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Finally finshed my Longhorn Skin :lol:
(it's nearly an update on my original XP Skin here)

Screens are taken from Longhorn Alpha Build 4008 :lol:
But i was disappointed with the system icons (same as XP's) so i changed them for Win3D Winter XP icons
(which can be downloaded for your PC here)

I think this is the biggest Home Theme/Skin available, a whooping 15 seperate pages :shock:

(I am planning two other versions of this; 1) a compact version 2) a version incorporating Longhorn's sidebar ;))

Download and enjoy :(

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What is longhorn :?: :oops: , great skin skin anyway RichieM :wink:

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David, Longhorn is (read - going to be) the next version of Windows :shock:

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Oh, cool :lol:

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is it just me or is there not a link for his longhorn skin?

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Are you logged in Myke?
The link's there but you have to be logged in to see them :lol:

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Are you going to do a media player and calling, etc.. skin like was done for XBOX???

BTW Looks incredible!!!

Thanks :lol:

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I like the look of it - and especially the new icons. But one change could really make me use this skin all the time - I would like the bar with the start-menu to be placed at the top the screen - just like Celsol's WinSP... I think it somehow makes the screen look a little bigger, and also less confusing without all the bars on top of each other....

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I agree but would it be possible to keep the start bar at the bottom
like most windows users have
but put the battery indicator at the top.
Richie M any chance of doing this please?

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oh, and chris, dont forget, if you do extra screens for info, alert, exclamantion etc then you can add the registry settings straight from the installer :wink:
erm, in case you dont know how to do it (maybe you do already) here is an example....

<characteristic type="Registry">

<characteristic type="HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftShellRai:ErrorBox">

<parm name="BKBitmapFile" value="IPSMApplication DataHomeerror.gif" datatype="string" />

</characteristic>

</characteristic>

i'm gonna be doing similar with my sound themes and other tweaks soon so that people dont have the boring task of adding the reg settings one by one.

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oh, and chris, dont forget, if you do extra screens for info, alert, exclamantion etc then you can add the registry settings straight from the installer :wink:

Who's Chris m8? But great minds think alike i was going to package this with the Fembot sounds but time got the better of me :lol:

but put the battery indicator at the top


Ashley, unfortunately, they multi-screens and selections work you cannnot have a display only (ie Battery Indicator) at the top :D you'll find that all the other multi-screen displays only show the IconBar at the top on one page, this makes it so if you wanna see it you have to go back to a cerntain page. I just prefer it my way, cos then no matter what page your on you can see your battery & network status :(

But one change could really make me use this skin all the time - I would like the bar with the start-menu to be placed at the top the screen - just like Celsol's WinSP... I think it somehow makes the screen look a little bigger, and also less confusing without all the bars on top of each other....


The compact version will be "less confusing" and the Side-Bar version should be out later today :lol: - as for the start-menu at the top :? i think i might do that in a different version (yes i guess it makes the screen look bigger but thats only cos you don't have so much information shown) ;)

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Cheers for the reply ;) shows how much I know about making homescreens :lol:

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So hows the DOS skin coming along :lol:

Excellent looking skin though mate i have to say, and sorry for blowing your cover before ;)

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Quick question for Richie.

Excellent skin.

I'm trying to swap screen 15 (Mobile Device screen) to be my first screen. I naively cut and pasted the xml for screen 15 over screen 1. Amazingly this almost worked. The only problem is when i scroll back up to screen 1 from menu screen 2, only half the screen gets drawn (LHScrn15a.gif appears to not have been drawn). Any clues?

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Quick question for Richie.

Excellent skin.

I'm trying to swap screen 15 (Mobile Device screen) to be my first screen.  I naively cut and pasted the xml for screen 15 over screen 1.  Amazingly this almost worked.  The only problem is when i scroll back up to screen 1 from menu screen 2, only half the screen gets drawn (LHScrn15a.gif appears to not have been drawn).  Any clues?


Thanks Justin, unfortunately i don't think that will work; for the reason i gave to awarner above - but i'll have a play and see what i can do :lol:

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Thanks Justin, unfortunately i don't think that will work; for the reason i gave to awarner above - but i'll have a play and see what i can do :lol:


Yep, sorry m8 no can do ;) it's because when you scroll back it stops at the last/first (can't remember which way round it works :roll:) "selection" field - "carrier" is display only.

The only way round it would be to delete the top carrier field, merge 15a and 15b.gif's and increase the size of the message field accordingly :|

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Does MS Frontpage work with XML or do you have to write in XML to make a homepage? Or is there another app. like Frontpage to write hompages?

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Does MS Frontpage work with XML or do you have to write in XML to make a homepage? Or is there another app. like Frontpage to write hompages?


There isn't a WYSIWYG editor for homepages m8, you have to code em by hand (there are XML editors out there but i don't bother with them cos really they only colour code the code), i just use good old NotePad :shock:

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Ur skin is far better than any that i have generated, (so far!!! :wink: ) but i was just wondering if there was anyway to increase the quality of the text as it looks a little cramped, perhaps theres too much? Just a personal opinion, otherwise Longhorn skin rocks! Colours are spot on! One final thing, love the tasks changing at the bottom of the screen but is there any way to move the GRPS logo??

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On which page Brody?
I've got a new version of this coming out shortly ;)

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