It is currently Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please, keep discussions on topic and in the right forum. The start menu topics go into the Classic Start Menu forum, etc. This makes it easier for people to locate topics they are looking for.
If you get a satisfactory response to your question, please mark the topic as "solved". Click the green √ button in the bottom-right of the post.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Posts: 14
There is a well known XP Luna Theme you can get all over the place, I think the origin may be Deviant Art. Anyway when I've installed it the Start Menu and the icons and the Bliss wallpaper look fine. But the taskbar isn't correct. The color looks correct, but the texture is wrong. It doesn't look like the XP taskbar.

I have installed Classic Shell too.

I'm not totally clear on whether or not you MUST patch your Windows 7 files before even monkeying with this thing. Please advise on that too.

Am I doing something wrong?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Posts: 14
Okay I got it going better now. What I wonder about now is the window color when I click on an icon and watch the program open sure looks a little like the Aero look. And I shut off that service in Services.

But maybe it's supposed to look that way. Been so long ago that I used the actual XP OS that I can't remember what the window color really looked like.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:38 am
Posts: 5350
Which service? Turning off any Theme related service will give unexpected/broken results on modern versions of Windows. Skinning of elements won't work at all.

_________________
Links to some general topics:

Compare Start Menus

Read the Search box usage guide.

I am a Windows enthusiast and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:31 pm
Posts: 121
Yes, you must patch your system files before using third party themes. And unfortunately, the windows controls won't look the same on Windows 8 and up since you must use DWM and DWM has special rules for theming that make it impossible to make themes look exactly like you want (themes have to look a bit like Aero).

The only thing Classic Shell will theme is the taskbar. If you don't want it themed, uncheck that option in Classic Shell settings. If you're still having issues, Classic Shell isn't the problem.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group, Almsamim WYSIWYG Classic Shell © 2010-2016, Ivo Beltchev.
All right reserved.