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OS Minimal v2 by dobee OS Minimal v2 by dobee
OS Minimal v2
Minimal Visual Style with an "Old School" or Classic look and feel

Includes wall and custom click sound

Changelog version 2:
New startbutton
Added new color schemes black, orange, green, violet

Get styler toolbar theme here

Get winamp classic skin made by j0yrex here

To use the theme get a UXTheme Patcher:
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anggaFSP Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
inspired me in ( Link )
Luksy78 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
i want this for win7 :)))
jeff1309 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
TheCatcher1977 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Yes, please! porting it to Windows 7!
econic-media Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Would you consider porting this to windows 7? I love this skin but I can't use it on Windows 7.
Ejery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Not working on Windows XP Professioanl (SP2)
MissPride Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
classy. i agree with the start ment button comment - perhaps a smaller, unadorned square... thanks for all the links to related application skins. pity that the styler link is dead, though.
scy00013 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Nice, clean, simple. Though it's not easy to find a theme with these attributes these days, i'm very happy i found this one. Well done, Startmenu could look a bit more 'leet' ;-)
renat-s Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Very Nice Dobbee thanx for share
Boyoungirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
but good

Glasouija Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006   Interface Designer
This visual style is awesome.

I am currently using it, it looks amazing.

You should get a award for this.

Look forward to see more of your work.
jayosh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
got it.... :O
jayosh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
very nice work! although when I try and run the skin it give me this:

The visual styles could not be applied. Unspecified Error

any help with this is welcome.
Delenir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this supposed to work on Media Centre Edition?
AMCDeathKnight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Nice work, I luv it
Aukon Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
Fantasic Visual style. I am using it right now.

Where could I get the ObjectDock skin background?
mester Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Nice work!
gabrielxavier Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Very smooth, any way I could request that you do a Firefox visual style to match this?
yhancik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, clean, simple
i like it :)

i've switched to xp recently, but so far it's my favourite style

although i'm not a big big fan of the stripped title bar, actually

i also wish the Start menu had maybe a nicer icon

and that the mhh.. how to explain ?
you know, when the systray is hiding some icons there's some arrow << for showing all
in you style, it only displays when the mouse is over it.. so it might be confusing sometimes.. at first sight, you don't really know if there are hidden icons or not

but still, i'll keep using that style ;)
so good work :thumbsup:
Nappi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005   Photographer
I love the new colours! This is still the best visual style I have seen.

I prefer the old startbutton, though. Is it possible to make a modification with new colour schemes and old start button?
Phmall Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
this is just awesome. and i really like the colours added to the v. 2
trinityz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
great... nice work!!!!
sisiphus00 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
i like it...good work :)
Akumal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
love it.
j0yrex Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
huh, impressive :+favlove:
teh-nam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
<3 it!+ fave!
C-Volume Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Very well done! keep it up! :meditate:
foottuns Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
how can u install this theme?
corruptsoulx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
im having trouble getting it to work. the theme gets the background to show right, but when I select it in the themes tab, the apearance tab just goes black. the start button wont change...
donatj Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the look... too many people go far too complex
snakelake66 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
yes, good job...
i like it very much
Fatboy72 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Hobbyist
Nice old skool feel. :peace: I made a wall to compliment this style [link] :)
NSOrg Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
Fine Work you dobee
dobee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
but i'll do my best when I have time available
dobee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
since theres many requests I might add more colors but I dont have time to spare at the moment
elipsoid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
Very nice, also reminds me of HmmXP. I just wish there was a different start button...
jazzle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005
exactly what I'm looking for.
any other colour options though?
hombre-cz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work :worship:

my new :+fav: :+favlove:
pimpsallad Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005   Photographer
If that is yz dock, could you point me to the skin?

Nice theme too :P
dobee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
object dock

The icons are Milkanodised
fr33kshow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
VERY nice your best VS ever!
xiaohao11 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
I like it very much, but I think more color schemes would be good.
Peyo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
This got me off HmmXP :D now let the modding begin and start making colorschemes heh :p +fav
eeZy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005   Interface Designer
mmm... minimal, i love it dobee :)
Sgt-Config Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
i love it...its simple
thuggap Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really really really like this :)
mynimal Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
I like it a lot, but I think more color schemes would be good. :)
jimmy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Looks a little too much like the HmmXP VS.
I like minimal VS's like this though.
supercoco666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Awesome take on classic style, reinventing it. Best style I've seen lately, I'm switching to this one from BlackMesa.

Some suggestions on how it would improve from viewpoint:

- A couple of pixels more height on the caption bar wouldnt hurt, it would make the text label and the close-min-max widgets look not so "squashed" in that tiny vertical space.
- The taskbar items hover state is so tiny that some icons overflow the rectangle, this doesnt look very good to me, maybe using a hover style similar to Black Mesa or Luna Element would look better with an ultra-thin taskbar (the whole taskbar height is changed on the hover state). Or maybe adding a few more pixels height to the taskbar as suggested here so the 16px icons fall inside the hover rectangle.
- The scrollbars look a bit of place with the rest of the window elements, I think they are a bit too beveled compared to the rest of the style's general flatness.
- I love the 1-pixel color border hover effect on drop-down boxes, what about using this same effect to highlight hover states on buttons and tabs too?
LTD602 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Yes, very nice work, dobee, but I too, am in love with your MSN vs.

I use that with the Longhorn alternative mod YZtoolbar theme and ooohhhh baby . . . .

This is actually very nice as well. Very clean and professional.
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