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aerial for WindowBlinds

* UPDATED: June, 14, 2006
- Changed the menu item and menu extra contents (arrows, check symbols…)
to fix compatibility issues with the latest WindowBlinds update.

- IMPORTANT: Please unload (if loaded) and delete your old copy of aerial skin
before install this new one or the update can fail.

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* UPDATED: May, 31, 2006
- Fixed painting problem (magic pink in the top left corner) that show in the
borders of child windows in some programs.

- IMPORTANT: Please unload (if loaded) and delete your old copy of aerial skin
before install this new one or the update can fail.

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* aerial comes with 6 sub-styles, 4 for WindowBlinds 5 or newer
and 2 for WindowBlinds 4.x

1 - aerial and aerial Compact: full feature styles with all features,
normal and compact stat panel, per-pixel, borders with drop shadows,
Per-pixel "Please Wait", "Turn Off" and "Log Off” dialogs, title bar buttons
glows, custom UIFile's, full set of toolbar icons, shell background image,
task panels, start button animation progress animations, progress bar
animation and more....

2 - aerial (No Shadow) and aerial Compact (No shadow): same features
of the main styles but drop shadows in the borders.

3 - aerial (WB 4.x) and aerial Compact (WB 4.x): have almost all the
features that the others styles but the per-pixel parts (for WindowBlinds4.x
users and people with video cards that don't support the per-pixel feature)

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* The wallpapers are inside the package, browse the skin folder inside the
WindowBlinds directory after install it (the default place is
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\aerial")

_aerial_wall_01.jpg
_aerial_wall_02.jpg

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* For more skin go to:

- danilloOc.wincustomize.c o m - [link]
- danilloOc.deviantart.c o m - [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-05-25
I've been waiting for something to replace my current windows theme for quite some time. aerial by ~danillooc did just that. This is by far the coolest theme I have seen in a long, long while. And while you're at it, don't forget to grab aerial Player 1.0, a matching media player skin and aerial RL, a matching Rainlendar skin. ( Featured by Kevin )
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CheeseEnthusiast Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Woah this is really nice! Wish it was for win7. Needs to be shinier though :P Sorry for the tendency toward mainstream ideals :doh:

I really like everything about this skin. Beautiful scrollbars :D
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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The1Blur Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo... this looks good!
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you The1Blur.
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:iconfirstfooter:
firstfooter Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
what was the skin you had in the olympics? I need to download that again.
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danioc Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
@firstfooter: Hey Rick, was on GUIOlympics 2006 and the skin was Acrylic but it's not out there for download thought. I have updated it for Vista and latest WB and I'll up it soon.
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firstfooter Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks dani! yes, i just updated wb and it was there! :D
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:iconfirstfooter:
firstfooter Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
just went back to this beauty today!

;)
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:icontytung:
tytung Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
haha this was one of my long time favorites when I first installed wb. Excited to hear that there's an update to this!
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DJUNK Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Best ever made...used it for a long time now.
Tanx!
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:icondoncoyote:
doncoyote Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Excellent work, best VS ever!

Thanks for sharing amigo!
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
doncoyote,

Thanks a lot for support, a update for this skin will come soon :)
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:icondoncoyote:
doncoyote Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Excellent news!

Waiting for it, thanks for sharing!
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1Frothy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Amazing looking theme! Does it work with Vista too? I hope it does.
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danioc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you 1Frothy.
The skin will work with Vista but doesn't have all Vista parts skinned yet
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:iconhawkstra:
Hawkstra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Filmographer
Very nice :D You deserve a cookie
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:icontechk:
TechK Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Danillo:

Your WB skins are the best, elegant, thorough, complete, and beautiful. When is your next one coming out?


- techK
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:iconpacman74:
pacman74 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
I wait a visual style version
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:iconbeatkill:
BeatKiLL Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007   Photographer
i love this skin, i just applied it.
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:iconhenriksultan:
henriksultan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
one of the greatest skins so far
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Damilee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Luuuuuuuv it!!!!!!!!
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safi-safi-safi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
some body lease port it to windows shell style theme windows blind dispite being shiny cute and good looking , takes too much resources and eats up lots of pc memory
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max-n0d3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
teh hell? WB doesnt even show up in system resources?
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danioc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
safi,

You're totally wrong about WindowBlinds take resources, depending of the skin you use, it's will take less resources than the default Windows UI, you can open your "Task Manager" and will see there's no WindowBlinds process running at all.

About port the skin, I'm sorry but I'm against the use of hacked DLL's used to apply VStyles. I hope you understand and want to thank you for comment the skin :)
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CosmicDoom Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
awesome.. favorite skin i have used in months
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McBean1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Any chance this will get compiled as a .Theme for those who choose not to use WindowsBlinds? This whole skin stomps, but if the company detects new apps installed without support - heads roll.

Just a question.

Thanks!
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danioc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
McBean1:
I'm sorry but this skin is (will continue) for WindowBlinds only.
PS. there's a WindowBlinds beta that work in Vista,you'll see how cool is it, I will update this skin to Vista support soon.
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007TINAR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic !!! i love it , nice work ...
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danioc Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Many thanks 007TINAR :)
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:iconverzweiflung:
Verzweiflung Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
meh, this needs to become a vs! :(
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:iconmax-n0d3:
max-n0d3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
windows vs is built on wb...
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:iconpuner:
puner Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Please make a visual style out of this wb theme.
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:iconjywc:
jywc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
This is an incredible skin.
Simple, clean, dark, functional... I love it!
Great work!

Just one small gripe: When the taskbar locked and a maximized window is open, there is an empty space between the taskbar and window...
(No such problem when the taskbar is unlocked; a thin bar - visible in the preview pic - fills the space)
Is there someway to fix this?
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Jywc, thank you for your kind and support. About the the problem, it's shouldn't happen, try go to the skin folder and delete all files with the extension ".wb4", then reload the skin, if do not work, unload the skin, delete it and try download a new copy, maybe yours got corrupted.
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jywc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
I was just about to test your solution, but I decided to maximize this window first (to see if the problem still exists). Strangely enough, it seems to have resolved itself!
If it ever comes up again, I will follow your instructions and report back here.

Thanks again for the sleek skin!
Keep up the great work!!! :)
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mat7h3w Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
One of the best original skins I've seen for Windowblinds. It's clean, easy to use, easy to read, and quite possibly one of the best skins for everyday use that I've come across. Sure, some skins might be viewed as "better" by some because of their over the top use of eye candy, but those skins tend not to be very usable as everyday skins. This skin offers high quality, and usability, a big plus in my book.

For those that are looking for a good icon set to use with this skin, I'd highly recommend one of the iconpackager sets that is featured in the 2006 GUI Championships, called Slicer by kirozeng. They match this skin very nicely. They can be found here;

[link]

The only improvements that I'd like to see are more in the area of things that would help to really spread out this skin to the entire OS. For example, an Aeriel bootskin, logonstudio login screen, Trillian 3.x skin, and one I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate...an Aerial Firefox skin that's compatible with the newly released Firefox 2.0 that just came out.

The only change I might suggest in the Aerial Windowblinds skin is to offer a substyle that does borrow a little bit from Windows Vista and offer a "full" style start menu with the icons on the right side hidden, showing only text.
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much for support mat7h3w, I really appreciate :)
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e-sparkz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
My favourite theme so far, thanks for the great work :)

But I found a problem/bug or something, not sure if it's only for my system, I have this yahoo weather widget plugin on my desktop and I realised whenever I click on it to open a new tab in Firefox, the browser title (the black bar at the top) would be gone, just totally gone and will only be back when I right click on the window below to maximise it. This problem only occurs with the compact version and not the normal one. Any idea why that would be happen? :)

Thanks! =)
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e-sparkz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
By the way, I realise this problem also when I click on a URL link in Live windows messenger dialog which opens in firefox. basically any URL that opens from outside firefox will result in the black bar on top disappearing and becoming invisible. Is there a way to fix it in the compact version? Other than this little bug, this theme is lovely. Thanks :)
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
hey e-sparkz, I just tried to reproduce the problem but I couldn't. I tried to launch links from outside Firefox (version 2.0) and all works fine here.

Maybe you have a bad/corrupted skin cash file.

Please try to open the skin folder and look for files with the extension ".WB4" and delete 'em, then try to reapply the skin.
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e-sparkz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Hi, I tried your method and deleted about 20 files with that extension and still the problem is there. When I delete away the files, and reapply, these files will pop back to the folder again

- aerial Compact.sss_PersonalityVert1.WB4
- aerial Compact.sss_PersonalityVert2.WB4
- aerial Compact.sss_BLOCK.WB4

Hmmm. I don't know why it only happens to my system. I click on the external link, it opens now, good, then I minimise it and open it again from the taskbar, the bug occurs. A screenshot of what's happening:

[link]
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Humn, it's could be related to the Firefox theme thta you're using, or an extension, Could you please try to load the Firefox default theme and then disable the extensions to test it?
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e-sparkz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Hi, I tried that changed back to the default theme with no extension enabled at all and it's still the same. BUT when I tried to unload the theme, redownload it and reinstall it back, it's fine now! I swear I didn't do anything to do the files =x It might be a corrupted file or sth =x I'm so sorry for the trouble caused! And thanks so much for the theme, it's really wonderful ;)
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
e-sparkz,
Thanks a lot for your feedback, I will check it and back to you if I find something that could be causing this issue. :)
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e-sparkz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Will wait for your reply about this, thanks so much for looking into this :)
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
One of the best skins, and it isn't even a Vista clone (thank god)!
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danioc Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
clindhartsen, thank you for support.
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WolfieZero Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice WBS!

Where are the icons from?
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Kimba Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
I Love This Theme, But I Dont Like WB, Can U Make A VS Port?? Please xDD
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danioc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Kimba,
Sorry but no, I don't make VS and I don't give ermissions to ports cause I don't agree with the use of hacked DLL's.
I hope you understand.
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