This is the latest version of Breeze. It uses the same icons for both small and big mainbar images, but with more padding around the big images to allow a compact / expanded look for the mainbar.
For those who crave for even more free screen space, MICRO versions of Breeze Simplified are also available. These skins use some of the information on the OperaSkinTips page. It uses smaller icons so the bookmarks hotlist/manager can cram more items in them. These skins are not for the faint of heart - whenever a choice had to be made about aesthetics vs. efficiency - efficiency always wins for MICRO skins!
For those who crave this light and simplified 'look' for more than just Opera, a customised colour scheme for Windows 95/98/2000/XP representing the Breeze Simplified aesthetic is available (see above screenshot). Installation is based on a small opensource program called ECS, which modifies the Windows GUI colour values. If you want to try this, download this file (11Kb), unzip it and follow the instructions in the readme.txt. All changes can be undone with a single command.
This seems to be broken with ECS v6596, as ECS has changed its data format. Be sure to use the version included in the zip file.
Breeze II after being dropped from a great height... not yet updated for V7.1
If you want to add a skinned status bar to any skin you want, just click below to download the ZIP file, open it up, put the 'status' directory in your skin's ZIP file and add the contents of readme.txt to your skin.ini. You may want to play around with the padding and margins to fit in with your skins size. It is monochromatic/transparant, so it will blend in with any coloured background a skin may have...
If you do modify the skin to make a new version — all I ask is that if you have a link to it, could you put the address here. Cheers!
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