Author Topic: "Charcoal" a Unibody Theme  (Read 12011 times)

dannyboiii

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This is my new theme! Woot, I'm pretty sure it's a lot better than that other test theme I made as well :) All of the main interface is done, so it definitely feels great while you're doing anything in the main window, but--as a reminder--this is kinda like a beta. I've yet to skin the miniplayer or preferences dialogue. Big thanks to  Blinghound, as I based this theme on his iBee Dark Theme, and there are still many parts of that which are in use.


Screenshot with Borders   http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/DKandel/Untitled-1-1.jpg




Main Screen  http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/DKandel/screen-3.jpg




Artist Information  http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/DKandel/charcoal3.jpg




XML Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?yogt341zda9lus6


IMPORTANT.
In order for this theme to be viewed correctly, you must:
                                                                                            1. Make sure the player controls are moved to the top.
                                                                                            2. Make sure "View < Skins < Skin Window Borders" is checked.


VX

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Looks quite good, but the main bar menu entries (File, Edit, View....) are invisible unless hovered over.

richardap1

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Actually i think i might like the hidden Menus. I'll try it out for a while. Nice work

Steven

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i was tossing up whether to have the menu auto-hide when the player is docked to the top because of the visual clutter it creates in that layout but in the end i thought it didnt look to bad.
I'll look to implement it for the next update as i dont think its a good idea to have the menu permanently invisible because it will inevitably lead to people raising bug reports

dannyboiii

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Yeah, the  menu being invisible unless hovered over was an intentional choice. I've always been an avid advocate for the death of all menubars. I could see how people would be hassled by this, but really, I've mostly created this skin to suit my own personal aesthetic preferences.

I like the auto-hide idea you  have stephen, I think it would really make the whole interface look a lot nicer, and would definitely give musicbee another advantage to other music players like songbird or itunes.

ma_t14

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I like the auto-hide idea you  have stephen, I think it would really make the whole interface look a lot nicer, and would definitely give musicbee another advantage to other music players like songbird or itunes.

Couldn't agree more with this statement  :)

Steven

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i've added a setting in the skin file
  <element id="AutoHideMenu">true</element>

when set and the player is docked at the top, the main menu will auto-hide

beeing good

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i've added a setting in the skin file
  <element id="AutoHideMenu">true</element>

when set and the player is docked at the top, the main menu will auto-hide

Thanks for this Steven, this is fantastic!