Author’s Notes: The Slate-X WindowBlinds theme was based from the early concepts of Microsoft’s Longhorn Visual Style, which was originally entitled Slate. The Microsoft Slate theme was basically a modification of the Default WindowsXP ‘Luna’ style, but featured a different Color scheme, and adjusted imagery. However, the most intriguing feature of this Visual Style was the Gradient blend of 2 shades of Grey, I examined some of the highlights of Slate, then created my own WindowBlinds theme, entitled Slate-X.
My theme, Slate-X, is my personal view on the Slate style. It features the Slate appearance, embedded in Glass and encrusted with Crystal like controls. Slate-X as a WindowBlinds theme features all of WindowBlinds v5′s features. Including Translucent Startpanel, Translucent Taskbar, Translucent Window Frames, Translucent Shutdown Controls, Translucent System Controls and more. Slate-X also includes a full set of Shell Animation .AVI’s, as well as a full set of Toolbar icons for both Explorer and IE6. As a WindowBlinds theme as a whole, Slate-X is a completely skinned WindowsXP GUI Replacement.
Slate-X comes equipped with 4 Substyles. The default substyle features a Full length Startpanel, with a User picture allocation and Username. An alternative substyle, with the Suffix ‘Mini’ is depicted in the Screenshot, and features a Full length Startpanel, without the User picture or Username. Both of these Substyles where also duplicated and converted into Compact versions, creating a total of 4 Substyles. Also, the system font, Segoe UI, is included and is required to use this theme. The fonts should automatically install on the first application of this theme, but Should you feel that the fonts have not yet been applied, you may have to manually install the fonts. The fonts are provided and can be found in your Windowblinds/Slate-X directory.