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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu color fitting my taskbar color in win7

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:27 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 553


Apart from your mare-m windows theme from overriding something, sometimes, it's the simplest of settings that can send one in circles for hours. Besides picking the correct skin, selecting opaque menu option, Menu override glass color 7F5319 /Menu glass intensity 100 /Menu color blending 0 settings,...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu color fitting my taskbar color in win7

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:21 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 553


It's too bad you are having so many problems. I did not encounter any problems like that, because I don't use Windows themes anymore. They always screw something up, including browsers. I'm surprised. Windows 7 is usually quite stable, and themers should have worked out all their bugs by now. Window...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu color fitting my taskbar color in win7

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 553


Hi delicacy I downloaded your skin and was looking at it. I don't want to do anything yet, because I don't have enough information from you. :) It's a very old opaque skin that copies the silver color Windows 7 basic version. It does not have split buttons. Would need to be updated. I'm not sure wha...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu color fitting my taskbar color in win7

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:04 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 553


Trying to get an exact match would be difficult and Classic Shell is not being developed anymore. Besides what Jcee mentioned, here is more info below. On Windows 7 OS in the "Window Color and Appearance", the color intensity feature seems to alter transparency as well as color boost. So e...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 1903 non compatiblity with CSM

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:21 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 1506


It's a bummer day for Classic Shell. I just upgraded to Windows 10 1903, the version that has the Windows light mode menu theme (Light grey menu with boosted background color and added noise, and larger blur radius). I was not expecting that new feature to work with CSM. A big problem with CSM thoug...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: windows whistler fake start button

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 8700


I know that feeling sometimes when an image is reduced in size, the image looks worse than it should. Try all available resize options in your image editor, like bicubic, bilinear, or nearest neighbor. Newer editors may use better algorithms. Occasionally one can get better results by first enlargin...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Pastel Light [7 style]

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:02 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1376


Here is another full pastel menu using Metro 10 colors that you may not need! I forgot about the "Custom color" feature that comes with Win 10 1809. I can just make the menu brighter that way. :lol: Anyway, it's made now. Metro Pastel Light [7 style] for Windows 10 only minimum CSM version...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open Shell - Jump LIsts in Win7

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:20 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2748


I would also check the Windows 7 taskbar properties,
for some of the jump-list settings might interact with other start menus?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open Shell - Jump LIsts in Win7

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:51 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2748


All I remember is someone in the know said in order for jump-lists to appear, the program needs to be started from within the Classic/Open shell menu. I did a test on Win 7 with Classic shell and Open-shell. Both show explorer jump-lists. I had to pick "Recent programs". Pinning explorer t...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Ugh, taskbar issue ((

 Post subject: Re: Ugh, taskbar issue ((
Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:47 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3022


About the xml file. For myself, I never recall having a problem. I don't trust it because others have. I can only assume what happens is a user makes changes from a non-matching version, saves then uses that on a different version again. Also, possibly xml file is edited by itself, not through CSM. ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Ugh, taskbar issue ((

 Post subject: Re: Ugh, taskbar issue ((
Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 10:31 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 3022


delicacy, I did a test. I installed 4.2.0 on Win7. There are no taskbar options except one "Disable taskbar transparency" in "Menu Look" tab that turns taskbar opaque black. I installed Ver 4.2.6 which seems to be the version with the first "Taskbar" settings tab, that ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Ugh, taskbar issue ((

 Post subject: Re: Ugh, taskbar issue ((
Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 1:08 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3022


If your CSM version does have a taskbar settings tab, double check the taskbar settings. Transparency could be at 0 ? If CSM version has taskbar texture skinning options, I would reset the "Border sizes" back to 0,0 It's happened to me that I had high border numbers for a long skinned task...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Invader Port

 Post subject: Invader Port
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 2804


Invader Port by Stardock and The Skins Factory that they made for Alienware many moons ago (15 years). Classic 1/2 and 7 style and added floating option as well. Yes, big file size. 100/125/150 percent sizes Use minimum CSM 4.3.0 Put the skin files in the skin folder of Classic Shell. You might need...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: 8.1 Start Button Icon on Transparent Background at 125% Size

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:19 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4189


There is probably a registry setting that can be changed in Windows, but you could try using Ivo's animated start button with faster speed. Read about it in this link to learn about animated buttons: http://www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html I took your image and added a 1-pixel line...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: 8.1 Start Button Icon on Transparent Background at 125% Size

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:31 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4189


Here is same type with 150 % size

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: 8.1 Start Button Icon on Transparent Background at 125% Size

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:46 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4189


I looked a little for file location, then gave up.
I just made screenshots and removed the background with Gimp.
Problem- when I use Classic shell, the windows image has dropped down and shifted to left by one pixel.
I included the original screenshot 125 % size and other one with extra pixels.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:35 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 4869


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: 4682


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: 4417


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: 5633


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: 156295


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: 7461


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: 7461


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: 7461


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: 156295


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: 156295


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: 7461


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: 1863822


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: 4937


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: 5441


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: 5441


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: 5441


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: 7447


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: 15801


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: 15801


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: 15801


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: 4193


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: 6098


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: 2631787


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: 15801


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: 15801


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: 15801


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: 70291


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: 70291


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: 70291


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: 1863822


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: 70291


[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: 70291


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: 70291


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: 70291


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...
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