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Author Topic: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)  (Read 6951 times)

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New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:22:07 PM »
Here we go folks a new background, and there are not many, so new backgrounds are always welcome.

Here we go:
Smoked Glass (thin)


SmokedGlass-Thin.png
Go ahead and save to your Background folder in Circle Dock and make your selection in the Settings menu.

Got a custom Background????
I want to see it, show us what you got, and make it available if you like  8)

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 01:45:35 PM »
I just have one question...

How did you get that clock in the middle?  Linux only?


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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 02:41:53 PM »
I just have one question...

How did you get that clock in the middle?  Linux only?

Greetings Ltan
Welcome to DonationCoder, and our little corner with Circle Dock  :)

Actually what you are seeing is a Rainmeter. Rainmeter is Windows only at this time
With the "Analogue Digital" Clock skin, and I modified it to give the RGB glassy effect
This particular skin is a bout 5+ years old.
I place the clock to "Bottom and Circle Dock position to "Normal" and voila, the clock appears behind teh Circle Dock graphics

I am one of the Dev Team Members and one of the Forum Admins at the Rainmeter forums.
Ultimately I support about four projects. Circle Dock and Rainmeter are my highest priorities

I also love seeing what Circle Dock can do utilizing third party tools, even some that most folks have forgotten and they are years old  :P

Rainmeter makes a nice touch and compliments Circle Dock well, with the right skins and background!

The following is just a few samples:

Screenshot - 2_9_2010 , 1_14_09 PM.jpg

Screenshot - 2_9_2010 , 1_21_37 PM.jpg

Here is a full screen shot with a no-where-near-complete collection of clocks available

Screenshot - 2_9_2010 , 1_31_06 PM.jpg
Quite a few of these are personally modified

I am working to see about a time piece with systems monitoring and a small whether in a circular skin and fit it in Circle Dock, but this will take some time, as you can imagine my time is somewhat stretched thin  :P

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 06:18:35 PM »
wow!  I can see that I am going to need to grab that one as well!  I also need to attempt making a few skins for Circle Dock and see how I fare on those...


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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 06:42:12 PM »
Okie doke

Rainmeter can be found at:
http:www.rainmeter.net

Have fun

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 09:35:11 PM »
well, here is a quick background I made for an oriental feel.  it is 800x800. I have also added a center button to go with the background.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 10:23:05 PM by Ltan »

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 11:03:18 PM »
Nice!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 01:36:32 AM »
This Great!!!!  ;D

Thanks for contributing your background designs  :Thmbsup:

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 02:16:35 PM »
Got bored today at work and had murder on my mind...  well.. almost...  I am not yet done with it, but for the power tool fans out there here is a saw blade for your background.  I still need to add some text to the blade, and then splatter it with blood for a more sinister approach.


[edit] added a 1% transparent circle to the center[/edit]
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 10:11:32 PM by Ltan »

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 09:49:42 PM »
Thank you, Ltan, for your submissions. I'll ask the Sarge to open a new page on the web site for user contributions :)

However, I have a suggestion to make: Set the Opacity of the cental "hole" (where the Centre Button will go) to 1% or 2%. This will make life much easier for people who want a Centre Button smaller than the hole ;)


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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 09:58:46 PM »
I think I might be at a loss.  The center hole is pure transpare.....  oh.. gotcha!  I will do that from hereon out...  infact, let me fix that right now..

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Re: New Skin/Background (Smoked Glass Thin)
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 11:22:28 PM »
When designing backgrounds and centre buttons, you really want to ensure that any internal transparent areas do have some opacity to prevent undesired visual effects :)



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