Title Bar design

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Title Bar design

Post by kevintrooper » Wed May 09, 2007 6:31 am

hi i dont care anymore! the designs at the other pages r much better
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Post by Z98 » Wed May 09, 2007 7:51 am

These kinds of designs are not at the moment needed, nor would using them be fully supported code wise. What would help is if you tried making a consistent icon scheme. The ones we currently have look terrible. TheCoreh did some initial work and showed them on this thread: http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 59&start=0

Use his work as a basis/inspiration and see what you come up with.

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Post by EmuandCo » Wed May 09, 2007 11:22 am

kevintrooper. Nothing against your work, but without skin support this would not help much. The GUI needs a some rewrite, before we can use skins. Icons would be of more use, as Z98 said.

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Re: Title Bar design

Post by Meklort » Wed May 09, 2007 3:34 pm

kevintrooper wrote:Image
Is there any reason why that looks exactly like my firefox window does currently (using kde's default plastik theme)?

If you do wish to make a theme, you can always make one for windows xp. I believe that ros will be able to use xp themes once it is done.

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Post by .aart3k » Thu May 10, 2007 12:09 am

it is current kde's default theme -.-

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Post by Phobos » Thu May 10, 2007 2:20 am

lol.. yes, it is kde's... noticed it by just looking at the image haha

the problem is not that you make a poll, is the number of useless threads you have started in just a couple of days kevintrooper...

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Post by cmoibenlepro » Thu May 10, 2007 5:10 am

It's KDE... But kde is nice, so it's nice. :roll:

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Post by kevintrooper » Thu May 10, 2007 6:45 am

cmoibenlepro wrote:It's KDE... But kde is nice, so it's nice. :roll:

KDE?
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Post by EmuandCo » Thu May 10, 2007 9:08 am

KDE, you know. K Deskop Environment. A Linux Graphical Environment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Desktop_Environment
http://www.kde.org/

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Post by Switchboy » Thu May 10, 2007 11:47 am

Dear kevintrooper,

May I give you a word of advice? If not I' am going to do it anyway. :P
"Your" desings that you have posted troughout this forum lately have been clear ripoffs of someone else his hard work.
For example this:
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The black bar here is a clear almost 1:1 copy of the Vista bar shown here:
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Now lets say hypothetical that no one saw it and we all liked that design and used it in ReactOS. Then we would have given Microsoft yet another reason to sue ROS.

Now in your first post you said that you've changed but your first post after the change contained a picture wich you claim te be your design but is infact plastic from KDE. Now it could just be, since englisch is not your native tongue, that you meant "Hey look here, what a cool design for a title bar!" instead of "Hey look what i've just created!".

So here is my advice to you, try to do some good toturials, practise a bit and ask some questions around the forum. Most people around here are happy to help you out or at least point you in the right direction. Now everyone is doing hostile or ignoring you because they feel you are wasting their time. And people hate other people who waste thair precious time. :wink:

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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:44 am

We're already copying Windows 95, which looks bad. Why not copy a nicer version of Windows? :wink:

Actually, I'd like to make a new design (from scratch) which would nicely replace the default, win95 look, if that's ok.

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Post by Reacter » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:58 am

If you could make a theme, that would be great. Unfortunately, ReactOS explorer is undergoing a complete rewrite, and our current explorer has no theme support. Once we can run our new explorer (ReactOS still has to gain some APIs to make it work), we will soon be able to use themes.
More ReactOS, please!

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Post by Floyd » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:15 am

i don't really want to blatantly copy any version of windows (in terms of looks/desktop). that said however, i DO like the glass look and i do like dark colors (dark gray/slate, black, dark olive, dark blues) for the interface.

personally i think a glass version of a dark olive would rule (especially if you combined it with a nice natural scene wallpaper--like vista's red flower wallpaper or some thing like it).
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Post by artguy10 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:47 am

ReactOS is already copying windows, but unfortunately, Windows is not a good OS to copy. For the sake of compatibility, I'm all for that aspect, but the look and feel of Windows can be greatly modified and improved upon by the ReactOS dev team, instead of Microsoft.

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Post by Z98 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:57 am

Except our intention isn't to offer a radically different experience.

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