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The Crest Suite: Windowblinds Vista (c) 2008

- each substyle shown here also in an uncolored version

- though I´m not really a fan of glossy themes I made glossy substyles (classic) for this one and I really like how they turned out...

important: please use s m a l l icons in startpanel!

- left side (navigation pane) of explorer will be fixed as soon as Stardock implements skinning of these parts, too.. anyway, for a good look of explorer see hints below...

full-screen previews: [link] [link]


Thanks a lot to =barberioX and *pjdark for testing!

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other parts of the suite:

- gehrunnerjungens: [link]
- rainmeter clock/date: [link]
- xion: [link]
- wallpapers: [link]
- startpage: [link]

:new: CAD skin from ~eos8 [link]

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for a good look of explorer:

- deactivate the navigation pane in organize/layout
- start explorer with parameters and from a folder of your choice (e.g. with a shortcut or a dock entry: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /s, C:\Users\You\FolderOfChoice)
- or much easier, with a shell command: e.g. C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:desktop . google for a complete list of shell commands
- for people who are familiar with system hacks: autohide command bar (folderband) by reshacking the Shellstyle.dll in the folder C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor as described here [link] and here [link]


do it you´ll love it...


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(c) Leuchtstoff 2008
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-12-07
Crest: Windowblinds by ~LeuchtstoffA minimalistic and a very unique styled skin for Vista. We need more original themes, especially on Vista and this is one of them. ( Featured by mrrste )
:icondarwey:
Darwey Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
alterchen, der skin is nice, nur die icons im Startmenü sind nur halb zu sehen (Vista)
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
danke. Du musst auch auf small icons umschalten, wie's unter 'important' oben zu lesen ist ;)
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:icondarwey:
Darwey Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ich les doch nicht gerne, rumtüfteln macht viel mehr spass XD
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:iconbinol:
binol Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
these wb only for XP? or Vista too?
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
it´s for vista.
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Really cool design, love the titlebar buttons and tabs. :clap:
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:icontoanirvash:
toanirvash Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
port to a VS? please?
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
a VS not, sorry.
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:icontoanirvash:
toanirvash Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
oo okay.
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:iconcalebwye:
calebwye Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student General Artist
you're so creative! i :+devwatch:
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:iconrokalacs:
Rokalacs Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Awesome, any way to use it on XP?
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
well you can, but there are some parts which are not skinned...
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:iconrokalacs:
Rokalacs Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Thanks for the reply, I'll try it tomorrow. :)
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:iconsuicidebanana:
Suicidebanana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Great!
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
danke!
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:iconinvhntr:
invhntr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Best. WindowBlind. Ever. :+fav:

And CONGRATULATIONS on the Daily Deviation, it's well deserved.
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
thanks a lot, man! :D
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:iconinvhntr:
invhntr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Anytime.
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:icondragon47:
Dragon47 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
cool und auch noch schöne dunkle farbe, danke ! :+fav:
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
dank Dir! :)
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:icondimage:
dimage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Nicely Done
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconjg-visuals:
jg-visuals Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey great work on this, gonna give this a try next time I boot into Vista. :thumbsup:
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
thanks, man! :D
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:iconilb0mb3rm4n:
ILB0mb3rm4n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
wow, i loved this skin, dude..

:+fav:
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
thanks, also for the fav! :)
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:iconskiba187:
skiba187 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
very nice thx
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
:)
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:iconjazzava:
jazzava Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Lovely design, nice work !
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks!
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:iconscathester:
scathester Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Is there a workaround in skinstudio or WB to remove [or shrink so they're invisible] taskbar icons? The reason I ask is that in minimal themes such as this having icons in the taskbar look out of place. I know I could hack apps up with reshacker but if theres an easier way.....

Still an excellent theme though!

;)
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
you´re right, but no, sorry, no way! tried with text margins but doesn´t work for taskbar buttons...

at least it works for icons in the caption bar...
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:iconlittleoatesy:
LittleOatesy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
oh... i see.
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:iconpjdark:
pjdark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Well you know i love it. lol. Fantastic work man! :)
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks a lot, buddy! :D
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:iconlittleoatesy:
LittleOatesy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
oh yeah btw im using the trial version is it anything to do with the problem i used it b4 and it messed up my com. :)
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
yes, the trial version has lots of limitations for third party skins. Most of them don´t really work...
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:iconlittleoatesy:
LittleOatesy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Hey! new here Nice WB but its weird how i can never use Wbs every time i install them its just turns to the Windows "classic" look what do i do??
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:iconcolvin:
Colvin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I really love the design of this skin and for one that's black, one of the most difficult to pull off well, it's quite good. I think it needs more work, however. For example, it raises havoc with Microsoft Outlook 2007 with the black color. It makes it nearly unusable. You mentioned the navigation pane not being customizable due to the restrictions in SKS... too bad about that. You definitely have talent and I look forward to more of your work.

Thanks for sharing. :w00t:
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
yeah, I know there are some progs which use a black text no matter what windowblinds tells them, so I chose the background just as bright as necessary, so it´s still readable. ...that´s always the problem wit dark themes...

anyway, can you send me a screenshot, so I see, which parts exactly are black?
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:iconcolvin:
Colvin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Sure, I'd be glad to give you a screenshot with Crest loaded in my Vista system.

Here ya go: [link]
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks . ok for explorer did you try the things I mentioned in the comments? For outlook, could you give me a shot, too, so I can see what´s wrong with this? :)
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:iconnittiyh:
Nittiyh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Woah man, it looks soooo awesome.
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconbarberiox:
barberioX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sauber! :D

Habe gewußt, dass Crest ein DD-Kandidat ist.
Ist wirklich gut geworden. Klasse Idee für das Design.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch. :thumbsup:
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Danke Dir Kumpel! :D

Ich hatte eigentlich nicht damit gerechnet, bzw. gar nicht daran gedacht, insofern war ich dann ziemlich verblüfft... :D

obwohl ich es natürlich absolut gerechtfertigt finde ;P
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:icondjslum:
DjSlum Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
does it work in XP?
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:iconleuchtstoff:
Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
works , yes, but some parts are not skinned correctly...
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:icondjslum:
DjSlum Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
alright ^^ I'll try it out anyway x3
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:iconscathester:
scathester Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Leuchtstoff: I know what you mean about wincusto. Same at GUIchamps this year - a lot of very bulky, glossy skins, like relics from 2002 or something.
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