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Author:  juniper7 [ Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:30 am ]
Post subject:  clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

I saw these CSM skins on Deviant, made by pioneer John Edward.

clrSharp ... -155201674

clrSharp2 ... -159425288

clrSharp3 Dual ... -275666986

They needed to be updated to work properly with CSM 4.2.5 which I've done.

He made them to go with "Clearscreen Sharp" theme on Windows 7.
They can work without the theme in Windows 10. There won't be text glow.

Menu looks, are totally different between operating systems, some pleasant, some not.
Win 10 will boost the glass color and opacity blur.

To reduce the residual non neutral glass color on Win10, do any, or all of these adjustments:
In Windows personalize settings-pick a dark grey color
In CSM settings-reduce "Glass opacity" in "menu Look" tab.
In CSM settings-change "Override glass color" in "menu Look" tab, to a dark grey/black.
In skin settings- turn on "Reduce Glass Color"

To stop brief glass color flash around menu, turn off "Main menu animation" in "Menu Look" tab.

Edit: I changed this post by getting rid of scrunched up icons screenshot.
It was too scary and it's fixed in this all in one skin zip. :)

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Author:  juniper7 [ Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

I deleted this post. See above for update. :roll:

Author:  Pipalou50 [ Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp2 & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

hello juniper7

ça fait un moment que je "louche" sur ce thème, et un moment que je m'y casse les dents !
je sais que vous ferez bien mieux !
à bientôt

translate :

It has been one moment since I "squint" at this theme, and a moment when I break myself teeth there!
I know that you will do much better! :P
See you soon

Author:  juniper7 [ Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

I think I know what you are talking about.
With no theme in Win7, you get very powerful white glow. Hard to read.

It is best to turn off glow, unless you are using the "Clearscreen Sharp" theme by K-Johnson.

The maker of this skin, John Edward, advises to turn on the "Aero fix" option.
This makes a now dark grey glow using theme, into softer glow blend behind text.

All I have done is upgraded his skins to have newer features that CSM provides.
Like split buttons, better no icon control, 7 style extension. :)

Author:  Pipalou50 [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

hello juniper7
j'aime beaucoup, et il reste cette satanée "lueur" irréalisable !
beau travail
à bientôt mon ami :P

ps : je vous abandonne la traduction !!!!

Author:  Pipalou50 [ Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

bonjour Juniper7,
j'ai un petit faible pour le clrSharp 2, mais il manque la possibilité d'ajouter son avatar.
de plus, j'aime aussi beaucoup l'ombre portée (relief) du texte de Clasetro revC, que j'utilise quotidiennement.
est-il possible d'allier les deux ?
clrSharp 2 avec image utilisateur +relief de Clasetro revC :shock:
c'est possible ?

translation Google :

Hi Juniper7,

I have a soft spot for the clrSharp 2, but it misses the possibility of adding his avatar.
moreover, I also like the shadow (relief) of the text of Clasetro revC, which I use daily.

is it possible to combine the two?

clrSharp 2 with user image + relief of Clasetro revC

it's possible ?


Author:  juniper7 [ Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

OK, so Pipalou50.
Je vous laisse le soin de traduire en français

Added User Image to classic/7 style clrSharp2
Round, or square.
Can use transparent icon picture, when added to its "User Picture" location in the "General Behavior" tab.

Added Text Shadow to classic/7 style clrSharp2

Edwards clrSharp2 skin/skin7 is so beautiful,
I hope I'm not offending him adding the text shadow.
I could never figure out how to make it look good with black text and text shadow.

You can go into file, and edit for darker or lighter text shadow:


to shadow lighter

Same with white text:


to shadow darker

I never tested new skin on Windows 7, where Glow is available.
There might be interaction when glow and text shadow both enabled?

Not sure if I missed any mistakes? Let me know. :)

clrSharp2 Glass User Picture .zip [61 KiB]
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Author:  juniper7 [ Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

The user picture is a little bigger than 1/4 inch size!

Author:  Pipalou50 [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

merci Juniper7
je sais maintenant le petit secret de ce fameux relief.. :)
prenez soin de vous
joyeux Noël :P

translation google :

thank you Juniper7

I now know the little secret of this famous relief... :)
take care of yourself

Merry Christmas :P

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