Heavy Metal Skin - Preview

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Heavy Metal Skin - Preview

Postby BaddaBing on Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:30 am

Here is a preview of the skin I'm building for a touchscreen setup.
Its a bit different.
Feedback welcome :)

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Postby jowaldo on Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:45 am

Very nice! I really like the style/colors/layout!
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wow!!!

Postby musicthebee on Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:25 am

Looks really nice and I think would be a great addition to my carputer. Can you send me a link for download?

Thanks
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damn good!!!

Postby freebits on Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:07 am

Great Skins you made!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby munderhill on Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:12 pm

Fantastic skin!!! It's exactly what I am looking for. Please post a download link.
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Postby rhinoman on Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:08 pm

cool but dont keep it to yourself :wink:
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Postby BaddaBing on Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:33 pm

I'll see if I can finish it by this weekend and post a link to it.
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Postby ukbubs on Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:27 pm

Just one very minor point: on your last skin, the weather forecast location was set to show 'Dallas, Texas'. For most of us this not the location chosen for our forecasts.

The skin looks great (the fact the moive title fonts are too small for my old fashioned tv is my problem not yours!:cry: :wink:

Hope this helps
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VERY NICE

Postby kolemieux on Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:29 am

Would it be much to ask for Remote Control navigation or should this be possible ----- VERY NICE!!! VERY !!!

Please on the Remote Control.... Pretty please
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Postby sp00head on Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:53 am

looks sweet.
makes me wish i could use a graphics package :)
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eagerly waiting

Postby musicthebee on Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:29 am

I am eagerly waiting for the release!!! Dont know how many times I reloaded the page to see if there are any updates. lol :-)
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Postby BaddaBing on Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:22 pm

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Postby RickRenn on Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:22 pm

BaddaBing...Excellent Skin....I'm just getting into XLobby* 2nd day now* with my first HTPC setup....Love the program..unfortunately I'm rather illiterate when it comes to figuring the xlobby setup aspect of it all... pulling alot of hair out...heh..I'm 40 cant afford to lose anymore of my hairnest..LOL

Anyways

...The visual aspect fits right in with my htpc case...a Silverstone LC-03...blue leds and the black buttons and texture meld my setup perfectly...love it

I was ready to forget about Xlobby due to the learning curve but now
It is imperative that I master the X Lobbbbbbyyyyyyyy due to your skin


Question: Could you add an EMail button ???

I'd like my family to be able to use this too... In other words...simple things for simple minds

Thnx Again for sharing your skin
Rick
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Postby BaddaBing on Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:29 pm

Thanks, Rick, I'm glad you like it.

As for the email request, you will need to set this up for yourself as everyone uses different email clients, i.e; Eudora, Netscape, Hotmail, Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.

First you will need to create an 'event' to launch your email client.

1 Press 'F2' to bring up the bring up the SetUp Menu
2 Click the 'Event manager' tab
3 On the left, bottom side of the screen, click the "ADD GROUP' button. You will see a folder called 'new group' appear at the bottom of the events list.
4 Click on the new folder once to set focus <pause> then once again to edit the name.
5 Name it 'mail'
6 Click the 'ADD EVENT' button.
7 A 'new event' icon will appear under the 'mail' folder
8 Rename 'ADD EVENT' to 'launch app'
9 Now go to the right side of the screen to the 'Commands' tab. Scroll through it and find the 'OS' icon (an MS Windows flag)
10 Click the plus sign next to the OS icon to expand it
11 When it expands you will see the commands associated with the OS. Click the one titled 'EXECUTE FILE'
12 You need to fill in the 'FILE' and the 'WORKING DIRECTORY' parameters.
13 Once you are done, click the 'TEST' button. If you filled in the information correctly you should see your email app pop up.
14 Once you have verified that the command works - Click on the 'launch app icon to make sure it is selected then click the 'ADD' button. You will see the 'execute file' command appear under it.

OK, the hard part is done.

Next re-labeling the PVR button (it doesn't do anything right now) to EMAIL and attaching your event to it.

1 Press 'Pause/Break' to bring up the Skin Editor. Drag it to one side of the screen so you can still see the 'PVR' button.
2 Click on the PVR button to select it. You will see a dotted line box appear around it
3 In the skin editor click the 'BUTTON' tab.
4 Next click the 'DISPLAY tab'
5 In the box labeled 'Text' replace 'PVR' with 'EMAIL'
6 Click the 'EVENT' tab
7 Click the 'Assign' button
8 A 'SELECT EVENT' window will appear.
9 Find the 'mail entry you created.
10 Expand it.
11 Highlight the 'launch app' entry
12 Click the 'SELECT' button
13 Close the 'Skin Editor'
Your done!

Enjoy!
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Postby BaddaBing on Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:38 pm

Please post your HeavyMetal requests and comments to this new thread
http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1849
Thanks! :)
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