on the right side.
I think I will keep it symmetrical for this menu though.

I didn't carry over the far right button correctly, as I had unintentionally put a small brightness edge on it.
I like it better that way, so no change.
Will probably finish tonight, or Friday.

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