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

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:38 am 

Replies: 0
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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 .png start...

 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: 12080


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: 12080


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: 3524


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: 3524


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: 3524


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: 3524


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: 3524


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: 2365


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: 9
Views: 6251


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: 9
Views: 6251


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: 2474


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: 2474


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: 5367


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: 5367


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: 27753


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: 5367


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: 5367


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: 5367


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: 9
Views: 6251


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: 9
Views: 6251


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 32517


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: 27753


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: 26371


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 3
Views: 19008


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: 12080


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: 10951


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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: 27753


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...

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

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:32 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Hi Can you say it in a different way or make a mock-up picture? Do you mean if a skin is reset or used for the first time that all checkboxes in the skin options start out as all checked? Looking at the tutorial: OPTION SMALL_ICONS="Small Icons",1 will show as on OPTION SMALL_ICONS="S...

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Christmas taskbar skin

 Post subject: Candy-cane taskbar
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 17825


Candy-cane taskbar


I have no idea where I got this from.
It's only good for a normal 100% display size and needs to be set to tile horizontally.
Use the small taskbar image for small taskbar (30-pixel height)
Use the large taskbar image for large taskbar image(40-pixel height)

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

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:53 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


A note about the win7 type pin bitmaps above. I actually increased the size a little so they weren't as fuzzy looking. I think 100% size has 20 pixels instead of 16 pixels. Yes fonpaolo, there are a number of bits of information left out of the tutorial. It got updated a number of times. Possibly wh...

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

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Here are a couple of pin icons from maybe win8 system in the zip.
Once extracted from Zip, open with your Pixelformer program to get the correct image size.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:56 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Going from memory, the pin bitmap is auto provided by whatever Windows system has to offer. It changes size depending on display size 100/125/150 percent. Skin can be overwritten to use your own bitmaps, (example "Pin_bitmap=123") and include bitmap in the skin file. If one makes a skin to...

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

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:53 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Excellent Thankfully 1909 was no problem. Yes, a bit of a headache for me when upgrading to 1903. Made a couple of programs not work after the update. I had to go back and forth to retrieve data. Around that time I installed Open-Shell for a while until a Windows update fixed the glass color back on...

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

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:13 am 

Replies: 172
Views: 3314380


Oh man! You paid too much money to watch the layers of dust accumulate on it. For me, even Win7 disk was an upgrade to an XP upgrade to a Win98se upgrade disk, etc, all the way back to Win95. I give Microsoft as little money as possible for all the trouble they gave me through the years. I read that...

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

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:20 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Hmmm...The taskbar mods I made are still your taskbar, which is still mostly transparent. I really don't know what the problem is with the taskbar being just a grey rectangle. Screenshot? Try anything and everything. :) Windows update problem? CSM version 4.3.1 ? Ensure the "Taskbar texture&quo...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Vista Plus port [7 style]

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 9796


I made the classic 1/2 column styles of the same menu skin with the Version 2 big top bar for user picture and name. It feels weird going back to the large size, but that's what XP menus looked like back in the day when it was originally made. :) What I did was if "Small icons" option is p...

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

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:43 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 27753


Sorry, I don't understand your last comments. If it's about the modded taskbar, it's just a personal preference, because when there are icons all across the taskbar the empty notch portion looks odd. I just filled it in a little bit for use when the "Transparent" look is used. If using &qu...

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Taskbar Skin

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 24032


I modified your taskbar image a little to fit my Win 10 system. :)
It also adds a little more space for the clock/date
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