Posted by member 46468 on 2007-02-08 17:26:17
XP Pro, SP2
2.6GHz, 1.00 GB RAM
Dual Monitor (1280x1024, 1600x1024)
Litestep version: 0.24.7.0
Build compiled on: Dec 17 2005
--- Theme info ---
Author: split (http://users.customize.org/split)
aka splizzle (http://splizzle.deviantart.com/)
OST2 compatible: yes
Zip/Lsz name: BuufOS1-0_1165440492.zip
Theme Page: http://www.litestep.net/index.php?section=2&action=details&id=1280
Compatible with OS: WinXP/2K
--- Rating ---
(All values on a scale of 1 - 10)
Included documentation: 9
- attractive, informative HTML page with links to LiteStep related sites, credits, issues
Organization of features 8
- features laid out attractively on the screen, logical, visually appealing, easy to use and figure out
Error free 2
crashed several times, LiteStep would lock, had to reboot and manually load a different theme. Basically makes it unusable
Colorful, visually appealing
General functionality 7
- must use scroll wheel in systray if more than 12 tray items
- mouse over date to view systray
- taskbar can hide to either left or right (actually moves
off screen based on direction chosen - and is displayed on secondary monitor)
- Tray icons
- Time & date
- Winamp controls
- Volume controls
- Command bar
- Cpu load and ram usage.
- Resolution independent.
Easy to use 8
User friendly 8
- I'm not a fan of scrolling systray
- once stable, it'll be more usable. I won't use it due to the systray limitation, but that's just me.
--- Review ---
This theme is attractive, colorful, visually appealing. It's not complex and has a few features that many users will enjoy - hiding taskbar; amp, volume, and command bar toggles; the VWM and systray are un-obtrusive and easy to use.
If you want to see all of your system tray icons, you're good until you have more than a dozen. Due to the design (date window doubles as systray), the tray can't grow or shrink based on the number of items.
Unfortunately, it's just not that stable yet. Once the lock-up issues are resolved, this would make a good theme for many users.