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[26.MAR.2011][THEME] MSkip ProPlus WP7 V4.0 Theme for Spb Mobile Shell 3.5.5

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INTRODUCING A BRAND NEW WINDOWS PHONE 7 SERIES BASED THEME FOR SPB MOBILE SHELL 3.5.5





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PLEASE READ!! VERSION 4.0 IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN WVGA AT FIRST. ONCE IT HAS BEEN OUT A FEW DAYS AND I HAVE RECIEVED FEEDBACK AND FIXED ANY BUGS I WILL MAKE IT AVAILABLE IN ALL OTHER RESOLUTIONS (INCLUDING HVGA IF POSSIBLE).

MSkip ProPlus Windows Phone 7 Theme for Mobile Shell 3.5.5
Contains the following:
+ All Spb Mobile Shell screens have now been skinned for WP7.
+ Home Hub is scrollable so you can add as many Tiles as you wish or make up your own.
+ Shortcuts Hub can be reached by swiping your finger to the left on the Home Hub (WP7 feature).
+ Shortcuts Hub is scrollable so you can add as many shortcuts as you wish.
+ Static links on the right of the Home Hub so no matter where you are in the Home Hub you can always see it.
+ Static Links are configurable through the Manager in the Start Menu.
+ Panels are mostly made up of shortcuts and custom shortcut skins so easy to change images or look (if desired).
+ New menu bars in mobile shell screens.
+ All Screens fully set up for LandScape mode.
+ Theme Colour can be changed from the 'ProPlus Wp7 Tools' folder in the Start Menu.
+ Changing the Theme Colour will change the theme colour on all linked screens (Hubs, Spb Menu).
+ Hub Tiles are now partly transparent so if you have a picture background on the Home Hub it will show through the Tiles.

IMPORTANT: On first use of v4 you will find that when you click on some of the links (mostly in the Office, Games, Media and Pictures Hubs) that they will open the spb menu screen. This is because the links have no app associated with them. Once you choose what app you wish to associate with the link you clicked on it will be set for future use. This is also the same for icons that have a '+' inside them.

ChangeLog:
26th March 2011
Update for WVGA to V4.0 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20110326)
+ All screens themed for WP7
+ All Hubs themed for WP7 with background images (Games, Office, Media, Pictures)
+ Added Status Widgets for Home Hub (Volume, Brightness, Wifi, Bluetooth)
+ Added Tasks Widget for Home Hub
+ Redrawn several widget link images
+ Made Home Hub Tiles partly transparent to show custom backgrounds.
+ Lots of other things I will add as I think of them

26th October 2010

Update for QVGA and WQVGA V3.1 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20101026)
+ Includes all updates from [W]VGA versions (see 19th and 24th October changelog entries)

24th October 2010
Update for WVGA and VGA V3.1 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20101024)
+ Updated WVGA to v3.1
+ Released v3.1 for VGA resolution (includes all updates from 19th October update)
+ Added 6 new Shortcut Icons (Facebook, Games2, Screen Rotate, Settings, Twitter and Windows Live)
+ Fixed a bug in the Manager script that stopped non WWE Roms from affecting screen mods.

19th October 2010
Update for WVGA V3 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20101019)
+ Shortcuts Hub now up/down scrollable (same as the Home Hub) with a Static Link to the Home Hub.
+ Static Link to SpbMenu added to Home Hub (default option). Shortcuts Link and SpbMenu Link can be turned on or off from the Manager app.
+ NEW Shortcut Icons added (Android, Bluetooth, FM Radio, Marketplace and Voice Dial).
+ NEW Theme Colours added (purple and yellow themes).
+ NEW Twitter widget for Home Hub (fully working).
+ NEW WideBox Weather widget with full information (current conditions only show in supported locations).
+ NEW Big Box Weather widget with image and temperature.
+ NEW Facebook widget for Home Hub (fully working).
+ NEW Media widget added for Home Hub in 2 colours (black and white).
+ NEW Birthdays widget for Home Hub.
+ Added Location widget.
+ Added Top Battery in Black to go with white or light coloured backgrounds.
+ Backup and Restore apps now fully support different language Roms (backups can now be copied to and from storage card).
+ Added option in Manager app to Enable Extra Favourites page.
+ Cleaned up code in ProPlus Manager and Backup/Restore Apps.

14th June 2010
Update for WVGA version V2 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20100614)
+ Changed Opera shortcut skin and added new shortcut skin for Palringo
+ Cleaned up ProPlus Tasks utility
+ Added new function in ProPlus Tasks to change ALL box types in a single Hub. By default the Box type is 'Small Box Hidden' which hides the shortcut icon inside the box. To use this function first select the Hub you want to change, then select the box type (hidden, icon or icon + text). Lastly select the colour of box you want and let the program do its magic. This will only affect boxes already in the Hub it wont create new ones.

14th June 2010
Update for QVGA version V2 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20100614)
Same updates as for 4th, 5th and 10th June
+ Added new function in ProPlus Tasks to change ALL box types in a single Hub. By default the Box type is 'Small Box Hidden' which hides the shortcut icon inside the box. To use this function first select the Hub you want to change, then select the box type (hidden, icon or icon + text). Lastly select the colour of box you want and let the program do its magic. This will only affect boxes already in the Hub it wont create new ones.

13th June 2010
Update for WQVGA version V2 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20100613)
Same updates as for 4th, 5th and 10th June

11th June 2010
Update for VGA version V2 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20100611)
Same updates as for 4th, 5th and 10th June

10th June 2010
Update for WVGA version V2 for Mobile Shell 3.5.5 (20100610)
+ Updated complete theme for full compatability with Mobile Shell 3.5.5
+ Moved Carousel and Menu buttons back to the Bottom for easier use
+ Reworked the Agenda WP7 widget to make it fit in better with the theme
+ Created a Bing Search (WP7) widget for use on the Home Hub (add an Internet search widget and change its skin to 'WP7 Hub'.
+ Added a Bing skin for use with a shortcut link.
+ Added 'Preset Themes' to Start Menu, MSkip ProPlus WP7, ProPlus Tasks. To use it: first change your Theme Colour (Back, Blue, Green, Grey, Red
or Orange) then change your background colour (eg. Black, White or Grey). Lastly run the 'Preset Themes' utility and select White Text and links for a black background or Black text and links for a white background. The program will then change ALL links colours and text on all Hubs and also perform a Background Refresh. Try it
+ Other improvements and bug fixes

5th June 2010
Minor update for WVGA version V2 (20100605)
+ Added option in ProPlus Tasks Utility to Enable or Disable the static shortcuts link on the Home Hub.
+ Added option in ProPlus Tasks Utility to change Hub title text colour to white or black.

4th June 2010
Update for WVGA version V2 (20100604) with other resolutions to follow.
+ Home Hub is now fully scrollable (up and down) so that everything is on 1 screen and can be added to (will be good for QVGA and VGA resolutions that cant fit as much on a single screen).
+ Added black theme, black link buttons and a white and grey background panel for a great new look (really does look nice).
+ Added new link skins and made all skins have white text to keep the flow of the theme (Calculator, **Camera, Comm Manager, Reset, Task Manager, **TomTom and Shortcuts). **changed text colour to white.
+ A smiley face now appears in the text box when you have new text messages.
+ The shortcuts screen now has own hub (3 pages wide).
+ Added ProPlus Tools utility in the MSkip's ProPlus WP7 Start Menu folder.
+ You can change the shortcuts link on the Home Hub to black or white to look better on lighter backgrounds.
+ WP7 Calendar widget has been reworked to make it look better on a wide panel.
+ Updated all files for full compatability with Mobile Shell 3.5.4.

23rd April 2010
Updates for QVGA, WQVGA, VGA and WVGA versions (20100423)
+ Added ALL updates from 12th and 14th April for QVGA and WQVGA devices.
+ Update to Start Menu WP7 scripts to close the Start Menu automatically after running a script.
+ Added Today Screen Switcher and individual links to switch between verious Today Screens (Microsoft Today, TouchFLO2D, TouchFLO3D, HTC Sense and Spb Mobile Shell (in the Start Menu, Programs, MSkip's ProPlus WP7 folder).
+ Made Small Box Panels slightly larger for better fit of icons and text.
+ Added NEW Diamond Clock widgets (Black and White Tiny) to fit inside the BigBox Panel.
+ Added NEW Current Date widgets (Date2 Black and Date2 White) to fit in Big Box Panel with Tiny Diamond Clocks. Not sure if these will be viewable on QVGA and WQVGA because of font size.
+ Added Tiny Contact, Text Only Contact (no box) and a selection of Invisible Contact sizes.

14th April 2010
+ Minor update for WVGA version (20100414)
+ Added Half Screen Invisible Link so you can cover a screen with 2 widgets in Portrait or Landscape Mode.
+ Added 2 new BigBox Panels (Office and Zune) images courtesy of ljjustboy

12th April 2010
+ Released WVGA version (20100412)
+ You can now backup upto 3 totally different layouts and restore at any time (new for VGA/WVGA)
+ A new Business Hub and Business Panel Image has been created to seperate Business and Lifestyle Screens (can be added or left out at will).
+ I have included some of the widgets from previous themes to give more flexibility to page designs (Diamond Digital Clocks, Anaolgue Clocks, Bottom Menu Bars, Small Battery).
+ Added extra funtions to the Backup Utility (Copy all backups to Storage Card, Copy Backups stored on Storage Card BACK to the device, Clear ALL backups from Device and Storage Card).
+ Enhanced the graphics for the 'Small Box with Text' skin (now looks alot nicer).
+ Added a confirmation screen when Restoring a Backup so you cant accidentally erase all your layout.

7th April 2010
+ Released QVGA and WQVGA versions (20100407)
+ Added more functions to MSkip's ProPlus WP7 folder in Start Menu, Programs:
Change number of pages on any Hub (Hub Pages),
Backup upto 3 completely different layouts with 1 touch,
Restore any of 3 Saved Layouts or Restore Original Layout at any time,
Refresh Background if you try to change it through the Menu button and it doesnt change.
+ Added 3 new Batterys (Horizontal for top or bottom of screen, White panel and Coloured Panel:
(use with medium white battery text for best alignment).
+ Added new Digital Clock for panel.
+ Added new short date widget (add digital clock and change skin) for use in Digital Clock Panels.
+ Added 2 new icons (YouTube and FlashLight).
+ ALL Big Box Icons skins now have fully transparent background so you can use them with the theme colours.
+ Added prebuilt Back and White boxes which you can add as Picture Frames (BigBox). These are in Program Files\ MSkip Tools.
+ Added Operator Widget (WP7) which will fit nicely at the top of a BigBox Panel.

2nd April 2010
+ Released VGA and WVGA versions (20100402)
+ Added more functions to MSkip's ProPlus WP7 folder in Start Menu, Programs:
Change number of pages on any Hub (Hub Pages),
Backup the whole of the current layout with 1 touch,
Restore Saved Layout or Restore Original Layout at any time,
Refresh Background if you try to change it through the Menu button and it doesnt change.
+ Added 3 new Batterys (Horizontal for top or bottom of screen, White panel and Coloured Panel:
(use with medium white battery text for best alignment).
+ Added new Digital Clock for panel.
+ Added new short date widget (add digital clock and change skin) for use in Digital Clock Panels.
+ Added 2 new icons (YouTube and FlashLight).
+ ALL Big Box Icons skins now have fully transparent background so you can use them with the theme colours.
+ Added prebuilt Back and White boxes which you can add as Picture Frames (BigBox). These are in Program Files\ MSkip Tools.

27th March 2010
+ Released QGA and WQVGA versions 20100327
+ Same updates as per 26th March

26th March 2010
+ Released VGA and WVGA versions 20100326
+ Added a Big Box and Wide Box Picture Frame so you can make up your own Hub images
+ Added a new Picture Hub with 5 blank pages to populate with your pictures.
+ Changed the Picture Hub image to a Picture Frame so you can change it if desired (move the inivisible link off the top of it first).
+ Added 4 new theme colours and created a Start Menu Folder called 'MSkip's ProPlus WP7' with buttons to change to any of the colours making it VERY EASY.
+ Added a load of new program icons (Big Box size)
+ Made the weather widget image slightly larger to make more use of the box.
+ Everything works fully in Landscape Mode.
+ Added a YouTube video which shows off the latest version.

22nd March 2010
+ Released WQVGA version

21st March 2010
+ Released VGA and QVGA versions

20th March 2010
+ Released first version (WVGA Only)


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Install Procedure:
1. Install ProPlus Windows Phone 7 Theme on a fresh install of Spb Mobile Shell v3.5.5 to DEVICE MEMORY
2. After installation completes, soft reset your device
3. Job done. Congratulations you have now expanded the potential of Mobile Shell

Update Procedure:
Uninstall the previous version FIRST before installing the new one.

NOTE: Please ONLY install the version matching your phones resolution or the layout on all screens will be all wrong.

QVGA: 4Shared
(20101026)
*DO NOT restore previous backups (pre v3) on V3 as the Shortcuts Hub will be corrupted*

WQVGA:
4Shared (20101026)
*DO NOT restore previous backups (pre v3) on V3 as the Shortcuts Hub will be corrupted*

VGA:
4Shared (20101026)
*DO NOT restore previous backups (pre v3) on V3 as the Shortcuts Hub will be corrupted*

WVGA V4.0:
4Shared (20110326)
*DO NOT RESTORE PREVIOUS BACKUPS ON V4.0 AS ALL THE HUBS WILL BE CORRUPTED*


If you enjoy using this theme please consider making a donation. ALOT of work went into this to make it as good as it can be for everyone. Even if its just a small amount it gives me satisfaction and enthusiasm to carry on developing and appreciation of my work is very welcome.

Enjoy


Mark.
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TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO USE THE PROPLUS WP7 THEME

To Change the BackGround Image (All Hubs share the same BackGround Image)
Select Menu, Change Background, Local Gallery, Select your background image. Then goto Start Menu, ProPlus WP7 Tools, ProPlus Wp7 Manager and select Refresh Background Image. Your Mobile Shell will restart and the background image will be changed.

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The Background image wont change on the Home Hub
Goto Start Menu, Programs, MSkips ProPlus WP7, ProPlus Tasks, Refresh Background Image. Your Mobile Shell will restart and the background image will be changed.

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To Add more Icons to the Home Hub
You first need add the Background Box: Select Menu, Add Widget, Shortcut, Spb Menus, HomeHub. Then click on the widget and change its skin to Big Box Hidden (colour of your choice). Finally move the box to where you want it.

Now to place the icon ontop of the box: Select Menu, Add Widget, Shortcut, Select the program you want to open. Now click on the widget you just added and change its skin to the icon you want (they are all under the box skins and go from Android to Youtube). Move the icon ontop of the box and you are done.

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To Delete any of the screens from the Carousel
Run your registry editor and goto:

HKLM, Software, Spb Software House 2, Spb Mobile Shell, NowScreen, Panels.

Delete the folder of the relevant carousel screen that you want to delete. You can see which each panel is by looking in the folders but the Lifestyle panel is '3' and the Businesss Panel is '4'.

The number sequence cant have any skips so if you delete '3' and '4' then you will have to rename other folders, renaming the last 2 folders in the list so there arent any gaps in the sequence ('14' renamed to '3' and '15' renamed to '4').

If you want to keep all the hubs together then after you delete the Business and Lifestlye Carousel panels then rename Pictures (5) to '3', then rename the last 2 folders to '4' and '5'. If you dont do this corrently then you will get a corrupted view in the carousel screen.

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How to make up a panel to an spb screen on the Home Hub
1. Goto Menu, Add Widget, Shortcut, Spb Menus and select from the list.
2. click on the widget that has been added to the screen and then 'Change Skin' to your desired panel image. Example: Add a shortcut link to 'Favorites' and then change its skin to 'Hub People (WP7)'.

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How to change the Small Blank Box into a Shortcut with Icon
Just click on menu in the top right and 'Edit Layout'. You can now click on any of the boxes and change its link to the shortcut or program you want. Next click on the box again and 'Change Skin' to 'Small Box'. NOT Small Box Hidden or the shortcut icon wont show.

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How to make up some of the custom panels
Agenda Panel: Add an Agenda Shortcut (or whatever program you want it linked to) with the Hub Agenda Skin, then add the Agenda widget and change its skin to 'Agenda Hub (WP7)'.

Digital Clock Panel: Add a Spb Clock Shortcut (or whatever program you want it linked to), change its skin to 'Big Box Hidden (WP7)' and move it where you want it on the screen. Now add a Digital Clock Widget, change its skin to 'WP7 Hub' and place it over the Blank panel. Lastly add a Current Date Widget, change its skin to 'WP7 Hub' and place it over the Blank panel.

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To make up your own Hub Image
Create your image with resolution 172x172 and save as a jpg on your storage card where you can find it.
Add a Picture Frame widget and change its skin to 'BigBox Hub (WP7)'.
Click on the Picture Frame and 'Select Picture' then browse to your desired image and select it.
Remove the existing Hub that you want to replace and drag your Custom Hub to the desired location.
Goto Add Widget, Shortcut, Spb Menus, and choose what you want your new Hub to open (Contacts, Games Hub, Lifestyle Hub).
Now change its skin to Invisible Hub Big (WP7) which is found after the Wide Box and move it over your Custom Hub Image.

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Picture Frame Sizes to fit on the Hub Screen
You can double the sizes of these dimensions if you want as long as the aspect ratio is the same, the image will just be resized on the screen.

BigBox Hub (WP7) - QVGA/WQVGA = 86 x 86, VGA/WVGA = 172 x 172
WideBox Hub (WP7) - QVGA/WQVGA = 176 x 86, VGA/WVGA = 352 x 172

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How to have a different Background Image on Any Screen
Create your image or find the image you want to use. You have to remember to take away the height of the TaskBar when you are creating your background image:

A full screen WQVGA or WVGA picture widget size needs to be 480x748.
A full screen QVGA or VGA picture widget size needs to be 480x588.

Once you have a full screen picture widget then you dont want it to bring up the picture viewer if you click on it. To get around this I created a Full Screen Invisible shortcut which can be set to the Hub you are on and wont have any actions when clicked on.

After you have set you Full Screen Picture Widget, goto menu, add widget, shortcut, spb menus, and select the hub you are on (games, business, pictures). Then click on the shortcut on the screen and change its skin to Invisible Link (Half Full). This will cover half the screen with an Invisible Link to the screen you are already on and so protecting your picture widget. Remember in the Edit Mode the Invisible Widget is darker so dont select the wrong area when moving and click on the picture widget by mistake. Repeat this process to create another Half Screen Invisible Shortcut Widget to cover the other half of the picture widget. You will then be protected and can build the rest of your screen.
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just downloaded and will give it a go, anything you make is always worth while
Kinda confused though? Changelog says January 20th? Is this new or you just been working on it for awhile?
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just downloaded and will give it a go, anything you make is always worth while
Kinda confused though? Changelog says January 20th? Is this new or you just been working on it for awhile?
Anyways, thanks as always for sharing.
OOPS haha good catch I copied the changelog across from one of my other themes and forgot to change it

All changed now

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LOL...was gonna say...you held out on us for months! lol
I gotta tell ya...I am loving it.
Smooth scrolling, very clean.
Bravo man, you come through stellar as always
 
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LOL...was gonna say...you held out on us for months! lol
I gotta tell ya...I am loving it.
Smooth scrolling, very clean.
Bravo man, you come through stellar as always
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I will make some more skins for the analogue clock and other panels and if anyone has any requests program skins such as the ones I made for TomTom and GoogleMaps then I will make them up and add them.

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Thank you for your great skins Mark, people like you make Windows mobile 6 last forever..
I'm loving this one, smooth slide, fast navigating.. As usual you make the best a bestest!
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hey, great work looks nice!
why not a people hub? a lifestyle screen with the appropriate background and slots for contacts like the "recent" page on wp7..
cannot say more as i have an omnia and cannot test..
keep it up man!

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