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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:37 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 41840


I added a separate simple color picker skin for classic 1/2 styles. It is in the "XP Classic Retro rev D, E, Picker.zip" at first post. Similar to what Gaurav asked, but not combined. It came out to what I thought it would be. It is near impossible to just have one skin, to be all types of...

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

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 86524


I'm not swearing now. :) Over the shock. Who knows how long CSM will go? I'm thinking positive here. :) Classic Shell Menu might keep working for most users for a while. Example: I use old software. Pixelformer last updated Beta version 2009. Works on xp, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Keeps on working, granted a ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Black screen with loading circle after running CCleaner

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 223


Oh man, I feel for you. Deep cleaning registry, or system files can be a gamble. I never used Start Fresh, as it seems like a half baked way, deleting all the programs one has installed, but keeping other files. The CC registry cleaner section caused problems for me way back. I was only using CC as ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: SOLVED: Win 10 Explorer Drag & Drop problem,,,

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 386


That's good. :) I've had problems like that too. The mouse wire would break at the entry point of body. It would work most of the time. I go through cheap mice every couple of years. One expensive Microsoft wireless mouse, I wore out the left button. I really had to click it hard to make electrical ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Programs like XP?

 Post subject: Re: Programs like XP?
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:20 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 139


Right click on the start button, and pick settings. Click "Show all settings" Pick either Classic one column, or Classic two columns. Look for the the Windows XP Luna skin in dropdown list and pick it. If you are on the 7 style menu, and still like other features, but want a flyout program...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: SOLVED: Win 10 Explorer Drag & Drop problem,,,

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:45 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 386


Hi. Looking at the CSM tool tip for "Drag/drop hide delay", says Lets you drag from the menu to the Desktop or other programs. I then Googled drag and drop problems with Windows 10 one of links is here: https://howtoremove.guide/windows-10-drag-and-drop-not-working/ Don't know if it works ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm 

Replies: 94
Views: 41840


Ok, upgraded the 7 style back in Nov, finished the Classic 1/2 today, so top band is bigger.
I never got around to changing color picker skin 7style, or even made a classic1/2 one.
I still don't even know if all the things you ask are even possible.
Will try again at a later date. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Premultiplied Alpha and not premultiplied images

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:56 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1427


I found a free program later, that can switch between premultiplied and not premultiplied. It is called Blender. I never got around to trying the buttons I converted on an actual menu. I had just used screenshots. Here is example of the shutdown button that got set correctly for CSM: ; Shutdown butt...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win 10 slowing down with CSM running

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 197


Yes, something in explorer, but what? Every day computer getting slower, and slower. Would take 5 to 10 seconds to open up explorer, task manager, CSM settings. Then I remember that famous group of words, that rarely did anything: "Did you try turning it off, and back on again?" :lol: Befo...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win 10 slowing down with CSM running

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 197


Yep. It's a shame what Microsoft Windows 10 has done to Classic Shell. The last couple of weeks my Win 10 computer is taking it's time opening programs. No virus, no malware. I decided to turn off indexing for drive C. I'm watching the animation in the processing box window, whatever you call it. se...

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

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:55 am 

Replies: 87
Views: 86524


Bloody Hell, & Holy Crap! I didn't notice this post until today. I've shed some tears thinking about the fun times, we have had on this forum. To have Classic Shell Menu work for all these years, is a testament of how great Ivo is. As of today on Windows 10, CSM still works for me, except for th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:20 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5497


The user picture is a little bigger than 1/4 inch size!

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: clrSharp1 2 3 .skin & .skin7 upgraded for CSM 4.2.5

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5497


OK, so Pipalou50. Je vous laisse le soin de traduire en français Added User Image to classic/7 style clrSharp2 Round, or square. Can use transparent icon picture, when added to its "User Picture" location in the "General Behavior" tab. Added Text Shadow to classic/7 style clrShar...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu: Tenified

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu: Tenified
Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:52 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 12040


Glad you are getting the hang of it. :) There have been a few ticked off skinners who got errors in their file. Yeah, I learned early on, to avoid the system protection, by always have modd/reworking folder on my desktop, as well as renaming, before I copy over to CSM skins folder. Hmm, I never used...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu: Tenified

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu: Tenified
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:19 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 12040


Hi GigaWatt. There are a fair number of Classic style skins in the forum, that others have made that are similar to Tenified. If you still like Tenified the best, and randm does not respond, you could try modifiying his .skin7 to .skin with some crude text overriding, just to have basic Classic 1/2 ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 372


Good questions, but I never modify system files anymore, I believe Windows will fake an icon size, when not available in the icon file. Icon sizes in CSM settings are set at default. Also, the picture I supplied is reduced in size. They are really 16/32 icon sizes. :) I did a little research. I trie...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:47 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 372


Hello, long time no communication. :) I have a problem with lack of skinning text information, concerning small icon skinning text on 1st column, large icon skinning text on 2nd column. The skin text below used to work before, with older Windows 10, and older Classic Shell v4.3.0 Now all the proper ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start button size help

 Post subject: Re: Start button size help
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 391


Try these as well for Windows 10

Windows 98 Start buttons, similar to Windows 95.
They can be set to " Button size : 0 "
so still look pixelated sharp.
Only for regular 100%/ 96dpi system size, or will go fuzzy.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: question

 Post subject: Re: question Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 343


They search through all the billions of web pages, indexing it all for faster searches. Google this "Googlebot", to read about crawlers, spiders. Honey, get the Raid. There are creepy crawlers on the web page! In fact, using the big companies’ search engines, you will get better search res...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1225


Sure, do whatever you want.
It was your idea.
I will delete my post after you assemble together. :)

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Start9: A modular, extensible Shell supplement for Windows.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:48 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 14999


Add "Start9" to every picture name that's uploaded.
Then the search bots will index them, and bump them up higher with each view? :)

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1225


Back again. I made for big icons 100 percent size. It works on my Windows 10. Don't know about others. When I tried your button with large icons, it left a little space at corner to access Win-X context menu. So I made button with blank space at left corner. That's where it can open the Win-X contex...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1225


That minimalist button is out of the box cool.
I gotta try making one for big icons.

Thanks

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Minor bug found Remove Highlight

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 373


There are different ways of turning off the new apps/programs. Just let to go away by itself after around a day. I think using Regedit, the show time can be reduced. Use CSM settings to turn off from showing in the first place. Instead of right clicking on each highlighted program, just right click ...

 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: 859


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: 1019


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: 10
Views: 1034


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: 1019


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: 480


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: 480


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: 28315


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: 28315


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: 28315


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: 28315


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: 94
Views: 41840


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: 28315


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: 589


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: 22466


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: 10478


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: 866


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: 10478


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: 712


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: 94
Views: 41840


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: 94
Views: 41840


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: 1317


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: 5422


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: 1317


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: 1489


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: 1152


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: 1489


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.
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