Classic Shell

Classic Special 7 [for Classic 1/2 styles]
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Author:  juniper7 [ Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Classic Special 7 [for Classic 1/2 styles]

Classic Special

I made this tiny skin to help out balmforthk


to get a similar look of Ivos single column "Classic" skin when it was used on Windows 7 os.
Figured a few people may want it as well.

The problem is to get the sharpest menu text (by turning off Clear Type in the "Menu Look" tab), it makes the operating system caption text look thin/chunky.
What I did was make a screenshot of that text on Win7, then put as an option in the skin.
Result: Can have the smoother caption text image even if Clear Type turned off. :)

It's a very simple classic grey type skin. Only one color menu. Just Tahoma font.

If you had to switch from Windows 7 Classic menu to Windows 10, this menu has the built in 3d border edge.

Off the beaten path

This is straying away from the original selector button color,
but I saw an Open-Shell user "amymor", who changed the selectors and split selectors to be totally different colors for each menu location on this skin.
I thought that's neat for exploring new ways of personalizing a start menu.

So I put in selectors color pickers for one to pick the colors that suit them.
one can change the text color independently also.
Just check all the selector and text color boxes to get the same as in amymor's picture below.
I had to guess what the split selector color was in the other two locations.
The drawback is once a different skin is picked, those color settings are gone unless an XML backup was made.

amymor classic-colorful start menu.jpg
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File comment: Mimics amymor's skin
Amymor Classic Special 7 .skin [92 KiB]
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File comment: Default skin
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