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 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:51 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


ESET SysInspector http://www.eset.com/int/support/sysinspector/ A free tool from ESET, its a complete System Diagnostics Tool Gives you a lot of useful information about your system and what's going on on your computer Gives you online search right from the right-click menu for anything going o...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:40 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


PortableApps http://portableapps.com/ How about having a Windows OS that is completely Install free? None of the Programs that work with PortableApps can be installed on your computer, they are only portable versions of well-known Programs, ported specifically to PortableApps It also has its own St...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:30 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


Sysinternals Suite https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062 Comes with Process Explorer, Autoruns, Process Monitor, VMMap, Rootkit Revealer, PStools, etc.. About 70 different Windows management Utilities in all, essential for taking control of your computer, identifying & remov...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:11 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


Greenfish Icon Editor
Greenfish Icon Editor Blog

One of the best and easiest Icon Editors out there, and the one I use for all my Classicshell Icon Edits & Windows Icon Edits

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:03 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


Ccleaner https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner Great way to clean your computer from Windows & Web Data Maintain your computer with cleaning tools for the specific programs or browsers you have on your computer. Cleans things like Old Prefetch Data, Menu Order Cache, Font Cache, Tray Notification C...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:52 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


FastStone Image Viewer http://www.faststone.org/ One of the best free, fastest, & lightest Image Viewers out there. Most customizations, Conversion Options, Preview Options, Dual Monitor Options, Window Layout & Color Options, Magnifier Options, Editing & Retouching options, Sideshows, ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:43 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


Hostman http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman An essential tool that should really be installed before most other programs Let's you easily block access to servers and malicious updates etc, by programs on your computer Just google a specific software program for a list of servers and websites it u...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Discuss the Windows 10 Start Menu

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:43 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 5616


shell infrastructure host in win 10 is a fake startmenu i found it most unusable when deleted from my system classicshell works perfectly better then the shell infrastructure crap they call startmenu also cortana is gone improved speed and performance on my pc . The main problem with win10 is that ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Discuss the Windows 10 Start Menu

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:28 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 5616


1. Bigger area (more space) available for pinning by expanding horizontally This is great, if in fact in can get bigger than Classic Shell, such as having 3 or 4 columns, but I doubt it, just voted for this because more space is always better. 2. Organizing pinned items into Groups Not interested at...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Bundled Icons

 Post subject: Bundled Icons
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:19 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 941


It would be great if Classic Shell could bundle a bunch of additional icons, such as those in the tutorial sections for creating different commands. maybe just have an additional tab in the Classic Start Menu settings, or just default to a Classic Shell internal install folder containing icons when ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Orb Animations

 Post subject: Re: Orb Animations
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:09 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1048


Hmm, i don't know what I was reading then.. Can't really remember now but I thought it was asking me to upgrade. I've had the animated one though.. Maybe a different computer or something. Thx

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Donations - amounts and forcing them

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:10 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 9579


You can add $10 for a fee to install, configure, update, and maintain Classic Shell on people's computers. You should not be charging clients for Classicshell freeware, however. And if you do, a portion of that should go to Ivo. I think Ivo should make it free for personal home use, and provide it a...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Orb Animations

 Post subject: Orb Animations
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:00 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1048


So where are we on the Orb Animations?

It seems my last update said something about improved animations, was that for the Orbs? whats new?

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Florida Gator button

 Post subject: Re: Florida Gator button
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1870


Here's a great one

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:28 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


Fortunately, the game manufacturers have no loyalty to Windows 10 or DX12, and will likely still be making games that most of its PC gaming crowd can use with their Win7 machines. Unfortunately, this also makes it more likely that more game manufacturers won't even bother porting their games to PC a...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:59 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


I suspect, and this is my fringe opinion, that MS has in fact been covertly taken over by a clandestine intelligence branch of the U.S. government, sometime after the creation of the Vista OS, or perhaps even when Gates got out I believe Apple was taken over when Jobbs was still alive and in control...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


It may actually be time to start creating ghost copies of Win7 with specific updates applied only. I think everyone needs to start making Ghost copies from this point on. Microsuck seems to be using its Windows Update to enforce its Windows 10 upgrade.. Its natural to assume things will only get wor...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:30 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


that didnt just "appear" it was covertly installed in a core update that might seem peachy to you, but its spam to everyone else. thats crap practice. nobody does that but crap developers and crap companies. you may enjoy the additional windows icon on your taskbar telling you to upgrade, ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:33 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


It's impossible not to take it personal when they're personally attacking people. Forcing you to upgrade Making secretive obscure upgrades appear to be a part of normal OS patches Ending mainstream support for their only good OS, and most popular OS to force migration to a crappy dikhead os Not port...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:06 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


Microsoft is purposely not bringing DirectX12 to Windows 7, eventhough its still by far the most popular Windows OS in current use, simply to (yet again) try and force people into their Win10 downgrade Most of us came from XP directly to Win7, and that only because it was the only viable replacement...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:46 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


it should be a touch of a button interface switch from Windows 7 Pro, to some candy phone swiping yeehaw, then back. there was a phone that came out very briefly that went from a full OS, when shutdown, to a few basic messaging features. but your OS wasnt booted, and that was a long time ago, on lik...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:33 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


Windows 10 is complete junk/garbageware. Stay with Windows XP or Windows 7/Vista. Besides games in the App Store, there is nothing of value in Windows 10 that is an improvement over Windows 7 and its app platform. Dozens of long standing features of Windows from XP days and Windows 7/Vista have bee...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:10 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


Didn't even know win8 took away windowed mode.. Glad I skipped that one. It seems most of the win10 users have been tricked / forced into it, which throws up a whole heap of red flags.. I was not impressed with the way they tried locking everyone into the upgrade. I really hated that it was a hidden...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

 Post subject: Windows 10 Opinion & Future
Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:10 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4696


So who's on Windows 10? Being a long-time windows use (since Windows 95), I don't generally touch New Windows Versions at least until the first SP, usually the 2nd.. And I've not used Windows 10, I'm on Windows 7 Pro x64 Can anyone tell me what the deal is with Windows 10? MS says its the OS our chi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Windows 10

 Post subject: Windows 10
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:32 am 

Replies: 217
Views: 944878


anyone upgrading to Windows 10? anyone know anything about it? how does it work for x64 users and accessing higher RAM? and what limitations does it have over Windows 7 Ultimate? its pretty sketchy.. all the specs and details pages in the windows 10 page led me to dead links and pages that cant be f...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 2000 Style?

 Post subject: Re: Windows 2000 Style?
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:58 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 44447


Features like what you're asking seem to be going away for good in the world because people with the design and interface jobs don't think you should spend your time on things they think are unimportant or which they wouldn't spend their time on. Advanced Customizability has been one of the main adv...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animation Implementation

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:04 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1792


I suppose it would need a new extension, such as .AIS (Animated Image Sequence?) or somehting.. maybe .APNG or .apg for short... and a codec which renders it as animated, so it will never be viewed as a long strip of stills

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animation Implementation

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:49 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1792


wow, thats awesome, well done! I believe this is the first viable Animate PNG scenario I sent an email to all people at the W3C Consortium for the World-Wide-Web HTML5.. I wonder if you would be willing to put in another state, aside from Normal, Hot, and Pressed, to "Animated" so it can j...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Sexy Dancing Girls

 Post subject: Re: Sexy Dancing Girls
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:20 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 4088


when I have time I'll try a new resize procedure to see if I can make it smaller without compromising the integrity of the animation ability.. that requires at least removing the first line in the image before resizing, and may also require a calculation based on frame numbers & frame height in ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animation Implementation

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:16 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1792


not even Photoshop supports the kind of design functions needed to create these animated PNGs... namely the ability to copy and paste frames in place, within a square marching ants selection in the long document. I requested it on their forums.. a great program would be one that sews together your s...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animation Implementation

 Post subject: Animation Implementation
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:11 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1792


So.. Where does the idea for the Animation for the Orb come from? Where else has it been implemented? Who created the First-Line pixel data reading idea? And where else is it supported? anywhere? is this available in HTML5? and are there any Players / Readers / Browsers that support these Animated P...

 Forum: Tutorials   Topic: Creating 32-bit Start Menu Orbs [UPDATED FOR ANIMATED ORBS!]

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:36 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 17693


its very hard to resize animated orbs, and the more frames you have the bigger it will become, making it difficult to share.. I recommend under 20 frames.. 12-15 is probably best Resizing will negate the first pixel line of data you entered, so you will have to enter that again... but resizing will ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Sexy Dancing Girls

 Post subject: Sexy Dancing Girls
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:28 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 4088


This Animated Orb is 39 frames and too big to upload here.. and animated orbs cannot be easily resized, as it throws off the entire animation

you can download it here:


http://s771.photobucket.com/user/chinarabbit/library/Orbs

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Original Windows 8.1 Start Button

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:28 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 61589


hmmm.. DWM renders graphics on screen.. and it does that using buffering.. so I'm guessing its rendered via your hardware, in a buffered state only, and doesnt get stored anywhere.. meaning you'd not be able to see it unless you could some how extract it from the buffer.. but are you saying that its...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Original Windows 8.1 Start Button

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:26 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 61589


how can you be sure its an overlay animation? and where is that animation? It could actually take the new image you specify, and simply create an animation using it, including the overlay colors merged to a series of single frames can you select any one of millions of colors? or just several basic w...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:26 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 113383


ClipX http://bluemars.org/clipx/ Summary: ⋅ Best Clipboard Manager I've tried, and I tried all I could find ⋅ Essential for Online Forums, Emails, etc. ⋅ Never lose your typed work again! ⋅ Personally, I dont even bother to go online if I dont have this p...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:39 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 28035


wow...

and I thought I had some OCD

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:34 pm 

Replies: 133
Views: 55187


Here's mine, currently.. I use the Auto-hide taskbar.. and the large clock is so I can read it from far away

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Nice new feature: confirmation for Shutdown and Restart

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:07 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 4925


well, it would be cool, but then you'd also be limited to its usefulness unless Ivo could add an option to enter the time you want for it to delay, then also allow multiple instances with multiple times.. and include it for both shutdown & restart.. and then include another button for cancelling...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:27 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 28035


at that size, you cant tell at all about what one pixel might have looked like back when it was much larger.. and Honestly, I dont even believe you can tell the difference between them unless your face is right on top of your screen or something.. I really dont get what you are after.. are you sayin...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Nice new feature: confirmation for Shutdown and Restart

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:47 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 4925


you could check here viewtopic.php?f=5&t=281
and see if you can do something like that for restart.. so it delays.. then you can make a cancel restart button as well..

I dont remember if it works with restart though

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:53 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 28035


Thanks again, but as I said, it doesn't matter how big you do your image, I'm killing almost ALL pixels of it. Now, I'm confused. I've zoomed in your photo and it seems that it has just 1 tone per each color, so semi-tones shouldn't appear, it supposed to be perfect now. But look: What the freakin'...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animated Start Button Pixel Colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:38 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2302


ok, cool , i've updated the tutorial to reflect all this.. thanks

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animated Start Button Pixel Colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2302


by that you mean: 6 Normal to Hot - Value Data 7 Normal to Hot - Range 8 Hot to Normal - Value Data 9 Hot to normal - Range 10 Normal to Pressed - 0R, 0G, 0B 11 Pressed to Normal - 0R, 0G, 0B 12 Hot to Pressed - 0R, 0G, 0B 13 Pressed to Hot - 0R, 0G, 0B right? I see now the redundancy of adding info...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animated Start Button Pixel Colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:32 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2302


Also, for the Hot to Pressed and the Pressed to Hot, it only supports one frame of animation between those two states anyway, and so is the Green value even necessary there, and must it also accompany a "Range" defined in the adjacent Pixel, or can simply one pixel be defined? for example,...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Start Button Animation

 Post subject: Start Button Animation
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:27 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1315


I think it would be cool to allow more than one frame from hot to pressed, even if there is a delay.. it could be a delay we are happy with, a fast animation, etc.. maybe a gear spinning which winds up the start menu

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Animated Start Button Pixel Colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:19 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2302


So.. I have some questions Pixels 0 & 1 are required and dont change Pixel 2 just says number of frames in animation and how many rows of information you are using.. i'm sure never more than 1 Pixels 3-5 just name the single frame for each button state then pixels 6+ describe transitions, and ar...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:59 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 28035


I suppose it would be nice if all there was an option to only smooth out all lines other than horizontal & vertical ones, but there really arent so many of them out there, and most times, you'd want the whole thing smoothed to look more natural.. but, i suppose such a filter would be a nice thin...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:51 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 28035


No, no, no, no, first of all, well, I actually forgot to delete the underlayer, so It was a bit 'fuzzier' than it should have been.. I've "Cleaned up" one of the images to remove most of the extra pixels. but I must say, people have not done this sort of graphic work since the early 90's ...

 Forum: Tutorials   Topic: Creating 32-bit Start Menu Orbs [UPDATED FOR ANIMATED ORBS!]

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:01 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 17693


[UPDATE] ANIMATED ORBS! (up to 255 Frames of Animation!): ⋅  Create your states the same as above, only you can create as many as 255.. all the same width, just as before, using the control boxes so they are all exactly spaced, for as many as you have.. be sure to make your docume...
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