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redwing

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Thanks for sharing your great work! They look very clean.

It seems still there's something to need to sort out. No problem running your skin now, but every time exiting from your skin, "MusicBee has stopped working" dialog pops up (no error log though). Would you have a look at the issue?

Bee-liever

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Looks good. Nice work on the icons.

A few things you might want to look at:
You may have made your icons bigger than 16x16, so you get a little cropping in the address bar

There is also very little difference between disabled and active states in the navigation buttons

when the player bar spectro is on, the track times are partially overlaid


when using the floating edit screen, the white-on-white can be a bit (IMHO) hard on the eyes
maybe a 1 pixel light grey edge?
It's also very hard to see the ratings stars in the main panel

Looking forward to seeing your dark version  :)
MusicBee and my library - Making bee-utiful music together

V4lve

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I love this.  Woudl be good to have a subtle border around the whole window for when MusicBee is not maximised.

JMoss

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Looks good. Nice work on the icons.

A few things you might want to look at:
You may have made your icons bigger than 16x16, so you get a little cropping in the address bar

There is also very little difference between disabled and active states in the navigation buttons

when the player bar spectro is on, the track times are partially overlaid


when using the floating edit screen, the white-on-white can be a bit (IMHO) hard on the eyes
maybe a 1 pixel light grey edge?
It's also very hard to see the ratings stars in the main panel

Looking forward to seeing your dark version  :)


Thanks, your post is extremely helpful ;)
First problem: I corrected the icon size (from 18x18 to 16x16) but I'm still getting a little crop in the address bar. How could I solve this?
(In the screenshots there's no cropping, due to the fact that I run MB on a 1080p screen with 125% of dpi magnification)

Steven

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if you post the updated version i can see if it displays correctly on a 96dpi resolution

JMoss

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if you post the updated version i can see if it displays correctly on a 96dpi resolution

Done, the skins have been updated ;)
Thank you!

Steven

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the bitmap image has a resolution of 71.98 - it needs to be saved as 96dpi

lnminente

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@JMoss: In case you are experiencing problems with your image editor, try saving the images with Paint.NET for better compatibility

JMoss

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Thank you for the tips, dudes.

@redwing: I'm sorry but I have absolutely no problem running both skins on MB, even on different versions of Windows...
I've tried them on v2.0 and 2.1 beta, no issues.

redwing

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@redwing: I'm sorry but I have absolutely no problem running both skins on MB, even on different versions of Windows...
I've tried them on v2.0 and 2.1 beta, no issues.

Yes, I don't know what's changed, but I can confirm the error dialog no longer pops up with MB 2.1.4841.

Bee-liever

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03/04: Fixed overlapping spectrum in player (to test)

working fine in Charcoal, but not in Blue

03/04: Added 1px border to the edit panel to improve visibility
I love this.  Would be good to have a subtle border around the whole window for when MusicBee is not maximised.

wasn't quite what I envisaged, but it looks good  :)
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JMoss

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working fine in Charcoal, but not in Blue

Argh, I forgot to update the offset value in blue xD

wasn't quite what I envisaged, but it looks good  :)

That's a temporary fix ;)
I'm planning to fix borders here and there.


derausgewanderte

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I like the skin. Thank you for your work. For me the "edge" around the buttons, lines in general are a little too thick. I think this would look nicer if they were more delicate, thinner. Looking forward to updates.
thank you again for a nice skin that I like next to Calcium.

Alexis

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Nice work....The download link for these are not working at the moment.
They are not lazy... just more efficient.