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Windows 98/ME skin for Opera 10.50/60/70 and 11

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Fixes ugly black borders around drop down menus and tab thumbnails and has proper skining on all toolbars.

For Opera 10.50/60/70:

Standard Skin replacement to replace the original standard skin in your opera/skin directory :

http://www.mediafire...jzntywz2mgqwd#1

or

Optional skin to go in your profile/skin directory and to be selected through the appearance options dialog:

http://www.mediafire...1hl6ok8vv8cp1vx

For Opera 11:

Standard Skin replacement to replace the original standard skin in your opera/skin directory :

http://www.mediafire...dldidaoppoywa9u

or

Optional skin to go in your profile/skin directory and to be selected through the appearance options dialog:

http://www.mediafire...clxhusbwq8fctfw

Known issues:

Widget skins aren't fixed.

:hello:

Edited by loblo, 01 March 2011 - 07:49 AM.



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Skin has been updated to fix a couple of errors:

http://www.mediafire...nkx2muuntkmj5z4

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Ok, a new update to the skin for the tens of thousands of people who downloaded the previous version (lol). Fixed some big mistakes I made and everything is skinned now as far as I can see plus the problem of the black borders around the speed dial dialogs who bugged me a lot is resolved. It's very nice now I think and I encourage you to download it and give it a go. Should be a final version or almost now (hopefully).

http://www.mediafire...ymjzntywz2mgqwd

:hello:

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Should be a final version or almost now (hopefully).

This build is definitely nice, loblo :yes:

The previous one was rather a downgrade for me,
and that's why I was sticking with the first.

Thanks for your work :thumbup
(in name of the tens of thousands of people who were waiting for it ;) ).

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Cool, thanks for the feedback CharlesF (as the spokesperson of this large and silent crowd. ;) )

I think I'll upload it to the Opera skin database in the coming days if no problem shows up with it. B)

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Thanks. You should mention that it's installed in the main \Opera\skin directory, replacing the existing standard_skin.zip (I presume) as it's not intuitively obvious.

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Thanks. You should mention that it's installed in the main \Opera\skin directory, replacing the existing standard_skin.zip (I presume) as it's not intuitively obvious.


True, I didn't mention that and I should have. :angel Thanks for pointing it out for the non-geeks out there.

Anyway the new version is ready. The only change is the file name and internal name so it can coexist with the original standard skin. It now can be (must be?) placed in the Opera/profile/skin directory and will need to be selected within Opera through the Appearance configuration dialog after installation.

http://www.mediafire...1hl6ok8vv8cp1vx

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it's installed in the main \Opera\skin directory, replacing the existing standard_skin.zip

That is right. :)
Not in the folder %WINDIR%\Application Data\Opera\OPERA\skin like any new skin,
because most of the other skins rely on the standard_skin to display correctly and need to find it at the correct place.

EDIT: Ooops! loblo gave the answer already ;)

Edited by CharlesF, 16 July 2010 - 10:40 AM.


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the new version is ready. The only change is the file name and internal name so it can coexist with the original standard skin. It now can be (must be?) placed in the Opera/profile/skin directory and will need to be selected within Opera through the Appearance configuration dialog after installation.

http://www.mediafire...1hl6ok8vv8cp1vx

loblo,

as I said, if you use another skin than the Standard Opera, and you want it to be corrected for Windows 98/Me also,
it is a better way to replace the original standard_skin.zip in the main directory (IMHO).

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Thanks. I consider myself rather geeky :) but I'm fairly new to Opera and I haven't played around much with its config/prefs. My first inclination was to go to Appearance/Skin to switch skins to the new file but there was no option to do so. Opera kept wanting you to select and download a skin from a wide variety available online. I finally found the standard_skin.zip file in \Program Files\Opera\skin and then it became fairly evident how to do so.

Edit: Okay I just read the latest updated posts and now I'm confused. Do I still replace the standard_skin.zip file?

Edited by Prozactive, 16 July 2010 - 11:00 AM.


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the new version is ready. The only change is the file name and internal name so it can coexist with the original standard skin. It now can be (must be?) placed in the Opera/profile/skin directory and will need to be selected within Opera through the Appearance configuration dialog after installation.

http://www.mediafire...1hl6ok8vv8cp1vx

loblo,

as I said, if you use another skin than the Standard Opera, and you want it to be corrected for Windows 98/Me also,
it is a better way to replace the original standard_skin.zip in the main directory (IMHO).


Probably true for some skins but not for all I think as I tried several other skins while having the standard replacement one in place and cosmetic glitches reappeared. I don't think the standard skin has the power to override elements of any other selected skin. As far as I know it is used only as a fallback for whatever elements that don't exist in an optional skin.

Anyway the two links are valid so you have the choice of replacing the standard skin or use the newest one as an optional skin only.

I pretty much did the new one with a view to submitting it to the Opera database where it will have to be an optional one I guess.

Edit: Also, having it as an optional skin does not require you to replace it each time you upgrade to a new version of the browser.

Edited by loblo, 16 July 2010 - 11:49 AM.


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Okay I just read the latest updated posts and now I'm confused. Do I still replace the standard_skin.zip file?


As mentioned in my post just above, you have the choice of using one or the other.

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Probably true for some skins but not for all I think as I tried several other skins while having the standard replacement one in place and cosmetic glitches reappeared.
I don't think the standard skin has the power to override elements of any other selected skin. As far as I know it is used only as a fallback for whatever elements that don't exist in an optional skin.

I am using the D.T.A. skin (= d_t_a_-9_9_10.zip) in which I have added a few icons for my personnal buttons
and it is running perfectly with your fix as 'standard_skin.zip'.

Actually, all the skins I have previously downloaded and kept are better with your fixed 'standard_skin.zip' in replacement of the original :D ,
even if some cosmetic glitches can reappears.
For example, tab thumbnails are always corrected, but the Speed dial dialog window not for each skin.

Also, having it as an optional skin does not require you to replace it each time you upgrade to a new version of the browser.

That's right.

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Actually, all the skins I have previously downloaded and kept are better with your fixed 'standard_skin.zip' in replacement of the original :D , even if some cosmetic glitches can reappears.

Sounds cool. :thumbup

For example, tab thumbnails are always corrected, but the Speed dial dialog window not for each skin.

You could probably fix this yourself without much effort I guess simply by deleting the [Speed Dial Configuration Dialog Skin] and [Speed Dial Global Configuration Dialog Skin] entries in the skin.ini file that is in the root dir of the zip of your affected skins. B)

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loblo, your fixed skin is working like a charm with the new Opera 10.61! :yes:

Thanks again. :D

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I have added a link here:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#OPR

Opera Windows 98/98 SE/ME standard skin replacement [774 KB, free]:
http://www.mdgx.com/...andard_skin.zip
More info:
http://www.msfn.org/...pic=145272&st=6

HTH

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Cool. B)

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loblo,

your skin is still needed and perfect with new release Opera 10.63 :whistle:

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Good to hear since I am not using 10.63.

I use 10.70 build 9050 and they've changed something in the layout of speed dial which makes that my skin is not displaying enough spaces between elements. I have been too busy/lazy (pick the right one) to look into it until now but I'll do eventually.

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Good to hear since I am not using 10.63.

I use 10.70 build 9050 and they've changed something in the layout of speed dial which makes that my skin is not displaying enough spaces between elements. I have been too busy/lazy (pick the right one) to look into it until now but I'll do eventually.

When you update your skin, pls PM or e-mail me so I can update the link at my site.
Tx

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Will do but it's not going to happen anytime soon I guess since there are only a few 10.70 builds who run under 98/ME even with KernelEx.

I'll do a new skin when/if we get all 10.70/11 builds to run properly.

And of course I'll update the skin for the 10.60 builds if anyone finds issues with it (I am not using all of its many functions so I might have eventually missed/overlooked a few things).

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No problem.
Just let me know when.

Tx

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Now using your skin with Opera 10.63 and I do like it. :yes:

Excellent! Thanks!

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I'll do a new skin when/if we get all 10.70/11 builds to run properly.

loblo,

Opera 11 Final is released and running fine here.

The new 'standard_skin.zip' is heavy: 1048 KB
Your skin is lacking a few elements, like for instance the arrows and other stuff to design multiple tabs, leaving a wide space instead.

Could you be kind enough to look into when possible?

Thanks. :)
Charles.

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Ok, I'll have a look since 11 is now final (I am not using it myself so far) but don't expect anything before the end of the year.




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