the Official HoverDesk Tutorial.
My aim with this tutorial is not to teach you how to make bmp images for themes - there's plenty of people out there who could teach you that kind of stuff much better than I could ever hope to achieve.
It's not to teach you how to do everything there is to know about HoverDesk - I don't know everything there is to know!!
Instead, my aim is to provide you with a bunch of bmps, via a downloadable zip file, then walk you through how to apply these bmps to HoverDesk to make the theme.
Hopefully by the time you reach the end of the tutorial you'll have picked up enough tips to apply the same methods to your own bmps.
To follow this tutorial you will need to download a zip file containing the bmps/textures for the theme.
You can download the file by clicking on the icon below.
Table of Contents
Page 1: The Basic Framework - Theme Creation, Applying the Wallpaper and Decorative tiles
Page 2: The Main Tile
Page 3: Applying Textures to the Default Apps
Page 4: The Left Side Menu
Page 5: Configuring the Sysem Tray
Page 6: Configuring the Task Tiles
Page 7: The all important and often asked Drop Down Menu
Page 8: The Pop Up Menu - A talk through with examples
Page 9: The Pop Up Menu - Applying the textures and configuring it all
Page 10: The Recycle Bin Plugin
Page 11:The Command Line Plugin
Page 12: The Eyedropper Plugin
Page 13: The VWM Plugin
Page 14: The CPURes Plugin
Page 15: The Clock Plugin
Page 16: The WinAmp Plugin
Page 17: The Theme Complete
Page 18: Tips 'n Tricks - Still to come