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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell 4.3.1 & Windows 1809 Update - not useable

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:12 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 482


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: 518


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: 742


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: 870


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: 949


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: 1914


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: 1315


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: 1315


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: 1517


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: 1951


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: 1951


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: 1951


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: 807


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: 1951


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: 1951


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: 1951


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: 1914


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: 1914


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: 1636


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: 1636


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: 1572


Here are classic type

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

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1572


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: 2280


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: 3959


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: 2280


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: 2280


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: 2271


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: 2280


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: 2271


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: 3959


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: 3959


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: 3959


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: 2271


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: 2271


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...

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

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 2271


Hi Pipalou50 I'll let you use your best translator. New more transparency level? Not that I know of. Only four ways to increase transparency: 1. Setting "Glass opacity" to 0 (in the Menu Look tab) 2. Decrease the alpha level in the menu bitmap. Most menu bitmaps have alpha channel at 170/2...

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

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:37 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 2271


It's getting close to the end for me. Scraping the bottom of the barrel. It's been fun to make all kinds of skins. Hacking the way around the rules to make something. Too bad every Microsoft update changes/breaks some look of the skin from what it was meant to look like. That's life though, nothing ...

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

 Post subject: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2271


Smoked Glass [7 style] for CSM ver4.3.0 Clearing out my locker, so to speak, I found a nearly finished "Smoked Glass" [7 style] conversion skin. I just had to make a bigger Hidpi user picture from the classic style. Done. This skin works similar to original classic style skin. On Win10 The...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Square revB.skin7 [7 style]

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:45 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1426


Metro Square revB.skin7 [7 style] I remember a few posts from the past, where they are asking for the shape or size of user picture to be changed in the Metro.skin7 [7 style]. Somewhere in the forum, I posted a square user picture Metro skin. I now read on GitHub somebody asking the coders for simil...

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

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 am 

Replies: 156
Views: 685302


Goods news fix for Win 10 future updates, using "Classic Start" Thank you to the all in the coding community for taking on the project. EDIT: I see there are three ways to keep tabs on what you girls, guys are doing with the coding. https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/99582-classic-s...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1744


Extra note

If you don't like the lightish edge lines on user picture, drawn apparently by Windows,
use Ivo's alternate internal "User picture" option in the "General Behavior" tab.
Only .png, png transparent,.bmp can be used though.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Internet explorer 6 icons

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3141


I don't remember if these are IE6 or IE8 ?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:16 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1744


Looking at how Windows 10 acrylic works: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/style/acrylic Is a little bit more complicated than just adding noise layer. I could have done the noise to be more consistent using tiled feature in Classic Shell Menu skinning, but I already had a large im...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: ALXMorph Revived port

 Post subject: ALXMorph Revived port
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:04 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1364


ALXMorph Revived [7 style and Classic 1/2] opaque for CSM 4.3.0 or 4.3.1 Variation 1 Match for Windows Display size 100% (96DPI), or 150% (144DPI) exactly Variation 2 Match for Windows Display size 125% (120DPI) exactly Elements will go out of alignment for other sizes. This is another great start m...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:14 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1744


Dirty Windows 7 style for CSM 4.3.1 Way back last year I was trying to recreate the noise in Windows 10 programs into a menu skin. I never figured it out. Gave up, put on back burner. Theirs is a lot more even looking. Maybe they put the noise on the rgb channel, or glass color mask? All I got was d...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Scrollbar skinning info?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1378


Hi Splitwirez. You have some professional looking screenshots in CSM Announcements page. The blue explorer window is appealing. :) Rounded end shaft. I managed to make it work half ok. Due to the curved ends are in the arrows image, the thumb can't go to the very end, and the fake button has to be t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Scrollbar skinning info?

 Post subject: Scrollbar skinning info?
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:45 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1378


Scrollbar skinning info? I know this is late in the game, just putting it out there, and I know there is only a very slim chance of getting any help on the subject. I'm putting the finishing touches on probably my last Alien ported skin, ALX Morph (the grey one). I just can't figure out how to get t...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sorting all programs

 Post subject: Re: Sorting all programs
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:40 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2385


See if this helps: Click on the Programs/All programs button to expand its menu. Right-click on any entry to get the context menu. Make sure "Auto Arrange" is selected. If it's not there something in the system is corrupt. Extra I Googled Auto Arrange and got this very old 2010 link: :) ht...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where does CS Get the Apps List From?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:32 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1872


sc489 quote [Where does CS Get the Apps List From?] I have a feeling it's not as easy as a simple folder location or shell command. Looking at TenForums, Brink has an App Commands list for windows 10 https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78108-app-commands-list-windows-10-a.html but I don't see anywhe...

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

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:43 pm 

Replies: 156
Views: 685302


It's like all the shell links and shell commands have gone kaput. I'm guessing MS stepped out a little too far on Beta Street. Will have to come back one step to keep all the programs out there working. A very far out there guess. Is it "S" mode code mixup? Hello Splitwirez Since you have ...

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

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:05 pm 

Replies: 156
Views: 685302


Looking at your screenshot, it looks as though padding and elements are there, but the stretching part of the menu (the part with all the menu text) has been disabled. All the air got taken out. :lol: Dang it. I'm trying to finish porting over one more menu skin. That's put a damper on my work, defl...
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