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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2324


Yeah, there are some wild tileable images out there that can be used for custom menu image. Just Google "free tileable texture image" to get thousands. You might have to resize if too big. Not all are seamless, and some are watermarked. Here's a Deviant link for lava: https://www.deviantar...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2324


It's the tiny image named "Technical look" just above the screenshot. In the skin options use the "Custom:" option. The image will tile repeat over the main menu. I used FF8000 for glass override color. The image was just like a Timex watch faceplate my parents gave me when I was...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN] Omni-Pic

 Post subject: Re: [SKIN] Omni-Pic
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:25 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2324


Hey meetHG

If you are still around,
just letting you know I still use your "Omni-Pic" skin.7 from time to time.
Here is what it looks like, along with the background image to use. :)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:55 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 317


Back to Smoked Glass skin upgrade. Take a look at the submenu screenshot of the Smoked Glass skin with or without dither noise. The streaks vanish. I like noise when it is controlled in that it is just perceptible, and yet makes an improvement. They add this dither noise to everything digital-music,...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:15 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 317


I like acrylic too. :) I have also hated it about a year ago when Microsoft was experimenting with the technique on the calculator app. They went too far and introduced too much yucky visible noise. With this update, the noise is smoother, less pronounced, whether on normal or dark mode. MS has lear...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 317


Hi Pipalou50 I'll let you use your best translator. New more transparency level? Not that I know of. Only four ways to increase transparency: 1. Setting "Glass opacity" to 0 (in the Menu Look tab) 2. Decrease the alpha level in the menu bitmap. Most menu bitmaps have alpha channel at 170/2...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:37 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 317


It's getting close to the end for me. Scraping the bottom of the barrel. It's been fun to make all kinds of skins. Hacking the way around the rules to make something. Too bad every Microsoft update changes/breaks some look of the skin from what it was meant to look like. That's life though, nothing ...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass [7 style]

 Post subject: Smoked Glass [7 style]
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 317


Smoked Glass [7 style] for CSM ver4.3.0 Clearing out my locker, so to speak, I found a nearly finished "Smoked Glass" [7 style] conversion skin. I just had to make a bigger Hidpi user picture from the classic style. Done. This skin works similar to original classic style skin. On Win10 The...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Metro Square revB.skin7 [7 style]

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:45 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 180


Metro Square revB.skin7 [7 style] I remember a few posts from the past, where they are asking for the shape or size of user picture to be changed in the Metro.skin7 [7 style]. Somewhere in the forum, I posted a square user picture Metro skin. I now read on GitHub somebody asking the coders for simil...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 453398


Goods news fix for Win 10 future updates, using "Classic Start" Thank you to the all in the coding community for taking on the project. EDIT: I see there are three ways to keep tabs on what you girls, guys are doing with the coding. https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/99582-classic-s...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 546


Extra note

If you don't like the lightish edge lines on user picture, drawn apparently by Windows,
use Ivo's alternate internal "User picture" option in the "General Behavior" tab.
Only .png, png transparent,.bmp can be used though.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Internet explorer 6 icons

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1357


I don't remember if these are IE6 or IE8 ?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Re: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:16 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 546


Looking at how Windows 10 acrylic works: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/style/acrylic Is a little bit more complicated than just adding noise layer. I could have done the noise to be more consistent using tiled feature in Classic Shell Menu skinning, but I already had a large im...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: ALXMorph Revived port

 Post subject: ALXMorph Revived port
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:04 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 279


ALXMorph Revived [7 style and Classic 1/2] opaque for CSM 4.3.0 or 4.3.1 Variation 1 Match for Windows Display size 100% (96DPI), or 150% (144DPI) exactly Variation 2 Match for Windows Display size 125% (120DPI) exactly Elements will go out of alignment for other sizes. This is another great start m...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Dirty Windows [7 style]

 Post subject: Dirty Windows [7 style]
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:14 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 546


Dirty Windows 7 style for CSM 4.3.1 Way back last year I was trying to recreate the noise in Windows 10 programs into a menu skin. I never figured it out. Gave up, put on back burner. Theirs is a lot more even looking. Maybe they put the noise on the rgb channel, or glass color mask? All I got was d...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Scrollbar skinning info?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 374


Hi Splitwirez. You have some professional looking screenshots in CSM Announcements page. The blue explorer window is appealing. :) Rounded end shaft. I managed to make it work half ok. Due to the curved ends are in the arrows image, the thumb can't go to the very end, and the fake button has to be t...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Scrollbar skinning info?

 Post subject: Scrollbar skinning info?
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:45 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 374


Scrollbar skinning info? I know this is late in the game, just putting it out there, and I know there is only a very slim chance of getting any help on the subject. I'm putting the finishing touches on probably my last Alien ported skin, ALX Morph (the grey one). I just can't figure out how to get t...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sorting all programs

 Post subject: Re: Sorting all programs
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:40 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 935


See if this helps: Click on the Programs/All programs button to expand its menu. Right-click on any entry to get the context menu. Make sure "Auto Arrange" is selected. If it's not there something in the system is corrupt. Extra I Googled Auto Arrange and got this very old 2010 link: :) ht...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where does CS Get the Apps List From?

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:32 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 627


sc489 quote [Where does CS Get the Apps List From?] I have a feeling it's not as easy as a simple folder location or shell command. Looking at TenForums, Brink has an App Commands list for windows 10 https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78108-app-commands-list-windows-10-a.html but I don't see anywhe...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:43 pm 

Replies: 149
Views: 453398


It's like all the shell links and shell commands have gone kaput. I'm guessing MS stepped out a little too far on Beta Street. Will have to come back one step to keep all the programs out there working. A very far out there guess. Is it "S" mode code mixup? Hello Splitwirez Since you have ...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:05 pm 

Replies: 149
Views: 453398


Looking at your screenshot, it looks as though padding and elements are there, but the stretching part of the menu (the part with all the menu text) has been disabled. All the air got taken out. :lol: Dang it. I'm trying to finish porting over one more menu skin. That's put a damper on my work, defl...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell not working on Windows 10 17704.1000

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1984


Not sure if Classic Shell ever supported fast ring, prerelease types, as they change over time. I would gamble that a formal public release would work unless Microsoft did some major change to explorer or security that deletes CSM ram memory? It is definitely disheartening though to read your words....

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Dark theme in Windows

 Post subject: Re: Dark theme in Windows
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:13 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2114


I never had 100% luck with Windows 10 themes, unless that is the up and coming "Dark Explorer Mode", which I would expect to be more compatible with menu programs. Hmm, so you have got the Classic Skin with the rounded corner selector buttons. Does switching to "Solid color selection&...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames ?

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames ?
Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:13 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1206


The icon frame is just the darkened square frame that surrounds the icons in the Metro skin. As Gaurav has mentioned before because Windows 10 comes with square tile type icons. The only two options one can do is change all system icons, which would be a pain, and they would revert back with each ne...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5600


fonpaolo, unless I'm thinking of someone else, I thought you were a Win7 kind of person, never a Win10er?

Il nostro overlord Microsoft :lol:

If you have really given in and sacrificed yourself over to Win 10, and still like the old games,
Use Winaero Tweaker to put them back.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:33 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5600


Hi dfm0 about the <No Text> Games link missing on Windows 10 1803 update release. Whichever way works best for your setup, and using the "Customize Start Menu" to set up a link. Your way in the other post is the easiest & best way to show the Windows7 games, as long as Microsoft didn't...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:21 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5600


Obviously Microsoft does not want users to use older programs, only to use their "Apps" instead.
Probably in time https://www.howtogeek.com/t/windows/
will come up with a simpler solution for everyone on Windows 10 Spring update,
as they have done before. :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:41 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5600


I have now upgraded regular way to the Win 10 Spring Creators May update: Desktop says Build 17134,rs4_release,180410-1804 CSM appears to work. The only new problem I encountered so far is my Classic Shell Menu "Games" link is now killed off. These are old Win7 games like Solitaire, Halo e...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5600


JohnBurns updated his post a few days ago. He updated to OS Build 17134.1 http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8433&p=35759#p35759 My post is almost a month old. I'm still going to wait for the official normal update, just in case. Now coming the merry month of May, you say. OK.

 Forum: Classic IE   Topic: Throbber for internet explorer request

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:41 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3189


Throbbers. So that's what they are called.


Splitwirez did something like that and made it into an animated start button:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5801&p=35765#p35765

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:39 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 11386


Here is a slightly better transparent version. It's difficult because of 4 or 5 pixels on each frame, that would need to be edited, and that's a lot of frames. :lol: I pass.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: DARKMATTER:SUBSPACE port [7 style]

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:03 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 2590


DARKMATTER-SUBSPACE Revived [7 style] opaque for CSM 4.3.0 Exactly for 96dpi/100%, 120dpi/125%, 144dpi/150% sizes. This is a ported start menu from a theme by Hyperdesk "The Skins Factory". Only the black version, not the alloy one. I never knew about this until somebody tried and failed t...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu without CShell Explorer and CShell IE

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2717


Is the OS build 17133.73 the one that is not going to be released, until MS fixes some kind of blocking bug, and who knows what else? I don't have Spring Update yet, but I notice Classic Shell erosion started back with the old Fall Creators update. I used to always use the Classic Shell context menu...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Want to know abou classic shell 4.0

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1101


Release info for 4.0

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1343

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


If you want a tighter top-bottom frame crop, ( to be more centered)
here are cropped images with the new setting for large taskbar.
Now say "Tight Top Bot Crop" three times. :lol:

This is my last post in this thread. Gidday.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Sorry blingblow, I didn't even notice your post up there until now.
Well using info from fonpaolo to make transparent, I made the one from Jcee as well as the color boosted one from ritwyk.


You know if all you want is just 4 colored circles,
just draw them, blur them, done.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:43 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Hi, fonpaolo. AS Jcee and I have found out, even moving a user picture has restrictions as to which style is used. The biggest problem is the menu can't be locked down to a preset size. Ivo did put in provisions for some size settings in Win 7 style. Still, the menu is always going to stretch. Emble...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:03 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


fonpaolo Some people have complained that they want to use the start menu, by hovering over the visible image to open the start menu, as well as hover over a true zero transparent pixel at the corner to get to the special Winx menu(gather mostly power users). On a regular three state start button, p...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:30 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


That transparency image is very good,
because there is no black boundary, the size can be increased to make it look better,
and see the shimmering at the end.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:09 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Oh, I think I know what you mean. Well, if anyone wants dual access to the Winx context menu on Win 10 and Classic Shell start menu, they will have to make the corner pixel 0/255 alpha on at least a few of the frames. Hey, speaking of Rainmeter and Classic shell start menus, do you think you will ev...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:21 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Once again thank you fonpaolo. Now I'm sure black/clear versions are more than enough for blingblow/others to personalize it more. Like enlarging certain frames, turn off blending, turn off no reverse, chop out dead frames, changing starting/hover/pressed states, and on and on. There are free online...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:19 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


To help out a little bit more blingblow, here is another sample that you can play with. Animated this time. You would need to read how to adjust the tiny top line of pixels in the image to make it have a different speed, starting/ending frame, etc: http://www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutoria...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Hi fonpaolo

I knew a graphics artist like you would know how to do it.
Thanks for the info. I will let other people try it.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:52 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


I tried to remove the black background from your image, but don't know how to do it. I'm not savvy on image editors. The only way I know is merging with luminosity to get the alpha channel like the two images. The second image has alpha channel copied over onto itself to boost alpha amount. It looks...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:52 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


I looked into the Win 7 boot animation a little further. On Deviantart, lots of people have modified their Win 7 boot logos: https://allisonittech.deviantart.com/favourites/61434936/windows-7-boot-logos Of course, they would have to be converted to Classic shell start button format. I also found the...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Searching for this icon

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:15 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 5940


Is it this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m1OeK7ZJIs

If so, pause video and read the instructions from SL2SL2

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: test classic sheell 4.31 restone4

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:05 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1447


:P :P Yahoo! Good news. That's a relief. :P :P

I was tempted to download the ESD files, then figured just wait a week for normal download.

Thankyou largo

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Darkstar Revived [7 style]

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:08 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 3496


At some point I had tried with a red square line around pressed regular shutdown button, then gave up on it. The taskbar buttons follow design with the red underline, see original XP picture. I could make the shutdown text and arrow turn red like taskbar button? I just noticed a snafu on regular shu...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Darkstar Revived [7 style]

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:42 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 3496


I was thinking of centering the regular shutdown button, but remembered how wide the second column gets in German, Russian languages. The shutdown button won't have any space to go, and just pushes menu wider. When I was remaking the shutdown icon buttons, I figured to reuse into a normal button. Th...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Nightstar [7 style opaque]

 Post subject: Nightstar [7 style opaque]
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:11 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 2208


Nightstar [7style opaque] Use with CSM 4.3.0 Made for Win 10. After porting over Alienware Darkstar menu skin: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8406 I noticed there is a near black log-off window box image in the file. Figured I'll make a simplified black menu version skin from...
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