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#1 komalo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:09 AM

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Border Skin is a free portable software to skins the windows borders by skins composed of png images with the support of several aero features like Blur, Reflection and Breadcrumbs .

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0.2.9

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Older Versions
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For More Border Skin Resources: [link]

Edited by komalo, 08 August 2010 - 03:37 PM.


#2 Syzygy

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:29 AM

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= Bullshit

You should probably change the Logo, other than that; the program is great. Needs some touch-ups though :)

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:12 AM

The logo looks like dragonball. Not yet tried at this point.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:22 AM

hahah nice logo :D

So this is basically the same as truetransparency, glass2k etc?

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

LMAO at the logo (BS + Dragon Ball) However the app looks promising. I'll try it asap when boot on xp later :D thanks downloading

#6 Syzygy

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

hahah nice logo :D

So this is basically the same as truetransparency, glass2k etc?

It's TrueTransparency with his version of "Blur". Glass2k only does the Taskbar, this one doesn't skin the Taskbar, only Borders

Edited by Syzygy, 16 April 2009 - 11:37 AM.


#7 coldemone

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:02 PM

NOOO! Ugly file sharing sites! Mediafire is much better imo.

#8 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:35 PM

Is it stabler than true transparency ?? I feel lazy right now to try this ...

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:46 PM

:)
I am usuary of the TrueTransparency, the best one but with some than another occasional problem in my PC. Even so he is the best one.

Border Skin
Once unloaded and executed. It shines very cool, he is beautiful, the windows drag fine with relative smoothness with some defect during dragging or when changing of position in the writing-desk but it is not problem (also TrueTransparency). He is excellent and in my PC around consumes 6000 to 5000 kb. Wonderful!

I have a question?
it´s compatible with TrueTransparency skins.
it seems logical?
:)

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:53 PM

will download while in virtualbox to try out in XP.

why not just get a dA account, and host the files there? also, he will have access to a bigger target audience.
[edit] needs .net framework. so i wont download and install. dont want my virtual hdd getting to full, i have it as a fixed size.
makes me think of taking project metaknight in to a full app. [/edit]

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

NOOO! Ugly file sharing sites! Mediafire is much better imo.

+1
I hate waiting!

Is blur algorithm efficient?

*downloaded*

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Please add the blur to the taskbar as well, this would cut down on programs and make your instantly the most popular. The blur is amazing and light wieght.

Edited by PurplePeopleEater, 16 April 2009 - 02:06 PM.


#12 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:10 PM

The application does look promising but needs some work. Following are a few things which I want to point out to make it better: :)

1. The bottom part of window contains an ugly background.
2. Titlebar buttons get cut-off in maximized windows.
3. Maximize button doesnt change to Restore button in maximized windows.
4. Not compatible with Adobe Photoshop, each toolbar shows all 3 titlebar buttons.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

So we have a TrueTransparency competitor? Awesome! :D
Welcome to WinMatrix komalo.

#14 Liskiller

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

Looks pretty good.

#15 komalo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

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= Bullshit

You should probably change the Logo, other than that; the program is great. Needs some touch-ups though :)

The logo looks like dragonball. Not yet tried at this point.


yes , the problem that i didn't have an idea for a logo so i made this but it is definitely on my ToDo List

NOOO! Ugly file sharing sites! Mediafire is much better imo.


uploading now on mediafire ......

+1
I hate waiting!

Is blur algorithm efficient?

*downloaded*

1 request

Please add the blur to the taskbar as well, this would cut down on programs and make your instantly the most popular. The blur is amazing and light wieght.


okay ,i will see what i can do about it

Is it stabler than true transparency ?? I feel lazy right now to try this ...


it's a beta version so i won't considered it very stable , but it hardly crashes

:)
I am usuary of the TrueTransparency, the best one but with some than another occasional problem in my PC. Even so he is the best one.

Border Skin
Once unloaded and executed. It shines very cool, he is beautiful, the windows drag fine with relative smoothness with some defect during dragging or when changing of position in the writing-desk but it is not problem (also TrueTransparency). He is excellent and in my PC around consumes 6000 to 5000 kb. Wonderful!

I have a question?
it´s compatible with TrueTransparency skins.
it seems logical?
:)


well it's not fully compatible because some images doesn't have the same name
but i will add a support for TrueTransparency and WindowBlinds Themes

will download while in virtualbox to try out in XP.

why not just get a dA account, and host the files there? also, he will have access to a bigger target audience.
[edit] needs .net framework. so i wont download and install. dont want my virtual hdd getting to full, i have it as a fixed size.
makes me think of taking project metaknight in to a full app. [/edit]


i tried but i always get the banned page ,if any one can help me create
an account becouse it seems that my ip range is blocked in dA

The application does look promising but needs some work. Following are a few things which I want to point out to make it better: :)

1. The bottom part of window contains an ugly background.
2. Titlebar buttons get cut-off in maximized windows.
3. Maximize button doesnt change to Restore button in maximized windows.
4. Not compatible with Adobe Photoshop, each toolbar shows all 3 titlebar buttons.



okay , Will Be Fixed in the next version

Looks pretty good.


So we have a TrueTransparency competitor? Awesome! :D
Welcome to WinMatrix komalo.

Thank you all

Edited by komalo, 16 April 2009 - 04:37 PM.


#16 SamiWiecieKto

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

Is it stabler than true transparency ?? I feel lazy right now to try this ...

I doubt that anything that uses injected hook is stable...unless You are expert in bug handling xD

makes me think of taking project metaknight in to a full app.

If I can advice something - work on something other than this - it's really boring and annoying to work those projects...at last I got such feeling after 3 weeks fight :angry: I would rather write in that time working AI...

Unless You have it already prepared - then go ahead! :D Else it lose of time... :cry:

The application does look promising but needs some work. Following are a few things which I want to point out to make it better: :)

1. The bottom part of window contains an ugly background.
2. Titlebar buttons get cut-off in maximized windows.
3. Maximize button doesnt change to Restore button in maximized windows.
4. Not compatible with Adobe Photoshop, each toolbar shows all 3 titlebar buttons.

Seriously...what did You expect? (read below)

So we have a TrueTransparency competitor? Awesome! :D

... aren't You people getting overexcited?


and now interesting part:
1. Cheers Eye Pie :) - You know what I will say: didn't work at all :P XD crashed at start (believe me I have .NET)
2. Funny thing...FastAero edit: sorry for writing it with small letters- typing fast ^-^' source is available if one can find it...on the first look I can see some "technical issues" one need to face while writing this kind of software...
3. declaring a lot of unused variables (all those wm etc.) - sure very professional...assume code is same quality [if someone want check just use notepad on exe - skilled person will notice what I said]
4. Gambare (jap. do Your best!) I've always liked competition :)

Edited by SamiWiecieKto, 16 April 2009 - 04:49 PM.


#17 komalo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:54 PM

fast aero source is available if one can find it...on the first look I can see some "technical issues" one need to face while writing this kind of software...

i read the source code and it wasn't for the last version of it (FastAero 1.3) so there must be some "technical issues"

didn't work at all :P XD crashed at start (believe me I have .NET)

which version ?

#18 SamiWiecieKto

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

i read the source code and it wasn't for the last version of it (FastAero 1.3) so there must be some "technical issues"

I would love to reply to sentence above, but - as I'm not native speaker and Firefox dictionary saves my day - could You reformulate Your sentence? :) I don't want to reply in wrong context :D

which version ?

All - not to mention I develop in VB.net, C#, C++ :whistle:

#19 komalo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

I doubt that anything that uses injected hook is stable...unless You are expert in bug handling xD


you are right , since monitoring windows messages is very dangerous but at least i am trying to decrease the ratio of errors and crashes that may happen
not to mention that WindowBlinds uses injected hook

makes me think of taking project metaknight in to a full app.

If I can advice something - work on something other than this - it's really boring and annoying to work those projects...at last I got such feeling after 3 weeks fight :angry: I would rather write in that time working AI...
Unless You have it already prepared - then go ahead! :D Else it lose of time... :cry:

has nothing to do with me


Seriously...what did You expect? (read below)

this the fisrt version (0.1) , Seriously what did You expect of it ?

... aren't You people getting overexcited?

again has nothing to do with me

All - not to mention I develop in VB.net, C#, C++

i was asking about .Net Framwork version ,but since your are a VB.net C#, C++ programmer
i don't think that you will have a problem with starting a vb.net program on your computer .
at least since some one did , also i develop in VB.NET , C++

Border Skin
Once unloaded and executed. It shines very cool, he is beautiful, the windows drag fine with relative smoothness with some defect during dragging or when changing of position in the writing-desk but it is not problem (also TrueTransparency). He is excellent and in my PC around consumes 6000 to 5000 kb. Wonderful!


Edited by komalo, 16 April 2009 - 06:09 PM.


#20 Lefreut

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

The app looks promising but I can't launch the exe :no:

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