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Published on June 30, 2006 By XX In OS Customization
Those ideas is public. Credit me if you want, I would be happy, but you don't have to. Only thing I really want is you to let me know if you created anything based on those ideas.

Icons ideas:
Icon set that's so blended it will show on desktop, but is partially clear yet with good visibility. Great for minimalists.

This may be good for car fans: Icon set based on driving signs. My idea is based on American signs, but with some things replaced. Maybe use exit signs such as exit 24: with icon of computer as "my computer". It may be hard to pull off, and it'll be interesting to see the results.

Abstract based: Try to create icon sets purely based on arrows. Other than certain details to differate between different file types like notepad and word, of course.

Windowblinds:
I always wanted to try this, but my WB skinning skills just isn't that good.
Basically, it's a skin that has only ONE button. Put it in top right corner, and use title bar to minimize and normal/maximize windows. Right click to minimize, double click to normalize/maximize. I had some prototypes but never went that far.

DesktopX: HMM maybe an object that can replace all icons with objects, I know DesktopX has that. It would add more advanced effects such as grouping into single icon, and single click to spread out, and other groups would go away. It may be really too hard to do, however. I would add ability to use own pictures, customize grouping, etc.

Etc: This is just too advanced for me to code.
Remove the desktop, and replace ALL icons with true vector graphics. Most icons can be done in pure vectors anyway. Even more advanced: Replace ALL icons in windows that's related with files with vectors, including ones in start menu.
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on Jun 30, 2006
Icon set based on driving signs.


http://www.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SkinID=10371&LibID=29&comments=1
on Jun 30, 2006
on Jul 01, 2006
Cool, but it could be expanded into entire windows theme? Will it work?
on Jul 02, 2006
Yes.
Not if I do it.
on Jul 02, 2006

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

on Jul 02, 2006
They call me baby driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and Im gone ah
Whats my number
I wonder how your engine feels
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
Whats my number
I wonder how your engine feels.
on Jul 04, 2006
What about my other ideas? Will they work?
on Jul 04, 2006
possibly

the desktopx replace icons with objects, single object that spreads out = similar to Orbital Weather = instead of weather, objects (icons)
on Jul 05, 2006
Yeah? Cool.
on Jul 05, 2006
I've been thinking about creating my first IP, and minimal and transparent might be a good place to start...
on Jul 23, 2006
Oops missed this reply...

Cool hope it will be a successful!
on Jul 23, 2006
DesktopX: HMM maybe an object that can replace all icons with objects, I know DesktopX has that. It would add more advanced effects such as grouping into single icon, and single click to spread out, and other groups would go away. It may be really too hard to do, however. I would add ability to use own pictures, customize grouping, etc.



One of my projects is where I replace the desktop icons with hexagon shaped object. When you move one object next to anohter it will snap to it and automaticly group. So when you drag the object again it'll drag the entire cluster. You can use Shift Drag to detach it. On my todo list was assigning one object as a controller object to hide and show any group you wanted.
on Jul 23, 2006
HMM maybe an object that can replace all icons with objects, I know DesktopX has that. It would add more advanced effects such as grouping into single icon, and single click to spread out, and other groups would go away. It may be really too hard to do, however. I would add ability to use own pictures, customize grouping, etc.


iconx will do sonthing like that.

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