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 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:23 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


This doesn't work. Anyway, a command line parameter is better: GUI is surely needed for the first time installation. ...well that's how it works but okay, if you say so. In any case, I didn't write the application, and I don't have the skills to add a command line parameter. What I do know is that ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:15 pm 

Replies: 136
Views: 241425


Oh is that how you want to play it?


Original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aznG4M_W4E

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm 

Replies: 136
Views: 241425


...okay now you're just trolling ._.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:13 pm 

Replies: 136
Views: 241425


NoahNicholsFourm wrote:
Is that how the disk bar looks when it's not almost full? Is your disk almost full?


It's blue when you have a reasonable amount of free space. I just happen to be perpetually stuck in a storage crisis :lol:

...please tell me that's not the only thing you noticed ;~;

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:10 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Actually there is a silent method - just rename the executable to
Code:
ClassicThemeA.exe
:lol:

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Start Button Will Only Change To Shell Orb

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:25 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 5405


Well you set the button size to 1, and that causes Classic Shell to fallback to the shell orb, so... :lol:

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:20 pm 

Replies: 136
Views: 241425


Interesting taskbar.

k my turn

(Start Menu is unchanged, hence my not bothering to take a new screenshot with it included)

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:08 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


GCRaistlin wrote:
Splitwirez wrote:
Nonononono, you can still connect, you just lose the interface.

Interface to what? Will I be able to connect to a new wi-fi network - choose a SSID from the list and enter a Wi-Fi key?


As stated above, you can only do so on the login screen ._.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


You should really turn Blur off too. According to the readme it is off by default. [/quote] ...right. Sorry, not used to not having a Glass Taskbar ._. And uh, the included deskn.cpl tool can set the colours. Yes now it works. Except menu color - it remains white whatever I choose. Oops, again a te...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:57 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Thanks. I got somewhat usable result with SetWindowCompositionAttribute.exe class Shell_TrayWnd accent 1 0 0 0 but still want to change the color of the taskbar to gray. You should really turn Blur off too. And uh, the included deskn.cpl tool can set the colours. What is buggy here as you mentioned...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:09 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Splitwirez , your ClassicTheme.exe seems to work properly under Win81x64, except one thing: the taskbar becomes white, and the font color is white, too. I didn't find a way to change it. The same is under Win81x86. Yeah, that happens because Windows gets a little confused as to how to apply the gla...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Full transparency without blur/glass

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:09 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3081


In Windows 7, the "hideBlur" registry option will do the trick. On Windows 8.1+, WinaeroGlass can achieve the same effect. On Windows 10, Aeroglass 8.1+ for Windows 10 can get pretty close if you set the settings right. Hope that helps ^-^ EDIT: May as well throw in that such tools can als...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:00 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


"Hue", "saturation", "brightness" - what the hell is it for? Why not simply RGB values? I want the color of Classic theme's window title but have no chance to get it. I'm staying with pre-defined dark gray color. And sounds. Why including sounds settings to the desktop...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:14 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


For me, Windows 8.1' window frames and appearance are more usable than the overuse of transparencies with Aero on Vista/7. That said, the flat colors do look ugly. Luckily, Windows 8.1 can be skinned and it will remain as you want! * HINT HINT * .___. You can now skin the taskbar too thanks to Clas...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


What do you think of this: DWM Theme which emulates the old ClassicTheme ? Defeats the purpose IMO...you don't get the performance gain with that thing ._. (Plus no custom colours and it doesn't feel as authentic .-. ) What's not good with Windows 8.1 [Dark Active Button] theme is white window titl...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:56 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 11757


Yup, you are on your own :) I can't even begin to think of what can go wrong in such scenario... Actually it is quite important thing to have a classic taskbar under Win10, and running Vista Explorer under Win10 is a solution, only if Classic Shell was working in this setup... That's literally why ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 11757


Ivo wrote:
Yup, you are on your own :) I can't even begin to think of what can go wrong in such scenario...


Oh, that's comforting...

...good think I'm doing all of this in a VM :lol:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:47 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 11757


The Explorer that's important is the one that runs the desktop and the taskbar. That's the one I meant. I was using Vista's explorer for Desktop/Taskbar and 10's for individual windows. All I want is any kind of Start Menu on Vista's taskbar... (the built-in one doesn't work on 10 for [INSERT REASO...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:32 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 11757


It is the process that injects the DLL into Explorer. It also watches for Explorer being restarted to do the injection again. And it does some other non-essential work. Question...does it assume that explorer is being run from a specific location? Because I noticed that, when I ran Windows Vista's ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:40 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


it's about window animation? I don't see any significant change of its speed when changing from Classic theme to Windows 7 Basic theme in my Win7 VMware virtual machine. I'd even say, with Classic theme it's faster. You should read about Desktop Window Manager (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:46 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


...I linked to it above... Above in this topic? I don't see any link from you except to Aero RP. Please give that magic link again. I really want this classic window title style. a project which aims to resurrect the Classic theme. More on that here (though be warned, it's pretty broken right now.....

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


The only reason nobody is using the Classic Theme is because Microsoft lied to us and said they removed it ._. The taskbar doesn't look classic to me? Even if I might be able to skin some part of it with Classic Shell, the active buttons don't look right on Windows 10. Yeah Windows 10's Taskbar is ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:48 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Unfortunately it turns off the DWM making the experience jerky and far from smooth. Can you please give an example of this? I have a little Win7 experience 'cause I was on WinXP all the time, and I never noticed any troubles using the Classic theme on Win7. I think Guarav, like myself, just prefers...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:55 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Thank you guys, I got it now. My mistake was to copy theme files to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes instead of %windir%\Resources\Themes. I couldn't imagine that it can make a difference. Well when a file specifies the path "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes", what reason would there be...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:48 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Windows 8.1 [Dark Active Button] theme doesn't actually show dark active button for me: http://i91.fastpic.ru/thumb/2017/0201/76/d9298402942a55a88f6c0d033cd35c76.jpeg Splitwirez , I tried your theme but unfortunately it doesn't do what I need, too. That screenshot indicates that the style was insta...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:09 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Applying a theme isn't easy if you are not experienced with applying them as not only do you have to install UxStyle but also there are bugs when applying the theme sometimes unless UxStyle's Unsigned themes service is restarted. It is mentioned in the linked article. ...the style I linked to doesn...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:34 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


Gaurav , thanks for the link. Reading this helped me to find out why themes didn't work for me: as a staunch supporter of the classic shell, I had Themes service disabled home domain-wide. Now they work. But there's a big trouble with all classic themes: they change the look of the most of Internet...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:54 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 71772


@GCRaistlin if you found the Windows 7/Windows 8 Preview Taskbar buttons easier to use, the latter's files still work on Windows 8.1, albeit with some minor graphical oddities in the Jump Lists. If you want it, I'd be happy to upload the files somewhere :7 @Guarav This thread could actually be inter...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Disable progress bar on taskbar items

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2485


Not sure why you'd want that, but hey, you never know...could be a matter of "out of sight, out of mind"? :lol:

 Global announcement   Topic: Compare Start Menus:Classic Shell vs Windows 10 and others

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:09 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 707908


This was mistakenly (?) posted in the "Start Menu Skins" subforum:
mortn99 wrote:
Knocks the original Win 10 Start Menu out of the park!

...I can only assume it was intended for this one .-.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:32 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 85779


That's a good idea too, Splitwirez. Homogenize it, so the tiles don't stand out anymore. Adjust tile alpha transparency 128 to 200. Actually, I did it by making the background a translucent colour and making the tiles translucent white...works better with darker or duller colours. Hmm..2014. I've s...

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

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:43 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 85779


Thanx redblade8 Had to give up with using icon frames for second column. Only used on first column. I purposely made the selector one pixel bigger on edge to animate it a bit. The no tiles selector was all trickery. If its transparency was on full, the text would be obscured. Time for me to hand ov...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Single Monitor/Desktop Multiple Task/Start Bars

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:01 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 4417


Taskbar on any other side of the screen except the bottom interferes with several UI elements which follow Fitts' law: the Close button of a maximized window in top right corner, scroll bars on the right edge, title bars/tabs in a browser like Chrome if at the top, and the window menu (Alt+Space) w...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu: Tenified

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu: Tenified
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:30 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 37037


sinkingsage wrote:
Why, oh why did you stop supporting the opaque feature?
Because the text rendering looks much better with it enabled, without it, text looks blurry.


If I had to guess, I'd guess it's just a matter of having too many features to feasibly manage and maintain .___.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: IE icon partially hidden

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 6542


The IE icon should move to the correct position if you change the Start Button size, so just increase it by one, open and close the start menu, then reduce it to its previous value and you should be good to go.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Glass Brick Start Button

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:53 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7573


Alpha Premultiplication There has to be an Adobe plugin or some program that reverses it exactly back. I Googled ages ago, without success. Someone out there must know the trick. :( Windows Style Builder can sort of do something about it...but only if you already have the image in an MSSTYLEs... I ...

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: New taskbar options

 Post subject: Re: New taskbar options
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:15 am 

Replies: 105
Views: 179068


juniper7 wrote:
I'm glad Splitwirez is helping you out with the Longhorn bars. He's definitely the go to guy for anything like that.


...um...thanks? I think? :lol:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKINPACK]Start Menu History, my greatest endeavor yet!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:06 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 94000


Man, are there a lot of Windows Longhorn builds! :shock: 21 leaked pre-reset builds, no idea how many post-reset. And there are more that were shown or seen somewhere but never leaked unto themselves, and presumably hundreds that will never see the light of day. As some know, I'm trying to make a L...

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

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:02 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 41255


oh god taht's a lot. ...sorry? :lol: I wasn't aware that Hillel was pre-reset. Um...the look is waaay closer to the late M7 builds than anything post-reset... Like, where did you find the start button for Hillel and Plex? I ripped the images straight from the leaked builds and reassembled them into...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Crystal Ball Start Button

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:48 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 9643


Gaurav wrote:
Can't relocate it. Found it via Google. Lost the link now. Don't even remember the keywords.


D:

Search by image??
BROWSER HISTORY???
Uhh...

DDD:

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: ._. Start Buttons [TAKING REQUESTS]

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:38 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 13706


...um...I don't mean this as an insult, but I must ask...ARE YOU COMPLETELY BLIND TO HOW SHREDDED AND MUTILATED THOSE BACKGROUNDS ARE?

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Crystal Ball Start Button

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 9643


Gaurav wrote:
I found the image at Deviantart but modified it to add shadow and glow.


WHERE

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

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:33 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 41255


Even moar

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

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:31 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 41255


Moar attached (Moar coming after this)

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

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:27 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 41255


Hi! I'm trying to compile a Longhorn pack of all of the builds, including skins, start menus, and taskbar textures, and I know you (Splitwirez) and Juniper7 have been working on some of those skins. Yeah, I made a bunch of really crappy ones a while ago (before I knew what I was doing), but I inten...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Glass Brick Start Button

 Post subject: Glass Brick Start Button
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:18 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7573


So earlier today, I received a PM from SebastianOnofrei4454, saying this: http://i.imgur.com/IrazWK1.png That image could make a start button! And it occured to me that...he/she/it/they was/were right. So after fighting with the Alpha values of the image for about an hour to undo the Alpha Premultip...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Crystal Ball Start Button

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 9643


Woah...that looks amazing. Are the source images yours? O.o

...and...any chance of one with a Windows flag of some sort on it? (I'm curious as to how you'll interpret that :3 )

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: ._. Start Buttons [TAKING REQUESTS]

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:21 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 13706


Alright, I'll see what I can do. I might have to hunt down the original MsStyles to get the raw images, though...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Making taskbar text stand out

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 5504


scooterrodriguez wrote:
That's great, Splitwirez, but how does one do that?


...by modifying an MsStyles file and using a UxTheme patch to apply it? Like I said above...?

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Request: someone to do the "hard work"...

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:37 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 16849


See attached.
Alternatively, you could use emblems...
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