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 Win74 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
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
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)
Litestep Modules!Hey guys,Litestep Modules!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not sure if I've posted these before, but here's a https://www.box.com/s/zf4ef4ax3ph3kvu34y2u to my collection of LS modules, so if you're ever missing a module for an LS theme, try to find it in there.
Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.Install Litestep on Windows 7.Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.Install Lite-step in C:\Program Files AND NOT IT "C:\Program Files (x86) "WRONG"
2.Go to your lite-step installation directory were you have gist installed it "C:\Program Files\litestep" and make litestep.exe a shortcut.
HERE GOES THE COOL EASY AND LAST PART.
First of all run reg-edit and follow this steps.
- Open the Value Named "Shell" and Modify its Value Data from explorer.exe to C:\Program Files\LiteStep\litestep.exe
Reboot your system.
If you wish to uninstall litestep in the future ,you will have to change back the shell value data to explorer.exe otherwise explorer will not run.
Soon as AMANA² litestep theme by *MangoSango will be released this month I will install litestep again on my system and I will record a video of th
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 75 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 measure
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 liteste
Art theft in Steam / Counter-StrikeUPDATE: SIC (the other half of this collaborative gun skin design) has contacted me, saying that he was unaware that this canine piece was copyrighted to me. I don't blame him for this unfortunate event. We're currently working on to solve this, in the best case the Howl items on Steam will not be removed.Art theft in Steam / Counter-Strike9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A rifle with the stolen image:
Original artwork by me:
Someone has stolen one of my artworks to make a custom skin for a gun in a game called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The name of the weapon is CS:GO M4A4 Howling Dawn.
M4A4 Howling Dawn rifle on Steam Workshop
Howling Dawn stickers on St
Successful Attempt is Successful (updated)Successful Attempt is Successful (updated)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But only for my 1152x864 VM.
Should I release a pre-alpha version (i lost my button positions )?
Update: Works for all screen resolutions 800x600 to 2560x1600. Single user only. For x86 Windows 7 SP1 only.
Logon background: http://i.imgur.com/TT16s.jpg (i'm not finished with the apple logo)
To restore, launch Startup Repair, open CMD, type copy authui.dll d:windowssystem32authui.dll (where d: is the drive that is displayed on the top of the startup repair window).
TO FIX: Multi-User Mode, text colors, Shutdown Glyphs
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.
Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and YouI've been beating my head against a wall working on a new suite. The hardest, and most tedious thing has been making the skins resizable. It involves a lot of simple math, and trial and error. Over the course of the next few Workshops I'm going to share some of the things that I've learned about resizing skins, as well as other cool things to do with position formulas and dynamic variables. They'll start off pretty basic and work towards more complicated topics.Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and You4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I keep seeing taskbar skins that fit only one specific desktop resolution. It's possible to make a skin fit any resolution, and usually it's fairly simple. A decent grasp on simple algebra, geometry and arithmetic helps greatly though. The taskbar below fits any resolution. I'm assuming that you're somewhat familiar with Rainmet
deviantART Honors Spirit Day TweetdeviantART Honors Spirit Day4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You might have noticed that deviantART is wearing purple today, as October 20, 2010 marks Spirit Day -- an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying.
While this specific type of bullying has received a lot of media attention as of late, we'd like to bring to light how bullying is a wide-spread problem that impacts everyone -- regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, or profession. And the recent surge of teen suicides associated with bullying can't be ignored or overlooked.
In honor of Spirit Day, deviantART CEO Angelo Sotira ($spyed) took a few minutes to address
RainLexer for Notepad++ updatedAn update to RainLexer, the Rainmeter syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++, is now available. The update fixes a few issues and adds support for new keywords introduced in Rainmeter 2.3.RainLexer for Notepad++ updated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download from poiru.github.com/rainlexer.
Draw Me!?Hey Everybody!!Draw Me!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I think it's about time I made this post.
A lot of you have asked this question: Can I draw you?
And to that I say YESSSS (as long as it's not vulgar or porn)
You are allowed to:
draw, paint, sketch or use my poses as inspiration no problem,
But please let me know when you do and please credit me as the model (link to my DA page would be nice!)
You are not allowed to do (WHATSOEVER):
any photo manipulation, retouching or use my image on a product (specially if you benefit money-wise from it)
All drawings of me will go into my favorites and from time to time I will be featuring the art in my journals
To all those who have already drawn me, thank you very much
Makes me smile everytime and I'm always impressed by your work and honored to have inspired you.
Here are the art works of me that I have found so far!
If I missed any of you let me know!
PS: This is not a critique journal, this is to honor the artist that were so kind to tak the time and d
Transform Online Windows 8 into an appToday, I'm gonna show you how to transform Online Windows 8 into an app (Windows only with IE enabled).Transform Online Windows 8 into an app2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IMPORTANT : IF YOU DO THIS WITH AN OLD VERSION, IT WILL HAVE SOME BIG RENDERING PROBLEMS !!!!!!
Follow these steps :
1) Download latest beta (v2 beta 2) from http://fav.me/d5h2q4r and unzip it
2) Go to the folder called "lockscreen" or "start"
3) Open index.html with notepad
4) Paste the following code after the title tag:
5) Save as index.hta
DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE THE FILE TYPE TO "ALL FILES"
6) Open index.hta
7) Enjoy !!
You might get some script errors, or some small rendering problems, that's because it uses IE rendering engine.
[Workshop] Orbital ClockDOWNLOAD SKIN[Workshop] Orbital Clock4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Orbital Clock displays the time in the circles as well as moves the circles around an orbit like the hands of a clock.
One of the awesome things about Rainmeter is the Calc measure. It allows you to do some really cool things. In this case, move meter around the skin based off of time. The skin is a little heavy on algebra and trigonometry.
This isn't a math lesson, so I'm not going to go too terribly in depth on the equations used.
BGColor is the background color of the 'hands'.
RH is the orbit radius of the Hours. RM is the orbit radius of the Minutes, and RS is the Orbit radius of Seconds.
These are text variables. The Fontsizes determine the sizes of the string in the 'hands'.
Defines the dimensions of the skin. It has to be l
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
Stratiform 4.0 Alpha 1SURPRIIIISE!Stratiform 4.0 Alpha 111 months ago in Personal More Like This
SoapyHamHocks and I started working on Stratiform 4.0 a fair while back but we hit many setbacks including time availability and personal stuff. That plus this is essentially a complete rewrite of Stratiform in every sense.
Check out the screenshots to get a feel for the new UI and options. This new version works quite a bit differently to what you've used in the past but it is much more flexible and just a better platform for us to develop from. It's safe to say there's nothing out there quite like this add-on right now.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Firefox 29.0+ is required (currently in beta). Please note that this release is a very buggy alpha release. We are on
Question and Answer #1 with LaurelleAs promised, here is the first video answering the questions you guys left me on my pollQuestion and Answer #1 with Laurelle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video #2 coming soon!
NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!MY VERY FAVORITE!NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This WeekHere are my top 50 favourite portraits that were submitted to deviantART this week.Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This Week2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A2. by zbuchlak
fairy tale.... by BlackCocktail
forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest by justina-m
Melancholy by ksushiks If there's no tomorrow by fairyladyphotography
self-hatred by NikolasBrummer
strange by LisbethPhotography
thunderbird by NikolasBrummer Nature's own by la-esmeralda
Remember Me by EdgarBerg
Merry Christmas + What is love? LOVE IS...Merry Christmas + What is love?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time, many moons ago, pachunka asked me, "What is love?" I'm not sure the kind of answer he was expecting, but he received the following response:
Pretend that you're hungry. Really, really hungry. Famished. You come home after a long day at work and fix yourself the most perfect sandwich ever. It's the sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- made from the freshest of materials, exactly to your specifications. Just as you're about to take the first bite, your significant other comes through the door and mentions how good the sandwich looks. You then give away your sandwich away without a second thought. This is love.
The holiday season provides an opportunity for people to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things in our lives -- health, family, friends and success. But after a conversation with a good fri
Realistic Video Game Characters by Joshua SummanaRealistic Video Game Characters by Joshua Summana2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The talented UK-based artist Joshua Summana brings video game characters to life in his realistic digital paintings.
Mega man by JoshSummana
M. Bison by JoshSummana
Lara Croft by JoshSummana
Sackboy by JoshSummana
Sub-Zero by JoshSummana
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Urbex 19#Schools...have you ever wandered through a school after hours and felt just a little bit spooked? I have occasionally - and also office blocks, but that's another article! There's something quite eery about empty corridors, empty classrooms and pitch black windows. Join me in exploring the beauty of abandoned schools here on deviantART...Urbex 19#1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
after school ... by FatmeBondage
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to high