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Skins not showing up
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Author:  prop_design [ Wed May 11, 2016 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Skins not showing up

I tried to download and use a few skins from the forum and they aren't showing up in the drop down menu of Classic Shell. I copied them to the folder stated in the help. I tried closing and restarting Classic Shell but still nothing new showed up in the list. Only the original skins. I'm using Windows 8.1 and Classic Shell 4.2.5. The skins I tried said they worked with the newer version of Classic Shell.

Author:  prop_design [ Wed May 11, 2016 10:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Skins not showing up

ugh, think i figured it out. if you go to start menu style and change it from windows 7 to two column different skins become available. i was set to windows 7 and all the skins I tried were not showing up. perhaps this post will help others running into this issue.

Author:  juniper7 [ Thu May 12, 2016 1:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Skins not showing up

Yeah sorry, sometimes we don't clarify that there are two types of skins.
.skin for Classic 1 and 2 style

.skin7 for the Windows 7 style.

For security reasons, I always have Windows show the file extension,
so it's easy to see which style to set it on for a particular skin.

Author:  Jcee [ Thu May 12, 2016 1:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Skins not showing up

Maybe IVO should make all the skins visible for both styles (and gray out the skins that don't match your current style with red roll-over text that says: 'Requires Windows 7 style' or 'requires 2 column or classic styles'

Author:  Gaurav [ Thu May 12, 2016 4:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Skins not showing up

That's a good idea however the names of those skins which exist in both styles will have to be de-duplicated so only one of them (for the current style) shows up.

Author:  prop_design [ Thu May 12, 2016 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Skins not showing up

I later found another blog post about the same issue. So sorry for double posting. I think it would be a simple change to just mention in the help that the start menu style affects the skins available. Because I had no idea how this all worked and I read in the help that if you put the skins in the designated folder they would show up. It didn't mention that they wouldn't show up depending on start menu style. So just that simple fix would have been enough for me. I just happened to accidentally discover that. Then later read about it on the forum. But if you did change the program that could work also. Up to you guys.

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