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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:07 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


There are few missing bitmaps of Windows MultiPoint Server 2012: it does not work. Bitmaps 659, 660 and 661 are missing. Please fix them Sorry for the late response. Been real busy with other stuff. It has been a few months, so I don't remember why I didn't add bitmaps for MultiPoint Server 2012. E...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:57 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Well, here's that update I promised. This is the biggest update I've done in a while, and it includes many new variations, as well as a few updates to some of the older variations. Here is a list of changes: -Added a variation for Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (Version 2002). This was extremely hard to ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:23 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


I just realized the differences between the Windows 7 version of Segoe UI and the Windows 8 version. Since I created all the new captions on a Windows 8.1 machine, I now feel the need to redo all of the Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 bitmaps to use the correct version of that font. Ugh, I've created a mon...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:47 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Well this is what I get for being so busy lately. I mean wow, I missed out on a lot here. Sorry I didn't get back to you, Juniper. Do you still have any questions for me? Or have you kind of figured everything out by yourself?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Undertale Skin

 Post subject: Re: Undertale Skin
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:27 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 2499


Uhh, you mean like this?

(Source)

Or do you have something else in mind?

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Original Windows Vista Taskbar

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:06 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3026


I've always been a fan of the taskbar from Windows Vista's Aero theme (truthfully, it was one of the first things that came to my mind when I found out about Classic Shell adding taskbar skinning). So I decided to rip and share it with everyone. Windows Vista Basic (Horizontal) http://i.imgur.com/gQ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:54 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


True, but I guess we'd have to exclude $System3DLight. To be honest I can live with that, especially since with most themes, $System3DLight ends up being the same color as $SystemBtnFace anyway.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:20 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


So I guess the forums are letting me upload stuff again, so that's cool. I've re-uploaded the skin as an attachment to the first post. Anyway, I'm still holding off on adding the Windows Server 2016 captions, since I'm not entirely sure all of its editions have been announced yet. I'm actually looki...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:11 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Oh darn, I forgot about the submenus! I'd say we might just have to use unskined submenus, unfortunately. Either that or submenus that use a fixed color, and I personally am not a fan of that idea. Also, what was I thinking for not using $SystemMenuText? I mean that seems like a no-brainer, rig...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:17 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Huh, that's weird. $SystemMenuText should be correct. Anyway, I'd love to see a version with 'built-in' 3D borders that work with visual styles. Actually, if you look at the mask examples on the first post in this thread, those could actually be usable for just this. Just make one of them a main bit...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:27 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Yeah, that's kind of what I thought you were saying. Like I said, all of the border colors are unique and can be defined in the registry; it is possible to switch the dark/light colors. The only time Windows itself 'blends' colors is when the ButtonFace color is changed in the Advanced Appearance se...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:08 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'exact blend ratio'. If I'm understanding you correctly, Windows doesn't 'blend' colors (well not with the classic theme at least) but all of the system colors are stored in the registry and are completely changeable. It doesn't darken or brighten the color...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:07 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 36267


This is a really nice skin, juniper7. I've always missed the good 'ol Windows XP classic theme menu, and this works very well. However, if you're like me you want a menu that follows your system colors. One that feels a bit more... native to Windows. Well using the XP Classic Retro skin as a base, I...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:00 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Funny you should mention XP Classic Retro, I'm actually currently working on a modified version of that very skin that follows system colors like the original Windows XP start menu did with the classic theme, which was the reason I created this thread in the first place! (But if you couldn't guess f...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Is there any way to impliment more than just 3 tint colors?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:07 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 5000


Would it be possible to implement more than just the 3 tint colors in a start menu skin? I know that the 3 color limitation is because the masks are based on RGB colors, but I was wondering if there could be any ways around this. If there's not, I do have an idea/suggestion for Ivo that could allow ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic Explorer: navigation buttons on the CE panel

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:48 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 2630


Alright, so I rotated the ones from netshell.dll to work as the back/forward buttons. They work surprisingly well, I must say. Unfortunately, I'm not sure there are larger versions of the other MMC toolbar icons (such as the Up Button icon). Shame, I think they look kind of nice (they actually kind ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic Explorer: navigation buttons on the CE panel

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:43 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2630


The MMC Back/Forward icons are in MMC.exe. They're in bitmap format, so I went ahead and converted them to ICO so you can use them with Classic Shell. Edit: I decided to convert all of the MMC toolbar icons, so the attachment has been updated. I do like the idea of a CE address bar, but that's ultim...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:15 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Sorry for the long hiatus, but I'm back. The skin has been updated to include captions for all editions of Windows 10, all editions of Windows Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 and Windows RT/RT 8.1. However, I decided not to add captions for Windows Server 2016 until its release. As for the captions for e...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:47 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


In celebration of the release of Windows 10, I'm going to be updating the skin to include a few new variations, including: -Windows 10 Home -Windows 10 Pro -Windows 10 Enterprise -Windows 10 Education -Windows Server 2016 (I'll probably include variations for every edition this time around) I'm also...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:41 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


What you mean by "metro skins"? Do you mean skins that use the metro colors? If so, yes, Windows 10 has even more colors to choose from. Yeah one of the custom variations with this skin uses Metro colors, so that's why I ask. I'll be upgrading to Windows 10 as soon as I can, so I'll see f...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:04 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Let me clarify what I mean. When using two column mode, you can display any caption you'd like just fine. However, if you have any of the custom captions selected (the ones with names like Custom 1 (Classic), Custom 2 (Vista), ect.) the caption text will not appear. This seems to be a result of Clas...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:11 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


I'm just about finished with the two-column mode. The only real problem is I can't get the custom caption text to show up. I'm not even sure if Classic Shell supports it in two-column mode. I still can't get the file to upload, so I might just post a Mediafire link or something. I wish I could get t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:58 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Also, I'm glad you're enjoying all of the captions. I've had quite a collection of them for awhile (I try to grab them from every Windows OS I use), and it's nice to finally be able to be able to use them like this.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:50 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Hey, junuper. I've been considering re-implementing support for the two-column mode. Keep in mind this skin is based on the default Classic Skin, so that's why it ends up looking similar. Actually, I originally had plans to completely remove the two-column mode from this skin, but then I realized th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 6:34 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Yeah, it works. Any idea why it won't upload as an attachment?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:07 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Thank you, Ivo. It should be uploaded now.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 2:15 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Thanks for the advice, GauravK. I'll keep that in mind.

Now at this point, my biggest issue is actually uploading the skin. The progress bar window stays open, and the edit page in the main window just times out after awhile.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:00 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Woah, how did I not know about this sooner!? I thought development for it was finished. Thanks for letting me know, juniper. Anyway, I'm loving this new version. I've been using Resource Hacker FX, so I'm not sure if saving issues have anything to do with versions. Although it might. But since I've ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:46 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Time for another update! Here's a list of changes: -Added a Metro custom variant, which will use your start screen colors if your using Windows 8/8.1 -Custom Skin variations now have names attached to them. For example: 'Custom 1' is now called 'Custom 1 (Classic)' and 'Custom 2' is now called 'Cust...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:04 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Have you tried checking the bay? A quick search for me, appeared to show relevant files. Yeah I think I found it, thanks! I don't know why I didn't think to check there sooner, lol. I'll try getting the captions so hopefully I can update soon. EDIT: Right, so I actually couldn't find them there. I'...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:34 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Ok, so I've got an update for you guys! The download will be in the first post of this thread. Here are a list of changes: -Renamed the skin from 'Windows Classic' to 'Windows Classic Captions' -New 'About this skin' dialog. -Removed the 'No caption' option, as it is kind of pointless for this skin....

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:36 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Alright, fixed it.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic button position problem after updating to 4.2.1

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:31 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 7377


The Classic theme is not officially supported on Windows 8. The app which tries to bring it back like the one you mentioned says on its page here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=113024 "This program replaces the default shell with itself". This is not a supported scen...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Disable/Enable explorer and navigation bars

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:19 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 3085


If you want another navbar, you can use any of the third-party ones available. You know of any good 3rd party navbars? The only one I've found so far is QT Breadcrumbs bar, but that doesn't seem to work too well. It crashes explorer, and I'm honestly not a big fan of using an address bar with bread...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Microsoft and Classic Shell

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:12 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4149


It was a common sense that Apple is "successful" and they are gurus of user experience since some while ago. And Microsoft caught the hook, they started to imitate Apple after Gates left. That's why they are removing the customizations and trying to lock your hardware. In Linux, there is ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:48 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Thanks, GauravK. I could change it to Windows Me if you'd like. I just went with ME because that's how it is on the Wikipedia article (probably an oversight). Most of the OS was branded as 'Millennium Edition' but I noticed the standard HTML desktop wallpaper was called 'Windows Me.htm', so I think ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Disable/Enable explorer and navigation bars

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:10 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3085


What I would love to see is the option to hide the Address Bar, and the addition of an XP-style address bar. It would be more compact than the oversized default Address Bar, and it could have features that would allow the user to customize it. I could totally see this as a feature in Classic Shell, ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Microsoft and Classic Shell

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:57 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4149


That's part of it yea, if there's less customization its far easier to troubleshoot anything that goes wrong to ;P I kind of thought that's why customization was lessening. It makes sense, but yeah, it is a shame for nerds. Anyway, I do want to clarify something from my first post. You see, that po...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Microsoft and Classic Shell

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:31 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4149


Yeah, I guess you're right. I just find it amazing how customization gets cut more and more with each new Windows release. I really feel like they want everyone to have the same type of streamlined experience, and that's something I'm just not a fan of. But yeah, you probably are right in saying tha...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Microsoft and Classic Shell

 Post subject: Microsoft and Classic Shell
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:13 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4149


I've noticed that Microsoft seems to be subtly euthanizing many features Classic Shell has to offer. Like, we see more and more features being cut from Classic Shell with every new Windows release. I'm sure this isn't Ivo's fault. In fact, he's made it very clear that a lot of things that are possib...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:52 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Right, sorry for the confusion. I edited my first post to include the download to make things simpler.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 8 explorer up button

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:35 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1430


The up button is an icon file in shell32.dll if you'd like to try changing it.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [REQUEST]JonTron Start Button

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:22 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3934


This is amazing.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: AHK Script to remove Address bar

 Post subject: Re: Address bar remover.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:18 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3362


The navigation pane can already be hidden. Classic Shell even has an option for it.

Anyway, this would be nice as an option for Classic Shell, especially if it could replace the default address bar with a classic xp style one.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic wifi UI for taskbar?

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:08 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2313


For some reason Microsoft feels the need to shove Metro UI elements in your face nonstop. There are many metro elements I wish I could disable, but it would seem they're just integrated into the system. But if you're looking for an alternative, I use PE Network Manager. It's certainly not the same, ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Yes to All

 Post subject: Re: Yes to All
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:01 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3207


Wow, did Microsoft really change the copy engine that much? Well what would you recommend as far as a replacement for it?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:29 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


I've done some checking & the only one I've seen for Windows Server 2008 was shown horizontal to the menu, other than that I can't find anything at all so I don't even know if that single image is even correct or not. It should be. I can't imagine the horizontal caption bug would add text to th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:55 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Thanks, juniper. Yeah, the Windows 8 thing with the 3D borders is pretty annoying. But that screenshot you see (with the Windows 7 Professional caption) is actually Windows 8 with a classic theme, which can be enabled believe it or not (http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=113024http://forum.t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Caption images

 Post subject: Re: Caption images
Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:19 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 15642


Since I feel this discussion would be more appropriate under User Content, I've gone ahead and posted a thread there. So I will no longer be replying to any questions/comments about the skin I'm working on in this thread. If you have any input related to the subject, post it here.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic skin with original Windows captions

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:15 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 51760


Hi everyone. In this thread I was working on a skin that contained every caption for every version of Windows. However, I though a thread like this would be more appropriate under the User Content forum. So I made a skin based on the default classic skin that contains the original classic start menu...
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