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Published on July 14, 2008 By ZubaZ In OS Customization
I was chatting with Niel and the question came up of what features/functions/etc were still missing from SKS6 that were there for SKS5.  Why are the two version still needed to create a skin?

So here is your chance to let him know what's missing. 
  • Are there times you have to go back or forth?  What for? 
  • Are there times you have to go into the code because there's no UI for it in SKS6?
  • Any thing else that might be keeping you from converting over?
Let's try to keep replies short and sweet so Niel can review them and address items if he can.  Also, let's not post things you don't like about SKS6 (like "I wish I could click on the preview and go to that section"); that's a separate post. 

Thanks!

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on Jul 14, 2008
Neil   
on Jul 14, 2008
[EXTRAIMAGES]
Image=SkinName\extra_image.bmp

That contains the resize graphics placed in the lower right corner of a window.

Throbbers for the toolbar icons. (The animated windows flag in the upper right corner of Explorer in XP). This is listed as "Experimental" in SKS5.

[usericon]
This was also an "Experimental" setting in SKS5, where you can force a custom user pic to apply with a theme.

It also appears that for [PleaseWait.BackgroundPerPixel] - the options for:

TextShift=value
TextShiftY=value

are missing. They could be added under an "Extra" tab.

It would also be nice to be able to edit more under the [Personality] section. There was a section for this in SKS5. Or at least have it collected all in one place, in stead of all over the place in various sections in SKS6.

And to be able somewhere in SKS to add the UIFlashMode=1 code for Vista and on the buttons affected, be able to add NoFlash=1 with a checkbox under an "Extra" tab as in other places in SKS.

I think that's it for now I can think of.
on Jul 14, 2008
Oh, and for the record, I don't use SKS5 any more. Been using SKS6 for a loooong time now. I edit the code for the parts I still can't edit in SKS6, as mentioned above.
on Jul 14, 2008
Add a apply button to the color and font screens.

SKS5 had a direct link button to the skin folder in explorer. Would be a helpful feature in SKS6.

I sent a email to stardock support that has gone unresponded to.. see info here.

WWW Link

I have gotten very used to SKS6 and almost never open SKS5.

on Jul 14, 2008
[EXTRAIMAGES]
Image=SkinName\extra_image.bmp


Thanks, Lasse! I spent hours searching for that bit in sks6! Finaly edited by opening the skin folder  . All the time thinking to myself that I was a dope for not seeing it in sks.

Add a apply button to the color and font screens.


Ditto that

I only use sks6. But so far only for skinning Vista......

By the way, is there the option to import sections into an exsisting skin in sks6. Like import startpanel A into WB B?
on Jul 14, 2008
Add a apply button to the color and font screens.


  

SKS5 had a direct link button to the skin folder in explorer. Would be a helpful feature in SKS6.


  


I still use 5 to skin XP fully.. and 6 for Vista.. both work just peachy for me.  
on Jul 15, 2008
The 'missing' functions in SKS6 have been noted many times in various threads already.
on Jul 15, 2008
Fonts for Classic Widgets.
on Jul 15, 2008
The 'missing' functions in SKS6 have been noted many times in various threads already.
But this is the one Neil is going to be looking at. 
on Jul 29, 2008

Hmmm . . not as much as I understood it to be.  Cool. 

on Jul 29, 2008
Well, yes & no.
on Jul 31, 2008
Did Neil ever show up to read his thread?
on Aug 01, 2008
I am everywhere
on Aug 01, 2008
extra images (those little dots in the corner) I haven't found that, don't think it is there?
on Aug 04, 2008
I am everywhere


I knew that.
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