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Aero Xtreme 7 XP Alpha 6 by IanITAInc Aero Xtreme 7 XP Alpha 6 by IanITAInc
Perfection at it's best!

Aero Xtreme 7 XP Alpha 6

Featuring:
:new: authentic Windows 7 black glass taskbar for bottom substyles
:new: authentic Windows 7 Start Orb for bottom substyles that glows above the 40 pixel taskbar
:new: authentic Windows 7 rebar grippers with perfect vertical positioning
:new:perfectly positioned clock like in Windows 7 (TClock required)
:new:working show desktop button (TClock required)

I will reveal how I got the show desktop button to work shortly after beta 1 is released. It doesn't have any hover or pressed states but at least it works!

EDIT: Adjusted Quick Launch Icon position and added black borders in preview to better show hover state over Quick Launch icons. The light might not be quite centered so I will have to redo the Aeroshot...

EDIT: Turns out that the light image is actually thinner on the left side in Windows 7 (at least in build 7260). I still need to update it however since it cuts off at the ends to quickly!

Coming in Alpha 7 and in beta1

Alpha 7 will feature the new Start Menu for bottom substyles. Beta 1, scheduled to be released on Friday, July 31, 2009, will have normal and slim versions of the top and bottom taskbars with 48 pixel Start Menu support.

As always, your comments are much appreciated and don't forget to add me to your deviant watch list if you would like to be informed as soon as beta 1 is released,

Thanks for your interest in Aero Xtreme 7 XP!

InTime

Wallpaper by *emats [link] Many thanks!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nearly can`t wait for this.
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
:)
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ERMaCDR Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Ohh!! a day for try a release, Thanks InTime69. Just waiting for it. Is really an awesome work that will bring my Old XP into Life :dance:
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
For sure! It definitely looks awesome on my XP system. I absolutely love it! Almost like having the real thing...
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ERMaCDR Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
and about the showdesktop buttons, can you tell me a little about it.
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
TClock is also the only way to get the Time and Date perfectly setup just like in Windows 7. It's not possible with WB alone. The only thing that can't be adjusted is the line space between the the time and date. Windows 7 is 1 or 2 pixels more apart!
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ERMaCDR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Ok thanks again for the ansewr.
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
np!
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
It's done with the help of TClock... A tutorial to do this will be submitted shortly after beta 1 is released. The regular Windows XP clock will appear off centered if you don't use TClock. It looks a lot better on 2 lines like in Windows 7 so I am highly recommending TClock! I love it!
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komalo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
it is awesome mate,i am badly waiting for it
you know, few are the themes i try in WindowBlinds even if i didn't use it all the time, and yours are always in my list :D
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Thanks for the kind comment! I really hope that it will be at the top of your list for as long as you have a working XP system!
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CeIIular Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
You had my hopes up there, then I saw it was a preview
you're killing us all

at least you gave a date though, thats a good thing


does the show desktop button at the right really work?
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Thanks! I really appreciate your comment - especially coming from the creator of a great WinStep Windows 7 deviation!

Only with TClock and it's the entire clock and show desktop button that is clickable... Not ideal, but better than nothing!
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CeIIular Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
"a great Winstep Windows 7 deviation" whats so great about that?

TClock is pretty cool but maybe someone will make an app that does just that
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Although I haven't tried it, your WinStep Theme Pack for Windows 7 looks impressive!

Is there any other way to have the clock displayed on 2 lines like I have it in the preview? (on an XP system)

And YES, maybe someone will come up with a real 'display desktop button' that is compatible with WB. That would be awesome!
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CeIIular Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Thanks

I don't really know of any other ways (besides TClock) that you can display it in 2 lines.

About the show desktop button, there is one in a program called Sbar [link] , in case you've never heard of it, Sbar is a taskbar replacement app almost exactly like viglance except it's a little buggier.

i've also been thinking about making one, even if it is with my very limited vb skills. I'll try it tonight.
But I hope lee includes one in viglance
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
If ever you can get a 'Show Desktop' button that is compatible with WB, that would be awesome!

Do you know if there is any way to have large icons within the wide taskbar buttons like in Windows 7? Other than ViGlance and SBar? In my preview the icons are only 16 x 16...
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CeIIular Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
You can modify explorer.exe and you'd have large icons, but the downside is that your system tray icons will also be 32x32.

A lot of people who want Windows 7 themes use WB so having the show desktop button compatible with it is kind of a must.

I can't promise anything but I'll see how it goes
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I am starting a reward program... If you succeed with the show desktop button, I will give you a 3 months subscription to deviantART. But of course, only if something like this interests you! Same thing goes for the larger icons in the taskbar buttons - as long as it doesn't increase the tray icons. It would give you a 6 months subscription to dA. This is open to anybody else who can figure this out. More details coming soon... It will probably be called 'Xtreme Challenges'.
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TSR-Pr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Seriously, just waiting for you to release this is killing me, I can't wait! It's looking so awesome mate :)
Just great work ;)
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I know... I'm really teasing you guys!

Thanks for your comment!
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TSR-Pr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
You're welcome :)
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tiffanyanddave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
That just looks so fantastic! I have been waiting for 48 pixel support from others for so long now. I cannot wait to start using yours permanently. Keep up the great work!
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Many thanks Dave! And thanks for your patience. It's coming soon...

BTW, I'm using WindowsFX 3.0 from Stardock to get the large icons on the desktop. This doesn't effect the Start Menu icons allowing me to use the 32 pixel substyles.
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tiffanyanddave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
You're welcome, Ian. It's going to be amazing, as per your usual quality.

I'm not familiar with WindowsFX, I'm assuming it probably comes along with ObjectDock paid version. Is this something that users will be required to have for your WB skin?
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
No. Not at all. It simply has a few cool FX but I mostly use it to get the larger desktop icons. It only comes with Object Desktop Ultimate or you can by it separately.
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tiffanyanddave Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I will have to check that program out one of these days just to see the potential it has.
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
Awesome , dieing to use it!
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Thanks! Glad you like it so far. The big day is coming soon...
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
yea!
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
And Brother , start using Firefox 3.5

Have it here [link] , it is 2~3 times faster than Version 3
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Cool! Thanks for the link!
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
:)
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Wow! That is a lot faster and I really like the new Firefox icon! Thanks again! Much appreciated!
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
Welcome!!

I told u its much faster and better!
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IanITAInc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
For sure! I am really impressed!
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bogas04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Photographer
U know ,firefox 3.6 (A performance upgrade to 3.5) will be out this fall

Im really excited about Firefox now , after Windows 7 :D
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