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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 119


Good questions, but I never modify system files anymore, I believe Windows will fake an icon size, when not available in the icon file. Icon sizes in CSM settings are set at default. Also, the picture I supplied is reduced in size. They are really 16/32 icon sizes. :) I did a little research. I trie...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Help. small icons on 1st, LARGE ICONS on 2nd

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:47 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 119


Hello, long time no communication. :) I have a problem with lack of skinning text information, concerning small icon skinning text on 1st column, large icon skinning text on 2nd column. The skin text below used to work before, with older Windows 10, and older Classic Shell v4.3.0 Now all the proper ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start button size help

 Post subject: Re: Start button size help
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 249


Try these as well for Windows 10

Windows 98 Start buttons, similar to Windows 95.
They can be set to " Button size : 0 "
so still look pixelated sharp.
Only for regular 100%/ 96dpi system size, or will go fuzzy.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: question

 Post subject: Re: question Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 181


They search through all the billions of web pages, indexing it all for faster searches. Google this "Googlebot", to read about crawlers, spiders. Honey, get the Raid. There are creepy crawlers on the web page! In fact, using the big companies’ search engines, you will get better search res...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 705


Sure, do whatever you want.
It was your idea.
I will delete my post after you assemble together. :)

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

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:48 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 10532


Add "Start9" to every picture name that's uploaded.
Then the search bots will index them, and bump them up higher with each view? :)

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 705


Back again. I made for big icons 100 percent size. It works on my Windows 10. Don't know about others. When I tried your button with large icons, it left a little space at corner to access Win-X context menu. So I made button with blank space at left corner. That's where it can open the Win-X contex...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Minimalistic Symmetrical Start Button

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 705


That minimalist button is out of the box cool.
I gotta try making one for big icons.

Thanks

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Minor bug found Remove Highlight

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 261


There are different ways of turning off the new apps/programs. Just let to go away by itself after around a day. I think using Regedit, the show time can be reduced. Use CSM settings to turn off from showing in the first place. Instead of right clicking on each highlighted program, just right click ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Full Glass But Edited A Little By Me Skin!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:35 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 567


Hi AlexkuziTheJapanFan. Good, you started out small steps, one at a time. I don't know if everyone has the fonts that you assigned in the text script? Maybe some have the "Yu Gothic UI Semibold". So small, but sharp though. I need binoculars. :lol: I doubt if most people have the "New...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS Tactical [7 style]

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:17 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 730


Hi Pipalou50. Trontrek's color bars do remind me of your skin. The colors he picked look a little like flags though. I kind of see your German neighbour's colors at the top! I still like the "Lcars Simple" skin with the blue colors (also in the zip). The color matches better with a lot of ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Can't right click on anything in start menu

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:34 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 644


Conspiracy theory. MS wants to sabotage Classic Shell? I'm having a number of little problems with each new Win 10 update. They still don't work even with Classic Shell not running. Wait, I got taskbar action center working again, but not calendar. I don't have your issue though. The way I see it, M...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS Tactical [7 style]

 Post subject: LCARS Tactical [7 style]
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 730


LCARS Tactical [7style] for CSM version 4.3.0 Menu skin was made from elements of Starship Atlantis wallpaper, by TronTrek: http://fav.me/d6kbo1l It is different from most LCARS wallpapers, due to the extra blue grey colors, which makes it easier on the eyes, but harder to find matching wallpapers. ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: User_frame_position=left2,104 Invalid?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 350


Silly of me, center positions for both columns in classic too. :oops: What I did in past was set the + ,- for left or right, but once an entry is added to column with longer name, everything went out of alignment. Worse for column left, not so much for column right, for users don't change entries, e...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: User_frame_position=left2,104 Invalid?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:01 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 350


Looks like invalid. Looking at the tute, for classic style, just negative or positive numbers, and 7 style auto centers in right column. I got tricked into thinking user name positions could be used too. Using +,- numbers inside does not work too well from past experience, with shrinking , expanding...

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

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:57 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 25106


Ok, leave it to you.
In order to have the high top and different size user frame, I had to put that info in the variation 2, so it overrides variation 1

Bye :)

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

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 25106


Hi mayka, I'm back. I fixed the middle variation that has flatter bottom and taller top. I have three questions. Did you want just that option with taller top, or all three variations? What I see you did was put flatter bottom bitmap for variation 1 and 3, so they both look the same. I can put the o...

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

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:31 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 25106


Just a quick comment before I get some shut eye. Ah, that's the older first skin, not the rev B with the girl. I downloaded your skin mod. The bitmap 6 needs to be 32 bit bitmap, instead of 24 bit, for the smooth invisible top corners of menu. The user bitmap is only 8 bit. I'm surprised it shows pi...

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

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:19 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 25106


Have not looked at the revB file for awhile. Variation 1 Original two column with picture has Main_bitmap=2 Variation 2 Flatter bottom two column with picture has Main_bitmap=6 Variation 3 Transparent top/bottom two column with picture has Main_bitmap=17 Variation 4 Transparent top/bottom with face ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


With color masks, and tints, and now pattern masks, there are more colors available. So we can do more, with less bitmaps. If I had to start fresh with this type of skin, I would have very few bitmaps with color on them. It would all be done with masks and a whole lot of text. Sorry I did not finish...

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

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:59 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 25106


That skin has a number of variations with different bitmaps.
There might have to be other main bitmaps to change to taller type.
Do you see anything at all, like part of frame, or user picture?
I will check in again tom.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: "Update and Shutdown" Button Icon (Windows 7 Style)

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 446


I found this in skinnining tutorial: Shutdown_bitmap bitmap Icon that is added to the shutdown button when there are updates to be installed. I don't even know what size it would be. I remember Ivo provided some answer to someone. Just don't know where in forum. For sure, the skin has to be edited.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Starcraft Zerg - Skin

 Post subject: Re: Starcraft Zerg - Skin
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:01 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 19818


Good to see new creative ways happening.
Good incentive for me to try again with the old flat Start trekkie skin.

When you showed me the orb picture partially encapsulated with the organics,
it got me thinking of the lady creature hanging it from her right hand,
like her latest trophy. :lol:

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:43 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 9048


Nothing stopping you with that extra shadow thing. Do you mean like using the submenu bitmap, only bigger, with a hole for the picture?
That could work.
This upload is just a temp fix. The original frames are still there.
One thing. To make it smaller upload I made the menu bitmaps as .png

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: LCARS (Star Trek) CSM theme.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 639


I was making an older type menu skin, not theme, a year ago. Was using somebodies wallpaper. Started, then stopped shortly after. Problem is all the multicolored bars in bitmap, will go out of alignment, with the text entries in the start menu. Because menu stretches and shrinks, it did not look so ...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:14 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 9048


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 nee...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: [Help] Reformat Harddisk

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:33 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 517


Oh man, what a predicament you are in. Usb memory sticks are so cheap nowadays, at least where I live. I don't have any helpful information. Way back years ago, there were ways to use a special male to male usb cord, or old serial port transfer cable, or network ethernet direct crossover cable, to c...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


Hello meetHG. Hard drive failure. I had a few of those. I remember one disk drive on Windows 7 had just certain areas of drive with the damage. Win7 os would try to fix it, and make it worse each time and get stuck at the bad spots. I eventually used Win 98 floppy to check for the disk errors, and i...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:14 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


Hi Gaurav I'm back working on adding the white search view menu option, to the big 7 style skin. 3/4 done. I've been nick naming that revB skin the Willy Nilly, as to the jumbled file contents, from revising so much, like the old BlackBerry OS. :) There is a problem on a number of variations, becaus...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I need help with the menu's border

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:53 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 938


In case you want to chop up and tailor an already made skin, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6796

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows 10 Opinion & Future

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:22 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4701


Anyone else have this odd problem with Microsoft Edge on Win10? If I resize window bigger, desktop shows through. The more I pull window, the more invisible. :lol: Happened with Creators Update. Internet Explorer, Firefox work fine. My opinion-Win 10 is still a baby learning to walk. EDIT: Ah! Edge ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I need help with the menu's border

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:32 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 938


This always confused me. :| Comments from Jcee are good. Here are some more. If you are using the "Classic skin", the line or 2 lines are added automatically the menu part of bitmap has 0 alpha channel, so it can be used in Classic theme on Windows 7. I copied over what I found in the skin...

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1114


On that skin of Splitwirez, it just needs that new color picker option put in for the selector buttons. If someone wants to add a partial text upgrade to his skin to have color picker on selectors, download the text file, copy all of the text and past it at very bottom of skin folder1. Maybe Splitwi...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 895


Some days are good, other days, well, I don't turn on the computer.

Taskbar - I put in zip.
It would be too light to see the taskbar hover, at least on Win10.
What I did was make two textures from the top bar and one from menu,
but darkened a little so taskbar can still use white text. :)

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1114


Or try Splitwirez' one, made a long time ago:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4420

Either use system glass color, or use the " Override glass color" setting in "Menu Look " tab.
Put it to any colour you want with the CSM color picker.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

 Post subject: XP Media Plus! [7 style]
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:45 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 895


XP Media Plus! [7 style] for CSM version 4.3.0 I was using Windows XP Media Center Edition, and noticed the Plus! multimedia programs (Audio Converter, CD Label Maker, Party Mode), kind of look like a start menu, with its top bar inside the title bar. So, I reused some of those elements, into this m...

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2249


I have not looked around lately at all the settings. So many!
Using CSM search box, entered :
selector, vanish, off, button, leave, go away, kaput, delay.
I finally tried "fade"
I put delay to 0
Kills the menu, and the "lingering" like a time shift.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:21 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2249


I can only change the color, texture, or some shapes.
Skinning can't change the function of the program.

Need to ask Ivo if it's possible, or if there is some registry tweak.

Maybe it's the persistence of my eyes, but if I click on a dark grey Win 10 Win-X menu entry, it lingers a little too.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [Animated Start Button] Star Trek

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:13 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1609


Colorful animated button.
Fidget spinners, Ouija boards and wind up toys come to mind.
Hope the Star Trek crew aren't sick in there, like all over the walls. :lol:

Holy! 25 meg download. I will pass the big download.
You worked hard.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:00 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2249


Oh, OK. Yeah that lingering clicked button makes for some strange effects sometimes.

Selector buttons come in all types. Flat , gradient, one line borders to many line borders, and combinations of them all. The borders seem be made, so selector button is visible with light and dark menus.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:32 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2249


I have no idea about the blue border behind.
I don't see it, clicking on all option combinations.
I tried on CSM v4.3.0 and 4.3.1.

A settings conflict somewhere, or just something on desktop showing through, but there is no blur?
Another start menu showing at same time?
Sorry can't help. :(

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Key Largo [7 style skin]

 Post subject: Key Largo [7 style skin]
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 821


Key Largo [7 style skin] Use with CSM version 4.3.0 Hi, I had made this skin a year ago, from screenshot of MS Multipoint server (rather nice blue gradient). Seeing all destruction from hurricane on news, I borrowed the famous Florida Keys road sign, and stuck it in skin as a user picture. This skin...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Vista Start Menu Skin

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:03 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 23114


Hello RECONBunny. [1) Is it still being worked on?] I don't think anybody is working on it for some time. [2) Do the shutdown buttons all work properly? IE Shutdown/Lock/>] Nope. All the skinners could do, was make it look like the buttons. Lock can not work. [3) Is Classic Shell easy to get rid of ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:47 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


Parameter? If it was only that simple. :lol: Son of a gun, I should have kept listening to the little voice in my head. "Will Gaurav ask for white search menus-yes,-no, ok no he won't, ,no maybe he will." On the 7 style 34 flavor variation skin, I had originally started to add provisions f...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [HELP] Severe Discontinuity

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1111


Hi. I know you are not Jewish, and either am I. Your new version menu has the look :) of those 8 languages that are read right to left. Personally I like the start button close to the action items (search, programs). I recall Gaurav has some technical name for the ergonomic operation, of what I am t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


Yes. I am between jobs, I have lots of other non paying jobs though. Don't need any money. That's the great thing with the dying electronics industry in North America, they sure give good severance packages. Don't need to work for a couple of years. :) The drawback was using the high dioptric optics...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 36718


OK, finished upgrading Skin7 style with the extra 20 pixel bar height for 144 DPI (150% size). Can disable the band at top, for plain look. Scatterbrain text in file is all over the place. I'm sure meetHG, will grade me a D- :lol: As long as it works, and does not slow operation down, is all I care ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [HELP] Severe Discontinuity

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:33 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1111


Hi meetHG. Yes, in between jobs now. Life threw me a curve ball. That's all I want to say at this point. Your version .3 Say what? You are the first person to try those text strings in that fashion. Does that mean text strings could be used for labeling on menu as well? I did not look inside the ski...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 10 Concept Menu [Classic 2]

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:06 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 10375


Hi meetHG. Do anything you want. Don't be sad. :) I'm having trouble with my vision right now. Difficult to see, or do anything on computers. I am still working a little on upgrade of another skin, on and off, but finding it frustrating. :x Everything just takes 10 times as long. :lol: I don't know,...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Shut Downaaaaliiiiiiigl" instead of "Shut Down"

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 558


This reminds of something before.

Looks like modified file from OneSerendipity StartMenuL10N.ini
got into the mix at some point.


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