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Aero Xtreme for ViStart Beta
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Published: November 24, 2009
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Aero Xtreme for ViStart
Beta Preview - Black Glass Edition

The greatest skin ever made for ViStart!

Available today for Aero Xtreme Contributors!
Get it now by donating to the Aero Xtreme Project [link]
Even the smallest donation can help!

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About ViStart...
ViStart 2.0 by Lee-Soft brings a hole new Start Menu that almost perfectly emulates the Windows 7 Start Menu. Completely redesigned, this version is stable, works very well and is worth a try for sure! With the right skin, it's a real winner for XP users!

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Download the latest ViStart [link]
Download Aero Xtreme for ViStart: Donate [link]

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ViStart Features
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style Search Feature
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style Shutdown Button
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style Shutdown Options
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style Rollover Images
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style All Programs List
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style User Picture (changeable)
:bulletblue: Windows 7 style Start Orb

Aero Xtreme for ViStart Updates and Add-ons
:bulletgreen: Required registry keys for optional 'Downloads' and 'Games' items automatically added to the Registry via the new installer
:bulletgreen: Moved Start Orb 4 pixels to the right so that it appears centered like in Windows 7
:bulletgreen: Updated the installer to a user centric dialog
:bulletgreen: Added support for slim taskbar (top & bottom)
:bulletgreen: Fixed issue where Orb would be cut when in the bottom and top taskbar slim positions
:bulletgreen: Added support for top taskbar positioning
:bulletgreen: Added a second set of rollover images optimized for top taskbar positioning
:bulletgreen: Optimized all rollover images to be positioned precisely like in Windows 7 (for top and bottom taskbar positions)
:bulletgreen: Optimized user picture position
:bulletgreen: Updated Network icon with correct image
:bulletgreen: Added Downloads.png icon
:bulletgreen: Added missing UserFolder.png icon (2 variations)
:bulletgreen: Added 2 separator lines in the right pane
:bulletgreen: Moved 'Run...' at the bottom of the places list
:bulletred: RTM Black Glass (from Aero Xtreme 7 XP [link]) instead of the default RC style Sky Color
:bulletred: Updated Orb images (pressed state now correct)
:bulletred: Can list up to 13 recently used programs instead of 11
:bulletred: Added 'Devices and printers' in the places pane
:bulletred: Added arrow for Recent Items
:bulletred: Added option to replace 'Shut down' button with 'Log off' button
:bulletred: Updated several rolleover images that were not correct (Computer, Network, Connect To, Recent Items)
:bulletred: Ajusted User Picture Glass position (up 3 pixels)
:bulletred: Moved left pane hover image up by 1 pixel for perfect positioning of top item
:bulletred: Changed 'All Programs' arrow with correct Windows 7 image
:bulletred: Corrected Shutdown Menu Items (i.e., Standby > Sleep; Shutdown > Shut down; Log Off > Log off; Switch User > Switch user)
:bulletred: Includes other PNG icons for further customization (e.g., Games)
:bulletpurple: Black Glass adapts to any background (including white) and Start Menu text remains readable even without blur
:bulletpurple: Comes with a quick installer that changes the skin from the default blue to Aero Xtreme black glass in less than 3 seconds with the option to restart ViStart.

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Featured wallpapers

:icontiffanyanddave: Top Wallpaper by =tiffanyanddave [link]
:iconbalderoine: Bottom Wallpaper by =Balderoin [link]

Many thanks to these 2 great deviants!

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A lot of hard work has gone into this skin. If you would like to try out the first beta of Aero Xtreme for ViStart, please consider donating [link] It would be greatly appreciated! You will get a download link as soon as you donate (within 24 hours). And remember, even the smallest donation can help!

The public release of Aero Xtreme for Vistart will be available in a few weeks at the same time that Aero Xtreme 7 XP RC2 is released.

A big thanks to all of those who have already donated to the Aero Xtreme Project. It is appreciated more than you can imagine!

Comments are welcome :)

Thanks,

Ian, Developer & Co-owner
InTime Applications Inc.
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Comments (48)
andres260594's avatar
wow
thanks a lot
this is the best vistart (and most realist) than i see until now
again thanks a lot for bring to me the beta version
Its a great aplication
If is possible i wanna be a contributor in a year or 2 years (cause i am 17 years old) and iam waiting for final version again thanks a lot
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IanITAInc's avatar
I am glad that you are enjoying it! Even though I wanted to improve this skin further, it will remain as a beta. I regrettably don't have the time to update any of my work. Furthermore, I have updated to Windows 7 a while ago making it kinda useless for me to continue to do Win 7 style skins for XP. With that said, I hope that the beta is acceptable and that you will be able to enjoy it for a little while... Thanks for your kind words! I appreciate it! :)
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TheSpyMan13's avatar
What if you actually can't donate anything and don't have a paypal account?
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IanITAInc's avatar
If you're really interested, send me a note with your email address and I can send you the pre-beta version.
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IanITAInc's avatar
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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TSR-Pr's avatar
nice work mate, it's excellent, especially the search. does the search actually work though?
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IanITAInc's avatar
Thanks! Yes, it does work... Really well!
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TSR-Pr's avatar
wow, that is great! all of your projects are ;]
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IanITAInc's avatar
Thanks a lot! But I only did the skin. ViStart is by Lee-Soft.com.
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NotoriouS-GrafiX's avatar
Even though I have Windows 7, good job :+fav:
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IanITAInc's avatar
Thanks! I am still improving it and adding support for top taskbar placement...
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NotoriouS-GrafiX's avatar
Man I don't know how you do any of your stuff as far as making it do certain things. All I understand is the graphics lol
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IanITAInc's avatar
A lot of practice and testing goes into everything that I do. And that is why it often takes more time to get things perfect!
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balderoine|Professional Interface Designer
Looking nice but I think you forgot to add separators :).. but here use these if you like: [link] they're very accurate guaranteed ;)
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IanITAInc's avatar
I tried and ViStart doesn't support it... In Windows 7, a separator occupies about 5 pixels causing the above item to move up by 1 pixels and the item beneath down by 2 pixels. But this does not occur in ViStart cause there is no image or space reserved for separators.

Nonetheless, I have inserted a separator between Videos and Recent Items and another between 'Connect To' and 'Control Panel'.

Although not perfect, it does look acceptable. I will upload a new screenshot reflecting this soon.

Thanks for the separator. I have one almost identical to yours...
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balderoine|Professional Interface Designer
I personally think there should be a separator somewhere, it doesn't matter what color, shade, or opacity. It just makes it look more authentic and usable instead just a row of text.
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I agree with you... 2 separator lines have been added in the actual png Start Menu graphic - not perfectly but it still looks good.

Thanks for your valuable input :)
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Gutuu|Student Interface Designer
Excellent!
Im using it now :)
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IanITAInc's avatar
ViStart 2.0? or Aero Xtreme for ViStart? Just wondering cause Aero Xtreme for ViStart has not been publicly released yet...
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Gutuu|Student Interface Designer
When can we to use the final version?
:typerhappy:
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IanITAInc's avatar
Sometime in December - about at the same time that Aero Xtreme 7 XP RC2 is released.

Thanks for your interest Gutuu!
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Gutuu|Student Interface Designer
I reply mee...
"I want use it"

Sorry ;)
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Gutuu|Student Interface Designer
i wanna using it now*
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