AMANA2 is Released!LSAMANA2 is Released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
Windows 8 Start Screen for Windows XP, Vista and 7Walkthrough Video of Windows 8 Start ScreenWindows 8 Start Screen for Windows XP, Vista and 73 years ago in Personal More Like This
No Key required now. Just click on download button above. Download and run the setup.
Other Cool Skins
3DCC - Windows Classic Theme Color ChangerFinally found a download link for the oldschool 3DCC, a color changer utility for windows classic type themes.3DCC - Windows Classic Theme Color Changer5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many thanks goes to bernadinho over at pixelfuckers for sharing the dropbox.
Blackbox Tutorial - Part I: The ShellOK, I finally realize I can't postpone this anymore - the interest runs high and if I wait for more corrections and additions I will probably never submit it. So, here is my Blackbox Tutorial. It ain't perfect, it ain't complete, but it will do for the time being...Blackbox Tutorial - Part I: The Shell11 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are 3 parts, so far - The Shell, The Plugins, and The Styles. Knowing me, will probably add more on the way...
Have fun and happy Blackboxing!
OK, I have two sets of instructions for Blackbox - the short one and the loooong one. I am sure most people will read the short one, tho the long one is more detailed and safer. Here we go...
The short one
1) Dowload Blackbox for Windows. There are three clones: bb4w (http://www.bb4win.org), xoblite (http://www.desktopian.org/bb), and bblean (http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean my personal favorite which I strongy recommend).
2) Create a folder under, say, c: named Blackbox. (clackbox). Unzip the con
tents of the zip file there. Subfolders are created automatica
LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them bothInstalling Litestep on Windows 7 x64LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them both4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need to download some required libraries in order for Litestep to run on
Windows. The libraries are called "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables"
otherwise known as vcredist.exe. What you will need are the 2005, 2005 SP1,
2008, 2008 SP1 to run properly (it is what the Litestep installer will be looking for)
If you currently develop with Microsoft Visual Studio (Express, Web Developer),
whichever version, your libraries should already be in place; though checking
for updates is a good idea. For good reason, I also recommend looking for
"Sec ATL" updates, they contain patches and fixes for possible security flaws within
Microsoft's code source.
I know it sounds funny, but you need to get the x86 (32-bit) and the x64 (64-bit)
installers for this reason: The Litestep program is by default, 32-bit architecture,
however the 64-bit update package (0.25 Alpha and greater) will be a patch after
you install Litestep. The 32-bit libra
How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win7A lot of people ask me how to make TrueTransparency play nice with Windows 7.How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win75 years ago in Personal More Like This
The short answer is: You can... well sort of.
Here are the general problems (I'm going to assume people with Win7 are on the 64-bit version, or Win7 x64).
1) Explorer windows are not skinned (or any 64-bit programs for that matter).
2) Explorer windows skin, but the toolbar is completely transparent.
First, you will need both TrueTransparency x86 and x64.
For your convenience, here is a zip with both (x64 can be hard to find): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7100381/TrueTransparency.zip
To skin all windows, you will need to run both the TrueTransparency.exe in the TrueTransparency x64 AND TrueTransparency x86 folders.
At this point, all windows should be skinned (with the exclusion of "special" windows like Google chrome, Command Prompt, GIMP/Photoshop, Task Manager, etc.
You may notice that the explorer toolbar is completely transparent. There are two workarounds for this.
One involves removing the too
Devious Journal Entry:iconletter-aplz:Devious Journal Entry6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!Happy New Year from deviantART!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
First Application? Newsreader.One of my New Year's Resolutions has been to make at least one functioning application for Windows this year, and I believe I've cornered what it'll be: A newsreader.First Application? Newsreader.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's the one thing I miss, horribly, from the days when I used Firefox. Live Bookmarks were a godsend to be honest. Plug in an RSS reed, get a quick list of headlines, and click them to open them immediately in the browser. My thought is that this could be formed into an application quite simply, with a 'simple' mode of straight headlines in lists, full text then viewable in the application, or linking out to open in your browser.
Giving it a rough once over, I'm thinking the main issues programming wise will be getting the RSS feeds in, parsing them, then making that data plug into a framework that displays them. It'll be interesting to give this a go, but I think I'll aim for getting this done by April, just to give my plenty of cushion to do research, find resources, and experiment.
Also, the "Station Nineteen" referen
How to skin foobar2000How to skin foobar20002 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
I've been asked to write a tutorial on skinning foobar2000, because many f2k users encounter difficulties modifying skins or simply using them. I'm not an expert on the subject, I've started by installing a few skins and trying to understand how that worked ; I still think it's the best way to get a good handle on it, though a long and sometimes frustrating way. I invite you to try and see by yourself, to keep in mind that errors come all along and to share any advice, question, difficulty or anything you want to say, may you be new or expert. I also recommend to read this good tutorial (though it's partly based on outdated PanelsUI), maybe this less developed one, some of the very useful Hydr
Blackbox Tutorial - Part III: The StylesTHE STYLESBlackbox Tutorial - Part III: The Styles11 years ago in Personal More Like This
What makes Blackbox so irresistible, besides the fact that it skins every part of your desktop, including focused/unfocused windows (something that only Blackbox can do) is that there are actually over 5,000 styles (themes) for it available on the net - and this number is growing on a daily basis.
You see, Blackbox has a longer history as a Linux window manager, which means that when Blackbox for Windows appeared, at the middle of 2002, the *nix version was out for at least a couple of years and since the styles were interchangeable between the two platforms, there was already a plethora of themes to be used by the Windows users.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT STYLES
Usually, styles come in zip or text files. When zipped, the files usually contain the style file (a text file), a wallpaper (bmp, jpg, png, u name it), and/or a readme file for the credits, the fonts used, or other goodies. The text files are just the style files, without wallpapers and stuff. Sometimes they don't use the txt
Blackbox Tutorial - Part II: The PluginsOK, so u downloaded Blackbox, u ran ur fist session, u are happy switching styles - and then what? Most hardcore Linux Blackbox users will tell u there is nothing more - there should be nothing more. After all, Blackbox was created as a minimalistic shell. But u do want some buttons on the desktop, a clock, a system meter, perhaps, an audio player...Blackbox Tutorial - Part II: The Plugins11 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is where plugins come in. What started as a minimalistic shell with only two or three plugins, is now a different beast with over 60 plugins and more coming out each week. Plugins are basically little add-ons to the shell that offer many features - u take ur pick. Notice that Blackbox plugins are intended for Windows Blackbox clones only and do not work on other platforms or shells.
HOW TO LOAD PLUGINS
Very easy, if u use BBLean (which I strongly recommend). Right click on the desktop to bring up the menu and then click on Blackbox/Configuration/Plugins/Add Plugin. To load/unload pluggins, click on Blackbox/Configuration/Load/Unload.
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measureLitestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
All My CursorsHere are all my cursors that are free for your useAll My Cursors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just follow my rules, which can be found inside the .zip folder which also contains the cursor itself, and a tutorial on how to customize your cursor
When using my cursors, please read this journal entry.
Find out how to use my cursors on tumblr here.
Black Rock Shooter Meiko Len Kagamine Grell Sutchliff [In Storage] Kaito
Luka Megurine Miku Hatsune Teto Kasane Dead Master Rin Kagamine
Mion Sonozaki Big AlBig Al Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Toeto LukaToeto Luka Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Piko UtatanePiko Utatane Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Rika FurudeRika Furude Cursor by Armor-of-Fire OliverOliver Cursor [updated] by Armor-of-Fire
KaikoKaiko Cursor by Armor-of-Fire LilyLily Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Gakupo KamuiGakupo Kamui Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Misaki AyuzawaMisaki Ayuzawa Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Kiyoteru HiyamaKiyoteru Hiyama Cursor by Armor-of-Fire
Madoka KanameMadoka Kaname Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Ruko YokuneRuko Yokune Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Dan Kuso GenderbendDan Kuso Genderbend Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Wi
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtBest of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Majora's Mask by KurkoBoltsi Moonfall by Archaois
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
Majora's Mask by KirstyCarter
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
FOURFX 13for Windows 7FOURFX 132 years ago in Personal More Like This
for Windows 8
for Rocket Dock
:iconDanlosant: & :iconcathycatchy:
FOURFX 13 by neiio:thumb374096315:
FOURFX13 by novoo
Blackbox for 64-bit Windows? No problemHows it going, guys?Blackbox for 64-bit Windows? No problem3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just posting this to let you guys know that the old bbLean's native 64 bit edition works best on modern (64 bit) Windows 7 operating systems. Makes sense, does it? Probably, but I didn't think of trying it at first, because it's pretty old build. So I thought I'd share my experience
Let me start from the beginning...
I was very sad at first to find out that bbLeanskin window skinning plugin didn't work well on my new PC.
I tried multiple flavors of blackbox and bbLeanskin plugins (such as BlackboxXZ and bbClean). Had success with none of them.
Until I fired up bbLean x64 edition today (you can get it here: http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/)
For some reason I had memories of this version only skinning the 64bit applications. So I was thinking of running ShellWM and bbLean 64 bit. I was wrong however, it skins all windows.
As I mentioned this is a very old variant of the blackbox shell. I haven't so far noticed any problems however.
Works like a charm.
SOTM October: Simply NovaThe winner of the Skin of the Month for October is... Simply Nova by Nova-7-Sev-dd!SOTM October: Simply Nova4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now is also the time to open nominations for Skin of the Month November. Leave your nominations in the comments below and we will take care of the bureaucracy. Please don't forget to read the Skin of the Month rules before nominating.