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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Aero skin with modded submenu to match Aero style

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:06 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 31779


i dont see how the posted skin differs from the one with classic shell, maybe highlight or circle what part your talking about?, unless someone else gets it :P

EDIT Nvm he means the corners on Submenu_bitmap

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin: Aero Glass

 Post subject: Re: Skin: Aero Glass Topic is solved
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:38 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 124354


Updated the Main post to include the current beta skin which ill swap out with the stable one in a week or 2 if no bugs major have been found..., if anything looks off, let me know :P

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:12 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


never thought to check for animation under it :P, but still i would imagine i could live without that, and infact wouldnt even want animations under the menu thats distracting cant you get a cropped screenshot with windows snipping tool?, run it, pass it fake mouse movements, and use its outputted i...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:27 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


just googled it, and from the screenshots i don't think it looks that bad, the particular blur seems a tad strong (but they call it ultra blur..), but im sure you can tweak it; although he does mention quite alot of work was put into its creation.. gimps open source maybe you could use there Gaussia...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:02 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


Main_opacity=fullglass makes the background transparent and blured, although in windows 8 its about half as transparent or less, compared to windows 7.. (and it maxes out at like 40% transparent or something, aside from pure alpha) Main_opacity=fullalpha shows transparency as it really is (aka you c...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Glass Skin

 Post subject: Re: Metro Glass Skin
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:11 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 231862


you changed the default, and made the invert colors option your old one, for compatibility you should do it the other way around (so someone who copys/replaces doesnt get a different colored taskbar automatically also the black has no transparency as far as i can tell, so maybe you forgot to save wi...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Glass Skin

 Post subject: Re: Metro Glass Skin
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:39 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 231862


My pic was from a windows 8 pc, although with some tweaks (to change the color of the title-bar text that you mentioned :P, and a few other things), that may have affected the taskbar color slightly; also the fact that i have a white window (which stops just above taskbar), and a black background (w...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Glass Skin

 Post subject: Re: Metro Glass Skin
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:21 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 231862


just an FYI, but with darker colors (particularly black), it seems to light to match.. maybe add a 'dark background color' option (opening your background bitmap, adjusting it to about 20%-40% darker, importing as a new resource, then adding an option that changes Main_bitmap=(number of your new res...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:14 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


glad i could help :P, but i think you give me to much credit; firstly my skin is based from a modified version of his smoked glass skin, and the use of the color was implemented before me :P, so you could have just as easily used his as example :P)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:06 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


hmm, i duno if you can apply a color mask over a color, but if you used a solid gray square image, it would probably take care of the border.., and it could be setup to mimic windows color

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change font and padding for top caption

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:58 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 19771


the tops what it looks like and the bottom screenshot is what u want it to look like?, ifso throw the skin here.. it should only take me 2-3 mins of work to fix :P

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: How to make a skin for the Start menu

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:55 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 162401


id also like a color chooser, rather more options for skins than radio buttons and check boxes (text field), @the taskbar color can change; your skin can already change to some-what match the taskbar (although the coloring is different in windows 8; to solve this, i edited my skin making it about 30...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Skin size descrepancy+font glow?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:47 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 9198


na no idea how it got bloated.. not that 1mb file is really all that bloated by todays standards XD, but still twice the size it should be is meh

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change font and padding for top caption

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:57 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 19771


if you want it done, i can do it for ya?; you want smaller font, and less padding? and by caption you mean the text on the left side?, if so i should be able to post it by tomorrow (goin to sleep now, or id prolly have it in 5 mins)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Skin size descrepancy+font glow?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:45 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 9198


ah, ok, so i guess ill just import the stuff over one of your skins every so often :P...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Skin size descrepancy+font glow?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:21 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 9198


FONT GLOW? [highlight=#e6f2fa] Main_glow_size=10 [/highlight] [highlight=#e6f2fa] [/highlight] [highlight=#e6f2fa] - the size of the glow (0 - no glow). The glow is always white [/highlight] ive tried setting that to 0, 10, or 30 but i didnt see any visual change?, also why must it be white?...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Set number of previous items?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:34 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 8994


under the special items tab
itl say "MAX RECENT PROGRAMS"

if that doesnt work, it could be possible you havnt opened more programs through classic shell, so only 5 are showing

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Option for including computer name on caption

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:27 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 10894


you can specify a custom username text or menu caption in the "Menu Look" tab ofcourse you would have to set the name for every computer individually, and the text may be to long to fit right, i agree though an option to automatically add the computer name would be helpful (along with show...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button OVER fullscreen app

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:21 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 38188


PMed you a link to the program, because it may be inappropriate for the forums

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button OVER fullscreen app

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:31 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 38188


i was using a fullscreen game/program earlier, and the start button was visible over it (but not the taskbar) other fullscreen games ive tried havnt yielded this result This program changes the resolution also If the start menu is clicked while in the app, windows is opened, and the start menu opens...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Experienced a Classic Shell hang

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:26 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 9359


some programs allocate static amounts of memory for specific task (rather than dynamic, that can scale as required) for example, text fields often exhibit a 255 character limit (+1character for a terminator) because some variables in some programming languages are limited to 256 Bytes, exceeding thi...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Account icons appear twice in the user selection screen

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:58 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 16176


pretty sure its not a classic shell issue, but if you want to try disabling classic shell and restarting to see if the problem is solved (it probably wont be) this is what i came up with on a quick google search ("Duplicate user account being created in Windows 8"), and it looks like it ma...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:58 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 25761


ah you cant change the design much :P, without the users having to re-set a bunch of things in the new version i figured most people use the customize start menu tab?, i mean its virtually everything to me.. (the only tab i would absolutely not use the program without) but i guess there are a lot of...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:28 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 25761


@ customize start menu has to accommodate custom commands to; why cant a custom command have a "HIDE" button, or given further thought an option in its right click context? as far as ease of use, this would allow people to disable custom items to, which are defiantly harder to re-add after...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:40 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 25761


why not add a checkbox labeled "HIDE" to all the items, that way the user could toggle any item on the menu?, and default items arnt that hard to re-create, since there already placed in available commands

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:34 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 25761


why is 'show log off' even an option? if they dont want it shown why dont they just remove it from the customize start menu tab, i noticed several things are like this, i asume there just remnents from before those options were added to the customize start menu tab?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: deactivate the Charms Bar touch gesture

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:32 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 47647


oh sorry, figured it disabled it :P, dont have a touch monitor myeslf, but if that option doesnt do it, classic shell doesnt (yet atleast) sorry this may be what your looking for http://www.howtogeek.com/127645/how-to-disable-the-charms-bar-and-switcher-hot-corners-in-windows-8/, ifnot there were mo...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: common dialog!!

 Post subject: Re: common dialog!!
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:13 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 18535


ive been wondering about this (not the why as i read yours, but more of a how to get around without unleashing all hell) i know you cant add it to the save dialogs because they could be modified, but is there a way to check if they are modified and if not add it (since 90% of them arnt modified as f...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Truncated user name

 Post subject: Re: Truncated user name
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 52795


cant you add spaces to the name of one of your options in the left menu, to push the menu out wider? Just checked and any spaces at the end of a label get truncated off, even alt+255 (non-breaking space) but you can still put a bunch of spaces followed by a period (sadly still visible though) why ar...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:56 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 439791


i used it for about 3 months before i had windows 8, it wasnt all that slow for me... but it does have a few inconsistencies when compared to the windows taskbar, and i would recomend if using it on windows 8, just removing the taskbar portion of the program :P

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: deactivate the Charms Bar touch gesture

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:54 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 47647


go to the "Windows 8 Settings" tab in classic start menu 3.6.5 (update if you dont have this ver), find "Disable active corners" and click ALL

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Skin Question

 Post subject: Re: Skin Question
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:51 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 21688


hmm, try maximizing a window on that taskbar, see if the bottom of the window overlaps the display fusion task-bar or not, ive had windows revert the screensize back to re-claim the space allocated for display fusion b4, especially if your playing a fullscreen game that changes the resolution.. if ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Skin Question

 Post subject: Re: Skin Question
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:04 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 21688


you have to copy the skin into C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\ClassicStartMenu\Skins folder (or whereever u saved display fusion at) aswell as the one for classic shell :P

@ivo
something collaboration should take care of eventually :P

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:57 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 439791


ah good enough, shame most of display fusions features are in windows 8 though, from what i read on the old forum i thought they did all the compatibility on there side though

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Website/Forum Discussion

 Post subject: Website/Forum Discussion
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:54 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 14283


i figure, atleast for now you could probably use a general thread, with forum suggestions and stuff, heres a few.. XD you should add a sticky to the feature request board, detailing the most commonly turned down request and why, cutting down on redundancy of post requesting "MAKE IT MORE LIKE W...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:18 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 439791


This post is for all cosmetic mods/themes/programs. that don't necessarily add function to windows, but do help make it visually appealing or stylish. The format should generally be the same as above. Tiny Window Borders Compatibility: Win8 Price: Freeware Link: http://winaero.com/comment.php?commen...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Windows 8 home screen permanent choice

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:48 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 35803


probably not quite your department, but if only there was a way to run all metro apps in windows with the _[]X buttons and the drag bar XD, from what ive tried of metro apps (i havnt downloaded any new ones besides the ones windows starts with) i really dont like them, especially with the switching ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin: Aero Glass

 Post subject: Re: Skin: Aero Glass Topic is solved
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:41 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 124354


yea figured :P ive been admin on a few forums myself, they never seem to have enough options

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin: Aero Glass

 Post subject: Re: Skin: Aero Glass Topic is solved
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:40 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 124354


still buggin, and the new message being next to reply seems accident prone?, you prolly dont got reign over that though, ALSO can /should we link to files on the old forum or is it gonna be taken down?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin: Aero Glass

 Post subject: Re: Skin: Aero Glass Topic is solved
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:39 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 124354


Some screenshots of the skin:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin: Aero Glass

 Post subject: Skin: Aero Glass Topic is solved
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:39 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 124354


Aero Glass, is a modified version of smoked glass featuring modified background texture and adjustments to the username and picture elements. https://sourceforge.net/p/classicshell/discussion/user_content/thread/a9a58f2d/164a/attachment/Screen1.jpg Along with matching the color of your Taskbar/Windo...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

 Post subject: Windows Mods/Alternatives Topic is solved
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:31 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 439791


Here is a list of additional programs/scripts/tweaks that help customize and improve upon windows. Ill do my best to aggregate all of the programs into the first post. Freeware is preferable, but in some cases shareware may be posted (IE if there is no decent freeware alternative). In order to make ...
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