Screenshot with all icons showing
I want it.
If you'd like to have the same icon arrangement and functions that I've programmed into my device, grab Bitstreamer.gbh and put it in your device's \Program Files\GigaBar\Schemes folder. Activate the scheme with Functions / Internals / Schemes / Bitstreamer.
Remember to save your existing scheme first! (Functions / Internals / Save Scheme)
|BitPad 4-Icon Orange.gif|
|BitPad 5-Icon Orange.gif|
|BitPad 4-Icon Blue.gif|
|BitPad 5-Icon Blue.gif|
|BitPad 4-Icon Gray.gif|
|BitPad 5-Icon Gray.gif|
|These are samples of just a few of the skins you could create by showing and|
hiding a few layers in Photoshop, using the Skin Kit in the next section.
|BitMuch3.gif||BitBar w/ taskbar depression|
|BitMuch4.gif||BitPad w/o taskbar depression|
|BitMuch5.gif||BitBar w/ Neil's icons|
|BitMuch6.gif||BitTab w/ random icons|
|BitMuch7.gif||Rounded sides, diff icons|
|BitMuch8.gif||BitPad, diff icons|
|BitMuch9.gif||Flat bar with raised buttons: GOOD!|
After receiving a few requests for modifications to my skins, I've decided to release the Photoshop file I created, so you can customize it yourself or use it as a starting point for your own skin.
Get BitPadPublic.psd, the Photoshop file with all the goods.
You'll find shaded bar backgrounds, taskbar depressions of different sizes, lotsa icons, icon backgrounds (like the circles). Everything is on its own layer so it is completely modular. Use any combination of the elements or add your own to build a new skin.
I use Ulead SmartSaver Pro to convert from Photoshop PSD to GIF. Whatever you use, make sure that you create an undithered 256-color GIF for the best effect.
Many, many thanks to Gene Knight for writing GigaBar, a massive improvement over anything that has come before. Thanks to Neil Faulkner for his inspiring skinning work and his permission to include his icons in the Skin Kit.
If you have any questions, problems or feedback, post them on the GigaBar Message Board (preferred) or contact me directly at bitstreamer @ home.com -- Enjoy!