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Published: August 10, 2017
Wallpaper Engine from Steam. (Minecraft Flight) Steam Workshop Item
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T-ux's avatar
So you've moved to 10 now huh.  So sad that you stopped making themes for windows now although i can understand the reasons. The theming community went into a wrong way when a lot of great thememakers left or worse... passed away(R.I.P neiio), also cause of paid themes and idiots who think that making a deskthemepack counts as a quality theme :(
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Im going to attempt to get back into theming again. Windows 10 Theme files have changed so much that many window elements have swapped around and the program i use (WSB) does not acknowledge it at all. I have to create a spreadsheet to help me with where what is now. It will take me some time to start digging into this new theme file to find the things I need. Give me some time, i will eventually post a small theme just to work off of as a test one for window 10.
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T-ux's avatar
Ye, hope you're going to at least support all of the redstone versions if you're going to consider making a theme. M$'s frequent update policy kinda doesn't suit me(i shoulda installed the LTSB version :( ), my C: drive is kinda low (37gigs free) so i'm stayin' on anniversary update.

Also good luck on that, the theming community isn't the same without you :)
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Also i dunno if you would do it since you left the theming community, but if you could then may you port the Windows Classic taskbar in SiB++ since it isn't compatible?
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SimplexDesignsARTEdited |Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will look into it. Btw... This is a snippet of what im testing. Adobe CS6 to fit the windows 10 style. :D  i.imgur.com/Xj95SJf.jpg
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T-ux's avatar
ye, it's great :P

also if you're going to port the themes you made for Win8.1 you gotta consider that the titlebar buttons aren't the same than in Win8.1(i prefer calling this Vista-style since the button style started from Windows Vista :P), so that's alas a bad thing. 
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Rob55Rod's avatar
A couple of questions...
a) How did I miss this before now? (More of a rhetorical question tbh)
b) Why drop skinning entirely?
c) Why back to Windows 10?
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
skinning got boring and that section has been hit hard with spam themes by "i dont want to say their name" nothing but ad filled paid themes. XD  

Back on 10 because I missed using an app called "Ear Trumpet" to manage audio coming from all apps and makes it so you can mute ones that dont show up in the mixer. And the fact that my hardware has bad drivers for 8.1 To many blue screens XD 
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Fair enough, if you're getting bored of it, then I wish you the best of luck in finding something more interesting. Shame to hear, though...I've always looked up to your work. What I've seen from you is of extremely high quality, showing thorough attention to detail, something a lot of Visual Style artists don't understand for...some reason.

Shame about those drivers though...hate it when OEM half-assery takes a rock-solid OS and fires cannonballs at it until it splits in half :C

Funny thing is...I'd actually been debating inviting you into the Start9 Insider Program, but I never quite got around to it...guess I should've while I still had the chance .-.
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
I might install a virtual machine and start theming that way. Its also kinda hard to do on my 1440p 144hz monitor. It upscales the dpi to make it easier to see elements/text. It messes with when I want to work with lower dpi stuff. haha

Interesting start menu. I was always fond of that one right before Microsoft axed it for the crap we have today XD
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fjoi234's avatar
you switched back to win10?
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes
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ferenCEO's avatar
So, what's happening themes-wise, you going to make WindowBlinds Themes, Visual Styles, or give up for now?
Also, nice desktop.
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
probably wont get back into skinning XD
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ferenCEO's avatar
Aw... too bad. :(
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WIN7TBAR's avatar
WIN7TBAR|Student Digital Artist
Cool! :D
I would recommend a visual style from DA. :)
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SimplexDesignsART|Hobbyist Interface Designer
nah, they bug out to often on windows 10 XD
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WIN7TBAR|Student Digital Artist
Oh right! :D
Well, I do have some themes (not visual styles, they don't require any theme patchers).

Take Care! :D
WIN7TBAR
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