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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:36 am 
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One thing I always hated about the default start menu top caption was the huge font it uses and the chunky amounts of padding it has around the text. It'd be nice to be able to adjust both.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:42 am 
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You can adjust all of this by editing the skin file.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:44 am 
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Cool, thanks for the info. Does this mean "no" on the feature, though? I assume there are lots of settings which are in CSM which you could just change by editing the skin file as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:49 am 
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Right. There are way too many settings you can tweak, and they need to work together. Providing individual settings for all of them will be pretty confusing for the average user. And the usability won't be much better than editing a skin file directly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:57 am 
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if you want it done, i can do it for ya?; you want smaller font, and less padding? and by caption you mean the text on the left side?, if so i should be able to post it by tomorrow (goin to sleep now, or id prolly have it in 5 mins)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:14 am 
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Thanks for the offer, but I'll take a crack at it.

Ivo: Yeah, I understand your point. But you had a feature suggestion forum so I'm... suggesting features. :D Thanks again.


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If by 'top caption' you mean the user name text, that parameter is called "User_font" in the Skin file. I changed it to User_font="Segoe UI",normal,16 instead of the default Segoe UI",bold,22. Makes it fit longer names. Make sure you open Resource Hacker as admin if you are directly opening and saving the skin file from C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\Skins\.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I got the font changed, but the padding around the username (yes, I should have said that rather than caption) is stumping me. I don't use the user picture so I don't need it to be nearly so chunky. Here's the before and after of what I'm looking for:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:32 pm 
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The height of the top area comes from the main bitmap. You need to change the bitmap and its margins.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Thanks for the help, but I think at this point the effort involved just isn't worth the results. I'm just going to try to live with it looking chunky.

Take care.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:58 am 
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the tops what it looks like and the bottom screenshot is what u want it to look like?, ifso throw the skin here.. it should only take me 2-3 mins of work to fix :P


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