Opera Standard Lite Compact

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Opera Standard Lite Compact

Compatibility: Opera 9.5+
Last Updated: 2009-01-24 @ 22:05
Latest Version: v1.03Download
Description:
This skin is just the standard Opera 9.5 skin with a Lite style and compacted a bit for more browsing space. The dark tabs have been changed to bright clean tabs and a few other areas have been brightened.

Changelog:

v1.00Download

  • This is the initial version.

v1.01Download

  • Cleaned the appearance of the tabs (active, inactive, hover)
  • Fix the toolbar used in Mail, IRC and Tools tabs to blend smoothly.
  • Added a little more notification when a window calls for attention. The tab now changes shades to a blue tint.
  • Added a bottom border to the tabs that are not active to increase usability and appearance.
  • Lightened the shade of the close button (on inactive tab that is not hovered or clicked) and set transparency of the image to 25% so it appears more space efficient and adds more attention to the active tab (also allows attention tabs to blend through the button and match better).

v1.02Download

  • Cleaned the appearance of the tabs (active, inactive, hover) in the Appearance and Preferences windows.
  • Updated the skin to take advantage of the scroll marker setting under Preferences -> Advanced -> Browsing -> Show scroll marker.
  • Updated the icon set, contact set and buttons set with icons that have been added to the standard Opera skin since the last update.
  • Feed icon is now in-line with the general color scheme of the skin and is now blue (suggested by Ŝtérkrìg).

v1.03Download

  • Set “Fallback foreground = 1″ and “Fallback background = 1″ after being contacted by Opera about them cleaning up and improving their skin selection.

Future Changelog:

  • Shorter tab_toolbar.png design to give more space in chat, mail, etc. for the main content.
  • Shorter address bar to add more browser space like the shorter tabs currently give.
  • Add color to several of the panel and tools icons.
  • Brighten panels and panel selectors

26 Responses to “Opera Standard Lite Compact”


  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.60 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.1.1

    Thank you for the skin, using it for months.

    Any plans to update it for 9.60? ScrollMarker etc (-;E

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Opera/9.60 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    @Ŝtérkrìg
    Thanks, I’m glad to hear that you like the skin! I will see if I can update the skin either this evening or hopefully by tomorrow.

    I appreciate you pointing this out! I planned on making a to-do note about this, but I clearly forgot. I would have forgotten about it altogether. Thanks. ;)

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.60 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.1.1

    Not so much trouble to have my fav skin updated (-;E

    Maybe it’s worth to tint RSS feed icon blue to match overall palette? What’d you say?

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Opera/9.60 (Windows NT 5.2; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    Not bad.

    I just prefer the windows native – even if Opera has made it such a turn off. I ll keep this for when the girls are around …:)

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.60 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    Version 1.02 is now available and the changelog is above. Enjoy.

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.60 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.1.1

    Thanks a lot, even better now (-:E

  • using Opera 9.60 Opera 9.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.60 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.1.1

    Blue RSS icon! :thumbs_up:

  • using Opera 9.61 Opera 9.61 on Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Opera/9.61 (Windows NT 5.2; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    Do you know how I can revert to the windows native icons-set for 9.2ish ?

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/10.00 (X11; Linux x86_64 ; U; en) Presto/2.2.0

    Version 1.03 is now available and the changelog is above. Enjoy.

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Opera/10.00 (Windows NT 5.2; U; en) Presto/2.2.0

    Hi, can you do us the native skin with the 9.5 icon set ?

  • using Firefox 3.0.7 Firefox 3.0.7 on Ubuntu 9.04 x64 Ubuntu 9.04 x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009030516 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.7

    @Dapxin
    I can give it a try as soon as I can find time to work on it. I’ll get back to you on that though if/when I am able to find the time.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • using Opera 9.64 Opera 9.64 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.64 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.1.1

    Sorry for dumb question, but do you mean Qt4-native skin with 9.5 icons or anything else?

  • using Firefox 3.0.7 Firefox 3.0.7 on Ubuntu 9.04 x64 Ubuntu 9.04 x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009030516 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.7

    @Ŝtérkrìg
    If I understand @Dapxin correctly, then I think the request is for a new skin with the “Native” skin/theme using the icons (backward, forward, etc.) from the “Opera Standard Skin” in 9.5.

    @Dapxin
    Could you please clarify this so that your request is not misunderstood?

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Opera/10.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.0

    I like to use the windows native skin @ work and only play with other skins when using sis/friends or aunts laptop where performance is no issue.

    But I dont like the new set of icons that Opera uses in windows native mode ( too dull).

    I was wondering if there was anyway to use the icon set in 9.2x and below, you know the ones for instance where newTab, was more like a tab, rather than an embossed +

    I have searched the myopera skins site crazy, but all the ones out there just dont work properly.

    I hope I am clear now and I will make Barrack add extra time-slots to the 24hrs so you can get a chance on this :)

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Opera/10.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.0

    + it seems I dont get auto-alert for comments on here. I ‘d have to keep checking back then :)

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00

    Hello again, Kyle.
    I’ve just upgraded to Opera 10 with new default skin, and its new icons shown up somewhere are way too ugly with OSLC. Do you plan to maintain this skin after Opera Standard for 9.5-9.6 become obsolete?

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00

    @Ŝtérkrìg
    I plan to update these skins to work with Opera 10 as soon as the default skin starts to reach a steady state. At this point, they are releasing new improvements so fast that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, but yes I will be maintaining this and the other skins that are hosted here.

  • using Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00

    Jolly good, just asking (-:E

    What are you going to do with icons for this (and similar) skin? I mean, would they be taken from new Opera standard skin or you intend to maintain 9.{5,6}x theme?

  • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

    Now Opera 10 is released, so default skin has probably reached a “steady state” (-;E

    • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on Windows 7 Windows 7
      Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

      @Ŝtérkrìg
      Since you are the most vocal about this skin, I will give you the option of deciding if this skin should or should not follow the Opera 10 skin. I really don’t want to get too detailed about just because I honestly don’t have a lot of time, but I am willing to maintain this skin as long as the users (you and several others) have a direction that you would like it to go.

      Mainly I ask would you like the skin to stay the same (graphics wise) and just work with Opera 10, or would you like for this skin to use the latest tab images with a slimmer style?

      It’s basically the most important question to this skin, so think hard about it. If what you love is the way it looked in Opera 9.x then you probably want the old tabs, but if you want it to evolve then you may want the new tabs.

      I would just like to hear all the input about this skin before I start working on it so I don’t waste any time on it. Honestly, I don’t use this skin anymore. I use a modified (by myself) version of this skin, but I would like to continue a skin that others use. I just don’t know what it is that you want to keep and want to change.

      Just let me know that to change and your requests are as good as done. Thanks for using!

  • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

    Well, it was something to think about.

    To be honest, I do not care much about tabs (mainly I’m using Windows sidebar on widescreen these days; moreover, both old and new tabs are quite good). OSLC works fine with 10.10, the only ‘issue’ I notice is icons in menus (Preferences menu, for example) from Standard skin looking alien. If you use similar skin (which one, by the way?), then you probably know what I mean.

    So I choose ‘stay the same’ option (-:E

    And I have a question to you as an expert skinmaker: is it possible to make an Opera skin, containing only icons for contacts? So if it’s selected, then all the other graphics etc are taken from Standard skin (whatever it is for current Opera).

    • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on Windows 7 Windows 7
      Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

      “And I have a question to you as an expert skinmaker: is it possible to make an Opera skin, containing only icons for contacts? So if it’s selected, then all the other graphics etc are taken from Standard skin (whatever it is for current Opera).”
      Yes this is possible, the missing icons just fall back to use the ones present in the standard skin that Opera installs.

      I’ll see what I can do with this skin when I find some time to work on it.

  • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; sv) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

    Apart from said above, I think that Opera icons should be updated to 10.x versions (-:E

    And thank you for reply about contacts icons.

  • using Opera 10.10 Opera 10.10 on Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.2; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

    I have just started using the windows themes again.

    wanted to congratulate you for a neat theme in this…welldone.

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