ROS first run wizard?

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Would it be something?

Yes
23
70%
No
10
30%
 
Total votes: 33

geertvdijk
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ROS first run wizard?

Post by geertvdijk » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:23 pm

Didn't know for sure where this should be... However, since I designed something, I thought it would be the best inhere...
If ROS ever gets a first run wizard, which could be usefull, would this be something?
[img=http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8978 ... 7vg.th.jpg]
edit:
[img=http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8016 ... 3rh.th.jpg]
better?
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9001 ... run3yn.jpg
that better? includes icons for max, min and close...
Last edited by geertvdijk on Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.
-graey-

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:09 pm

Yes it might be a good idea to let users choose their GUI, set up the time and pic which shortcuts should be on the desktop (My Computer, My Network locations and My documents).

Phalanx
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Post by Phalanx » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:21 pm

Looks more like you have started making a really nice theme to me :-)

Coviti
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Post by Coviti » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:47 am

I think this would be a good idea, but in my opinion, it looks too much like SuSE Linux. I think a first run wizard would be a good idea, it should just look a little more ReactOS-like.

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:26 am

well I am thinking of that now indeed. please post if you like this one more ore less...
[img=http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8016 ... 3rh.th.jpg]
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geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:07 pm

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9001 ... run3yn.jpg
including the minimize, maximize and close icons... this might very well become a visual style...
-graey-

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:36 pm

I like it. It looks a bit like the plastic theme :D

.aart3k
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Post by .aart3k » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:14 pm

I like it too but the first run wizard should look like the other parts of system , but if you can you can design a theme that is felt like yours current work.

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:02 pm

.aart3k wrote:I like it too but the first run wizard should look like the other parts of system , but if you can you can design a theme that is felt like yours current work.
yes, ofcourse. If this is going to be used, I think it would be the smartest to use one theme over all parts of installation and the standard GUI... So do the devs, probably...
-graey-

Phalanx
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Post by Phalanx » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:06 am

I like it cause it looks like a finished GUI which is easy on the eyes, which "classic" does not. However, I think the text/lines on the buttons needs to stand out just a bit more so you don't have to look too much at them.

GaeTaN
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Post by GaeTaN » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:59 am

I love this design, perhaps a little too much "blurred", but I love it !!
I hope ReactOS will include it when it'll suport themes :)

Crappish
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Post by Crappish » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:28 am

Lacks contrast, design wise. Also it's a tad dull. Needs more color.

Try to create lines with your design elements; makes it easier to comprehend. Like isolating the numbers on left side and pushing the text bit to left.

+ too much blur, like the one before me said

+ also the contrast between selected button and not selected should be clearer

Though it might be better to make it look more like the default UI. If you create visually complex wizard, which just doesn't match with "real world" you might end up disappointing users. It gives false expectations. Like rounded corners.
Can't provoke anyone? Why bother posting?

Phalanx
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Post by Phalanx » Fri May 05, 2006 12:53 am

Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk » Fri May 05, 2006 9:31 am

Phalanx wrote:Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?
actually, I have 0 experience in creating .msstyle files, so I don't have a clue how to do it... However, I'll look into it and try... :D
-graey-

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy » Fri May 26, 2006 4:52 pm

geertvdijk wrote:
Phalanx wrote:Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?
actually, I have 0 experience in creating .msstyle files, so I don't have a clue how to do it... However, I'll look into it and try... :D
There are very easy programs like stylebuilder to make .msstyle files. Or you can use Resource Hacker to manually replace all the bitmaps :wink:

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