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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Scrollbar skinning info?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:38 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 374


I was about to reply to this, referencing my skin which pulled this off, but then I noticed you'd already thought of that. Good thing too, 'cause I can't for the life of me remember how I did it. I could probably spark some recollection if I took another look at that Longhorn Hillel skin... ...in an...

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

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 453459


Just brain storming... There is one potential Avenue of redemption for Windows 10 and maybe a reboot of this application... In the early days of Windows NT, Windows didn't really have much of a shell, they encouraged enterprises to create\use a custom shell but it wasn't widely adopted and when MS ...

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

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:41 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 453459


Curious if this affects both windows 7 style and 2 column? (rather not install just to test) 7 style: https://i.imgur.com/s2g3OXx.png Classic 2 Columns style: https://i.imgur.com/rXja5XL.png Classic 1 Column style: https://i.imgur.com/PMMSEjG.png

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

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm 

Replies: 149
Views: 453459


Unfortunately, on the last Insider Build (which I installed today, 17692.rs_prerelease.180609-1317 classic shell doesn't work properly anymore...after opening the classic shell start menu 1 time (which goes well) and closing it, it is very small when opening again and it get's stuck...restarting cl...

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

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:20 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


fonpaolo wrote:
Splitwirez wrote:
Depends on your selection of Modules.

Now it's starting to get more interesting... :cool:

^-^

fonpaolo wrote:
Just another question: given it's in an early state, how is it supposed to create or modify a skin?

...I'm sorry...what exactly are you asking? I don't quite understand the question...

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

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:56 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to play with your creation for a while, but I'll keep an eye on its development.[/quote[ Understandable - it's still a far cry from being ready for daily use, lol I don't remember if I've already asked you before, does it "only" changes the style o...

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:21 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


fonpaolo wrote:
Well, then I'll have to "be content" to only change start menu. ;) :lol:

Sure, whatever you please.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:45 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


fonpaolo wrote:
Sorry Splitwirez, but after all this teasing, I begin to be confused...
Does your Start9 also modify Windows themes?

...and I also suppose the Taskbar.

It's a modular shell. It doesn't modify Themes though.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:25 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: Will changing title bars ever be implemented?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:44 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 8778


Despistado wrote:
How did you get rid of the back/forward button and the address bar which you can't normally disable?

IIRC Anixx said he/she/it/they used an AutoHotKey script...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Creative Mediasource

 Post subject: Re: Creative Mediasource
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:31 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1027


Might a Virtual Machine + Seamless/Unity mode be worth a shot, perhaps? Kinda of a blunt, arguably overkill approach, but I'd imagine it might atleast work...

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

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:23 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655




Yes, this is (the beginning of) what you think it is.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:43 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655



Just messing around with different layouts...

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:41 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


redblade8 wrote:
A taskbar without explorer? That's excellent work. ^_^

:OD

marduva wrote:
Can I be one Insider?

That post is old, the server's pubic. The invite link is on our website, which can be found in the OP.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Control separation between windows on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:11 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1629


Thanks for the replies. I actually already have posted this question on the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker site, but haven't gotten a reply there yet. Can you tell me more about Start9? Start9 is a modular, extensible shell supplement thing I and others have been working on. It's not exactly ready for day-to-d...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Control separation between windows on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1629


Alternatively, Start9's Taskbar offerings could easily provide such options.

Start9 isn't exactly ready for day-to-day use as of yet, though, so atleast for the moment, Jcee's solution would definitely be the way to go IMO.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:14 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655



This Taskbar was built using Start9, and has no ties to Explorer. it's a WIP, obviously, but nonetheless, it's progress.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:26 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 12609


I didn't notice, and still don't see the difference between the windows classic for windows 7 when it came out in 2009, and the classic theme for windows 95/98 which I linked. You can change the title bar colors in windows 7 to look exactly like the windows 95/98 theme that I linked. If it has bugs...

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

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:08 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


oeci wrote:
Out of curiosity: Is this a completely new program or is it based on Classic Shell code?

It's new, although I'd hardly be surprised if we ended up learning a fair bit from Classic Shell's source code.

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

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:40 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


*points at OP*

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:38 pm 

Replies: 135
Views: 104570


NoahNicholsFourm wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/T4cgu5M.png

wow very classic

...is that a registry salad on your Desktop?

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

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 453459


Thank you for your work, Ivo. Even if I no longer use it myself, I'm still sad to see Classic Shell go. For many years it was my go-to for anything that had Windows 8.x or newer on it. Heck, once my parents upgraded their computers to Windows 10, I set them up with it, and they loved it too. Beyond ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:27 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 12609


The solution you proposed for Windows 8 does not work with Windows 7. Yes, but it's we have to offer. Besides, the way it works with Windows 8 leaves much to be desired, because a lot of control elements do not look classically at all, Same deal with Windows 7, and aside from the Metro UI stuff, a ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic Shell Scroll

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell Scroll
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:53 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1842


[insert joke about how Start9 can already do this here]

xd

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

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:34 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


0x6A7232 wrote:
Is there a beta download for this, or is it to be released when finished? A quick Googling of "Start9" revealed some sort of retro gaming service, lol

No downloads yet, it'll be out...when it's ready.

And yeah, that Google search is going to be a bit of an uphill climb to get onto, lol

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Sart Menu Style - add windows 10 option

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1785


Windows 10 Start Menu, you say?

How about ths: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7568 ? :>
(Start9 and Classic Shell are not associated with each other bla bla no legal connections lol)

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

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:07 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


redblade8 wrote:
Tile sidebar? I'm unsure what this is. xD

Apparently I forgot to post the actual screenshot...here it is:

It's the thing on the right :lol:

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

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:25 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


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

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:50 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655



Obligatory Classic Theme thingy, I guess :P

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

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:24 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


Wait, what? Live tiles? Yes, Live Tiles. I thought there was no api for that. Certainly none Documented. I don't know the whereabouts of any related undocumented APIs, either. I think that was one of the reasons that tiles were not added to classic shell. Idk, possibly. (although Ivo has used other...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:35 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 12609


You can already to this on Windows 8 or newer... xd

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

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:33 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


Jcee wrote:
I just saw ' start menu projects' (plural) and wanted to clear anything up :P

...yeah I completely missed that ._.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:41 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


NICE Thanks for adding feature request! Assuming you mean the headers...those were already on my to-do list, I just figured this would be a good time to get them in. That having been said, I am open to suggestions, within reason. Also I figured something that didn't sound generic. ...huh. Well if a...

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

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:42 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


The only thing its lacking is categories and full screen mode ;') Categories are present, albeit lacking headers and drag-rearrangement capabilities, and fullscreen mode is in the works. Expect a Windows 8.1-style Start Screen in the future, too. EDIT: Headers exist now. https://i.imgur.com/uEdEWP0...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Windows 10 and 8.1 UI Options

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:55 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1395


I like both Classic and Win 10 Start can you create some sort of option similar or near exactly to win10 startmenu minus the spying please? some sort of option similar or near exactly to win10 startmenu minus the spying option similar or near exactly to win10 startmenu *raises hand eagerly* Well it...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:47 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655



Almost beat Microsoft to the Punch with this, lol

...almost ;-;

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: start button hover animation on/off

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2677


Jcee wrote:
If a button doesn't have an animation it cant be animated.
If you don't want animation use a custom button without one?

I think f23948 is referring to the fading transition applied to non-animated buttons.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 am 

Replies: 135
Views: 104570



Fweee...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:47 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 20107


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 ne...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:02 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 20107


nitro22888 wrote:
Any word on the user picture issue?

That would require me to not forget lol

...sorry ._.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, what you need to know

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:18 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1858


While it abuses your bandwidth and wears out your storage with extremely huge bloated uncontrollable updates. :lol: :mrgreen: Windows 10 in a nutshell. "^" is all I can think of after reading that :lol: (Honestly though it's not really that funny when we consider that this is basically th...

 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: Will changing title bars ever be implemented?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:22 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8778


While it's not free, I'd recommend buying WindowBlinds if you want that sort of skinning. It's pretty cheap too, 9.99 USD. Plays nicely with Classic Shell as far as I can see. I'd like to add that Windows Visual Styles are far cheaper. Free, in fact. Heck, here's one for Windows 8.1, to get you sta...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:23 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 20107


Hey, I'm fairly new here! I downloaded the Longhorn Hillel skin and had one question. Is there a way to get the User Picture using this skin in the right-hand column of the start menu, as in Windows 7? I'm still using 7 and the only thing about the skin I'm disappointed about is that there's no opt...

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:20 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 50655


We've been busy...here, have some results:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Option to run CS without resident ClassicStartMenu.exe

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:45 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2035


@Splitwirez, You can already have Classic Shell not autostart when Explorer starts by unchecking "Start automatically for this user" on General Behavior tab. Run it manually from C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe. I've never found that that Setting reliably disables it.....

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Option to run CS without resident ClassicStartMenu.exe

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:15 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2035


Yes, technically it is possible, but makes some scenarios trickier - like handling restart of Explorer. I'd like to note that not having Classic Shell autostart whenever explorer starts is actually desirable under certain circumstances - for example, I'm developing Start9 now, so the only time I wa...

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:59 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3076


I forgot about that skin...might give it a much-needed update soon. If someone beats me to it, though, that's fine by me :lol:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Request: StartIsBack skin

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 10876


ezhao02 wrote:
Is that a custom visual style on 8.1?

Yes, it's the Windows 8 Release Preview style. I do create styles for 8.1, but that's not one of mine.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:34 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 5842


Isn't there already a setting to turn the lingering button off, though...?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Ability to alter glass defuse amount. Also...

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:58 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1955


BAH! I thought the taskbar texture would affect the whole taskbar but it just shows up near the left and right sides. :( That's a Creators Update-specific bug. I could've sworn it was said to be fixed 4.3.1 though... (Then again, I main a consistently-unreconizable, ever-evolving 8.1 install, so wh...
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