Checking back over the emails.  Did you confirm that we (you and I) are
using the same DQSD Win7 Theme pack developed my Matt?

In Windows 7 on the Personalization>Windows Color page do ANY of the color
or tint a or transparency settings have ANY effect on the
color/tint/transparency of the DQSD Search Bar?


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kairys [mailto:kai...@comcast.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 12:33 PM
To: 'Kim Gräsman'
Cc: 'DQSD users mailing list'
Subject: Re: [DQSD-Users] Still struggling with colors on Win 7

I took a look at theme.css (Win7 version) and saw it uses 7toolbar1.bmp to
draw the backgrounds, and that turns out to be a  1-pixel wide column of
black pixels with a two-pixel decoration at the top. So I made one like it
using my toolbar blue. It looks almost perfect, except you'll note the light
top-shadow is one pixel thicker over the search bar than the rest of the
toolbar (fig. 1).  For some reason DQSD is putting two pixels of light blue
where the bmp only has one (fig. 2).

Anyway my original question remains... how does this work for anyone whose
toolbar isn't black to start?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Gräsman [mailto:kim.gras...@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 4:47 AM
> To: kai...@comcast.net
> Cc: DQSD users mailing list
> Subject: Re: [DQSD-Users] Still struggling with colors on Win 7
> Hi Michael,
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 14:16, Michael Kairys <kai...@comcast.net> wrote:
> >> ... it looks like a mix of the Vista and XP Blue themes.
> >
> > Thanks for the hint, Kim; I tried a complete reinstall, applying the
> win7
> > theme patch before instancing the search bar, and now at least I 
> > have consistent results on both machines. The bar doesn't match my 
> > taskbar
> color
> > but at least it is homogenous (see attached).
> >
> >> you probably need to dive into the CSS and adapt them to go better
> with
> > the system look.
> >
> > What puzzles me is that other people (e.g. James Nix on Win 7 
> > 64-bit)
> seem
> > to get a transparent search bar that lets their Win 7 theme colors 
> > show through.
> I seem to recall the themes were designed not to be transparent, but 
> to have the same color as the various themes (there's one Olive, one 
> Silver and one XP blue, for example). Maybe James system color happens 
> to match the DQSD theme color?
> > I could perhaps tweak the search bar color to match the taskbar 
> > color but (1) the taskbar is sort of a gradient fill rather than a
> uniform
> > color, (2) if I changed my windows theme of course the search bar 
> > would
> no
> > longer match, and (3) I haven't found, in my various poking, how to 
> > do
> that!
> Again, I don't know enough CSS to style my way out of a double-door, 
> so I don't think I can help :)
> - Kim

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