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Element Developer Edition (0.0.5)

A package of skins with a "theme" or by a single author
Lucidas
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Element Developer Edition (0.0.5)

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Element Version 0.0.5 (Developer)

Element is a project to make something beautiful for the average user, something customize able for the power user and something powerful for the developers. It's seems very small right now but i wanted to have a stable base to keep developing on.

About this version

This version is made for two reasons, to show that this project is still being worked on and also a placeholder, this version just brings a port from the old folder structure to the new (now supports fonts), it may be filled with bugs but it will be fixed in an future update

Screenshot of whats been added in the latest update

None.

Applications
Welcome (1.1)


About


Icons (2.6)


System Preferences
Documentation
Version: 0.0.1
  • Added: Window api
  • Added: Welcome skin
Version 0.0.2
  • Added: Icons 2.5
  • Added: Home folder
  • Added: Trash can
  • Bugfix: #Window-H# not using the height as expected
Version 0.0.3
  • Added: Window Physics to Window Api (Acts like a normal window)
  • Added: New UI parts (More gnome style)
  • Added: About window (W.I.P)
  • Updated: Window API (Support the new ui)
Version 0.0.4
  • Added: System Preferences (Started)
  • Added: Alert Center
  • Added: Alert API
  • Added: Animations to Alert Center
  • Added: TitlebarButton API
  • Added: Sound to resource folder
  • Added: Lua script (Transition)
  • Added: Version notification to tools
  • Updated: Icons to Icons 2.6
  • Updated: Icons now relocated to tools
  • Updated: Default Theme
  • Updated: Window API (To work with TitlebarButton API)
Version 0.0.5
  • Updated: Ported to new folder structure (May cause bugs)
  • Information: A place holder for a big update
Download (New):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/17z6vnfcvsqb0mx/Element_0.0.5.rmskin?dl=0 (0.0.5)

Download (Old):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xi1vilmfsiaupfp/Element_0.0.4.rmskin?dl=0 (0.0.4)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbdcwdwrczltqvd/Element_0.0.3.rmskin?dl=0 (0.0.3)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5yv35bffj6eh77/Element_0.0.2.rmskin?dl=0 (0.0.2)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bfrhg7o2b79eixg/Element_0.0.1.rmskin?dl=0 (0.0.1)
Last edited by Lucidas on August 23rd, 2015, 1:28 am, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: Element UI

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I like, continue working on it
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Re: Element UI

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Well, the overall design looks nice, but I don't see what you are going to make. Might posting some more screenshots in progress?
Lucidas
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Re: Element UI

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Active Colors wrote:Well, the overall design looks nice, but I don't see what you are going to make. Might posting some more screenshots in progress?
What Element is/will be:

Element will be a full ui change to the users desktop, the workbar (The thing with the start button at top) will be used as a taskbar, the things at the right is a "notification system", it will be able to show the user information like: volume, reminders, information etc. Its so many things that i'm thinking to implement, but long story short: It's acts like a operation system with its own settings, explorer etc.

kind of hard to explain right now

W.I.P

Lookup (Explorer in rainmeter)



qScript (A rainmeter skin creator)



About qScript

With qScript the user will be able to make skins and window applications (as seen on both images) without knowing how to code a single line.
Last edited by Lucidas on June 10th, 2015, 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Element UI

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In this case, I'm looking forward to your skin.
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Re: Element UI

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Definitely going to keep an eye out for this. Will the rainmeter "windows" be resizable like explorer windows?
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Re: Element UI

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exper1mental wrote:Definitely going to keep an eye out for this. Will the rainmeter "windows" be resizable like explorer windows?
Yes, i have tested it and it works.
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Re: Element UI

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Working on an "api" to make the windows more easy to make, both for me and if someone else would like to try to make an application.

The code to add the window is:

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; Include Window api
	@Include_api.window="#ROOTCONFIGPATH#\.api\Window\Window.inc"
;	 Window Api Variables
		Window-W=800
		Window-H=500
		Window-Color-B=255,255,255
		Window-Text-T=Hello World
What the variables means:
  • Window-W = Window Width
  • Window-H = Window Height
  • Window-Color-B = Window background color
  • Window-Text-T = Window title
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Re: Element Developer Edition (0.0.3)

Post by exper1mental »

The basic concept looks good :thumbup:

I tried v0.0.3 of your skin on Rainmeter 3.2.1 (manual install since SkinInstaller wanted 3.3). When I load either of the "window" skins I get these errors:

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Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Minimize# is not valid in [WindowMinimize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Minimize# is not valid in [WindowHoverMinimize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Maximize# is not valid in [WindowMaximize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Maximize# is not valid in [WindowHoverMaximize]
Not sure if it is just because this is a WIP or because I'm using Rainmeter 3.2.1 but I thought it might be worthwhile to point out.


Are you going to add the ability to minimize/maximize windows. If so, where will windows minimize to? (If I remember right there is an AutoIt program somewhere that lets Rainmeter skins be displayed in the windows taskbar in case you're interested)
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Re: Element Developer Edition (0.0.3)

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exper1mental wrote:The basic concept looks good :thumbup:

I tried v0.0.3 of your skin on Rainmeter 3.2.1 (manual install since SkinInstaller wanted 3.3). When I load either of the "window" skins I get these errors:

Code: Select all

Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Minimize# is not valid in [WindowMinimize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Minimize# is not valid in [WindowHoverMinimize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Maximize# is not valid in [WindowMaximize]
Meter=Image#Window-Hide-Maximize# is not valid in [WindowHoverMaximize]
Not sure if it is just because this is a WIP or because I'm using Rainmeter 3.2.1 but I thought it might be worthwhile to point out.


Are you going to add the ability to minimize/maximize windows. If so, where will windows minimize to? (If I remember right there is an AutoIt program somewhere that lets Rainmeter skins be displayed in the windows taskbar in case you're interested)
Don't be afraid of those errors, it's a way for me to make the ability to have minimize and/or maximize easier for others, minimize and maximize are hidden by default, and to make some x coords work i need remove the meters thanks to how X=R handles hidden meters, so long story short: It's an intentional error. But thanks for pointing it out.

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Yes, you will be able to minimize. I am thinking of making my own kind of taskbar, i am thinking of implementing it in version: 0.0.5

But any ideas are welcomed just send a pm :)
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