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O.P. A bit help with skinning
Hey all, im a bit new to skinning, but read all the tutorials and i understand most of the things, even tried playing with stuff. I just wanted to ask a bit how to remove or reedit a certain window in msn 2009 if that is possible, and if anyone can pm me or join me on irc so i can ask questions face to face, Thanks.
I want to remove the news feed above the ad, but dont know how. Dont know which part in the styles, or somewhere else refers to that window.
04-23-2011 05:20 PM
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RE: A bit help with skinning
You can remove that in Messenger's own preferences :) Preferences > Layout > Show "what's new"
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04-23-2011 10:50 PM
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Yeah...i figured that out myself. How about adding a new element into a definition or style file? Will there be any problems if i do so, or is there something i need to really be carefull when doing so?
04-25-2011 09:27 PM
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RE: A bit help with skinning
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Yeah...i figured that out myself. How about adding a new element into a definition or style file? Will there be any problems if i do so, or is there something i need to really be carefull when doing so?
Not really, as long as you close the element correctly (i.e., properly nested).

There are a few funky things that you might encounter while you skin where more "unique" content (e.g., PSM area) messes up.
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04-25-2011 09:33 PM
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O.P. RE: A bit help with skinning
So..for an example, lets say i wanted to ad a logo picture in the window where ads appear. I would just need to add the element into the definiton file, nesting it inside the part where that bottom window is defined and it should appear without much 'issues' ?
04-25-2011 09:37 PM
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RE: A bit help with skinning
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So..for an example, lets say i wanted to ad a logo picture in the window where ads appear. I would just need to add the element into the definiton file, nesting it inside the part where that bottom window is defined and it should appear without much 'issues' ?
that is the way I do it :)
my advice, just try, you won't damage messenger in a permanent way, if there are really complications the skin will just not load...
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04-25-2011 10:54 PM
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O.P. RE: A bit help with skinning
Oh, im playing around, not worrried about it, i can just remove it or bring it back. Hm, one more question, what about removing some of the code, some of the elements. Does that have a impact on functionality of msn?
04-26-2011 09:52 PM
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RE: A bit help with skinning
Again, if it's something simple, say an add contact button, physicsally removing it has no effect on the operation of WLM (as most skins do).

Of course, there are exceptions, and in that case, setting layoutpos=none for its element should do the trick.
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04-26-2011 09:55 PM
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O.P. RE: A bit help with skinning
um..another question. How would i lets say, make another x button, the one that closes the window, and put it in another place?
04-27-2011 04:24 PM
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If that close button is in the aeroframe, you don't. Sorry, known limitation of WLM2011.
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