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 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: 223


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: 435


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: 2
Views: 191


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: 435


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: 214


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: 214


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: 23009


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: 23009


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: 23009


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...

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

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:19 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 23009


Have not looked at the revB file for awhile. Variation 1 Original two column with picture has Main_bitmap=2 Variation 2 Flatter bottom two column with picture has Main_bitmap=6 Variation 3 Transparent top/bottom two column with picture has Main_bitmap=17 Variation 4 Transparent top/bottom with face ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


With color masks, and tints, and now pattern masks, there are more colors available. So we can do more, with less bitmaps. If I had to start fresh with this type of skin, I would have very few bitmaps with color on them. It would all be done with masks and a whole lot of text. Sorry I did not finish...

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

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:59 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 23009


That skin has a number of variations with different bitmaps.
There might have to be other main bitmaps to change to taller type.
Do you see anything at all, like part of frame, or user picture?
I will check in again tom.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: "Update and Shutdown" Button Icon (Windows 7 Style)

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 278


I found this in skinnining tutorial: Shutdown_bitmap bitmap Icon that is added to the shutdown button when there are updates to be installed. I don't even know what size it would be. I remember Ivo provided some answer to someone. Just don't know where in forum. For sure, the skin has to be edited.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Starcraft Zerg - Skin

 Post subject: Re: Starcraft Zerg - Skin
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:01 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 15968


Good to see new creative ways happening.
Good incentive for me to try again with the old flat Start trekkie skin.

When you showed me the orb picture partially encapsulated with the organics,
it got me thinking of the lady creature hanging it from her right hand,
like her latest trophy. :lol:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [Skin7] Windows Longhorn Hillel Demo Start Menu

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:43 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 7782


Nothing stopping you with that extra shadow thing. Do you mean like using the submenu bitmap, only bigger, with a hole for the picture?
That could work.
This upload is just a temp fix. The original frames are still there.
One thing. To make it smaller upload I made the menu bitmaps as .png

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS (Star Trek) CSM theme.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 373


I was making an older type menu skin, not theme, a year ago. Was using somebodies wallpaper. Started, then stopped shortly after. Problem is all the multicolored bars in bitmap, will go out of alignment, with the text entries in the start menu. Because menu stretches and shrinks, it did not look so ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [Skin7] Windows Longhorn Hillel Demo Start Menu

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:14 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 7782


Splitwirez I want to help out a bit. I downloaded your skin and find there are user picture frames in the skin file. All it needs is to copy text from aero skin, so they show up again. In fact, I just did it. I desaturated the frames to match skin. let me know if ok to upload it. Your skin still nee...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: [Help] Reformat Harddisk

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:33 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 308


Oh man, what a predicament you are in. Usb memory sticks are so cheap nowadays, at least where I live. I don't have any helpful information. Way back years ago, there were ways to use a special male to male usb cord, or old serial port transfer cable, or network ethernet direct crossover cable, to c...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


Hello meetHG. Hard drive failure. I had a few of those. I remember one disk drive on Windows 7 had just certain areas of drive with the damage. Win7 os would try to fix it, and make it worse each time and get stuck at the bad spots. I eventually used Win 98 floppy to check for the disk errors, and i...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:14 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


Hi Gaurav I'm back working on adding the white search view menu option, to the big 7 style skin. 3/4 done. I've been nick naming that revB skin the Willy Nilly, as to the jumbled file contents, from revising so much, like the old BlackBerry OS. :) There is a problem on a number of variations, becaus...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I need help with the menu's border

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:53 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 589


In case you want to chop up and tailor an already made skin, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6796

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:22 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4212


Anyone else have this odd problem with Microsoft Edge on Win10? If I resize window bigger, desktop shows through. The more I pull window, the more invisible. :lol: Happened with Creators Update. Internet Explorer, Firefox work fine. My opinion-Win 10 is still a baby learning to walk. EDIT: Ah! Edge ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I need help with the menu's border

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:32 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 589


This always confused me. :| Comments from Jcee are good. Here are some more. If you are using the "Classic skin", the line or 2 lines are added automatically the menu part of bitmap has 0 alpha channel, so it can be used in Classic theme on Windows 7. I copied over what I found in the skin...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows XP Luna Skin of Program

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 782


On that skin of Splitwirez, it just needs that new color picker option put in for the selector buttons. If someone wants to add a partial text upgrade to his skin to have color picker on selectors, download the text file, copy all of the text and past it at very bottom of skin folder1. Maybe Splitwi...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 595


Some days are good, other days, well, I don't turn on the computer.

Taskbar - I put in zip.
It would be too light to see the taskbar hover, at least on Win10.
What I did was make two textures from the top bar and one from menu,
but darkened a little so taskbar can still use white text. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows XP Luna Skin of Program

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 782


Or try Splitwirez' one, made a long time ago:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4420

Either use system glass color, or use the " Override glass color" setting in "Menu Look " tab.
Put it to any colour you want with the CSM color picker.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

 Post subject: XP Media Plus! [7 style]
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:45 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 595


XP Media Plus! [7 style] for CSM version 4.3.0 I was using Windows XP Media Center Edition, and noticed the Plus! multimedia programs (Audio Converter, CD Label Maker, Party Mode), kind of look like a start menu, with its top bar inside the title bar. So, I reused some of those elements, into this m...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Square version of Windows 7 Style Start Menu Request

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1662


I have not looked around lately at all the settings. So many!
Using CSM search box, entered :
selector, vanish, off, button, leave, go away, kaput, delay.
I finally tried "fade"
I put delay to 0
Kills the menu, and the "lingering" like a time shift.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Square version of Windows 7 Style Start Menu Request

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:21 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1662


I can only change the color, texture, or some shapes.
Skinning can't change the function of the program.

Need to ask Ivo if it's possible, or if there is some registry tweak.

Maybe it's the persistence of my eyes, but if I click on a dark grey Win 10 Win-X menu entry, it lingers a little too.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [Animated Start Button] Star Trek

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:13 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1187


Colorful animated button.
Fidget spinners, Ouija boards and wind up toys come to mind.
Hope the Star Trek crew aren't sick in there, like all over the walls. :lol:

Holy! 25 meg download. I will pass the big download.
You worked hard.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Square version of Windows 7 Style Start Menu Request

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:00 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1662


Oh, OK. Yeah that lingering clicked button makes for some strange effects sometimes.

Selector buttons come in all types. Flat , gradient, one line borders to many line borders, and combinations of them all. The borders seem be made, so selector button is visible with light and dark menus.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Square version of Windows 7 Style Start Menu Request

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:32 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1662


I have no idea about the blue border behind.
I don't see it, clicking on all option combinations.
I tried on CSM v4.3.0 and 4.3.1.

A settings conflict somewhere, or just something on desktop showing through, but there is no blur?
Another start menu showing at same time?
Sorry can't help. :(

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Key Largo [7 style skin]

 Post subject: Key Largo [7 style skin]
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 576


Key Largo [7 style skin] Use with CSM version 4.3.0 Hi, I had made this skin a year ago, from screenshot of MS Multipoint server (rather nice blue gradient). Seeing all destruction from hurricane on news, I borrowed the famous Florida Keys road sign, and stuck it in skin as a user picture. This skin...

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:03 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 20538


Hello RECONBunny. [1) Is it still being worked on?] I don't think anybody is working on it for some time. [2) Do the shutdown buttons all work properly? IE Shutdown/Lock/>] Nope. All the skinners could do, was make it look like the buttons. Lock can not work. [3) Is Classic Shell easy to get rid of ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:47 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


Parameter? If it was only that simple. :lol: Son of a gun, I should have kept listening to the little voice in my head. "Will Gaurav ask for white search menus-yes,-no, ok no he won't, ,no maybe he will." On the 7 style 34 flavor variation skin, I had originally started to add provisions f...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [HELP] Severe Discontinuity

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 869


Hi. I know you are not Jewish, and either am I. Your new version menu has the look :) of those 8 languages that are read right to left. Personally I like the start button close to the action items (search, programs). I recall Gaurav has some technical name for the ergonomic operation, of what I am t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


Yes. I am between jobs, I have lots of other non paying jobs though. Don't need any money. That's the great thing with the dying electronics industry in North America, they sure give good severance packages. Don't need to work for a couple of years. :) The drawback was using the high dioptric optics...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 33787


OK, finished upgrading Skin7 style with the extra 20 pixel bar height for 144 DPI (150% size). Can disable the band at top, for plain look. Scatterbrain text in file is all over the place. I'm sure meetHG, will grade me a D- :lol: As long as it works, and does not slow operation down, is all I care ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [HELP] Severe Discontinuity

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:33 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 869


Hi meetHG. Yes, in between jobs now. Life threw me a curve ball. That's all I want to say at this point. Your version .3 Say what? You are the first person to try those text strings in that fashion. Does that mean text strings could be used for labeling on menu as well? I did not look inside the ski...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:06 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Hi meetHG. Do anything you want. Don't be sad. :) I'm having trouble with my vision right now. Difficult to see, or do anything on computers. I am still working a little on upgrade of another skin, on and off, but finding it frustrating. :x Everything just takes 10 times as long. :lol: I don't know,...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Shut Downaaaaliiiiiiigl" instead of "Shut Down"

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 444


This reminds of something before.

Looks like modified file from OneSerendipity StartMenuL10N.ini
got into the mix at some point.


viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7516

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


OK. It must be a very small file now. Beats me about additional program. Only played Scrabble a couple times. Tried a letter sorting website, and got this: hint, tip, path, hypahint Some kind of program that can show a text label with a transparent background in , I guess a menu window, or using Vis...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Not in any MS beta bug club. Only standard forced downloads. I'm not into computers that much. When I Googled adding text to desktop, I got Rainmeter, and Bginfo. Maybe something like that, or even more common like some hidden feature of MS Office. I don't know. Please keep us in suspense for a few ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:55 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


I have no questions.
These are your glory days.

I will now crawl into corner crying myself to sleep.
Upon waking, the screams will begin. :lol: :evil: :twisted: :lol:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Hi redblade8
You are one of the Win 10 tile menu pioneers. :)
I saw that request, but only Ivo can program that in, if it 's even possible.

Can you make fake picture of what it could look like, under different conditions.
A visual is always good to get the idea to sink in.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:26 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Oh meetHG. You are so clever, how you used same desktop background as Splitwirez. :) Low levels noise looks better than high levels. Looks like there are different types of noise in photo editors: Uniform, Gaussian, dither, monochromatic. My sample picture was not a good reference. It had modified d...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:55 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Hey meetHG. Now that you are so good with patterns, you could try for a Creators Update look for start menu. I had tried and gave up on near white menu, coz it just looked like a dusty menu. But if menu is darker as in picture, the random alpha noise in the pattern has a better character. Have it fo...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 7909


Yep, too many bitmaps, but I should have made even more to satisfy the 120dpi crowd, with the 125% size, as size has to be exact. To get in calculator button rows, there is an option to have sub items as buttons, in Customize Start Menu. You found it anyway. Splitwirez one is nice. I had tried with ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Request: Ragnarok Poring

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:12 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 992


Sorry, due to image pixelated, final does not look so good. :( I borrowed some gifs from net for short animation . Here is the big one from wildaddict. The other two in the zip look too pixelated, too bad. :roll: There are many more on net. Just google ragnarok poring transparent png To learn how to...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: .Net Runtime error

 Post subject: Re: .Net Runtime error
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:03 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 314


Luckily, I don't have any issues like that. Microsoft continually updates and screws up the system for all programs for Win 10. If it's any help, I don't have any problem with .Net, through all the MS Win 8 to Win 10 upgrades. I'm now on Win 10 1703 and have .NET versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.7 installe...
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