I still have a fondness for the very old buttonbars to be found at http://www.powerarchiver.com/skins/toolbar/.
Up until (I think) PA2017 it was possible to use them with the more recent skins, but I haven’t yet been able to work out a way, or the right combination, to do so with PA2018.
It’s not exactly the end of the world if the old bars can no longer be used, but I’m curious to know if they still can.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with some updates but WU is Disabled blame MS
PowerArchiver Toolbox 2015 v15.04.03
Choose to use “Windows Dark” skin, Go into “Configuration” and select “Highlight archives” change from Black to any other colour, click OK twice I think.
Powerarchiver applies the new colour to archives briefly but then returns to Black again!
Hi all…would like to know if it is possible to skin the main window to be other then white after the list of compress file list are shown? :rolleyes:
shot1.jpg show the main windows b4 it load anythings.
but once it load something the list will be in white with black text. I wish to change it to black with red text is it possible?
shot2.jpg …where do i go to change that green LED to something else and its yellowish creamy background?
ps/ i am new with this…hope the screenshot show-up :)
Currently PowerArchiver 2011/12 hosts;
1 default Classic Toolbar and 20+ downloadable skins via website.
The user can also select 6 preinstalled Ribbon interfaces ranging from office 2007/10 with Black, Silver and Blue.
So significantly more classic old style than modern.
Do you as a PowerArchiver User prefer Ribbon or Classic?
All the Skins that can be download seems to be for the classic interface of PowerArchiver.
Is it possible to create and/or change Skins for the ribbon interface?
It’s really not that important to me, I’m only wondering if it’s possible. From what I can see, only the color scheme of the ribbon interface can be changed (Blue, Silver and Back).
I can’t see any way of accessing and downloading from the PA site the old button sets (Little One, Damas, Xp and so forth) which could be used instead of the default buttons if using the Classic skin rather than the modern ones.
Is there any way of still being able to do this? Not a real necessity but some of those button sets were really good.
I thought I would start and maintain a thread related to my skins. Since the site doesn’t maintain a “Last Updated” I’ll post news and changes here.
This is the place if you want to submit feedback, ideas and of course problems.
SmoothVista, SmoothLime, LongHorn, Slate & Poisoned
(i) Currently I am working on two new skins and also performing numerous fixes and enhancements to existing skins.
One issue in particular I am taking care of is the drop down arrow button located net to the Open button. I’ve managed to make it pretty slim in size allowing more space on the toolbar. So all skins will be updated by the end of the month.
(ii) Aside from one skin author who loves rating 1’s on all my skins, I have gotten some great feedback from other users! So regardless, I will continue creating skins and I am looking forward to any and all feedback.
(iii) Suggestions for icons and toolbar images. Icons are the hardest thing to do IMHO. Mostly because creating an icon that represents “compression” while looking different from other apps is a challenge. So what do you think?
Toolbar images. What do people prefer? OS related images? 2D or 3D? Colorful or ?
The skin I produced for PA was more than similar to JJ’s and I now realize that my actions and decisions were wrong.
(see the comments below the post)
9.6 Beta: New Skin Engine
The skin engine is great and I love the new skins. The only problem I have is when launching PA it takes up to 15 seconds for the application to start.
During this time the PA window in unresponsive and is not fully ‘painted’. As seen in the attachment, the right scrollbar is unskinned while the left is. Column headers appear ghosted and unskinned.
PA will load and window painting will complete. But some times it takes a while.
This wasnt an issue with 9.5 and the old skins.
please turn on classic view and let me know how long it takes now.
Classic view about 2 to 3 seconds I would say. Much, much faster.
it is not because of skins, but because of your current folder in explorer view. If it is deep inside your hard drive, it might take a while for it to read full contents and all other folders (depending on the speed of your hard drive).
You might want to set your current folder to predefined location such as C:\ (Config> Folders)
Thanks. I set it to C:\ and th time was reduced to about 5 seconds give or take. I see after playing with different startup folders that the time is affected.
I may create a root folder to store my PA scripts and use that as a startup.