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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Carryover conversation continued from the Smoked Glass 7 style page.

I made the alpha layer/channel half the values they were, but I left the borders the same as before.

Problem. With only half alpha amount, the smokiness look which is on the RGB layer is reduced by half.
So I made another menu bitmap with twice the RGB values to get the Smoky look back.
I put it as an option.

The weird thing with glass transparency in Window 10 is the more the menu bitmap is low alpha value, the more glass color is boosted.
So even checking the box for "Reduce glass color" there is still color showing.

If this is not enough transparency, I can do the whole process again with lower alpha values. :)
This experiment 7 style skin has middle at now 96/255 alpha layer.
Going lower can affect the text visibility.

We can change the borders be more transparent too.


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File comment: Final renamed upgraded skin.7
Smoky Glass 2xTr revC.skin7 [629 KiB]
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File comment: Testing progression only
Half transparent Smoky Glass revB.skin7 [572 KiB]
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File comment: Really old testing only
Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7 [568 KiB]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:44 am 
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thank you Juniper,

he is perfect like that for me! :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:22 pm 
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It is kind of nice on a lot of my nature background pictures.
If the desktop is too bright all the time(working with lots of open white windows), I find opacity at default 50 looks better than 10.

The dark opaque option is kind of useless now, as it becomes way too dark.
Do you want me to chop it out?

I can put in text shadows if you want?
If so, I can work on it tomorrow.


EDIT: I had time, after all, to put text shadows option in.
I disabled the region text option(Very dark opaque)
Now revB up top.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:13 am 
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thank you Juniper,

you exceed my wishes ! :)
I wish I could put my avatar picture without frame ..

it's possible ? I know you want to windows 7 and this framework ...

so you do not have to do it! ;)

I find that Classic Shell is a nice software and I am happy that Github continues to make it work and update it. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:07 am 
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I promise I will do as you ask, but I will have to do it next week sometime. Busy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:30 am 
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Hello Pipalou50 and others.

The name I made does not match what the skin does.
It says half transparent...WRONG. I'm so stupid sometimes. :lol: The transparency is doubled!

I changed the final name to Smoky Glass 2xTr revC (2 times the original transparency).
It's up top.



Made icon avatar user picture option.

Made a few more square user frame sizes.

Made the skinny white frame similar to StartIsBack.

Made round frames from the square frames.

Lastly added option to fix programs tree box over brightness
when glass blur isn't turned on like on Windows 8

I think that's about it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:41 am 
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thank you Juniper,


without internet for a week, I had not seen your skin :evil:
he is superb and I am happy that you continue to work for CS ! :P
I watch every day, and I'm happy when I find a "new little candy" (the themes) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:31 am 
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Yes, thank you Juniper. Your work is appreciated by many users of Classic Start. Thanks!

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Juniper7's skins are unparalleled, many of them worth bundling with Classic Shell. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Thanks to you too, Gaurav for your post today explaining this site, the rules and help hints. So glad Classic Start is continuing - hope it all continues to go well.

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