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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:04 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 69


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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 163
Views: 920586


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: 35546


[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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 35546


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: 2885


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: 35546


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: 4284


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: 4284


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: 4284


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: 2885


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: 1466


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: 2296


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: 2150


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: 1831


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: 3206


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: 2605


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: 2605


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: 2555


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...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:09 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


Looking at one ReactOS site looks impressive. Over 9,000,000 lines of code. Looking at another site, after many years of development, it's still alpha, not even beta. I believe it's going to take many years to get a stable release. I do use a dual partition boot for Vista/Win7 on a front load drive....

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:02 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


I was only using a high contrast Win 10 theme for this classic type skin, which is kind of blah without those 3d edges. I got more and more excited reading your instructions, thinking I can do that. Once I saw "VM", it kind of put a damper on it. You see for me, luckily my motherboard supp...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:31 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


Hi balmforthk.

A few questions for you.
Instead of reading 7 pages of info on ReactOS shell,

Is it safe to use on Win10 operating system without crashing and destroying everything on hard drive?
If it is safe, which version did you download and which versions of CSM and Windows 10 are you using?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Classic Special 7 [for Classic 1/2 styles]

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:03 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 2079


Classic Special 7.skin I made this tiny skin to help out balmforthk http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=35977&sid=d0fac0a126bfb59988b13c5c3bc2da52#p35977 to get a similar look of Ivos single column "Classic" skin when it was used on Windows 7 os. Figured a few people ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:01 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


Yes, I was sneaky bad. :twisted: I wanted to put more information in there but thought my overly long writing will be an overload and a turnoff. That's great that you figured it out. If you ever want different large size font options changed, now you know it's just below the text area you just modif...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


If I compare your Win7 menu text, looks exactly like Main_font="Tahoma",normal,10 If you open up a copy of the retro skin on the desktop with Resource Hacker open "SKIN" folder "1" Go to Line: 1364 (close to the end of the text) and change the font size from -9 to "...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:02 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3512


I'm guessing you are using a special theme/hack to get that look on the taskbar, for as far as I know Win10 can't do that. It is possible that your theme/hack might be able to get the 3d border menu edge look, by using the "Classic Skin" that comes with Classic Shell Start Menu program. Se...

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

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:22 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 3206


I didn't. Just as we have built off Microsoft start menus which are definitely copyrighted, Out of respect, I at least go for duplicating old start menus, nothing brand new, for that would be crossing the line for me. I have on occasion asked for permission and got no response. All credit goes to we...

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

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:32 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3206


DarkSide Two revived [7 style] for CSM 4.3.0 This menu was made by weirdoo https://www.deviantart.com/weirdoo/art/DarkSide-Two-182208095 When I first saw his display picture, I thought it was some expensive audio gear. :) Cool for sure. Problems and notes: Never came with user picture. Added option ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: AntiXero [Classic 1/2 style]

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:11 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2759


It does look like all I do now is just bring back the old classic menus, as just about every kind of menu has already been created by others. :) Maybe one or two more unusual skins to convert, then that will be it for me, then on to a new tangent, like efficient energy conversion projects, digging f...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: AntiXero [Classic 1/2 style]

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2759


AntiXero [Classic 1/2 style] for CSM 4.3.0 This menu has been modified at least 4 times by people through the 16 years. First made by ChaNinja, I think inspired by "The Sentinel" WMP skin by The Skins Factory in 2002, then modified by DayNite, and anti00Zero, and now me. anti00Zero version...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP classic button (Spanish)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:34 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2708


Here are classic type

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP classic button (Spanish)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2708


Hi
I don't really know the exact Spanish Mexican word for "start".


Hoping "comenzar" or
"Inicio"
is the correct translated word.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Testing Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:30 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4042


Hello Pipalou50 and others. The name I made does not match what the skin does. It says half transparent...WRONG. I'm so stupid sometimes. :lol: The transparency is doubled! I changed the final name to Smoky Glass 2xTr revC (2 times the original transparency). It's up top. Made icon avatar user pictu...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5429


Hi meetHG

Yep, the lava one is even more in your face with the saturated color.


[Tell me if I can do something]

Keep learning to make more money :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Testing Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:07 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4042


I promise I will do as you ask, but I will have to do it next week sometime. Busy.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Testing Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:22 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4042


It is kind of nice on a lot of my nature background pictures. If the desktop is too bright all the time(working with lots of open white windows), I find opacity at default 50 looks better than 10. The dark opaque option is kind of useless now, as it becomes way too dark. Do you want me to chop it ou...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 4037


Pipalou50

Let's carry the conversation over here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8469

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Testing Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:42 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4042


Carryover conversation continued from the Smoked Glass 7 style page. I made the alpha layer/channel half the values they were, but I left the borders the same as before. Problem. With only half alpha amount, the smokiness look which is on the RGB layer is reduced by half. So I made another menu bitm...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 4037


Acrylic is not available on Classic Shell. There might be registry hacks to make Acrylic more transparent for the rest of system? I don't know. About this skin. I just copied the same as Ivo's skin. Everything is same, just bigger hi-dpi user picture and dither noise to hide the streaks and a 7 styl...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 5429


Yeah, there are some wild tileable images out there that can be used for custom menu image. Just Google "free tileable texture image" to get thousands. You might have to resize if too big. Not all are seamless, and some are watermarked. Here's a Deviant link for lava: https://www.deviantar...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 5429


It's the tiny image named "Technical look" just above the screenshot. In the skin options use the "Custom:" option. The image will tile repeat over the main menu. I used FF8000 for glass override color. The image was just like a Timex watch faceplate my parents gave me when I was...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:25 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5429


Hey meetHG

If you are still around,
just letting you know I still use your "Omni-Pic" skin.7 from time to time.
Here is what it looks like, along with the background image to use. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:55 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 4037


Back to Smoked Glass skin upgrade. Take a look at the submenu screenshot of the Smoked Glass skin with or without dither noise. The streaks vanish. I like noise when it is controlled in that it is just perceptible, and yet makes an improvement. They add this dither noise to everything digital-music,...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:15 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 4037


I like acrylic too. :) I have also hated it about a year ago when Microsoft was experimenting with the technique on the calculator app. They went too far and introduced too much yucky visible noise. With this update, the noise is smoother, less pronounced, whether on normal or dark mode. MS has lear...
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