I thought I'd talk a little about some of the other program skins available at Wincustomize , this week.
So today I loaded one of my right click skins I've been using Earth Hour Wb by Remolacio, despite it's freakish similarity to Alienware Xenomorph by Stardock Design ( available only as part of a suite). It's one of the few recent dark skins that include a contrast text on dark backgrounds., I just wish the dark background and contrasting text were applicable in all text windows. and not just on the skin's colored areas alone.*Sigh* wouldn't that be nice? ... but.... I digress.
Rummaging through my right click skins , I came up with Blue Glass by Buzzzh58. It matches nicely with the whole look. including the rounded edges and cyan colored neon glow. The style integrates nicely and almost looks part of the Earth Hour skin. Almost.
I'm only just learning all the ins and outs of Rightclick. So be patient with me here, I can give only brief descriptions of the skins themselves till I understand what RC can do, and how different skins react with those features.
For the cursor, I chose Rexa by tycus I recolored to match my skins. The triangular shape gives the impression of being curved within the middle, sort of like a pencil eraser, but actually it reminds me of those jets that fly by occasionally, with the exhaust coming out the back in a blue color. I recolored that blue to match the windowblind more closely.
Tregetour by zakai1369 is the style I chose for Object Dock. I used the tile-tr style of that background. The silver and black compliment this dark theme with an almost twisted metal look to the borders. I like also the way it tilts up slightly to the rear of the icon,making it seem like each one is on a serving platter, or a flying saucer ready to zoom up at my slightest mouseover.
Continuing my trend in matching schemes to wallpapers, I found this new paper Stalked by Frankief to be really intriguing, it looks much like a cactus, sea anemone, or fern the way it fans out but has a network of "arms" within.
I usually shy away from skins with the word "white" in them because they have a tendency to hurt my eyes, but I decided to try White System v 1.0 by 1mrpaul1 I darkened it down a bit in windowblinds config, and adjusted the hue till the blue matched part of the wall just right.
I dug out Earth fx big by Javier Aroche for my cursorfx , the coloring again works nicely with this wall. and the animation is clean and interesting. The icon Pack I chose, was ROUNDer by AndrawDay the almost lozenge like look of these icons was attractive with the look as a whole.
I thought it needed just a bit more to make it look really sharp, so I opened up Sexy right click by Messiah1 a blueish clean looking skin that I have used previously because it looks so pretty.
When I saw On chesapeake bay by kenwas I had to have it. Living on the Delmarva peninsula, we are really a part of the chesapeake, and the history of this area is rich with sea tales,pirates and new beginnings.
While I thought Sunken Treasure by KittyMalone was really the perfect wb to go with this blind, I felt I should include some names I haven't used lately, and so I traveled thru the time warp of the libraries and found Driftwood by Dangeruss. It's a darker, brown wood grained skin, with bolts and metal accents on the edges. This skin works well with the wall, but there are a couple areas where it's difficult at best to view some text.
Nautical mile by 47songs is the IP I chose to use, for obvious reasons. It just fit nicely with the ship's wheel and spyglass and porthole themed icons.
It took me a while to find just the right cursorfx theme, but eventually I settled on oxide by TYCUS. The style and coloring look nautical and remind me of some features on boats and ships.
I tried to get rightclick to use the windowblinds skin I am using, but it always chooses the same skin when I click that choice. So I hunted and found an oldie but goodie that works ok with this combination, 1000 B.C. by codysan. The rock coloring, and font, goes well with the look as a whole.
Over all, a very rustic,bayside look that I think I will keep on hand for those days like today when it's rainy and miserable.