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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XenoMorph [Classic 1/2 style] and [7 style]

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:35 pm 

Replies: 0
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XenoMorph [Classic 1/2 style] and [7 style] for minimum 4.3.0 version of Classic Shell. This is a Stardock port from a very old XP WindowBlinds theme that they made for Alienware, uploaded by Webow. Ported over for WIN 10. Major differences from the original menu are: Unable to have blue glow animat...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Dark Alienware Orb

 Post subject: Dark Alienware Orb
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:13 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1408


I modified a few images from :

https://apkpure.com/alienware/com.apkfactory.alienwarea

and made them into a flat start orb.
It was originally a squished up animated Android icon.
This orb is really for a dark desktop.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Start buttons by Jarminx

 Post subject: Start buttons by Jarminx
Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:15 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1928


Found this start buttons set on deviant art by Jarminx: https://www.deviantart.com/jarminx/art/Dark-Glass-Color-Orbs-StartIsBack-Start8-Win8-535442021 Very nice. 10 pressed colors to choose from. Looks good with dark mode Win 10 To have button same height for large taskbar 100% display size, set to ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: how do i delete this area? picture

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:52 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2946


The settings option is called "Show Start screen shortcut"
In "Main Menu" settings tab near the bottom of the list.

or use the settings search box to find it (see picture)

or right-click area on the menu and select "Unpin from Start menu (Classic Shell)"

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:24 pm 

Replies: 99
Views: 138127


Looking on the first page of the post, I uploaded the first skin version in 2014 from a user request. Not sure if the XP Classic Retro Color Picker skin is useful to you, because I never put black hover text skin option to be able to a use very light selector color, and all those skins on the first ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 3837


Fuggeddaboudit, but the little rat avatar is asking 'Can I have some more cheese please'. :) Well, that's a bummer. So what I did now is try the newly changed settings on a Windows 7 system. It works for me, but as I suspected, all your Windows shortcuts don't show up above the basic menu. Make sure...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:47 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 3837


Not sure about your new problem. Sorry. I'm gathering you are using the classic 1 style skin, not the no skin. I have a feeling the skin options are corrupt. Open up the file in notepad. What you could do is delete this part that looks odd: <SkinOptionsC1> <Line>DA60029A|E55CEDD2|BD80CDB3|C26EAF5C|8...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 3837


Put the XML backup file anywhere you want. The important part is that it gets loaded with the backup/load button of settings. It's worked for me countless times going back and forth between operating systems. I have never tried on the same system with different accounts though. Never had an xml erro...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 pm 

Replies: 99
Views: 138127


The way I see it. Microsoft does not take too kindly copying exact images, icons into another program. They don't seem to be as strict if it's a user making a different version of theme with those images. About the bogus DMCA takedowns. Yes, you could be right on possible bogus claims. I've seen it ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:23 pm 

Replies: 99
Views: 138127


Interesting observation about half way down on first page of this post Gaurav had asked for a 7 style classic look menu skin similar to a link http://simplexdesignsart.deviantart.com ... -517664235 The link was a picture which is now dead at deviantart.com. Here is an old CSM archive link on GitHub ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:20 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3837


If you made a backup XML file on the HP desktop, then loaded that XML file on Gateway desktop, it should set everything same unless, the skin is not one included in Classic Shell program. Copy over modded skin and put in the skins folder. Possibly, Gateway desktop is not set up for Windows 7 classic...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:43 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1604812


In some ways, the KISS method still applies. What the user sees is simple. What goes on inside with the networks is the most complex data gathering/harvesting in history. Surprised more people haven't had a cell phone surgically implanted into the back or palm of their hand, or is that just around t...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this start button icon

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:58 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3157


Can you ask where they got it from on youtube? Here are old parts from before from vid screenshot, just duplicated same image three times. I had played with screen grab of Ten forums. Never got anywhere with it. Sorry, will leave request to somebody else. :( Edit: Woops. Looks like someone asked alr...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style]

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:25 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3519


Extra note
If you just want a normal menu size image without having to resize it after download, try this site:

https://www.desktopbackground.org

After finding an image that will look ok with black or white text,
download it with Horizontal 800 x Vertical 600 size setting.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style]

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3519


Here is a pastel looking staggered mountain custom image in the zip. The main custom color I used was A77532 The submenu custom color used was 836738 The image size is 1080x1080 For an example, I screengrabbed the start menu and overlayed on top of the image to show how it works, (Only half size for...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style]

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:32 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3519


Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style] Use with minimum Version 4.3.0 This 7 style skin is mostly for displaying picture images like Ivo's "Metallic". I included a hodgepodge number of images downloaded from mostly iPhone/ipad wallpaper sites, as they are a tall and narrow ratio, similar to ho...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metallic skin-custom image issue

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:15 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 4214


I'm on Windows 10 1809 update with the last CS version 4.3.1 Using a custom image on Metallic skin, there's an anomaly using the all programs inside tree. I never noticed before because I used the outside flyout submenu option. Example: I open all programs area. Notice the cloud in sky of the pictur...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


The iPhone frame looks pleasing to me. I must have iPhone-envy. Still using my old Nokia flip. :lol: As Classic Shell site is still up and sometimes there are over 400 guests, ( campers?) I'm in process of gutting much of rev H and making a simpler custom image menu. See under construction picture b...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


Another one for the road. It's just a dark opaque 7 style skin.7 Even though I never figured out a transparent search box, what bugs me more is the search box flashes for a brief instant. What I now see happens, is part of the inside of dark-colored search box will show the desktop behind the menu, ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:02 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


Classic Shell is still up. Time for one more simple skin. Here is another one of those classic 1/2 style menus with a darker search box option. No round menu corners, just square. Mostly flat, less saturated dark glass colour or very dark without colour menu. Can switch between blur and old transpar...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: How can I get Log off menu item to materialize?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:55 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3178


huh? The forum is still up for more than a year. Looking at bottom of the page, shows there are 144 anonymous users online. We still keep coming back. :) Hi markfilipak The setting is in the dimension of imagination. :) Works for me. If it's a classic style menu skin, you will have to enable the ext...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings item disabled

 Post subject: Re: Settings item disabled
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4087


Here is an old games icon. 1809 may have deleted in the update.

 Global announcement   Topic: The official THANK YOU thread :-) and user reviews

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:52 am 

Replies: 184
Views: 2366382


Thanks for Classic Shell
Happiness to all, forever more.

Bye Bye

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:10 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


Yes, It would look terrible if it was transparent to behind the start menu. It only needs to be transparent to show the start menu behind it, like how a selector button normally works. I'm sure it can be done. We just don't have all the info to do it, and time is running out. Take a look at the purp...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:57 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


Sorry, I still don't know how to make search box background transparent. I tried many things. I did not put a skin option setting for that. Only Ivo and Jcee must know, and I think Ivo will be shutting down this site soon unless time got extended? Maybe you should send your requests over on Open-She...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:04 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12366


Looks like you did it already SorryForMyEN. Well, I'm a little late in the game. :) I played around with a Classic 1/2 smoked glass skin. Here is the modded skin uploaded. Transparent search box? I never knew that could be done. Lack of skinning documentation. I've seen it on some of Start9 menus of...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:56 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Yeah, I was horsing around with the banned comment. I read somewhere way back Ivo even offered some of his code to you for Start9, I think before CS went public. [We've been busy...here, have some results:] More pictures, gifs, vids, please. Dang it. I did not say exactly "Segoe MDL2 Assets&quo...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:58 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


I doubt the moderators on here are going to ban us at this late stage for an alternative start menu picture or ten. :lol: On a thread from way back: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7545 you posted that you would like to use the Windows 10 glyphs on your Start9. Here is the...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:36 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Just for fun, I used a trick from meetHG, to make a closer look to the default Win 10 start menu ( not the tiles part). I'm not uploading the modified skin/xml files, because it does not fully work. Only wanted to see how far I could go. I made the main2 padding a negative number -190,20,125,9 as me...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:34 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1604812


Even the Open-Shell fork is having problems keeping up with Windows 10 upgrades. Below is part of a comment by XenHat on Open-Shell-Menu GitHub Issues thread: XenHat commented 15 days ago I have noticed these issues before but I put them on Microsoft's side because... Well, it's microsoft and they l...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:02 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


[randomly install new apps] I tried some of those new apps that install themselves. Not really for me, but keep em coming coz I like to see what apps are capable of. I've never been forced games like Candy Crush Soda Saga. Maybe that only happens with Home version? I had to download from Windows sto...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:41 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Hi Splitwirez Yes, there were a lot of xp themes like that. Can do similar on CSM classic 2 style. What I was kind of saying is the Windows 10 glyphs on the left side of the default menu, are now on the right side of the Classic Shell menu. Like a mirror. :) How is it going with https://github.com/S...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:00 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


By turning off the shutdown button, and replacing with the shutdown, restart shortcuts,

one can just have the glyphs on the second column.

Now, where have I seen that look before?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:00 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Here is the 7 style Metro test skin for glyphs with the Symbol or MDL2 font text setup in skin file. Can load xml file for the font like one from Gaurav, or load the one like Startisback. Read the note Glyph 'Readmet' inside zip to see issues. There are more. No cures, unless all text is in CAPITALS...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


OK, I'm stuck in the mud again. I went back to my old Windows 8.1 harddrive. Downloaded, and installed earlier version 1.55 Segoe mdl2 assets.ttf font. So, on a Windows 8.1 system, CSM start menu skin can show the Win 10 glyphs, but still has the same problem with the text tails cut off. Too bad :cry:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Ok, this is weird. Classic Shell is just following what Windows 10 is offering! If I look at "Segoe MDL2 Assets" font file in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts even the g,p,y,q tails are cut off as well. Two possibilities: 1. Windows 10 1809 has a bug for showing this MDL2 fonts ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell 4.3.1 & Windows 1809 Update - not useable

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 7468


Microsoft re-released 1809 today. I read they are still fixing some small issues to come out later in the month.
I just updated with the smaller updates to get build 17763.134
Good news!
Classic Shell keeps on ticking :)
Hooray

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:27 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 61882


Hi, I'm just putting a test 7 style opaque skin here, and not really expecting any feedback at this late stage. But hey, if Gaurav is still around to answer questions when on Windows 10, would be great, but I know Gaurav and many people are not happy about Win 10, and may not even be using it. Putti...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:09 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 10220


I put the black matching noise taskbar image at top of the post. The only other experiment I did was have some noise on the taskbar for regular color. Taskbar image below. Similar to yours, but instead of white rgb, I used grey RGB Taskbar tab -127rgb 16alpha 4noise level image -Horizontal: Tile -Ve...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 10220


Hey, you know what? I didn't even think about noise on the taskbar,
for I was using Win 10 default taskbar with noise built in.
I want to play with the taskbar image now too, but later today.

Your taskbar image looks better on my computer with taskbar settings on tile, instead of stretching.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 10220


Hi meetHG. I'm not doing much of anything now. Maybe only one or two months before this forum gets taken down by Ivo. :( Glad you are still experimenting. As you have done the most playing around with noise added to skins in the past, you know more about it than me. I see using different intensities...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell 4.3.1 & Windows 1809 Update - not useable

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:12 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 7468


That's odd. Looking at TenForums site: https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/99582-classic-shell-no-longer-development-now-open-source-66.html?s=02483c5236513ef2f6addd751784ed88 I see entries of people updating to 1809 with Classic shell 4.3.1 without any problem. People on GitHub say Classic Shel...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: GOOD UPDATE NEWS FOR WIN 10 1809

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:05 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 5670


This is a nice surprise. :) CSM version 4.3.1 still works ok, even with Windows 10 October 2018 update 1809, build 17763 This is from the standard public Win 10 update release: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 not from any of those beta insider versions. I was assuming CSM...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Flagship Revived [7 style]

 Post subject: Flagship Revived [7 style]
Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:51 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 6224


Flagship Revived [7 style] use minimum CSM version 4.3.0 I couldn't resist making one more dark 7 style menu. It's a port of "The Skins Factory-Flagship". The theme is not available for download anymore on their site, for they have wound down desktop theme operations for a while. It's not ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Glassy XP

 Post subject: Glassy XP
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:07 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 6194


Glassy XP Use min CSM version 4.3.0 Variation 1 Match for size 100% (96 DPI) or 150% (144 DPI) Variation 2 Match for size 125% (120 DPI) Not that many bright spring green start menus out there. Whoever made the original XP theme called "Glassy" must have had a little bit of Irish in them. ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Logout option not appearing, even though it's configured to.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 4550


This might fix it.
Go to the "Special Items" tab.
Check the box for "Show Log Off"

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: DarkSide Two revived [7 style]

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:32 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 7194


I would love to port INVI PRO V14.2

https://www.deviantart.com/007tinar/art ... 2-53675465

but I see he is an active member with a copyright logo.

Too bad, Can't touch that.


Any more that I port over, if time allows will be from amateurs like myself.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Start button without the button background

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 6228


Thanks, Gaurav for the mod. Here are some more 100,125,150% sizes made with a technique from fonpaolo. Using Gimp, I used "Color to Alpha" option, selecting green as the color. These will tend to be a little sharper as the text is the exact system size. Oddly enough Microsoft only made a 1...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Start button without the button background

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:36 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 6228


No button. Just the flag and text.

Most of the remaining dots around the white text are the clear type pixels. Figured better to leave in.
To get approx 100 percent size, reduce "Button size" to 80 for small taskbar, 90 for large taskbar.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Submenu folder icons

 Post subject: Re: Submenu folder icons
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 6585


I don't see any way to change submenu icons in CSM settings. Either a program replaced a system folder ico, or it was manually done. If ReactOS was made from WinNT, I don't have the icons for that system. I did find a few similar looking icons in XP in Explorer.exe and shell32.dll files. Only the 16...
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