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Feb 25, 2004, 01:39 PM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
ok, now you done did it, youll have to share that desk with the class.
or at least give us a look at it. please.
Well.. it's got "nudie parts" in it. It's the Vivid Girl Mercedez. I work for Vivid, so I whipped it up at the end of a bored day one time and tossed in a mockup of a newer Vivid logo.

I could post a link to grab it, but.. I don't know the rules for 'adult material' on this board.
Also, I don't know how Vivid would feel (like I care, heh)
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 01:59 PM
 
Once again Swiz, most excellent work
It is a beauty, gorgeous to look at, perfect execution...

BUT, I still thing OS X and dark theme definitely do not go well together. Adobe apps and MS Entourage (the tools I use 95% of the time) are not usable anymore. After staring at JetBlack for 5 minutes to enjoy it's beauty, had to revert to something else to get some work done

I know it's not Swiz's fault, we all know about text issues...
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 02:26 PM
 
i didnt get the kitchen sink with mine...
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 02:40 PM
 
*thud*
Incredible. I love it. And the extras are pretty slick too.
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 03:01 PM
 
Count me in as the third lefty drummer browsing the forums...
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 03:44 PM
 

Regular |_Wide


Regular |_Wide

I'm waiting on the logo from swiz to make one more variation. Some basic feedback is welcome, if there are any small changes that you think I should make let me know.
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Feb 25, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
Love the theme, and NetShadow - the desktops rock!
This thing could be truly awesome when the type issues (hopefully) get resolved in SS.

Nicely done all-around.

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Feb 25, 2004, 04:25 PM
 
Nice theme with a great feel. Hate the widgets though. They seem kind of cheap, and I think they're a few pixels low.

Keep up the awesome work!
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 04:29 PM
 
i have to agree with the widgets comment.... not hate though.i would just rather see the states flipped, with the light grey as the roll-over.
just a thought.
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Feb 25, 2004, 04:44 PM
 
Also, I wish I could get more themers (sorry, Swiz ) to include the "padlock" icon from the Keychain Access utility. I use this to lock my screen and other things, and since it's part of the Apple standard software, I would like to see it included.
I know it's a slippery-slope for all the third-party possibilities in the Menu Bar, but I think some are popular enough to include also - like Konfabulator and LaunchBar?

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Feb 25, 2004, 04:51 PM
 
Originally posted by FB Eye:
Once again Swiz, most excellent work
It is a beauty, gorgeous to look at, perfect execution...

BUT, I still thing OS X and dark theme definitely do not go well together. Adobe apps and MS Entourage (the tools I use 95% of the time) are not usable anymore. After staring at JetBlack for 5 minutes to enjoy it's beauty, had to revert to something else to get some work done

I know it's not Swiz's fault, we all know about text issues...
I have almost the exact same feelings. I love how the theme looks, but I just can't use it.
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:12 PM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
Sadly, I dont know if it will ever play nicely since it is buried somewhere inside the Photoshop app. Hopefully they will make it Cocoa sometime and it will be fixed.
Never going to happen =/
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
Love the iContainer, but would like to use the jet engine icon as a Finder or Home icon. Any way to extract it from the iContainer. I have no external drives to "Get Info," then cut & paste from.

Is there anywhere to download the icons for custom use?
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:35 PM
 
Originally posted by DigitalEl:
Love the iContainer, but would like to use the jet engine icon as a Finder or Home icon. Any way to extract it from the iContainer. I have no external drives to "Get Info," then cut & paste from.

Is there anywhere to download the icons for custom use?
Can you swap them in CandyBar, and then save it as your own custom iContainer?
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:39 PM
 
Originally posted by ::maroma:::
Can you swap them in CandyBar, and then save it as your own custom iContainer?
You can also apply them and copy the icons you want to folders by doing get info.
I agree though, the icons are great.
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:45 PM
 
Originally posted by slboett:
Also, I wish I could get more themers (sorry, Swiz ) to include the "padlock" icon from the Keychain Access utility. I use this to lock my screen and other things, and since it's part of the Apple standard software, I would like to see it included.
I know it's a slippery-slope for all the third-party possibilities in the Menu Bar, but I think some are popular enough to include also - like Konfabulator and LaunchBar?

SB
It's actually been my fault that the padlock isn't included. I'll fix this.
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Feb 25, 2004, 05:59 PM
 
Originally posted by smeger:
It's actually been my fault that the padlock isn't included. I'll fix this.
You da man!

thanks,
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Feb 25, 2004, 06:26 PM
 
Originally posted by DigitalEl:
Love the iContainer, but would like to use the jet engine icon as a Finder or Home icon. Any way to extract it from the iContainer. I have no external drives to "Get Info," then cut & paste from.

Is there anywhere to download the icons for custom use?
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Feb 25, 2004, 06:26 PM
 
Hot looking theme! My only gripe is readability issues with some pallettes and the message windows in some of the programs that I use (namely Photoshop and Illustrator)
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 06:42 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:

Regular |_Wide


Regular | Wide

I'm waiting on the logo from swiz to make one more variation. Some basic feedback is welcome, if there are any small changes that you think I should make let me know.

Final desktop floor with logo:

Regular | Wide
click one
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 06:44 PM
 
^^
Her eyes are funky...

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Feb 25, 2004, 06:58 PM
 
Awesome Work Neworktshadow. Its looks very cool indeed!
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 07:10 PM
 
Is there an easy way to get rid of that dashed line above the active tab in Safari? That and Photoshop are the only problems I have with this theme (aside from text colors which should be fixed in 1.5 -- Stupid X11 still uses black text ).

     
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Feb 25, 2004, 07:16 PM
 
The dashed line is a preference in SafarIcon. In SafarIcon, go to the preferences tab and deselect add a line above bookmark tabs or something like that.

Dont you feel silly now?

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Feb 25, 2004, 07:31 PM
 
Thanks

And no, I don't feel silly A little miffed if anything. I don't think it should be doing anything but applying a theme, by default. I certainly didn't check the box for that stupid perforation

     
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Feb 25, 2004, 07:32 PM
 
Lovely theme, might be a bit dark for myself, but still one that will remain in my theme library.
One thing i've noticed is that the buttons in FontBook dont seem to be playing the theming game.
I have noticed that the FontBook buttons dont always play nicely with other themes, I pointed it out to Mr Tew with Titanium7 and he fixed it. It might be an idea to open this app just to see if its working with your themes.
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Feb 25, 2004, 07:46 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Final desktop floor with logo:

Regular | Wide
Funky walls, nice though.

Reminds me of Nightmare before Christmas or Beetleguise, not sure which think its the grid pattern reminds me of some freaky film.
     
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Feb 25, 2004, 10:53 PM
 
Originally posted by voo:
Funky walls, nice though.

Reminds me of Nightmare before Christmas or Beetleguise, not sure which think its the grid pattern reminds me of some freaky film.
That would be Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice...both directed by Tim Burton


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Feb 26, 2004, 12:14 AM
 
Originally posted by Dace:
That would be Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice...both directed by Tim Burton
He's a god.

Thanks, glad my desktops are liked.
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Feb 26, 2004, 12:14 AM
 
Pixadex is the answer to your problem
Thanx Holigen. That's EXACTLY what I needed. I'm just crazy enough to buy it when the demo's up, too! That jet engine icon is about the sweetest thing I've ever seen. If I had the skills <hint, hint> I'd do a black desktop with that intake front and center... Leaving room for the dock, of course.

Beautiful work, Swiz.
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Feb 26, 2004, 12:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Holigen:
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Made by Panic and IconFactory
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i think this is the first post of yours that i have seen that isnt just statwhoring and is actually helpful. bravo!
     
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Feb 26, 2004, 12:46 AM
 
Statwhoring!!! How is that??? What do you mean by that??? Boy oh boy...

Btw, Ive wanted to ask you, how is your internet connection underneath that bridge?

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Feb 26, 2004, 01:02 AM
 
back on topic...

swiz, i love your finder buttons, but the contrast just seems so high. I really want to like this theme, and I'm trying. It's just that the white is really harsh against all that (jet)black.
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Feb 26, 2004, 07:01 AM
 
Originally posted by swiz:

I will be adding the Synergy installation instructions to my FAQ on the site in about an hour.
How long is an hour in your time??
For some weird reason I cannot figure this out myself - I put the files in the same folder where the other Synergy "themes" are but it just doesn't work!
I also tried to replace the images of an existing "theme" but this also didn't work!

So please post those installation instructions!

Thanks a lot!!!!
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Feb 26, 2004, 07:27 AM
 
How about a JetWhite variant, everything completely inverted. A white theme would be at bit more usable I think.
     
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Feb 26, 2004, 07:52 AM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
I'm waiting on the logo from swiz to make one more variation. Some basic feedback is welcome, if there are any small changes that you think I should make let me know.
Really really nice desktops NS
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Feb 26, 2004, 08:38 AM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
Are you a lefty too? Ive only ever seen one other lefty drummer in my life!! Its crazy, we are more rare than I would have thought.
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Am I looking wrong or is the iChat Online status the same as the offline status on the menubar? They both look to be white to me. Whereas Away is red.
     
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Feb 26, 2004, 10:43 AM
 
You know what desktop pic would look great with this theme? A really high quality pic of Darth Vader!

I did a GIS for vader but I didn't find anything that was of satisfactory quality to make a desktop. I'm looking for something similar to this but maybe a little more stylized, larger, and higher quality. Anyone know where we can find some of these?
     
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Feb 26, 2004, 10:51 AM
 
Originally posted by badidea:
How long is an hour in your time??
For some weird reason I cannot figure this out myself - I put the files in the same folder where the other Synergy "themes" are but it just doesn't work!
I also tried to replace the images of an existing "theme" but this also didn't work!

So please post those installation instructions!

Thanks a lot!!!!
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