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steampunk: refined woodwork

as featured on lifehacker:

- fixed stretching problem when used at the bottom of the screen
- lots of re-coloring
- start menu themed to match better
- now uses Tahoma 8pt font
- solid colors for taskbar items (I found I cant really use images effectively for that)

Le me know what you think of the changes, esp. the start menu because it's they only stylistic thing I did on this update. the rest of the work was fixes.

This is me doing some work on nitzua's theme "woodwork" which is actually built on top of "Sandwich" by akka.

nitzua's woodwork theme

akka's sandwich theme

I wanted to use it permanently, but saw that the taskbar and maximize window title still have akka's skin instead of the woodwork look.

I might change a few things and eventually finish the skin or start with a skin that is closer to what works well with this wood look. for now I thought I'd share this with you all because I think it's a really sharp looking skin and I made it "done" enough to be pretty functional. I don't use quicklaunch or "hide inactive icons" - if you don't either I don't think you'll notice much limitation with it.

also check out the Reaper skin "bubinga" and the foobar2000 skin OldStyle by weirdoo - I think they fit right in.

As far as all that moding and porting and whathaveyou - I would say just read whatever rights granted by the other two authors and respect them.
SCREENSHOT information:

rocketdock skin:
Wooden' Dock Skin by ~kampongboy92

Dock label font:
Porcelain by misprinted type (freeware)

Icons of the Library Windows C by ~AiOlorWile

Aether Wallpaper by ~MyScarredHeart (modded with some lightroom tweaks)

here's my modification of it:

Golden Elevish by WIckedDesktop

1. Oriental 24 Hour by Giraffe
2. Pocket Watch by Giraffe

MoxaWeather by moxamax

cpu (system tray)
OrboMeter by Francola

Oxide by TYCUS
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Thanks, so much for this great work 
EmoWolf26's avatar
How to install the icons?!
LPopp's avatar
Love the Visual Style and used it here [link] .
GelberthW7's avatar
how to install it? please reply my comment
LPopp's avatar
Loved the vs and used it here :
leaving the raw diamond jewelry product for finishing, detailing and polishing. As engineering state-of-the-art different metals such as platinum, palladium, titanium, tungsten carbide as well as the gold and material mixture of whitened gold was founded and grew to be additional popular.[link]
Excellent Skin, I installed everything but the clocks, all i got was an ini file and some png images, don't really know what to do with that. Any help would be amazing. Thanks
DirengreyKei's avatar
Install Rainmeter they're skins for that.
jgreywolf's avatar
How can I use this in Windows 7? Looks nice BTW :)
Good Good thanks!!!
BrokenLine1177's avatar
Looks AWESOME, wish it was for mac. xD
pixeltarian's avatar
me too, as I am on a mac now :(
maybe steev jobs will stop being so lame and let macs have themes. did you know they were set to have themes until he came back to apple?!
BrokenLine1177's avatar
didn't know that /sadface
The-True-Faceless's avatar
This stuff is cool, but you should think about actually bundling this stuff into a theme or something, so that we can just download and load it up. But I like the stuff, now to figure out how to put it together.
nicknicks's avatar
I love the work but how do I install the pocket watch? I've been looking but can't find a decent set of instructions. Again great work.
pixeltarian's avatar
you need the app rainlander
Free-Rastaman's avatar
hi there!!!

Hey, i love your Skin!! is awesome!!! Although i have a problem though. Every time i turn off the computer, the skins uninstall automatically. Do you know why this happen? Could you tell me what should i do to fix that?

Thx, I'll appreciate it! :D
i love it!! uhm.. just one question.. how do i install it..? this is for xp right?
pixeltarian's avatar
you need to do what is called a uxtheme.dll patch

if you have service pack 3 use this:

Kherasu's avatar
Wow. Absolutely wow. Although... I do have a request-- Can we get the version of the wallpaper you used? I wouldn't know the first thing about altering the version you linked to look like the version in the screencap.
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