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Border Skin

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Border Skin is a free portable software to skins the windows borders by skins composed of png images with the support of several aero features like Blur, Reflection and Breadcrumbs .

Author

Mohamed Kamal

Version

0.2.9

Change Log

Here: [link]

More Info, Download

Here: [Link]

Older Versions

Here: [link]

Border Skin Resources

For More Border Skin Resources: [link]

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looks interesting, is this still being actively developed? Does the author have a website or a forum where one could follow development?

By the way, the deviantart link points to version 0.2 rather than 0.3, but since the deviantart link is listed under the 0.2 section, I guess it makes sense.

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looks interesting, is this still being actively developed? Does the author have a website or a forum where one could follow development?

By the way, the deviantart link points to version 0.2 rather than 0.3, but since the deviantart link is listed under the 0.2 section, I guess it makes sense.

Thanks

yes, but it is temporary stopped until i finish my exams (7 June), you can follow me on deviantArt or here, i update all my forum topics on any new updates in the next version

The 0.3 is still in development, the current version is 0.2

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Well, thanks for posting on this forum. When you've finished your exams, please feel welcome to share with us your progress here. You'll find an energetic and helpful community at Aqua-Soft.

Good luck on your tests :)

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Well, thanks for posting on this forum. When you've finished your exams, please feel welcome to share with us your progress here. You'll find an energetic and helpful community at Aqua-Soft.

Good luck on your tests :)

i will be happy to share my progress here, thanks for this warm welcome :)

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Heh Komalo !! u posted it here too ... cool :D Waiting for v3 ...

Thanks, yeah, i thought it would be a good idea to start spreading

it on the internet while i am in exams ;)

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hi all

Developing is now active again (i finally took my vacation yesterday, working on it from since)

okay folks , i need your help

since i am going to change the name of the program I have been thinking about some names

but i can't get some thing catchy , current my option is WindowSkin (i wish that i could use WinSkin

instead but there's winskin.com) ,ExplorerSkin is suggested before but it is taken

SO PLEASE ANYONE THAT HAVE ANY NAME PLEASE POST IT :) BECAUSE I AM REALLY OUT OF IDEAS

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Good news Komalo, I'm quite interested to see how this app matures. You're off to a great start so far; I look forward to your next iterative release!

regarding a name for your app, why not incorporate your name, Kamal, in it somehow?

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Good news Komalo, I'm quite interested to see how this app matures. You're off to a great start so far; I look forward to your next iterative release!

regarding a name for your app, why not incorporate your name, Kamal, in it somehow?

Thanks , actually it's Mohamed Kamal :)

i don't know i don't think i can find a way to incorporate it :unsure: , I've always admired

the "WindowBlinds" name :unsure: , it is very professional and clear and it also shows

the way the program works so i hope i can find a professional name too :rolleyes:

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hmm.. the name: WindowBlinds is meant to be considered a play on words, Windows (MS) being 'dressed' to provide cover from within/without, etc.

here is an excerpt of a definition for Window Blinds:

Window blinds reduce the heat from sunlight. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs had blinds made of reeds. The most inexpensive blinds in the 1800’s were home-made roller shades, made of cloth.

..another variation of such a play on words could be: 'Windowshades.' What's nice about this is that there are a few word plays in there: as windows+hades could mean greek god of the windows underworld ;) and Windows+shades' would mean shading for Windows. I didn't look to see if anyone's taken that name though.. maybe winshade, or windowshroud, etc.

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hmm.. the name: WindowBlinds is meant to be considered a play on words, Windows (MS) being 'dressed' to provide cover from within/without, etc.

here is an excerpt of a definition for Window Blinds:

..another variation of such a play on words could be: 'Windowshades.' What's nice about this is that there are a few word plays in there: as windows+hades could mean greek god of the windows underworld ;) and Windows+shades' would mean shading for Windows. I didn't look to see if anyone's taken that name though.. maybe winshade, or windowshroud, etc.

Taken :( , damn is there's any name that still available in this world

i am just pissed of that winskin.com site , no at least an email to contact

them, the website is just paused for ever, i mean the name is just perfect

and i've already before 0.1 made the logos then i find out and had to change it to BorderSkin

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tried it and it seems stable :)

can this work with a leopard skin???

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tried it and it seems stable :)

can this work with a leopard skin???

i don't get it, you are talking about a leopard skin

for border skin or about if it will work with a leopard

windows visual style (it will work with any visual style)

Since i don't want to spend a week trying to find a name for the application rather than release it, here's what has been suggested :

Metallica Skin (MS) , Fraero (free aero) , Quiro (quick aero) , Aevo , GlassXP , Metallica Skin (MS) , Glass XP

Aero XP , XP-skin , Apptastic , PeanutSkin , TPWD (The Perfect Window Manger) , TUWD (The Ultimate Window Manger) , Diamond-XP , Glowy , GLOW (Glass Light On Windows) , WinBlur , WinDecorations , WinDecor , WinDecorSkin , SkinDecorations , SkinDecor , SkinFrame , WindowSkin , WinGBK (Windows Glass Blur) , WinBlurSkin , BlurSkin , WinBlurXP , BlurXP , Kskinner(Komalo skinner) , SkinWinnerK (komalo winner skin)

i came up with WinComposite and WinCrystal

And to tell you the truth, i am a little on "WinCrystal" side , so i am thinking about it as the name, if any one saw one of the other names will be more suitable

please suggest it now

Do not double post - use the edit function - mps69

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Like you said, maybe it would be best not to rush the name, rather, allow yourself some time and the input of others by keeping a/the temporary name through versions 0.x, until your 1.0 release where you could then announce it with proper fanfare. You could even just keep it as: BetaSkin (thus your Bs Logo would remain applicable for the interim.)

Also, this would then free you up to release the next version already ;)

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i don't get it, you are talking about a leopard skin

for border skin or about if it will work with a leopard

windows visual style (it will work with any visual style)

Since i don't want to spend a week trying to find a name for the application rather than release it, here's what has been suggested :

Metallica Skin (MS) , Fraero (free aero) , Quiro (quick aero) , Aevo , GlassXP , Metallica Skin (MS) , Glass XP

Aero XP , XP-skin , Apptastic , PeanutSkin , TPWD (The Perfect Window Manger) , TUWD (The Ultimate Window Manger) , Diamond-XP , Glowy , GLOW (Glass Light On Windows) , WinBlur , WinDecorations , WinDecor , WinDecorSkin , SkinDecorations , SkinDecor , SkinFrame , WindowSkin , WinGBK (Windows Glass Blur) , WinBlurSkin , BlurSkin , WinBlurXP , BlurXP , Kskinner(Komalo skinner) , SkinWinnerK (komalo winner skin)

i came up with WinComposite and WinCrystal

And to tell you the truth, i am a little on "WinCrystal" side , so i am thinking about it as the name, if any one saw one of the other names will be more suitable

please suggest it now

Do not double post - use the edit function - mps69

lol what i meant was can it make like the traffic lights go on the left side with a skin if i make one?

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@ Kittierocker, I'm not 100% sure on this but I think this app can use existing TrueTransparency skins, which means if you can find a good OSX skin, it's just a matter of loading(?) it into BorderSkin. Let us know if you find a good working skin; it'd be nice to have a blur-flavored OSX skin ;)

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@firecracker6, I've tried with several TT skins, unfortunately, I couldn't get working left-sided trafficlights. Actually, any of TT skins I've found has some faults (something does not look very good or does not work etc.). I've slightly modded one of them and it works quite good with TT (attached below). But with Bs it would be possible to have the shadow also. Maybe someone can solve the problem of the trafficlights. Anyway,

@komalo, good job, mabrook!

LeopardXP.zip

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@ Kittierocker, I'm not 100% sure on this but I think this app can use existing TrueTransparency skins, which means if you can find a good OSX skin, it's just a matter of loading(?) it into BorderSkin. Let us know if you find a good working skin; it'd be nice to have a blur-flavored OSX skin ;)

@firecracker6, I've tried with several TT skins, unfortunately, I couldn't get working left-sided trafficlights. Actually, any of TT skins I've found has some faults (something does not look very good or does not work etc.). I've slightly modded one of them and it works quite good with TT (attached below). But with Bs it would be possible to have the shadow also. Maybe someone can solve the problem of the trafficlights. Anyway,

@komalo, good job, mabrook!

TT Skin convertor still have some issues that will be fixed in 0.3, but since someone asked for it, i will provide a fully converted OSX skin with the next version (like "Vista Pack Colors" )

@Kamil thanks :), allah ye barek feek !

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Version 0.2.1 Release, Check Main Post

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Great update komalo :)

By the way, is it possible to change the title border font? For some reason it's rendered really awefully over here. Any tip(s) would be much appreciated. Windows XP SP3, also running strokeIt mouse gesture app which, on a side note, seems to misbehave(?) alongside your app and cause windows to be a little jumpy when moved with the mouse (any ideas on this?) Back to specs.. Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS, single LCD monitor 1680 x 1050, Microsoft's Powertoy Cleartype Tuner installed, , Core2Duo, 4gb RAM, SuperAntiSpyware, XWindowsDock v(most recent release)..

I hope your exams went well; thanks for the release.

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Great update komalo :)

By the way, is it possible to change the title border font? For some reason it's rendered really awefully over here. Any tip(s) would be much appreciated. Windows XP SP3, also running strokeIt mouse gesture app which, on a side note, seems to misbehave(?) alongside your app and cause windows to be a little jumpy when moved with the mouse (any ideas on this?) Back to specs.. Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS, single LCD monitor 1680 x 1050, Microsoft's Powertoy Cleartype Tuner installed, , Core2Duo, 4gb RAM, SuperAntiSpyware, XWindowsDock v(most recent release)..

I hope your exams went well; thanks for the release.

Thanks :)

For the title border font Try this :

right click on "My Computer" choose properties switch to "Advanced" tab and click on "Settings" button in "Performance" from the list check

or

screen properties>appearance>effects check the second box and use Standard

the "Smooth edge of screen fonts" checkbox and click OK

i will look now in the strokeIt problem

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Version 0.2.3 Released, Check Main Post for more info

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Version 0.2.3 Released, Check Main Post for more info

Thanks, Komalo, good job.

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However....

I don't know if it happens to you guys too

Torjan.jpg

AVG Free says "Hook DLL.dll" is a Trojan Backdoor Generic11.AJFF

So, I just used Hook DLL.dll from version 0.2 and works until now.

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