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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Xbox port [Classic 1/2 styles]

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:30 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 4408


Xbox port [Classic 1/2 styles] For CSM 4.3.0 or higher versions of Open-Shell. 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi display sizes. Here is an Xbox start menu port made from the Official 20-year-old "The Skins Factory WindowBlinds" theme: https://web.archive.org/web/20050112091639/http://www....

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Ace port [Classic 1,2,& 7 styles]

 Post subject: Re: ACE port [7 style]
Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:00 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 24122


ACE port [7 style] I was going to list all the 7 style items that couldn't be transferred over to CSM, as well as the ones that can be, but were skipped. Changed my mind on that big list. It is what it is. Here you go. :) EDIT: Crikey. Looks like I forgot to add all the list font text, so all the la...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Good News Scrollbar skinning is back on Win10

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:24 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 32733


Hi Gaurav. It would be great if ge0rdi and other coders could figure out how to incorporate the Win 10 XAML code to get the Acrylic visual effect, (large blur radius, noise, transparency, and color boost). It looks like Win 11 is using it as well, along with an opaque bright version called Mica. A s...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Fluent-Metro [7 style and Classic style]

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:46 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 19033


Hello I'm pasting someone else's 7 style and classic style start menu skin link here, just to show people still enjoy modifying Ivo's Metro skins to their own taste. It is not fully compatible with the last CSM version 4.3.1, so it has to use a minimum Open-Shell version 4.4.160 to work correctly. I...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Ace port [Classic 1,2,& 7 styles]

Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 9:12 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 24122


Ace port [Classic 1,2, styles] For CSM 4.3.1 or higher versions of Open-Shell. 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi display sizes. There are no user picture or name options. navigatsio made Ace WindowBlinds theme back in 2010: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7238 His start menu is a ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Woodworks port [7 style] and [Classic 1,2 style]

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:41 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 10851


Woodworks port [Classic 1,2 style] Setup note. If the menu is too tall, try setting large icon size from 32 to 24 pixels for 100% display size in the "Menu Look" settings. I put in the option on classic 2 column style, where one can have small icons on the left column and large icons on th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Woodworks port [7 style] and [Classic 1,2 style]

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:39 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 10851


Woodworks port [7 style] For CSM 4.3.1 or higher versions of Open-Shell. Open-Shell will enable the skinned scrollbar in Win10. The fake XP shutdown icons bottom bar option only works with exact 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi display sizes. This classic retro XP start menu was ported from the &q...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: WIN7LIKE (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:40 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 151982


WIN7LIKE revB for CSM v 4.2.6 and up. Works on [highlight=#339966] Windows7 [/highlight], Win8, Win10 systems. To get the skinned scrollbar to work on Win10, use Open-Shell minimum 4.4.147 or higher. All selectors have extra invisible padding added on all columns , to give more space between the ite...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style]

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:55 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 46392


Here is a good looking Mahogany seamless wood image I downloaded free from somewhere last spring. Use the "Custom Pattern image" option so it tile repeats itself. In case you want to pay for a finer larger detailed image check here: https://www.123rf.com/photo_52808350_realistic-seamless-n...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP LUNA Variations (Classic 1 and 2)

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:42 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 260981


XP Blue 200% size [classic 1/2 style] This is a test XP skin specifically for a 4k display monitor. Problem is, I don't have a 4k monitor to see if it actually works correctly! :lol: I surmise if 1920 x 1080 100%/96DPI is normal HD, then double those figures 3,840 x 2,160 200%/192 would be 4k territ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Good News Scrollbar skinning is back on Win10

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:43 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 32733


Scrollbar skinning can work again on Windows 10 with an Open-Shell nightly build 4.4.147 A member "bonzibudd" noticed that scrollbar skinning still works in search view, but not in the programs tree view. With that information, a coder "ge0rdi" managed to fix the issue (changing ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: I don't believe it Win7 premultiplied

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:38 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 53741


I don't believe it. Win7 start buttons are premultiplied. I was fixing someone's Windows 7 computer and noticed the start button has brighter colors especially on hover. On my Windows 10, the same button is darker when using Classic Shell. After all these years I never knew that Windows 7 start butt...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 8 Dark [Classic and 7 style] Windows Aero Dark

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:58 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 35635


Ah, Avalonia, just a stone's throw from Armorica.
One of my distant relatives was from there.

I'm sure I've seen your screenshot before.
Your black buttons are nice.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 8 Dark [Classic and 7 style] Windows Aero Dark

 Post subject: Windows Aero Dark [7 style]
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:47 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 35635


Windows Aero Dark [7style] I replaced the white menus on the Windows Aero.skin7 file as well. EDIT: I had to tweak it a bit more. :) I changed the original "All Programs" arrow to negative (white inside) so it matches the other arrows. I put in a 2nd column option to use the original blue-...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Start Button with classic logo

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 34498


Here are the Royale blanks

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Start Button with classic logo

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:03 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 34498


Because I'm a softy sometimes, :lol:
here is your same logo on the Royale since you were asking for that start menu in another post.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Start Button with classic logo

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:03 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 34498


Now that's a real classic logo that has not changed much from Windows 3.1 to Windows 2003. Almost all the official start buttons never had the right-angled image, probably because it takes up more space. If you have the angled image .png logo that you want to go top of an XP start button, you will f...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Start Button with classic logo

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 34498


Here are the standard and classic for the large taskbar, similar to Gaurav's post:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4400

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Start Button with classic logo

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:59 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 34498


I'm not sure if there is a different logo out there for the classic XP mode start button that isn't here already somewhere. There may be beta types of logo not here. I would do a Google search for those. Anyway, here are the standard and classic types with the vertical separator added. You would nee...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows XP Media Center Edition (Royale) Start Menu

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:26 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 21823


There are combo versions (Royale plus Zune plus Noir plus Embedded)



The classic style is here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1919


The 7 style version is here:

download/file.php?id=4304

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:41 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 52324


Edit: I got totally sidetracked talking about Open-Shell. :) Both of our menus are similar. On yours, what it looks like is you used the blue luna bitmap along with a tint shifted blue to red bitmap mask for the glass color. This makes the menu smoother looking and brighter as the green in the mask ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 52324


Hey Splitwirez, in case you get bored with Linux land, and dealing with this COVID problem, and since you know some Windows coding language, think about helping out Open-Shell. :) I sure wish someone could figure out how to have CSM scrollbar to be skinned again in Windows 10, or at least to have an...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:56 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 24519


I guess sometime recently your settings got reset somehow?

The "Frequent programs" is the default setting.
For me, I never liked it so I changed it at some point.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 12:03 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 24519


Recent items and jumplists seem to be tied to one another in CSM and Win 10 Start settings.

I would check that jumplist setting on Windows 10 Personalize Start settings
and CSM jumplist settings, and Recent programs settings are enabled correctly.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to change the colour of all programme "Windows" GUI?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:04 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 39566


I read on Microsoft site that Microsoft has taken away the ability to change explorer background in Windows 10 as well as other specific locations. Seems like the only way to change all Windows colors is to buy WindowBlinds latest 10 version and use their supplied skin studio software to make a spec...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to change the colour of all programme "Windows" GUI?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:05 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 39566


I thought I found some good free software: https://www.wintools.info/index.php/classic-color-panel I find it does the same thing by changing the registry the same way with 31 system color types. A good point is a color picker can be used in the interface. The bad point is as they state on web page j...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:27 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


We are here to help one another. :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to change the colour of all programme "Windows" GUI?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:24 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 39566


The notepad way is the same as the registry file with .txt changed to .reg How do you change it in a windows 10 .theme? I experimented with a Win 10 .theme to get the same light blue results. The only difference is I did not have to log off or restart to get color change. I opened .theme up with Not...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to change the colour of all programme "Windows" GUI?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:08 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 39566


Can a layman change the values easily in a theme, or does one need to buy a program for the theme way of doing it? The registry way uses the same names list, but is a little scarier using. It's kind of funny but the reason I used the reset reg file was because WindowBlinds would not reset their them...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to change the colour of all programme "Windows" GUI?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:28 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 39566


It's kind of iffy on Windows 10 What with light and dark and custom mixed modes that will override the old standard system colors. From past experience, some of those colors can be changed in Windows 10 registry. Like system highlight color, scrollbar color, etc. Here is a web page that details how ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:27 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 52324


Here is the classic 1 & 2 style skin. The Metro/glass colored programs arrow is a little bit lighter on hover. I find it very hard to make as good as the original green arrow. Original has different tints of green. Adjusting in red/green mask environment is really tricky. If I make it just like ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:33 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 52324


XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] for CSM version 4.3.1 For Windows 8 & 10. Will not work at all on Windows 7 due to Metro assigned color text in the skin file. 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi exact size required I'm copying off Splitwirez, where he made an XP classic skin with glass color suppor...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:44 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Yes, RH has different types of bugs with each version. One version did not work for finding text in the file, which is very important to me. A number of versions got stuck on trying to replace bitmaps that have a certain amount of transparency like user picture bitmaps. The only way to replace it wa...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:32 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Hello fonpaolo I'm still using 3.6.092 and sometimes 5.1.7 RH I'm not a computer expert, but I doubt RH versions can change the dimensions of an image and the image itself to still match. It just decompiles/recompiles machine language. It has bugs, just not smart manipulative bugs. :) Believe me, th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:25 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


In case there are language translation errors between us, or we are using different CSM/Window versions,
I sent Mr. Froggy comparison pictures in PM. :mrgreen:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Modern XP Luna skin

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:31 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 84568


Basic Split Win10 [7 STYLE] for CSM version 4.3.1 For exact display sizes 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi Made for Windows 10 and 8 to use the Metro color shades or glass color. It does not work at all on Win7 due to the use of the Metro color text. I finished the 7 style menu after 3 years as we...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:49 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


My brain said wake up, you need to help someone.

The brain never sleeps. From what I've read, the brain dreams, processes data from the daytime,
analyzes, distorts, deletes, saves to long term memory,
and occasionally wakes the person up with a solution to something however bizarre it may be. :lol:

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

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:46 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 59610


Thanks to you for the designs.
Clearsharp2 still looks good after all these years.
Clean & simple. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Hi fonpaolo
I sent a private message to you.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:59 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


fonpaolo Looks like you need to make 2 more bitmap masks(classic 1 and classic 2) that have the additional invisible 10 pixels at the top to match for big user picture. It's a shame another bitmap mask has to be used for the custom menu color. Years ago I may have come across a way to turn off the g...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:24 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


fonpaolo Please double-check bitmap 33 size for 2 column bitmap mask. I think is a size miss-match. There seems to be some interaction between big user picture, user name (position higher) and custom background color for menu(mask does no show color). No time to check for more issues. Maybe mask for...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:26 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Hello fonpaolo I see you have upgraded your skin. I downloaded and put it in the skins folder. No luck. It only shows default white skin. :cry: Unfortunately, the skin got corrupted at some point. Any bitmap or custom icon above #30 has vanished. Hopefully, you have a slightly older working backup s...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Opaque Custom Image Menu [7 style]

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:02 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 46392


Just putting a link here in Start Menu Skins section in case anyone wants the same big round Apple corner style without images, It is a Windows 10 opaque charcoal and glass color skin I had put in the Classic Start Menu section around a year ago: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 8 Dark [Classic and 7 style] Windows Aero Dark

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:15 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 35635


Windows 8 Dark [Classic and 7 style] It's Ivo's Windows 8 skins changed to have Win 10 dark opaque greys on the outside submenu, left column, search, and jump views. No white menus. Well, one can still force the second column white by going to "Menu Look" settings tab, and checking the box...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Old'n'Style port [Classic 1/2] and [7 Style]

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:56 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 42757


Old'n'Style port [Classic 1/2] and [7 Style] for CSM version 4.3.1 For display sizes 100%/96dpi,125%/120dpi,150%/144dpi This is another distinctive looking opaque start menu port borrowed from the Old'n'Style WindowBlinds theme made by weirdoo over 10 years ago: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Web site erosion Hey, you know what? About a week ago the Classic Shell site went down for a while. I could not connect, just a white web page. When I checked the next day it was working again, but I notice that small pictures on this post disappeared and can't be retrieved. The company that hosts t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:22 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Really? As far as I know, only the scrollbar does not enlarge in override. Maybe some displays are different. My Win7 style skin example: If I set Classic Shell override to 144dpi and exit CSM, restart CSM and take a screenshot. The menu has dimensions 635H x 867V I then reset override back to 0 def...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:18 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


Ok fonpaolo, get ready for lots of reading. High dpi expert? Not me. My monitor is a standard 100%/96 dpi old-school 1920x1080 display. It's Gaurav and others that have high definition displays, possibly even 4k size. Most of the time when porting/making my own menu for 125%/120 dpi or 150%/144 dpi ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:56 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


I had to try one last time using the search bitmap instead, making magnifier background opaque. It can only use exactly 16 by 16-pixel size for 100% Windows display size. Each area of the image is set in stone for proper alignment. A pin bitmap works differently where whatever the image size is, it ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. start menu skin

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:48 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 133332


I don't think so. If it was a 7 style skin the magnifier image is inside the box and some extra visuals can be done. Your next project? :) It can get quite complicated though to get all three main/jump/search menu views to work correctly, along with different font/display sizes. If there was some wa...
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