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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:28 pm 
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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 had three colors blue, green, and red.
On this modified version, I only kept the blue opaque menu and added a glass color blur option.
I had to modify the top/bottom of the menu a little due to the way glass blur/region draws itself (doesn't like the notch, now filled in),
and because XP logoff/shutdown buttons are not available in Classic Shell start menus.

The unusual grid look submenu selector button can be changed to normal type.

The start button is a bit bizarre.
It looks like a small reservoir of fluid that fills up a ball that becomes a cylinder.

If anything, I like the menu on glass color blur but with the glass opacity set to 100 (opaque) in the "Menu Look" tab.

Made it for Win 10, might work on Win7/8 never tried.

If the 2nd column width shrinks too much (text entries are too short), can always set a minimum width using "Customize Start Menu".
See picture.

If you want a more square username font albeit wide letter blank spaces, install "bnkgothm.ttf" font to get username closer to the original type,
and check on that font in skin options. There won't be any drop shadow available though.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:26 am 
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Impressive. I must say, I admire your persistence in continuing to develop these top-tier skins to the bitter potential-end.

However, I am curious...are you hosting them anywhere besides this forum? It'd be a shame if all these skins went down with the board itself...

I'm sorry for getting your hopes up, only to shatter them. Best wishes, wherever you're all headed next.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:11 pm 
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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 for gold, or bodybuilding.

It is like a little enjoyable challenge to me.
Can I port a menu into a Classic Shell skin getting around all the limiting factors of CSM?
Hmm...Maybe if I do this with that then mix with the other.. gotta try. :)
1/3 the skins I start never get finished due to those limitations.
Case in point: I was making a 7 style version of this skin, and then gave up.
I forgot the jump list, and search list text can't be a different color.
Then Win 10 killed the scroll bar skinning part.
Maybe Ivo has it programmed in there, but nothing in the skinning tutorial.

Hosting? Eh? No.
All I need is one person to download a skin, and I am as famous as a Kardashian. :lol:

Reading the post by "thx_4_the_hard_wk" back in June, the person made an image mirror of ... index.html

Hopefully, they will make a new image of the site, just before the original is turned off. :)

Anybody can do anything they want with the skins, as they are not mine. Only the format was changed to work on CSM software.

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