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

Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 5:51 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


I want pizza. :lol: That makes a lot more sense. The accompanying text in the quote would have me at a complete loss of understanding, but the :lol: indicates some form of humor, which makes...slightly more sense. Also, changing the Main_opacity to alpha results in hideous black edges, due to the b...

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

Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 6:36 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Also, does anyone here know of a way to make the columns of a skin7 sized more like a regular skin relative to each other? Hi Splitwirez. I just looked around Win7 style CSM settings. There is a "Programs pane width setting" If I change from 40 to 31, and add spaces, after a name,( Name&a...

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

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:05 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Okay everyone, downloads are up for the finished skins!

(Please check back for more updates, I added another skin to the to-do list)

EDIT: Woops, seems I screwed up a few of the links. Regardless, it's fixed now :lol:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 6:57 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


NoahNicholsFourm wrote:
Where's the Plex theme for Windows 8.1 download link?


Just above the screenshot, it's the bit of blue text that says "V2 is up".

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

 Post subject: Re: Download links
Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:07 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Where are the download links for the ones your finished with? None yet, I wasn't going to post any links until they were all finished (because that way the excitement wouldn't be spread thin), however I suppose that if anyone would prefer them to be released individually, than I shall release accor...

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

 Post subject: Re: Download links
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:15 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Where are the download links for the ones your finished with? None yet, I wasn't going to post any links until they were all finished (because that way the excitement wouldn't be spread thin), however I suppose that if anyone would prefer them to be released individually, than I shall release accor...

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

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:49 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Hi Splitwirez. If anything, the last one is the one that appeals to me, as I'm somewhat biased to anything blue. And it doesn't have the original dirty top bar. Looks clean and fresh.:) Just need to push the padding a bit on the left and right edges. One word: :3 Also...push the padding? Could you ...

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:08 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


I've seen it, Personally i'm all about function and don't care if something looks exactly like it did on a different OS. But i know quite a few people who post on the forums do strive for 'exactly how it looked in X' to the extent of custom themes and such, who will likely love some of your skins. ...

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:33 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Er...has anyone actually seen this? Please let me know what you think, it doesn't have to be constructive, even just a simple "Looks good" or something, I just want to know if people are actually noticing this. I'm not begging for approval, so even if all you have to say is negative stuff,...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Glass Flag Start Button

 Post subject: Re: Glass Flag Start Button
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4302


Beautiful! Love the glossy transparent look, very elegant. I'd say setting the size in the 44-48 range is best, but still looks great a couple notches smaller or larger. I'm looking forward to the matching skin. :D I'm glad you like it :3 You can find skinpack progress in the Thread titled "[S...

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

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:52 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 93932


Okay, I'm just announcing a Skinpack I've begun to develop, intending to port every known variant of the Start Menu to Classic Shell, bar the ones that are already available. Here, have some progress screenies: http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/635d/gc3lce1diw48w3zzg.jpg?size_id=5 http://www.mediafir...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:11 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


Jcee wrote:
Attached it to the compilation post for ya:P viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3209&p=15053#p15053


Oh, alright, that works too :lol:

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) Logo

 Post subject: Re:
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:31 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4855


HawkofRock wrote:
Thanks so much


No problem

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) Logo

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:51 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4855


Done. Let me know how it looks :mrgreen:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:57 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 30728


Just wondering, why did you spend so much time repairing screenshots for this? Seems like ripping the visual style resources from within a Virtual Machine would be faster and easier...that's what I did for my skin...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:52 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


Hahaaaaa.. I completely understand how you would've thought that everything following that first sentence could've been complaints; my post sounded like this: "This is great!........... but, blah blah blah." Hahahaha that is hilarious. Maybe I set it up like that for you to feel a little ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:25 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


Thanks for your attempt at this project! You seemed to have nailed it on your first try!! You Ace Plussed it all the way! Nicely done! A++ This is so awesome, it is exactly what I was looking for. It looks great for my Start Menu. I'm loving it so much! Muchly appreciated! *You should make a new th...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Glass Flag Start Button

 Post subject: Glass Flag Start Button
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:53 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 4302


Well, seeing as that I haven't actually been able to use Classic Shell for over a week, there isn't much I can do for menu skins. Instead, I made a button, which is attached. I have no idea how this scales, so if someone could provide a number, that'd be great. I'll finally be able to get back at my...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:23 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


There it is. Let me know how it works! Remember, I can't test it ATM, so if anything goes wrong or looks bad, please provide a screeny or 2.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Plex Replay7 (Windows 7 style)

 Post subject: Re: Experiment Plex Replay7
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:16 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 30728


ZOMG THAT IS BEAUTIFUL

ONCE I FINISH PORTING THE PLEX VISUAL STYLE TO WIN7 AND 8.1, MAY I RECOMMEND THIS AS A WIN7-ISH ALTERNATIVE TO MY PLEX SKIN?

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


Given my current situation, that will DEFINITELY help. I'll be able to get started within the next 20 minutes. I can't test it ATM, so I'll need you to test every draft. Hopefully there won't be too many :lol:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Windows Chicago/93 Start Menu(s) Style

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:18 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4680


Well, this isn't exactly a request, but rather, a suggestion. I was just thinking that it could be interesting to have the Chicago Start Menus as a Classic Shell style. Not sure how useful they'd be, but definitely fun to play around with. If you need to see them, take a look at this video: https://...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Microsoft logo square Start Button White/Glow/Colored state

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8222


Hmm...I'll take a crack at it later today.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Can't Locate "Claude Glass Skin"

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 16523


Er...mind if I try to update it? :mrgreen:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Polymer Start Menu

 Post subject: Polymer Start Menu
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:37 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 4462


I've been working on Visual Style for Windows 8.1 recently, titled Polymer. I'm not currently able to work on it, but I thought I'd release the (unfinished) Start Menu and button in advance. It's currently only available as a SKIN7, but I will probably create a SKIN version as well at some point. He...

 Global announcement   Topic: The official THANK YOU thread :-) and user reviews

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:59 pm 

Replies: 184
Views: 2860919


Unfortunately, I don't have a long paragraph to post here, but I'd like to say thank you regardless. My parents bought me a computer around 2 years ago, and it had Windows 8 installed on it. Initially Metro was fun, but it quickly became a nuisance, as the Taskbar doesn't provide enough space for th...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows modded logo inside circle

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:32 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 6948


NickSteel wrote:
Sorry, bu how do I download this?


Right-click on it
Click Save as...
Choose a location where it won't get deleted
Click save
Open Classic Shell settings
Go to Start Menu Style
Click Pick Image...
Select the image you saved
???
Profit!!

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Glass Luna - XP Luna with Glass Colour Support!!

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:12 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 7359


http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/eed1/o90awmm380lo2gmzg.jpg?size_id=6 Yes, that's right. It's Luna, with Glass Colour support. It even comes with 3 different translucent Start buttons that pick up the taskbar colour!! Here it is: Download Please feel free to reply with whatever thoughts you have on...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Time BlackenLite 1 of 3

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:28 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 24807


Ah! Well that's good to know that,Splitwirez. Then I want to make a plex menu skin for flyout, and contained Win7 type. I promise I won't copy yours. I don't have a lot of time these days. You might beat me to it, as you are fast on the mark.:) Well, if you want to look at mine for reference regard...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Experiment Time BlackenLite 1 of 3

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:11 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 24807


Does the left side always have to be white? Sorry to butt in, but... http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b0d6/5bvxhx2nyzllaljzg.jpg?size_id=5 No, it doesn't have to be white. (That's my new Windows Lunaero skin7 , hastily edited to feature...black in the left column, for the sole purpose of demonstrat...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [SKIN7] Windows Lunaero, halfway between XP and 7!!

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:31 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 4447



This skin was made to go with my Hybrid XP-Shaped Aero-Style Button.
Here's the skin: Download

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Some Hybrid Buttons

 Post subject: Re: Some Hybrid Buttons
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:07 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4372


GauravK wrote:
XP-shaped Aero button is nice. Can you please make a bigger one for the larger sized taskbar so it doesn't have to be scaled up?


Hmm...yeah, alright. I'll see what I can do about that.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Some Hybrid Buttons

 Post subject: Some Hybrid Buttons
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:20 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 4372


I thought that maybe someone here might like a start button that didn't feel distinctly like any single Windows OS, so I made a few. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of them and how I can improve on them in the future :mrgreen:

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:18 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


Wow, gotta love blue menu. Did not realize there are so many versions, or milestones of Longhorn, before it became Vista. Later, a lot later, I want to make a blue menu too, but not exact copy. I want to find all the original screenshots. See what can be made by combining parts. Splitswirez, do you...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:13 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


Hi Splitwirez. I think somebody said a long time ago about a possible export plugin for Paint.NET? Dunno myself. I use Pixelformer, or very old Adobe Photoshop elements, sometimes copying back and forth a merged copy to different programs with the Windows clipboard. I put your arrow in zip file, al...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


carp wrote:
could you also add some buttons with windows 8 logos on them?


Hmm...I guess so. I'll get on that soon :mrgreen:

EDIT:


There it is. Not amazing quality, but hopefully it's good enough :3

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 8 Button with Microsoft logo colors

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:21 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 63880


erich21 wrote:
hi i got it but its to big for my taskbar ! can you make a smaller one :?: :ugeek:


There's a option to scale the Start Button, called "Button Size".

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Can anyone create me a custom start button?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:19 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4254


larykoek wrote:
Thx man it looks amazing


(i took the one with variaton)


Heh, glad you like it :3

Yeah, I thought that version would go over well. Just glad I could help.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Can anyone create me a custom start button?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:50 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4254


Done. Set the size to 50, otherwise it's a bit large... ...well, that might vary based on screen size, I don't know for sure. I made 2 versions, one with hot and active variations, one without. You said the variations weren't necessary, but I figured it might be a nice touch... ...unless the colour ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: i cannot find the classicstartmenu.exe anywhere

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1943


There's an option to not replace the Start button at all. That would give you the standard orb back without having to close classic shell.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:42 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


Jcee wrote:
Updated to attach the files directly, and added a screenshot (otherwise good work :))


Alright, I'll keep that in mind. And thanks :D

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows Longhorn "Plex" Start Menu and Start button

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:30 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 18515


Well, I just found out that there's a forum for this. I figured I might as well post my first Start Menu skin, which was meant to be a recreation of the Start Menu from Windows Longhorn's Plex theme, made to go with my (very unfinished and rough-around-the-edges) Windows 8.1 Plex theme. Am I allowed...
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