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Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?

yes
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Author Topic: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?  (Read 8040 times)

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Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« on: September 09, 2005, 03:27:38 AM »
I'm curious about how people feel about adding skins to the F&R main screen; user could then choose between current default appearance and a bunch of skins.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 05:39:27 AM »
Not really in favor of it... FindRuns is small and designed to only be shown for the minimal amount of time when it's used.  I know some people love skins and such.  If it doesnt add to memory footprint or cpu cycles I suppose it could be ok.  But it seems interface should take the backseat (as far as eyecandy is concerned... usability ought to be at the top!).

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 05:43:58 AM »
i tend to agree with you kevin.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 06:14:23 AM »
Got to say that the main draw will always be the speed of launching apps, so anything that interferes with that (which I imagine skins must) is a 'NO'

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 06:37:14 AM »
has to be up to you mouser, whether you think adding such a feature will draw in more users/donators.

i think the keyword here is 'optional'. if it doesn't interfere with the the find and run performance we've all come to love then it can't do any harm - can it?

if find and run is the sort of app that the majority of skin freaks would like to use then it would be a nice thing for them to have.

also, if these skin freaks have been reluctant to use find and run because it isn't pretty enough then they ought to be making their opinions known.

like i said, though, is it worth your time if they don't appreciate it?

i guess it does open up a whole new audience of user/donator - if the skins are good then you'll get downloads for it just on appearance alone.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005, 07:03:33 AM »
there are enough users of f&r, i'm not trying to pull in more donators with a feature that would upset current users.
i'm really more interested in existing users, whether they would like a skinned appearance or not.
if they don't want it, then i'm not gonna add it.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005, 07:27:04 AM »
i think the keyword here is 'optional'. if it doesn't interfere with the the find and run performance we've all come to love then it can't do any harm - can it?

Agreed.  I think maybe the best idea would be to forget skinnning for now, but code the program so it can be added relatively painlessly in the future.  If skinning could be added while allowing FindRun to optionaly remain in it's pure unadulterated form, it may be worth considering in the future and you wouldnt want to have burned your bridges before jumping off them. 

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2005, 02:04:47 PM »
to be honest, when I first tried FARR, I was turned off by the "ugly" launch window. Compared to AppRocket, and especially QuickSilver, FARR's Win32 native window grated on the eyes (my Windows is heavily themed away from the IMO ugly murky grey faux-3D of Windows). But the functionality was better than anything else on windows so I accepted it (using transparency to 'mask' the window somewhat). I'd like a skinning option, as long it didn't adversely effect speed or resource usage, but it is far from high on my personal priority list of important stuff for FARR...
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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 04:51:03 PM »
If you add skins, please do make them optional, i.e. make it possible to use the windows skin / standard skin.

I use windows blinds and I prefer it when apps use my windows blinds skin.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2007, 05:34:20 PM »
skins have been added for quite a long time, and they are optional :)

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 06:55:21 AM »
sorry, i blame the jet lag and trying to catch up and my browser messing up ;)

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 08:20:16 AM »
Seeing this old topic again, I guess that either the poll expired, or I'm the single guy that voted "hell no!" :)
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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2007, 06:37:23 PM »
sorry, i blame the jet lag and trying to catch up and my browser messing up ;)

Wow, that is some jet-lag!!!  Sept 05 - Jun 07?!?   :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2007, 08:17:27 PM »
i think the skins turned out quite well.. some eye-candy goes a long way.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2007, 08:18:58 PM »
i too am glad i added the optional skins.  i personally HATE skins 99% of the time, but i must admit i use them in my FARR setup, for some reason.

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Re: Do you want to see F&R with optional skins?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2007, 08:35:57 PM »
yes, nontroppo's quote says it all..
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to be honest, when I first tried FARR, I was turned off by the "ugly" launch window. Compared to AppRocket, and especially QuickSilver, FARR's Win32 native window grated on the eyes