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Jul 26, 2005, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by ultraman
Hey,

I was just wondering how you got your contact list in Adium to be complete transparance? I can only set my down to 5 % opacity.

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Jul 26, 2005, 12:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by fg
Hey,

I was just wondering how you got your contact list in Adium to be complete transparance? I can only set my down to 5 % opacity.

Thanks
Look closer
Full transparancy would probably mean no longer clickable.
I'm new to Adium, but I would perhaps match the list background color with the desktop.
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 12:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
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Full transparancy would probably mean no longer clickable.
That's what I was thinking too (and I suppose the reason why it's not possible, not in Adium itself, at least).

I'm new to Adium, but I would perhaps match the list background color with the desktop.
But look at Makki's latest screenshot: unless my eyes are deteriorating at an incredible pace, or the colours are tricking me, or Makki cheated with Photoshop or something, he really does have a completely transparent background—hence me asking the same thing as fg just above his post.
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 12:56 PM
 
Gerrit is right, the adium background is the same color than the desktop background.

But it's possible to have Adium looks completely transparent if you put the part of your desktop background nd at the place of adium background, like I did here (contains nudity, sorry): http://djlyzombie.free.fr/dotclear/i...bureau64_2.jpg

The same thing has been made for adium message style background and finder background.ba
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 01:53 PM
 
I like how that window is transparent and you can see your desktop. What's it take to accomplish that? Can it be done with Tiger alone or do you need some extra utility?
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 01:59 PM
 


Clean + Dirty

Milk+Orbital
Box icons by susumu
bankgothic lt font

credits to gerrit for some widgets
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 03:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by AnubisX


Clean + Dirty

Milk+Orbital
Box icons by susumu
bankgothic lt font

credits to gerrit for some widgets
Is that going to be available for release AnubisX?
     
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Jul 26, 2005, 06:19 PM
 
guikit: milk+orbital
icons: milkanonized
wall: simple pattern
font: bank gothic LT

thanks ANUBIS!

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Theme: MIlk Orange 3.1
Wall: Forget!
Icons: Acronium (modded), Pointless Metal Rings + Custom Dock
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 12:05 AM
 
Here's mine...i've been playing with widgets now that Yahoo bought Konfabulator and made the software free. It is a lot more convenient than the dashboard.

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Jul 27, 2005, 02:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by ja_boyle
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Theme: MIlk Orange 3.1
Wall: Forget!
Icons: Acronium (modded), Pointless Metal Rings + Custom Dock
Lovely setup, everything matches. Thumbsup for the original Dock approach.
Too bad there's not a single window showing…
And you probably know you can disable the 1 pixel line of Sidenote.
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 02:32 AM
 
How do I disable the sidenote pixel line?

Cheers

EDIT: forget it, just worked it out. Thx for the headsup though
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 02:42 AM
 
I have a silly question ja boyle. What is that program you run to show all your HD things, programs apps etc?
     
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HD things? Do you mean the details next to the HD icon? Or the paw print in the menu bar?
     
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hi jaboyle i mean the menus you have on your desktop like it has a whole list then another list then a 3rd list all with arrows is this a special program you use?
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 03:39 AM
 
Yeah, its called Fruit Menu, by Unsanity.

You can customize the right click 'context' menu.

http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/fruitmenu
     
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hi
Thank you i had heard of that menu but never knew what it was for i thought it customized the menu bar or something it looks very helpful and good for finding things.
     
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Thanks for being here, Ice
     
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Wallpaper: Longhorn
Theme: Milqu
Font: Handel Got
Icons: Nato Kino [interface lift]
     
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Originally Posted by copykill
Fixed™


Gerrit, that desktop is absolutely stunning.
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ultraman
Gerrit is right, the adium background is the same color than the desktop background.

But it's possible to have Adium looks completely transparent if you put the part of your desktop background nd at the place of adium background, like I did here (contains nudity, sorry): http://djlyzombie.free.fr/dotclear/i...bureau64_2.jpg

The same thing has been made for adium message style background and finder background.ba
Hey, just wanted to say that I was able to make the background in Adium completely transparance. But becuase of that I cant click it. Still possible to click on the text, just makes it more diffcult.

Had to change in a .plist. Set the opacity to 0 and Adium is real transparant.
     
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i liked copykill's wallpaper, so i redrew it so i could have a vector version and then made about 14 color variations and put them on rotation.
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Just a cool shot from http://florian.freundt.org/ that I found while ambling through the internet...

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Jul 27, 2005, 10:08 PM
 
Showing off some Orbital goodness....

Original concept by Hermik
Original theme by IoriQ and Fatcat
Original X theme by Swizcore
Tigerized by Gerrit
Tweaked by me...



P.S. The font is Arial Narrow
     
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Jul 27, 2005, 10:32 PM
 
looks good james

edit: so is that going to be released ?
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 02:21 AM
 
wednesday



image in the mail window is of a barracks at a naval air station in san diego. i understand it has a bunker.....

dark grey 1.1 (wip)

desktop is a homebrew

something strange from studio aka plays....
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 04:10 AM
 
Hi all...

My first posted desktop !!! (don't be too harsh, I'm still figuring out Shapeshifter and Silk..lol)

Wall: interception__by_boObo0 @ DeviantArt
Theme: VOID by Gerrit
Icons: Mix (Small Tempations from oooADAoo @ DeviantArt + others (unknown)

Special thanks to Gerrit, Ultraman, Bioscoop & DigialJames, as well as so many others, for the inspiration, tools, ideas and generousity of time and knowledge.




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Jul 28, 2005, 07:13 AM
 
You're welcome Xcaliber,
beautiful desktop, except maybe the dock , but really good for a first one
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 07:52 AM
 
Same here xcaliber. Impressive entrance
You may want to check out this Adium Contact List VOID by fissure.
Also, I'd be interested in knowing how you get on with the black screen pic. I'm seriously considering narrowing the white window titlebar border from 2 pixels to 1 for this particular case (see my own recent VOID shot with the colored background if you like to see it and feel free to comment - TIA).
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 10:03 AM
 
yes change it gerrit and release a color version of dark orange or lime green like clean green soapsky
     
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Hi
I noticed on some of the screenshots posted, people just have icons on their desktops with no icon titles/labels underneath, how do you do that?
     
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Hi all...

Ok...a few changes...

@ Ultraman ... do you like the dock better now?

@ Gerrit .. I like dark backgrounds .. the only problem I found was finding icons and such that show up...lol.. also, I'm not sure what you mean about title bar and what picture you were referring to, but I'd love to see it.

Also, changed the font .. would love the HandleGotD font, but I've already spend enough $$$ this past week on desk mod stuff (not to mention upgrading to Tiger and upgrading memory and buying a new external..phew!!!) lol..so it'll have to wait. Using the copy .. HandleGotDLig.

Also, found an application that VOID won't work with, I use DropDrawers, and if VOID in enable, certain parts of the Sys. Prefs for DropDrawers will not appear. Not a biggie, I just disabled SS for DropDrawers.

Any...Gerrit & Ultra .. better? All comments welcome..I really wanna learn this stuff!!! (even though it keeps me up way past bedtime..lol)

Thanks so much !!



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EDIT: Sry to Gerrit, VOID theme is not the problem with DropDrawers, Silk is the problem, I need to figure out how to disable silk for this app. Again, my apologys to Gerrit!!
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Jul 28, 2005, 02:41 PM
 
Here's the titlebar idea :

or my screen

Notice the white border surrounding the black area of the window titlebar : only 1 pixel.
I know it's subtle but personally I do think it makes a difference in a good way.

I'm not familiar with DropDrawers, but you're welcome to send me a screenshot of the problem so I can look into it and perhaps fix it (you've got PM).

I'm willing to give a few comments, if you promise not to learn like I'd be a GUI teacher. It's your desktop, and you need to feel good about it. That said :
- I'm trying a black background myself - hard to get used to though, but yours looks appealing.
- the overall black and white UI is radical and fits the VOID spirit completely LOL (btw, glad to see you use the white Finder label)
- I've never been crazy about the HandelGot, and probably never will. It's taking too much attention IMHO.
- I'm used to setting my desktop icons smaller (20 pt only !)
- the Dock looks like an improvement to me.

EDIT : the Silk thing just crossed my reply - OK
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 05:02 PM
 
Xcaliber=>thanx for using my mouse icons, , but they aren't really good with others parts of the desktop. The problem is that they have a gloss effect and Void is a flat theme.
I would recommend to change dock background to white and use black flat icons (maybe http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/artists.php?id=1349) or maybe text icons

I would recommend too to use squares dock separations, to match VOID
Hope it helps....
     
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Jul 28, 2005, 07:25 PM
 
Back to basics....

Siro Green/Black mod (NFR)
Wall by Wirestyle
Edo Icons on the DT
Recolored Aqua Replacements by Josh Pyles (WIP)

     
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mmmmmmmmmmm perty

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Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
Here's the titlebar idea :

or my screen

Notice the white border surrounding the black area of the window titlebar : only 1 pixel.
I know it's subtle but personally I do think it makes a difference in a good way.

I'm not familiar with DropDrawers, but you're welcome to send me a screenshot of the problem so I can look into it and perhaps fix it (you've got PM).

I'm willing to give a few comments, if you promise not to learn like I'd be a GUI teacher. It's your desktop, and you need to feel good about it. That said :
- I'm trying a black background myself - hard to get used to though, but yours looks appealing.
- the overall black and white UI is radical and fits the VOID spirit completely LOL (btw, glad to see you use the white Finder label)
- I've never been crazy about the HandelGot, and probably never will. It's taking too much attention IMHO.
- I'm used to setting my desktop icons smaller (20 pt only !)
- the Dock looks like an improvement to me.

EDIT : the Silk thing just crossed my reply - OK
     
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damn... should I even ask if I can have that mod? I sooo love the transmenubar but: 1. I only have the smallest clue how to achieve it, and 2. Not many are doing it right these days... save you of course.

P.S. Still want to merge out Royal Inspiriats... just haven't gotten around to it (you have me the ThemePark File a while back.)

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find your space bar, and you shall find your answer...

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Originally Posted by sweetymac
Hi
I noticed on some of the screenshots posted, people just have icons on their desktops with no icon titles/labels underneath, how do you do that?
     
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Thanks GODucks
That is so simple!!! I thought it would be complicated, I would never have figured that out
     
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Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
Here's the titlebar idea :

or my screen

Notice the white border surrounding the black area of the window titlebar : only 1 pixel.
I know it's subtle but personally I do think it makes a difference in a good way.
Gerrit...

Yes.. I do like that idea. Thank you for your help and thoughts.

Xcali
     
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Originally Posted by ultraman
Xcaliber=>thanx for using my mouse icons, , but they aren't really good with others parts of the desktop. The problem is that they have a gloss effect and Void is a flat theme.
I would recommend to change dock background to white and use black flat icons (maybe http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/artists.php?id=1349) or maybe text icons

I would recommend too to use squares dock separations, to match VOID
Hope it helps....

Ultra..

I see what you mean, (however, I really like your Ultramouse icons!!!). I changed the dock icons to white text icons that I found, much better look with VOID, your are correct, as usual .. lol..

Thanks for the insight!!

Xcali
     
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Jul 29, 2005, 04:34 PM
 
This is mine this week:
desk: stolen from caliber an moved the flower to another spot
theme :VOID by gerrit
icons: most of the PUFT system and some mixed....

I realy need to find some icons that can be used with a clear dock and an dark background!!!-_>white!!!!especially one for safari and mail!!!!!!
please help me!!!
and i need a matchin synergy theme too.....




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Jul 29, 2005, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by copykill
You did the URL wrong.
POSSIBLE ISDN SPOOF DETECTED!

This is the host as shown in the location field:
desk%20today%20(not%20finished)

This is the actual server host, which may or may not appear identical:
desk today (not finished)
     
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Originally Posted by copykill
Ahem... fixed again.

You need to switch the URL and the title of the link; what goes between the (url) and (/url) tags should be the title, not the URL.

Edit: Argh, damn you, Jasoco!
     
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LOL. Thanks. Now it works. I like all these simple desktops, but could never get used to using one for some reason. I can try though.
     
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Originally Posted by copykill
This is mine this week:
desk: stolen from caliber an moved the flower to another spot
theme :VOID by gerrit
icons: most of the PUFT system and some mixed....

I realy need to find some icons that can be used with a clear dock and an dark background!!!-_>white!!!!especially one for safari and mail!!!!!!
please help me!!!
and i need a matchin synergy theme too.....




http://godofthunder.250free.com/123.png

Hiya...Glad you liked the wallpaper!! Here is a link for some text icons in white for dark walls..

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/21038058/

Enjoy!!

Xcali
     
 
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