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New MSN BETA theme - anyone got a windows theme the same?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by charltonfan1, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. charltonfan1

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    Hey guys. I am fan of the new fading blue to white MSN BETA theme recently released. Anyone got a similar windows theme?


    thanks
     
  2. Gas Panic!

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    I hate it. The old Beta looked MUCH better. :(
     
  3. Pickers

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    MY EYES!!!!
    Its rancid!!! The pictures are all blocky, theres no smoothness like the other one!
    Oh, and how do you get mini display pics back? I cant find the option. I'm just stuck with the generic messenger guy for all contacts..
     
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  4. charltonfan1

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    I like apple products and how they are styled, so i think thats why i like this. hmm maybe its only me!
     
  5. Pickers

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    It just feels angular and bright.
    I have to almost use black to make my eyes adjust nicely to it. I much prefered the bold curves to faint boxes
     
  6. Spunj99

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    Nah. This update is a LOT better imho.

    A nice suprise. :)
     
  7. Pickers

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    Want to elaborate on what you find good? Its 'nice' but needs a lot more refining in my opinion.

    I had just got used to only seeing one display pic at a time, and now its been removed totally! That was the neatest feature in 7.5.

    Secondly, uncollapsed groups only contain the number of contacts in that group in the headding. It should also display how many in that group are online.
     
  8. divine`

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    They've really botched the whole Online/Total thing.

    I want to be able to see all my contacts with the online ones highlighted with a different colour like before, now I can either see them all but looking identical or just the online ones. It's stupid.
     
  9. Spunj99

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    Just the design changes, i mean.

    Got rid of the stupid colour header bar thingies and I much prefer the simple minimalist look.

    I only use Messenger at work anyway, as i use Miranda at home.

    :)
     
  10. Spunj99

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    Apparently these "older" icons are just temporary anyway, they're working on some similiar to the green ones in the last version.
     
  11. Dinomania

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    Is there a screenshot out there for the uninitiated?
     
  12. divine`

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    Banned words blurred out :p
     
  13. uk_viper

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    i think its a lot better than the last one, just a shame that it doesnt tell you howm many contacts are online out of the total you got in that group
     
  14. vaultingSlinky

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    I much prefer the overall look of the new beta, the one before it was 'clunky' and cluttered. I prefer a bit more of a minimalist look :)
     
  15. MikGriff

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    Very Clean :)
     
  16. Pickers

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    Thats with the fill set to BLACK :eek:

    Auron - how did you remove the advertisement? I've not found a compatable patch for this new release
     
  17. [email protected]

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  18. Pickers

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    Ahh that wasnt out this morning. Good-o!
     
  19. Craig321

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    There's one out dedicated to removing the ads & allowing multi MSNs out on msg"poo".com soon (you got to replace the poo with something :p)
     
  20. Conrad11

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    Can u apply the older beta themes too the new Beta?