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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: WIN7LIKE (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:36 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 17586


I don't want to stray too far away on this skin, as it's supposed to be a replica of Win7.
I even have the original pin bitmaps for jump view on the white split option.
I did not add black text / black text & shadow.
I only added the shadow for the white text on glass. Sorry :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: WIN7LIKE (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:36 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 17586


WIN7LIKE COMBO I put it in zip (big file)at top of post. It is the combination of " Full Glass WIN7LIKE" and "WIN7LIKE" skins. Was made for Windows 10, due to some options that use Metro colors. It still works on Windows 7 with CSM 4.3.0 as long as not set on Metro color options....

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: WIN7LIKE (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:05 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 17586


"[Can you add reflection]" Kind of late, but I'm working on it now. It will not look exactly like Win7 shiny bars, but close enough. Will probably finish this weekend, unless I die shoveling snow. See the picture of what it looks like so far today. I'm adding all those bigger size picture ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Premultiplied Alpha and not premultiplied images

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1816


It makes the Vista taskbar on Classic Shell better looking
than using the unaltered one from MSstyles

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Premultiplied Alpha and not premultiplied images

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1816


More about Premultiplied/Straight Blender software is ok to convert either Straight or premultiplied image. Just takes a bit of work. Today I found thoriumknight from 2011: https://thoriumknight.deviantart.com/art/Create-Aero-Compatible-PNGs-V2-262526394 has a great software converter, that is very ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Vista Start Menu Skin

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:04 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 34066


My first attempt at the Vista user picture frame was not good. Now, I found the correct one (with more transparency), in the Vista Windows files, but it was kind of jagged. I also found a smoothed out one by thoriumknight at Devient: https://thoriumknight.deviantart.com/art/Vista-User-Icon-Frames-15...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: WIN 10 Start Menu Font

 Post subject: Re: WIN 10 Start Menu Font
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:48 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 194


Yep, tried that. Which led me to try a different test Those sneaky devils. I think I've come to the conclusion, that Microsoft has tweaked Clear Type text for their start menu separately. If I purposely set Clear Type for super fuzzy text, using the settings in Windows font folder, all the system fo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: WIN 10 Start Menu Font

 Post subject: WIN 10 Start Menu Font
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:22 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 194


Hi. Would anybody know which white font, Windows 10 start menu uses? I want to use same font/size in Classic Shell, because that font is easier to see. It looks different than regular system Segoe UI. It almost has a spikey pixel look to it. I tried Segoe UI Semibold, bold, different sizes. Still ca...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: No Frills Opaque [7 style white split]

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 452


Hey Pipalou50. It's a bit like Vista search box. I wanted to have blur transparent option, but in order to have blur color on the first column, it makes blurry black text, because Clear Type gets turned off when Fullglass opacity applied, so I skipped it. After all these years we have been coming to...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [animated] Atom Start Button

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:29 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 379


Nice and smooth motion of 4 electrons. I think Beryllium.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: No Frills Opaque [7 style white split]

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:10 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 452


I stretched the search box at each end to match the first column, and put a minuscule bit of color on jump view. Edit: I now think I will have to add another option to have menu brighter, and brighter, until it's atomic bright, with black text, so it's like on the "Metro Variations", but h...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: No Frills Opaque [7 style white split]

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 452


No Frills Opaque [7 style white split] Skin options are like this: No live singers at Starbucks, and no triple, venti, half sweet, non-fat, caramel macchiato drink. It's only like a plain coffee with cream. The skin has minimal options. I made it for Win 10, because somedays the glass color is too s...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Button Biggies

 Post subject: Re: XP Button Biggies
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:21 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 468


When I attempted to make the biggest button from a screenshot, it didn't work too well. Original button went too flat looking, because of the way it stretched. I had to enlarge the template evenly, instead of a screenshot. Take a look at the screenshot of the original button at 500% display size. As...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Button Biggies

 Post subject: Re: XP Button Biggies
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:32 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 468


Last three.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Button Biggies

 Post subject: XP Button Biggies
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:30 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 468


I was using the first big button at top of "Windows XP Style Button compilation" post for awhile. It's ok, just needs the hover and clicked view to be different. I went back to XP OS, to have a look at start button covering the whole large taskbar. With large taskbar, the start button does...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Taskbar texture stretching

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 268


Looks like your taskbar is 46 pixel height. I don't think there is one that matches that size. There is a 39 pixel height XP button in the Start button section: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3206 To get to exactly match, would need to edit the image in a photo editor program.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Vista Start Menu Skin

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 34066


I downloaded original poster's skins: Windows Vista Start Menu Skin Windows Vista Aero_WIP-HalpMeh as well as a few that I made that are later in the post: Vistalike VISTALIKE PowerButton Fix RevC Full Glass Vistalike RevB All skins have slight imperfections, like if the modified language file is us...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:37 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 47252


I added a separate simple color picker skin for classic 1/2 styles. It is in the "XP Classic Retro rev D, E, Picker.zip" at first post. Similar to what Gaurav asked, but not combined. It came out to what I thought it would be. It is near impossible to just have one skin, to be all types of...

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

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm 

Replies: 108
Views: 133519


I'm not swearing now. :) Over the shock. Who knows how long CSM will go? I'm thinking positive here. :) Classic Shell Menu might keep working for most users for a while. Example: I use old software. Pixelformer last updated Beta version 2009. Works on xp, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Keeps on working, granted a ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Black screen with loading circle after running CCleaner

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 305


Oh man, I feel for you. Deep cleaning registry, or system files can be a gamble. I never used Start Fresh, as it seems like a half baked way, deleting all the programs one has installed, but keeping other files. The CC registry cleaner section caused problems for me way back. I was only using CC as ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: SOLVED: Win 10 Explorer Drag & Drop problem,,,

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 553


That's good. :) I've had problems like that too. The mouse wire would break at the entry point of body. It would work most of the time. I go through cheap mice every couple of years. One expensive Microsoft wireless mouse, I wore out the left button. I really had to click it hard to make electrical ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Programs like XP?

 Post subject: Re: Programs like XP?
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:20 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 245


Right click on the start button, and pick settings. Click "Show all settings" Pick either Classic one column, or Classic two columns. Look for the the Windows XP Luna skin in dropdown list and pick it. If you are on the 7 style menu, and still like other features, but want a flyout program...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: SOLVED: Win 10 Explorer Drag & Drop problem,,,

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:45 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 553


Hi. Looking at the CSM tool tip for "Drag/drop hide delay", says Lets you drag from the menu to the Desktop or other programs. I then Googled drag and drop problems with Windows 10 one of links is here: https://howtoremove.guide/windows-10-drag-and-drop-not-working/ Don't know if it works ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 47252


Ok, upgraded the 7 style back in Nov, finished the Classic 1/2 today, so top band is bigger.
I never got around to changing color picker skin 7style, or even made a classic1/2 one.
I still don't even know if all the things you ask are even possible.
Will try again at a later date. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Premultiplied Alpha and not premultiplied images

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:56 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1816


I found a free program later, that can switch between premultiplied and not premultiplied. It is called Blender. I never got around to trying the buttons I converted on an actual menu. I had just used screenshots. Here is example of the shutdown button that got set correctly for CSM: ; Shutdown butt...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win 10 slowing down with CSM running

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 271


Yes, something in explorer, but what? Every day computer getting slower, and slower. Would take 5 to 10 seconds to open up explorer, task manager, CSM settings. Then I remember that famous group of words, that rarely did anything: "Did you try turning it off, and back on again?" :lol: Befo...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win 10 slowing down with CSM running

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 271


Yep. It's a shame what Microsoft Windows 10 has done to Classic Shell. The last couple of weeks my Win 10 computer is taking it's time opening programs. No virus, no malware. I decided to turn off indexing for drive C. I'm watching the animation in the processing box window, whatever you call it. se...

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

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:55 am 

Replies: 108
Views: 133519


Bloody Hell, & Holy Crap! I didn't notice this post until today. I've shed some tears thinking about the fun times, we have had on this forum. To have Classic Shell Menu work for all these years, is a testament of how great Ivo is. As of today on Windows 10, CSM still works for me, except for th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:20 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6178


The user picture is a little bigger than 1/4 inch size!

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6178


OK, so Pipalou50. Je vous laisse le soin de traduire en français Added User Image to classic/7 style clrSharp2 Round, or square. Can use transparent icon picture, when added to its "User Picture" location in the "General Behavior" tab. Added Text Shadow to classic/7 style clrShar...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu: Tenified

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu: Tenified
Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:52 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 13229


Glad you are getting the hang of it. :) There have been a few ticked off skinners who got errors in their file. Yeah, I learned early on, to avoid the system protection, by always have modd/reworking folder on my desktop, as well as renaming, before I copy over to CSM skins folder. Hmm, I never used...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu: Tenified

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu: Tenified
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:19 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 13229


Hi GigaWatt. There are a fair number of Classic style skins in the forum, that others have made that are similar to Tenified. If you still like Tenified the best, and randm does not respond, you could try modifiying his .skin7 to .skin with some crude text overriding, just to have basic Classic 1/2 ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 571


Good questions, but I never modify system files anymore, I believe Windows will fake an icon size, when not available in the icon file. Icon sizes in CSM settings are set at default. Also, the picture I supplied is reduced in size. They are really 16/32 icon sizes. :) I did a little research. I trie...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:47 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 571


Hello, long time no communication. :) I have a problem with lack of skinning text information, concerning small icon skinning text on 1st column, large icon skinning text on 2nd column. The skin text below used to work before, with older Windows 10, and older Classic Shell v4.3.0 Now all the proper ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start button size help

 Post subject: Re: Start button size help
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 498


Try these as well for Windows 10

Windows 98 Start buttons, similar to Windows 95.
They can be set to " Button size : 0 "
so still look pixelated sharp.
Only for regular 100%/ 96dpi system size, or will go fuzzy.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: question

 Post subject: Re: question Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 485


They search through all the billions of web pages, indexing it all for faster searches. Google this "Googlebot", to read about crawlers, spiders. Honey, get the Raid. There are creepy crawlers on the web page! In fact, using the big companies’ search engines, you will get better search res...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1864


Sure, do whatever you want.
It was your idea.
I will delete my post after you assemble together. :)

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Start9: A modular, extensible Shell supplement for Windows.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:48 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 19986


Add "Start9" to every picture name that's uploaded.
Then the search bots will index them, and bump them up higher with each view? :)

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1864


Back again. I made for big icons 100 percent size. It works on my Windows 10. Don't know about others. When I tried your button with large icons, it left a little space at corner to access Win-X context menu. So I made button with blank space at left corner. That's where it can open the Win-X contex...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1864


That minimalist button is out of the box cool.
I gotta try making one for big icons.

Thanks

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Minor bug found Remove Highlight

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 486


There are different ways of turning off the new apps/programs. Just let to go away by itself after around a day. I think using Regedit, the show time can be reduced. Use CSM settings to turn off from showing in the first place. Instead of right clicking on each highlighted program, just right click ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Full Glass But Edited A Little By Me Skin!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:35 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1204


Hi AlexkuziTheJapanFan. Good, you started out small steps, one at a time. I don't know if everyone has the fonts that you assigned in the text script? Maybe some have the "Yu Gothic UI Semibold". So small, but sharp though. I need binoculars. :lol: I doubt if most people have the "New...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS Tactical [7 style]

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:17 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1366


Hi Pipalou50. Trontrek's color bars do remind me of your skin. The colors he picked look a little like flags though. I kind of see your German neighbour's colors at the top! I still like the "Lcars Simple" skin with the blue colors (also in the zip). The color matches better with a lot of ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Can't right click on anything in start menu

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:34 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1387


Conspiracy theory. MS wants to sabotage Classic Shell? I'm having a number of little problems with each new Win 10 update. They still don't work even with Classic Shell not running. Wait, I got taskbar action center working again, but not calendar. I don't have your issue though. The way I see it, M...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS Tactical [7 style]

 Post subject: LCARS Tactical [7 style]
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1366


LCARS Tactical [7style] for CSM version 4.3.0 Menu skin was made from elements of Starship Atlantis wallpaper, by TronTrek: http://fav.me/d6kbo1l It is different from most LCARS wallpapers, due to the extra blue grey colors, which makes it easier on the eyes, but harder to find matching wallpapers. ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: User_frame_position=left2,104 Invalid?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 614


Silly of me, center positions for both columns in classic too. :oops: What I did in past was set the + ,- for left or right, but once an entry is added to column with longer name, everything went out of alignment. Worse for column left, not so much for column right, for users don't change entries, e...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: User_frame_position=left2,104 Invalid?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:01 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 614


Looks like invalid. Looking at the tute, for classic style, just negative or positive numbers, and 7 style auto centers in right column. I got tricked into thinking user name positions could be used too. Using +,- numbers inside does not work too well from past experience, with shrinking , expanding...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP LUNA Variations (Classic 1 and 2)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:57 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 31722


Ok, leave it to you.
In order to have the high top and different size user frame, I had to put that info in the variation 2, so it overrides variation 1

Bye :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP LUNA Variations (Classic 1 and 2)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 31722


Hi mayka, I'm back. I fixed the middle variation that has flatter bottom and taller top. I have three questions. Did you want just that option with taller top, or all three variations? What I see you did was put flatter bottom bitmap for variation 1 and 3, so they both look the same. I can put the o...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP LUNA Variations (Classic 1 and 2)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:31 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 31722


Just a quick comment before I get some shut eye. Ah, that's the older first skin, not the rev B with the girl. I downloaded your skin mod. The bitmap 6 needs to be 32 bit bitmap, instead of 24 bit, for the smooth invisible top corners of menu. The user bitmap is only 8 bit. I'm surprised it shows pi...
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