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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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this looks awesome, but I can just say again that we should switch the ugly tango icons to faenza, which would fit better to the lautus theme.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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Make them, and I do the rest ^^. But in all colors and sizes we have in Windows of course ^^
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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EmuandCo wrote:Make them, and I do the rest ^^. But in all colors and sizes we have in Windows of course ^^
I already started with the shell32 ones. (9 layers, 3 ones for 16, 32 and 48px in 4, 8 and 24+8 bit).

Also I'm going to make the missing 214-217.bmp's new from scratch (as the ones I got from Deviantart contained Windows graphics :( ).

There are also many tango based bmps in user mode apps. So this will take some time.
I already have a plan.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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Nice to hear that. Good that someone already takes that task. ^^
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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I changed about 75% of what is already inside shell32.
Also I did the nonsense work to change explorer_old's icons (and also fxxcked up the navigation icons of the explorer window. I know why they look so shitty but I won't fix them now)

It seems that explorer_old downscales the icons to 24px, what looks bad too, but I will not care much about this (hopefully soon) obsolete piece of software.

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I also played around with the shell-experiments branch. There it looks awesome at all

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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With this combination of theme and icons ReactOS suddenly looks very modern, even without transparency or round corners.

EDIT: only saw the shell-experiments branch now, that looks even better!

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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I see nothing in the two screenshots to get excited about! I think that the explorer looks dull and the only nice looking icon is the desktop 'My Computer'. Sorry folks.
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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nice appareance of reactos, but this icons only exists in the experimental branch or in the diary versions of reactos too?

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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oldman wrote:I see nothing in the two screenshots to get excited about! I think that the explorer looks dull and the only nice looking icon is the desktop 'My Computer'. Sorry folks.
I use Faenza on my Linux machine and like it very much, so I may be biased a little... but then, this is subjective opinion anyway :-) The terminal/commandline icon is very cool in Faenza and not yet in that screenshot.
manuel wrote:nice appareance of reactos, but this icons only exists in the experimental branch or in the diary versions of reactos too?
This is not in experimental branch and not in daily builds. This is only a private/personal experiment of GonzoMD, he used trunk and shell-experiments branches, but added his own work.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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Black_Fox wrote:This is not in experimental branch and not in daily builds. This is only a private/personal experiment of GonzoMD, he used trunk and shell-experiments branches, but added his own work.
go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, that if that is good news, I hope soon to see these new icons, luxury reactos 8-)

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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From my view, with the Lautus theme and the Faenza icons, it looks like a modern & professional OS. It makes it look like ROS as it's own OS and not affiliated with windows, yet still has the feel of Windows. With these visual improvements I can say that it will get a number of people to take an interest and can possibly help out. I can't help myself but to say it's a very exciting year for ROS :D.

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Re: Lautus - ReactOS visual style

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Looks a lot like the concept for CE the devs put a while ago.
Maybe they could use it as a basis to cut them a lot of work?

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Nemerian wrote:Looks a lot like the concept for CE the devs put a while ago.
Maybe they could use it as a basis to cut them a lot of work?
We used exactly this theme for the concept. It is also included to trunk yet, but not activated by default.

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