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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 218


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: 138


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: 218


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: 138


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: 986


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: 986


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: 471


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: 986


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: 986


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: 199


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: 18560


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: 86
Views: 31110


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: 524


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: 86
Views: 31110


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: 86
Views: 31110


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: 524


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: 6562


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: 318


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 6562


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: 658


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: 211


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...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:00 am 

Replies: 86
Views: 31110


I just looked at the classic 1/2 version. It has 3 times as many bitmaps, and made the old way, before Ivo invented tints. That one will have to wait for Christmas. I will carry over the no bar/band option, and put in 7 style version. Those poor guys in the bar band. They won't have any place to dri...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:21 pm 

Replies: 86
Views: 31110


I have started updating the 7 style skin with 20 extra pixel top bar/band height for 144 dpi.
I can only spend around 30 to 60 minutes a day on it, so might end up finished in a week or two. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Request: StartIsBack skin

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:15 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 5156


That's great that you figured it out, Gaurav.
Do you think you could have a couple pictures,
to show everyone how easy it is to put in the label area of Customize Start Menu tab.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:01 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 21218


I mention your name, and you suddenly appear, like magic, with a very glassy Start9. I figured we would never hear from you again, being hunkered down with coding . :) The extremes we go to, just to get around the Windows law. Measuring one of the Hidpi user bitmaps, an astonishing 988 pixels long. ...

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

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:12 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 21218


Yes, the offset picture frame was an experiment that Splitwirez, and I played with. We both knew it wasn't a good fix. 7 style will always center the picture, so we made the bitmap super wide, with the frame offset at the end. About twice as wide as menu. Can only work for one exact width of menu. I...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:44 am 

Replies: 86
Views: 31110


Yeah, if it was the simple one of R.O.B.s, super easy, but only good for Windows 7 classic theme. That extra vertical expanding slice that can be added is only for search area, from what Ivo said. It would probably take a few nights work, just other life items on my to do list. If five people say th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:33 am 

Replies: 86
Views: 31110


To have main menu bitmaps to have 1.5 times top bar/band height for HiDPI, would mean making 50 to 60 extra main menu bitmaps. Having offset user picture does not work properly. Could only be in center. I just don't have time for big projects anymore. They would have to be spaced out one every month...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:07 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Hmm. I never see the blue scroll bar since Creators update. Looks like I'll have to make a bigger arrows scroll bitmap to come on at HiDPI sometime in next few days. I always thought scroll bar was skinnier. So if DPI adjusted in CSM = scrollbar skinny. If DPI/size adjusted in Windows = scrollbar wi...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:56 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Really bizarre looking with 128 size picture, at default menu size. Bender's arms not in skin, but I guess could be, using emblems. :) Futurama wallpaper at: http://wallpapersafari.com/w/Bw8rec/ I did try the largest frame from Windows file at 160 x 160 inside picture size. Tutorial note is correct....

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: User PICTURE FRAMES different sizes

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:53 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 685


User PICTURE FRAMES different sizes. User PICTURE FRAMES different sizes. Clear inside. These are .png images. If you are using a 7 style skin at HiDPI and find picture is too small, here are some frames to use. The .skin7 file would need to be edited carefully to avoid conflicts, with spacing, etc.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:45 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


I've made those types with straight sides before. Thanks for investigating. Round selectors will get straight sides if dpi, font, text size increased. If any of the above is reverse, the shape collapses in on itself, looking terrible. I found out there is nothing I can do when the search box selecto...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:27 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Hello Gaurav. Maybe next week I can look into bigger user pictures option. I looked at skin tutorial, and here is what it said: "All original skins use 48x48 pixels, but you can choose any size up to 128x128" I don't know if Windows or CSM sets that size limit. It can match for approx. 48x...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:24 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Hi Gaurav. At some point I will help you out, just not right now. Other priorities. Looking briefly at your link, if Win 10 Start menu uses that UWP way, from what I see, there is no texture on the menu anyway. And you'd think they could at least get the power icon/glyph to look perfect on their sho...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Don't know if there is a user picture size limit anymore. I've made 7 style skins with User_image_size=72 before for 144DPI. 48 reg x 1.5 = 72 pixels It would be difficult to test properly bigger sizes on my computer, without cutting most of entries in start menu, so menu does not get cut off at top...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:50 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 9803


Sorry, not at this time. Doing other things. If I remember it was not a simple skin. Had a bunch of different user picture options, that might be hard to duplicate at super large sizes. User picture logos, different frames, inside/outside. I deleted all sources. Would have to find again on net or ma...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:15 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Hi meetHG. I spent some time with skin. I don't know what is causing that bar at the bottom. Clues: At 144 dpi visible as in picture. If dpi reduced a little or menu height is reduced, bar goes lower. Turning off search box makes it go lower, but not disappear. Hiding shutdown button shows bar all t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:44 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Traveling can be very draining, worse when it's a new area. I'll get back to you tonight about the bar. You mean that is not your design? Yes, rectangle with round ends. To make it go a little faster, I made templates that can be used over, and over with PixelFormer. You know I started making the sp...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:20 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Hi I wanted to have the borders with glass Windows 10 auto color, for myself. I am happy now. :D I copied OPTION_COLOR ACCENT section and pasted for new section with different name, and took away the @ACCENT@ and left like this [WINDOWS_ACCENT] Main_bitmap_tint1= Main_bitmap_search_tint1= Main_bitma...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:56 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Hello. [Hey, You say that to do like this] Yeah, I did too. :) My excuse is that text was different. It used the bitmaps that were there already, giving grey trans/glass blur borders, or mild transparancy/glass blur without borders. I swear it must be search bots that download attachments. That add ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:24 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Hi. Say what? Huh? I thought you made a final decision that you were going to cut out the main background transparency/blur? Opaque background still looks best, because it doesn't look milky, and more intense. Am I missing something? It just seems redundant with the Main Menu transparency/glass blur...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:50 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Hi meetHG. I still did not try every option out. Ah, yes. Not just the border, but all kinds of accents. Accents it is. At first I didn't notice the borders look thinner, with border removed at bottom. What I did was use your sunset mountain image from last skin, and compare. The best part of your s...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:26 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Back for last time today. You won't be hearing from me for the next couple days. This is all I can answer. [P.U. And M, M for More. Do you like these?] I like More money, More happiness & Peace. Oh, that's where the more is. I never knew that. So it replaced the realistic looking magnifier. If I...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:26 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 7635


Here is a little bit more. We have too much info to converse just in one post. Errors in Reshacker. Whatever version works for you. I would change the way you save the file. Most of time now, after clicking the compile button, I just click on the exit X of window, then it asks if I want to save, yes...
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