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Old 04-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Metro Skin for Calibre

I am big fan of the clean monochromatic look of Metro UI (usied in Windows Phone 7). I have skinned about 80% of Calibre on the same principle and here are the results.

Big Thanks to Kiwi Dude for configuring his plugins to use the "resources image folder". This allows plugin icons to be skinned just once and then remain the same whenever you update your plugins.

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Old 04-15-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Let's try this again with the images resized.




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Old 04-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Much better (although I replaced the tiny URLs with the full links - we have a policy against using tint URLs)!

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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Big Thanks to Kiwi Dude for configuring his plugins to use the "resources image folder". This allows plugin icons to be skinned just once and then remain the same whenever you update your plugins.
Looks good, zip up the icons and attach them to the post.
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Once again thanks to KiwiDude for his modified plugin code and to Yankoa on Deviant Art for allowing the use of his wonderful Metro Icons. And off course Kovid for creating this awesome program.

Main GUI skin is complete. The following Plugin images are also included:
Book Sync
Devices
Extract ISBN
Generate Cover
Goodreads Sync
Plugin Updater
Quality Check
Search The Internet
View Manager.

1. Back Up you existing AppData/Roaming/calibre/Resources folder.
2. Extract the zip file to your AppData/Roaming/calibre/Resources folder.
3. Restart Calibre
4. Enjoy.

Note: I did not skin any plug-in icons that are tiny (32x32) as it did not look good.

Cheers.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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Very cool. Thanks.

Wish there was an easy way to change the colours for the rest of the GUI in the Windows version. Unless there is something new I missed along the way.
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A very nice-looking icon set, although I personally prefer the default- that might be a case of what I'm used to, though
One thing you may want to look into: On Win XP, the tray icon didn't show for me, although I suspect that's because I'm using a display theme that has black title and task bars. It would help, though, to have a white border on that icon.
Another thing: The splash screen is broken, as in the status text Calibre displays writes on the image. I think you need to put a little blank space in there.
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