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)
Can I have my icons back? Please?
For real. I downloaded the skin: Jaluran and all my PA icons changed. Alright. So I switched back to the default skin. I still had Jaluran’s icons.
I deleted the Jaluran skin. Now all my icons are ‘Unknown’ file type icons.
In Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types - I went through and changed the icon for every PA file type. Deleted the iconcache and rebooted.
Here is the problem. When viewing at 32x32 or 48x48 the PA icons are normal and as they should appear. But. When viewing List or Detailed view they change back to the Unknown file type icon.
This was never such a headache when changing skins prior to installing 9.6 final and Jaluran skin. Who ever thought to pack icons into a skin made huge mistake IMHO. Icons should have been made optional. Or separate downloads.
So… What do I do now? And once its fixed how do I keep from losing my icons when downloading a new skin? Or am I always going to be forced to use what the skin author packs into the skin file?
For now, yes. Did you try using “default settings” under Options menu, and did that help?
p.s. Under WinXP, PA does change icons back when you set default skin, at least on my computer, anyone else?
Thanks for the reply!
I did manage to fix the problem. I went to Options > Configuration > File Formats and re-associated my file types. Re-booted and my icons came back.
Its just my opinion, but I think there needs to be an option similar to…Use PA Default Icons
Use Theme Icons
what you could do is manually delete icons from the skin, and it will work great.
Can I do that without applying the skin first? When skins are downloaded they are single file. When I open a skin file in PA I get a prompt to either use the skin or not.
So to avoid the issue I would need to remove the icons prior to installing the skin.
if you open the Skin, and say No to installation, it will open the skin file for you. You can then sort it by type and delete icons. Re-Open the file and then install it…
Thanks! I appreciate the solution + instructions.
we will probably have this as an option in X.
I have the same problem on this with those other skins…so i wonder should I include icons on my next skin? If it tooo troublesome for other users?
hint: icons for board are great :-).