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Blues OS by spider4webdesign Blues OS by spider4webdesign

this is "Blues OS" - formerly known as Aero Recolored - updated to Version 1.1
I changed the name as it's not really a substyle nor very similar to the Aero-style anymore...
The name is also first choice as I made a fitting Desktop Sidebar skin some time ago ;)

What's new??
- New start menu
- fixed some minor bugs

That's about it, hope you enjoy despite the small changes...
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kathykat63 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
WOW!! That is fantastic! Now, let's see if I can figure out how to install it.
kmaier99 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
ooo...I hope you will forgive me but I made it a deep rasberry. Nicest I have seen yet. I could probably keep this forever.
tong72 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Thank for sharing !
mlw1980 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
nice skin :star: :star: :star:
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
Hi -
sent you a note, just in case someone else wants to know:
I can give you the names, but I'm not sure about the authors anymore - but I've got most of my icons from
[link], mostly done by mormegil and yangge.
The firefox icon is by "zaush" called "male firefox", firebird icon by mormegil I think,
also the shutdown button (icon a day series), adobe icon by me, Trash was called something like "elegant trash", the hard drives are OSX icons I think, the others are just called emule and desktop.
Hope this was of some help!
FlowingBits Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
What is the name of the Icons? I can't find them anywhere and they look sweeeet.
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
Hi there -
thanks a lot for all your comments!! :D

Regarding the tabbed launch bar:
This is indeed an AveDesk widgets, but it's supposed to look (and react) like an ObjectDock bar - hence the confusion...
What it does: AveDesk has the possibility to change your desktop icons (via 'desktop grabber') into "Pidl-Shortcuts" -
including mouseover effects, ... You can position these shortcuts (and also AveDesk widgets) all over the screen and divide them into 'groups' (how is described in the pdf-file that comes with the launch bar widget). By pressing the tabs on this widget, one group is shown, the others are hidden - if you place your shortcuts ON the widgets (no must), it looks like an ObjectDock launch bar... This widget needs 'SysStats' (a plugin for AveDesk and ObjectDock) to run. So the shortcuts don't come with this widget, you create them in a seperate process. This may sound complicated, but there's far more freedom than with ObjectDock: the shortcuts and (!!)widgets can be anywhere, while ObjectDock can't do e.g. curved/round launch bars...

Regarding Blues OS:
Windowblinds is a program available at [link], that can change the look and feel of your desktop by applying themes like e.g. ;) Blues OS. To use a theme you have to install windowblinds on your PC and, while running, doubleclick the downloaded *.wba-file...
Windowblinds is shareware, so there's also a free version for trying. It has less possibilities, but's still good enough for getting the hang of it. You can also change the look of windows by using 'Visual styles' instead (totally free), but windowblinds has more possibilities (e.g. transparency like with Vista).

So, I hope this was a bit of help... :)
lypnjtu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
Bella-B Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
i agree how do u like install it or whatever to make it work 'cause its so COOOOOL
Deppvomdienst Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
great..... needless to say more....
Ragingwaters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Looks awesome. But, is it for Windows.. or Mac o.O I see both toolbars.
eruvaer-ohta Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
It is for Windows... the Mac toolbar is just another design application called "ObjectDock" from Stardock.
OritBJ Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Student Digital Artist
hey, this looks great.

You need windowblinds to install the skin.

What I'm puzzeld about is the bar, I downloaded it and tryed to install it with AveDesk as was said in the help file but I have no idea what I'm doing I get to the point that I have the bar but no Icons on it.
Its the first time I used AveDesk. Now I see that it can be used in ObjectDoc witch I more used to, can you please explain how?

thanks a bunch
eruvaer-ohta Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
I'm sorry, I do not know how to set it correctly, but i think you do not need AveDesk for it. Just install ObjectDock and play a bit with the functions. BTW, to make the bar look like on the screenshot above, you have to buy the proggy, the trial version of ObjectDock does not support some functions.
Ragingwaters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Cool. :)
Ragingwaters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
God, and I'm going to ask a stupid question, sence I forgot to ask in the last post.

.. How do you use it?
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