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Arsenic by danioc Arsenic by danioc
Arsenic visual style for WindowBlinds 7

This visual style is for Windows 7 only, it will work on Vista
too as they are very similar but it won't work right on XP,
as I told before, I no longer support XP in my personal works.

There's two substyles:

* Arsenic - dark style that is better for dark rooms or night time.

* Arsenic (light) - better for lighter rooms and day time.


The Wallpaper:

If you want the wallpaper, it's located inside the skin too,
after install the visual style, go to:

"C:\Users\Public\Documents\Stardock\WindowBlinds\Arsenic"

look for the file called "Arsenic HD.jpg", it's a 1920x1200 file,
set it to "tile" and may cover all screen resolutions.


I hope you enjoy the visual style.

Regards,

danilloOc


*Updated 04/15/2010

- Changed the way the start button is sliced to help Vista users.

Important: the .wba file is inside the .zip, extract and double click it (DA is not good handling some file formats).
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Arsenic by *danillooc is of almost "clinical" beauty. all design elements seem to be so carefully chosen that nothing really nothing interferes with its overall chrystal clear appearance. in my opinion it's certainly one of the best WindowBlinds7 themes to date.
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PlaySwJ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thx for sharing~
:)
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firstfooter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the best skin on the planet
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Birdie-s Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
BTW, it wotks perfectly on WinXP SP3 =)
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suhachiii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thnx for sharing:D
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ladyj55 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I've always loved this blind I forgot the name I'm glad I found it again :excited: :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing your talent.
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danioc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot for your support :)
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tytung Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
really nice...can anyone port to VS? I don't have a WB
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danioc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you.
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ethanshutt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Can't wait to use this.
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it :)
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zomby Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Professional looking work, easy on the eyes. Really nice job.
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danioc Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :D
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aspecteleven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
If I had WindowBlinds, I would totally be using this! But since I'm not, I shall honor your work by saying WOW! :wow: and totally :+fav:
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danioc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot, aspecteleven. You should give it a try, theres a free version at Stardock.com
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aspecteleven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Will check it out, thanks :)
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miscbeep Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's with the "I can't afford". Just download it. lol

Great theme !
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thank you, I hope you enjoy :)
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8000860 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Beautiful! But is the frame transparent too (like a superbar)? (I can't see this on screenshot...)
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danioc Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much. About the frames, no, they're not transparent.
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Nick-Greeck Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one dude!!!
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danioc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot Nick!
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This has remained my favourite WindowBlinds for quite some time, it's crisp, usable, and not loaded with gimmicky elements or glass. Just what I like from both shell themes and WB themes.

Though installing it on this new machine I notice something odd that may be present other themes, not sure what is causing it. In your preview your explorer window has a light grey shade, and the divides for the navigation and details panes are grooved. However I'm seeing white backgrounds with a solid 1px grey divide. I'm using Windows 7 64bit SP1.
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danioc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hey Jirbytaylor,
The skin didn't change since its release, apart from a quick start button adjust.
The background color is really a little lighter and the separators still have two pixels wide (fading), one grey and one white, you're probably seeing less the white one because the background is lighter. I don't remember if I changed that, maybe because compatibility or something, I will take a look and see what happened.

Thank you for supporting :)
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Did you ever manage to solve this? I'm failing in my own attempts to make the explorer background and dividers the same as in the preview. The Skin Editor is... confusing.

You may have indeed changed it at some point, though I can't see why it would be incompatible with anything.
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danioc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi,

The color can be like that in part, the whole thing except the favorites bar, on the far left,
that are is really hard to change in Windows 7 and after read this I made a quick test changing
the parts but there are too many graphics to change and in the end the favorites will still be
white, then I remembered why I ended changed the skin back to white in the end. On future works
I will try to get those areas painted different and will let you know but for this visual style, I may
not implement it, I'm sorry.
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Ah, I had a sneaking suspicion there was something about that bar. There's a tutorial about fixing that somewhere on here, but as it requires patching Aero I think, you can't exactly distribute it with the skin.

jeez microsoft yet us skin your things easily :<
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Just a slight update, I came across a skin that has different navigation/main/detail panels, and it appears the same in my system.
[link]

So that releases any worry that I have a dud system file causing my issue with your skin (i.e. due to using the Faenza icon patch).
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thanks.

I've just noticed something: the start menu has the correct light grey and groove effect, so I have a point of reference to see how I should be seeing that shade on my screen. It is definitely darker than the explorer windows.

I wonder though what could possibly be overriding this - because I have seen other themes where the window is darker, but the directory list and details area remain white. I don't think it's so much your theme then, but I'm at a loss otherwise.
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Opadome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Interface Designer
Ignore my previously comment. I'm not using the software anymore. Anyway, i think it was my pc that was the problem.
Is there any chance for a Visual Style 7 version? I really love this :)
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Opadome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Interface Designer
When i'm using this theme, i still have the original start button behind this start button and it looks ugly :(
Please help me any1, cause i really love this. It's the best theme for W7.
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the-nightraven Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing I like about it is that I feel it's a good example of "content over chrome".
Namely, the borderless look and the opaqueness = elegance.

The min/max/close buttons however look a little dull.

All in all a great theme!
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danioc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Many thanks :D
About the titlebar buttons, I made them very simple on purpose, as the glyphs show when you mouse over them.
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Zaxy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Ignore my comment, turns out I was in the wrong section!
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Zaxy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is in the wrong section.

Shame, as I would like to see this as a visual style or custopack, rather than the crappy .wba format.
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pddeluxe Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
very nice!! i'll download it when i'm on my pc^^
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :)
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BlackSheepRising Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this available as a VS for Windows 7??
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. No, it's a WB style.
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BlackSheepRising Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn. . . .
It's a great theme still!
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nao9999 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
..thanks...
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Welcome, hope you enjoy it :)
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've spotted a glitch in the Windows 7 Explorer window controls when I use this skin. For readability purposes, I've changed the text size to 120% - not sure if this is the cause. Just uploaded a cropped screencap to show how it looks here. First time I've encountered this with a WindowBlinds skin. :hmm: Not fatal, but thought you should know.
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danioc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hi there.
The skin should be prepared to handle custom DPI's as it's has the extra graphics needed but some things are based on WB's settings, not really on the theme side.

If you could, please upload the image and send to me (can send me a note with the link), I'll be glad to look and try to fix it myself, if not possible by changing the theme, I can send over the WB's developer to take a look.
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just sent you a note.
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Cool, checking. Thank you :)
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McGwyn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What a great theme-design
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :)
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Yashkin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
What?! WindowsBlinds again? i don't use it any more...:hmm: Pity...
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
yeah, pity...
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Yashkin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Will not be just for Windows?
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