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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:00 pm 
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Hey everybody,

I like the Metro skin, but I really prefer the black start menu color that Windows 10 has with the default taskbar setting. So, I converted the Metro theme's colors to match (for Windows 7 start menu style only), and I have attached the skin here.

After applying the skin, you will need to do one more thing to get the colors to 100% match the the Windows start menu:
1) Enable "Show all settings"
2) Go to "Menu Look"
3) Enable "Override Glass Color"
4) Set the menu glass color to: 808080

I hope you will find this useful.

Note that any skin mods such as this one which are based on the Metro skin and depend on the Windows 8/Windows 10 color engine will not work on Windows 7.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Signed up to say I love the skin! Was looking for one that just has the colors of win10 and this is spot on


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I second the post above. I registered to say thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for as well, great job!

Classic Shell with your skin is the perfect Start Menu in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:00 pm 
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Thanks, guys! I'm glad the skin works for you. Unfortunately, I had to go back to Windows 7 (couldn't figure out how to stop it from auto-upgrading to a bad driver). Hopefully you all will have better luck than I did.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:56 pm 
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hi Mrbumpy

you may try to go to config panel then "devices and printers " right clic on "my PC" and choose something like " devices installation settings " ( sorry it's in french ) and there disable automatic download for drivers

this way you choose ton manually install whatever driver you need ( win 10 doesn't bother anymore with that :)



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Thanks for the tip, mykou. I tried that suggestion before, but it still didn't stop Win10 from auto-updating my touchpad driver. I'm probably gonna stick with 7 for now, since my hardware works better with it. I'm not worried about it getting out-of-date, since I only boot into it occasionally for some music production and games. I use Kubuntu as my main OS.


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Great looking skin, thanks a lot! :D


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Hi I love this skin! Any chance you could make it for "classic with 2 columns"?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:43 pm 
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I second the request for "classic with 2 columns" support.
I simply don't understand why the default Metro skin uses the "accent" color instead the taskbar color


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:37 pm 
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pankov wrote:
I simply don't understand why the default Metro skin uses the "accent" color instead the taskbar color

OK, I'll explain. There are multiple problems with this:
First, determining the color of the taskbar is not straight-forward. It depends on multiple registry settings and the behavior can change at any time. It gets even more complicated when you factor in transparency and things like high-contrast modes. That's not even counting other conditions, like different versions of Windows, and third-party software like Classic Shell and Start10.

Second, you can't simply change the color of the start menu to be any color. The menu needs an entire set of colors for the background, text, various highlights and UI elements. Imagine if you pick white text on white background. It will be unreadable.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:09 pm 
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OK
I see that it's hard but isn't it somehow possible to get a look&feel like the native Windows 10 Start Menu?
I'm talking about the "dark" color with accent only one some icons.

I'm very new to the whole Windows 10 experience but I really like to get something "dark"/darker and I'm even ready to sacrifice the automatic changing of color with the change of the background and go with something black/dark gray all the time but still get transparency and when I say transparency I mean it for all submenus not only for the main one. For example this skin looks great but the Control Panel or Shut Down or Recent Items when shown as menus are drawn in opaque black not as the start menu itself lightly transparent.
Is this something I can change myself?

and most importantly I need something like this for the "classic with 2 columns" mode

I think that the closest thing is the "Smoked Glass" skin but with it's round edges it doesn't fit the whole edginess of Win 10 so it seems that a hybrid between it and the Metro skin is what I'd really like to use.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:24 pm 
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If all you want is a dark skin for the Classic style, pick the "Smoked Glass" skin.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:29 pm 
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Yes, I've been using it for quite some time on Win 7 but it doesn't fit the look of Win 10 and that's why I'm looking for something new - fitting the new style.


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I would like to help you.
It's just that I have little knowledge of all those Metro colors,
tint 1 & 2 & 3, and how to use them. I tend to run away from those skins. :lol:
If there was a small guide added to the Metro colors sticky note, showing how to use the colors text, and describe the blue part, or rainbow colored bitmaps, we could all mod them. :)

Like why does the tint not make the menu color darker?
example:

Main_bitmap=$SystemAccentDark3
Main_bitmap_tint1=$ApplicationText


I was doing the cheating way of making 2 column, by renaming "Metro-Win10-Black.skin7" to "Metro-Win10-Black.skin"
Some things are screwed up, as it's not the proper way to convert a skin.
It was working half ok. I started making some changes to have icon frames option reg, or bright.

Took a screenshot, then made too many changes at once, and got the white start menu of death. I never made a back up.
Oh well. It's trash. I could probably make a skin that uses all glass color for opaque skin,
but to get rid of all the glass Metro color in blur transparent mode, would have to override color like mrbumpy409 recommends.
The problem is the icon frame color would go back to grey. :(

Lets hope mrbumpy409 comes back from other operating system and makes skin for you.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:45 am 
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Tint colors are easy. You know how you have the mask that lets you mix the glass color and the Windows menu color? Tints are just a generalization of that approach.
So the mask has Red, Green and Blue channels. Tint1 is mixed according to R, Tint2 according to G and Tint3 according to B.

You can use tints for two different purposes. One is to mix multiple colors, of course. The other is if you have a mask that has shapes drawn in its Red, Green or Blue channels. Then the tint colors will be used to draw those shapes. For example the Metro skin background has a thin red line between the columns. It is drawn with the Tint1 color, which is set to use the highlight color.

The Metro colors are simply named colors that exist in Windows 8 and up. They are used to draw the Metro UI. You can change the color set from the Metro customization screen. The idea is that Windows creates an entire set that is guaranteed to work together. For example the text color must look good on the background color.

You can use the Classic Shell Utility to preview the current Metro colors, as well as other available sets. You can download the utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads


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Thanks Ivo.
I will have to reread your comments many times for it to sink in.
I'm still inside the snow globe, not knowing there's a forth dimension outside.

I can understand when the three colors are in a set like the scroll bitmaps, or a start button.
So each color corresponds to rest, hover, pressed.
It's where say, the main bitmap mask 1 is one channel blended into another,
going down the bitmap. What assigns the break point?
Hmm, I just realized that's the 1 column bitmap, not the 2 column.
Ah ok. So if I have got it right,
You gave it a Tint1= the red color
Tint2= the green color that blends together, for the nice windows caption area gradient.

I gather mrbumpy409 has stripped away the dollar sign "$ metro color", and resorted back to windows menu, Areo glass colors.
Possibly because could not be figured out how to make the color darker, just like me.

Now, I'm looking at the Win 7 metro bitmap mask 1.

The original text is like this:

Main_bitmap=$SystemAccentDark1|$StartBackground
Main_bitmap_tint1=$StartHighlight

So the tint1 only applies to the red channel built in vertical separator.
I would need to add a green channel on rest of the bitmap, to make a tint 2 blend, with an amount of 1 to 255.


Then if I put this text, with the added tint2 referenced to black, it should mix and hopefully make darker?

Main_bitmap=$SystemAccentDark3|$StartBackground
Main_bitmap_tint1=$StartHighlight
Main_bitmap_tint2=$ApplicationText

Just trying now....
It appears to make it darker, yes.

I'm a little confused as to how Main_background=$SystemAccentDark1|$StartBackground
goes with everything. I do understand the fallback part.

No more time until next weekend.
Bye

ps The utility is easier to use from before. :)


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I'm not sure if there is a question here :) But:
The Main_bitmap is the base. It can be a picture or a solid color. Then you mix the 3 tints with the following weights:
Tint1: Red
Tint2: Green
Tint3: Blue
Base: 255-Red-Green-Blue

If you want to make a color darker, you will have to mix in some black. for example:
Main_bitmap_tint2=#000000

The mask doesn't have to be a picture. It can be a numeric value as well:
Main_new_selection=$SystemAccentDark1|$StartBackground
Main_new_selection_tint1=$StartInlineErrorText
Main_new_selection_mask=#7F0000

Basically that will mix the #SystemAccentDark1 color and #StartInlineErrorText color in a ratio about 50/50. The idea is to make the background for new programs a bit more yellow than the standard selection color.


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I'm putting this out there.
Just in case people don't know about this, as I didn't know until Gaurav told me, a while back.

You can use Win 7 style without the internal tree programs, and have the xp fly out programs menu.
The settings are under "Main Menu" tab. Pick cascading submenu.





If there is no response from from mrbumpy, I will copy the Win 7 style text and put it in the 2 column style.
That is relatively easy to copy and paste. I will hand it in probably tom. or next day. I will try and keep it his/her way,
except maybe a couple of extra options, that can be turned on or off.


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If anybody wants' Classic one and two column version,
here it is. Not compatible with Win7.

Was going to go hog wild converting mrbumpy409's 7 skin to classic 1/2,
but it's not fair skinjacking his creation.
So I copied everything over the best I could, with extra options I made,
that can be turned off to get back to default mrbumpy's.

By the way, those handmade icons in the screen shot, were made by Dave Stewart.
Thank you Dave, from UK.
They are not part of the skin. I included them in zip. I did put his magnifying glass and arrows in skin.
Unfortunately he never made small, large, Hdpi icon sizes, only 24 pixel size.
To stop them from distorting at 16 & 32 size, I made the icons show 24 size in the 16 & 32 size icon layers.


After reading pankov's post about color on the icons, and transparent submenu,
I put them in as options. It uses the Win 10 default accent color. If you want accentdark1/2/3, you would have to open up the skin file with ResourceHacker to change the icon frame color tint text manually. It won't look exactly like Win10 original,
coz the CSM selector is above the frames. I remember making a two tone skin to resemble that Windows10 look.
It's just not worth it, for icon size and dpi has to be exact. Maybe Ivo can put some code in somewhere to imitate Windows10?
Made submenu transparency option with just a little alpha transparency, to keep it looking black tinted.


What I found is, these two CSM options in "Menu Look" tab are very helpful:
"Override glass color" and "Glass opacity".

To get mrbumpy409's recommendation, set the menu glass color to: 808080
If you want it to match dark taskbar, set the menu glass color to: 161616
Or for standard Win10 menu grey color, set the menu glass color to: 555555

If you want the residual glass color to show through, disable Override glass color.
To get opaque glass colored, change Glass opacity from default to 100%
Also factor depends on your personalize Windows accent color settings, picked, or auto.


Thanks mrbumpy409 :)


Also one more time, the pagers still have color. If you want it neutral grey, the ";" can be removed in the skin file to override.

ps: I'm part Canadian. My words fluctuate back & forth between grey/gray, color/colour on a daily basis.
I'm sure you can understand :)


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Congratulations mrbumpy409.
By changing the Metro skin to darker color,(or lack of color).
You have made a very popular skin. :)

I'm sure it will fly past 1000 downloads soon.
I put you up on the high plateau, with MPU.
Thank you.


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mrbumpy409 wrote:
Hey everybody,

I like the Metro skin, but I really prefer the black start menu color that Windows 10 has with the default taskbar setting. So, I converted the Metro theme's colors to match (for Windows 7 start menu style only), and I have attached the skin here.

After applying the skin, you will need to do one more thing to get the colors to 100% match the the Windows start menu:
1) Enable "Show all settings"
2) Go to "Menu Look"
3) Enable "Override Glass Color"
4) Set the menu glass color to: 808080

I hope you will find this useful.

Note that any skin mods such as this one which are based on the Metro skin and depend on the Windows 8/Windows 10 color engine will not work on Windows 7.



I love the blackness of your skin. This should be part of the setup exe in the next CSM release

But, is it possible to have white Submenus... for the skin7 version ?
like this viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5443


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Registered to thank you, mrbumpy409, for this skin!!! :) Kudos!


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Ish.
About the white submenu.
There is a similar Win 7 skin, like MrBumpy black one.

It is called "Metro color tool".
It's a test skin that can be used as regular skin.
Just set everything to "Application Text" black option, and set submenu on "System Text" white.
To get everything void of color, go to Windows Personalization, colors,
and put accent color on the dark grey color swatch box.

The default color button does not work anymore with latest update, (my crazy logic text).
The other options should still work to make black.
Give it a try, or wait for mrBumpy409

Edit:July2016
Ish.
If you are still looking for a white submenu option on mrbumpy409 (Windows 7 style).skin7
or any other.skin7, you could modify your own copy.
Here is how. Open the .skin7 file with Resource Hacker.
Copy all the text below and paste at very bottom of the skin script text.
That below text should reset almost everything to get standard white submenu.
Compile, save as "Some other name.skin7"
Only for Windows 7 style menu skins



OPTION WHITE_SUBMENUS=#7016,1

[WHITE_SUBMENUS]
Submenu_opacity=region
Submenu_bitmap=0
Submenu_separator=0
Submenu_separatorV=0
Submenu_pager=0
Submenu_pager_arrows=0
Submenu_selection=0
Submenu_split_selection=0
Submenu_arrow=0
Submenu_new_selection=0
Submenu_bitmap_mask=0
Submenu_separator_mask=0
Submenu_separatorV_mask=0
Submenu_separator=
Submenu_separatorV=
Submenu_pager_mask=0
Submenu_pager_arrows_mask=0
Submenu_pager=
Submenu_pager_arrows=
Submenu_selection_mask=0
Submenu_split_selection_mask=0
Submenu_arrow_mask=0
Submenu_new_selection_mask=0
Submenu_padding=2,2,2,2
Submenu_icon_padding=3,3,3,3
Submenu_background=#FFFFFF
Submenu_thin_frame=1
Submenu_font="Segoe UI",normal,-9
Submenu_text_color=#000000,#000000,#7F7F7F,#7F7F7F
Submenu_selection=#CCE8FF
Submenu_split_selection=#CCE8FF
Submenu_arrow_color=#000000,#000000
Submenu_new_selection=#FFEC85


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Thank you soooo much for making this skin! This is exactly what I've been looking for! =D

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Thanks for this skin, exactly what I was looking for too.

Is it possible to add these Win 10 icons to this skin? https://github.com/davestewart/classic-shell-win10


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This skin really makes my new windows 10 experience an epic one.

I've looked into the skinning section briefly, but it is not really too obvious how to do little tweaks and changes.

Could anyone give me a hint on how to change the color of the indicator that appears when you have new programs installed?
I currently looks yellow-ish or slightly green-ish.



I already found the info on how to open skin files with resource hacker etc.
I just seem to be too blind to find the section where this color is defined.


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If you don't want the dark yellow blend new programs color on mrbumpy409 .skin7,
you will need to open up the text in the .skin7 file with Resource Hacker.
Use the Classic Shell Utility to find a color you like and change the text tint1 color for any new selection.
There are multiple lines that require changing.

If you want a slightly easier approach, copy either the first group of text , or the second group and paste at very bottom of the text script.
Click on the Compile button and save as a different name.skin7



;To get that system accent color like on the Windows icons,
;copy and paste below text.

OPTION NEWCOLOR="New programs Accent color",0,

[NEWCOLOR]
Main_new_selection_tint1=$SystemAccentLight1|$StartBackground
Main2_new_selection_tint1=$SystemAccentLight1|$StartBackground
Submenu_new_selection_tint1=$SystemAccentLight1|$StartBackground
Programs_new_selection_tint1=$SystemAccentLight1|$StartBackground






;To get say a dark turquoise color blend use this below text instead:


OPTION NEWCOLOR="New programs Turquoise color",0,

[NEWCOLOR]
Main_new_selection_tint1=$FilesAppPickerPaneHighlight
Main2_new_selection_tint1=$FilesAppPickerPaneHighlight
Submenu_new_selection_tint1=$FilesAppPickerPaneHighlight
Programs_new_selection_tint1=$FilesAppPickerPaneHighlight


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Awesome service, Juniper7!


And faster than I'd ever hoped to recieve an answer.
Works perfectly and suits my visual style like a glove (first color choice is already perfect).
And it even taught me how to create options.

Thank you very much!


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juniper7 wrote:
If you don't want the dark yellow blend new programs color on mrbumpy409 .skin7,
you will need to open up the text in the .skin7 file with Resource Hacker.



This skin and juniper7's modifications have the potential to be the perfect skin for me....I actually want somehow to combine both the original skin concept with some tweaks from juniper7.

I am learning that for the skin I want I am pretty sure it will have to be a .skin7

I want the "devices and printers" shortcut, not just the printers, and I want the programs folder to expand inside the left column, not fly out Windows 95 style.

Am I right to assume that the only way to get either or both of these things is to use a Windows 7 skin?

The only thing I really want to add/change from mrbumpy409's skin is to add the white/monocrhome icons on the 2nd column for the Windows system folders/functions/settings.

Is this even possible? Is there a way to toggle the 2nd column icons On inside the skin7 file?


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hi Spearoid
I don't think it is possible to have icons in second column of 7 style Classic Shell skin.
That Tihiy guy at StartIsBack is a smart cookie, how he got it working on his version.

The only thing one can do at this time with a skin here, is add a screenshot as an emblem of the icons.
It would only be able to work as default look. Born that way, stays that way.
I had started to make one with the glyphs, but got disinterested.
If you are interested, I could work on it some more on the weekend?
If I do finish it, it will be as simple as possible, with no entry changes available on second column.


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juniper7 wrote:
hi Spearoid
I don't think it is possible to have icons in second column of 7 style Classic Shell skin.
That Tihiy guy at StartIsBack is a smart cookie, how he got it working on his version.

The only thing one can do at this time with a skin here, is add a screenshot as an emblem of the icons.
It would only be able to work as default look. Born that way, stays that way.
I had started to make one with the glyphs, but got disinterested.
If you are interested, I could work on it some more on the weekend?
Here is screenshot of it at the stage I left it. As you can see the icons are out of alignment, and need work.
If I do finish it, it will be as simple as possible, with no entry changes available on second column.



I appreciate the offer to work on that....but it's okay....my motivation for those icons enabled was so that I could make my own icons for custom folders I put in the 2nd column....so it doesn't sound like I can do that anyway.

Oh well, no big deal....and it must be StartIsBack where I got that idea because I was using that before Classic Shell....can't remember why I switched. :)


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No sweat.
And yeah, the least customizable when it comes to the second column.

The glyphs are not separate changeable icons, just an all in one transparent picture. See picture.
The selector can only work with white glyphs, for the selector is on top of glyph picture, instead of an icon on top of the selector.
The reason I stopped way back then, was due to the person who made the glyphs only made one size, so only good for %100 size menu.
I would have to make another picture strip for %125 and %150 sizes.

I won't throw the skin in garbage can just yet. In fact I'm using it right now. :)


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juniper7 wrote:
Hi Splitwirez

Cockadoodle
Just a meaningless expression used at a time of being speechless, like a Tarzan yell. :)

...right.

juniper7 wrote:
The menu. It is starting to sink in.

...oh?

juniper7 wrote:
This is not a start menu skin/theme you have been working on from the past, with a collaborator.

No, Start9 is no mere skin...


juniper7 wrote:
It is probably an

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juniper7 wrote:
old

Not really, I started working on it in March

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stand alone

Yes

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Pokki type

Hardly...

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flash based

Nope, it's written in C# (WPF).

juniper7 wrote:
start menu?

Yees
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Hijacking? Ask Nimbi, or Weboh to move to chitchat.

Will do. (EDIT: Done.)

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I'm going to release a 7 style glyph screenshot version of Mr bumpy's skin, in the next one or two days.
I'm just sharpening up the Windows glyphs.

It's a bit of a process, as far as I know, not possible for CSM to use them directly in a start menu.
Copy glyph font character from Character map program into MS Word.
Adjust font size.
Make screenshot and put in photo program. Invert image to make negative. Sharpen up the edges.
Copy image & paste in alpha channel of Pixelformer. Make RGB channels white & crop.
One done. Rinse & repeat to get the whole second column x 3 sizes, 100%,125%,150%.

I'll copy most of the added options from Classic 2 version & and put in the 7 style skin,
like transparent sub, glass sub, white sub, Metro arrows. What else? Will add lighter opaque dark grey main option.
That's about it. Check back in a couple of days. :)


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UPDATE In case anybody wants the skin I was talking about with Spearoid, a few posts above, I finished it. Read below.



Metro-Win10-Black-Glyphs [WIN7 style]
I carried over features that were in the Classic 2 column skin.
This version of mrbumpy409 skin has option to turn on glyphs screenshot on second column.
Most of glyphs are from a font file in Windows 10, Dave Stewart's, or some made by hand.

Have to stress, you can't change the way the second column looks.
Positions stuck that way, can't customize it.
Can only work at exactly 100%/96dpi , or 125%/120dpi, or 150%/144dpi.
The glyph emblem is only a image of all the glyphs in one picture, not separate icons.
Sorry.
The option can only be used when menu is set up with the default entries in the second column.
It will go out of alignment, if not exact.
If another entry is required with a glyph,
set the link position below "Run" command with "Customize Start Menu" tab in CSM settings.
If an extra glyph folder is picked without a link set,
there may not be enough padding at shutdown button. Pick "none" in this case.



I included a default xml setup file.
I changed the large icon size to 24 size for use with 100% menu size.
This only affects column 1, not column 2.
For 150% menu size, change to 36 large icon size.

Menu shadow is turned off.

I turned on "Overide glass color" setting to 404040 setting, in order to reduce the small amount of glass color.
If you want that weak color, uncheck the overide box.

I turned on "Downloads" glyph. If you don't want it, set Glyph folder to none, and turn off Downloads link in "Customize Start Menu."



Notes.
Skin is for Win10, appears to work on Win8.
Oddly, half works on Win7. Have to turn off Metro Accent icon frames,
and because Win7 does not have a Metro "PC settings" link, glyphs are all out of wack unusable.
I guess a different link could be set up to replace PC settings, but this plain skin does not match the look of the Win7 system, anyway.


If you hate the game glyph link, not much one can do.
If you want to edit out the game glyph with a different one,
the main glyph png images strips are:

Image 101 100% size
Image 103 150% size
Image 102 125% size



I had to make mrbumpy409 selector more transparent, for the fake glyphs would be hard to see underneath.
Thanks Mr Bumpy and cheerio. :)


EDIT: I borrowed user picture frame from shpkong's skin,
so is now User-Picture-Outside skin. U-P-O.

EDIT:DOH!
Forgot to put metro search arrows in - fixed.


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Metro-Win10-Black-Glyphs.zip [39.6 KiB]
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mykou wrote:
hi Mrbumpy

you may try to go to config panel then "devices and printers " right clic on "my PC" and choose something like " devices installation settings " ( sorry it's in french ) and there disable automatic download for drivers

this way you choose ton manually install whatever driver you need ( win 10 doesn't bother anymore with that :)



hi beautiful icons and wallpaper!!
may i know where can i get them?
thanks


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Probably one of his themes.
If Mykou does not respond (post is year+ ago), you could track him down on other forums,
like deviantart, tenforums, or maybe as "The real Yoda San" on youtube.
If you can understand Yoda San's French, looks like he is taking a break from it all.


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juniper7 wrote:
Probably one of his themes.
If Mykou does not respond (post is year+ ago), you could track him down on other forums,
like deviantart, tenforums, or maybe as "The real Yoda San" on youtube.
If you can understand Yoda San's French, looks like he is taking a break from it all.


thanks juniper7


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SuperGiulia wrote:
juniper7 wrote:
Probably one of his themes.
If Mykou does not respond (post is year+ ago), you could track him down on other forums,
like deviantart, tenforums, or maybe as "The real Yoda San" on youtube.
If you can understand Yoda San's French, looks like he is taking a break from it all.


thanks juniper7



Hi

juniper knows me very well :) as he told you , I 'm an end user when customizing windows 10 specially , at least I try

What you saw on screen is ont a background paper but a glyph within explorer window itself with my favorites themes ( full glass themes generally and glyph are some of my trademark ^^ ) . There are few people doing that over the net ( gsw953 surely is one of the most known for his beautiful themes ) and he posts them on deviantart , thing I don't for personal reasons.
The icons are windows default ones so you should have the same at devices , I found a link to the sexy girl as wallpaper I used to build the theme
http://www.carlosserrao.com/wp-content/ ... 0188-4.jpg




You can give an eye on some work from my own

http://mykou.deviantart.com/

I also have a youtube channel dedicated to windows 10 tutorial and customisation , here is how it looks and Juniper told you the truth as I made some break but I keep being active for my followers ^^:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE-WBvZ4oqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BSBvQI ... 8&index=45

I also made a tutorial serie ( 7 vids ) for CSM , Gaurav asked me to translate in US language but I'm too busy and hadn't time to realize all my whishes :)

Cheers


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juniper7 wrote:
Probably one of his themes.
If Mykou does not respond (post is year+ ago), you could track him down on other forums,
like deviantart, tenforums, or maybe as "The real Yoda San" on youtube.
If you can understand Yoda San's French, looks like he is taking a break from it all.



TRUE !

I 'm back these days and still plan to introduce on the channel your awesome skin " concept" for windows 10 :)

Regards


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Hi mykou.
That Win 10 concept skin is too frozen up, to use for anything. (User can't customize)


There's a guy who is developing a Win 10 start menu application (not skin) here:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7568

which looks to have a lot of potential.


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hey Juniper :)
thanks for link , but I wasn't aware Splitwirez shared his work ( I know him from DA but never saw any release dedicated to 10 ) , does he ?
That said ,I'm happy with my current desktop ^^



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You're a true artist, how you manipulate each system entity,
culminating them into a piece of fine art. Bravo

I see in your start menu entries, there is Corel Paint Shop Pro.
That sure has a great built in digital noise reduction filter.
I use an older version X2.


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mykou wrote:
thanks for link , but I wasn't aware Splitwirez shared his work ( I know him from DA but never saw any release dedicated to 10 ) , does he ?

I ultimately aim to share just about everything, otherwise why would I make it?

The reason I haven't released anything is because I haven't finished anything yet :lol: (Well...there is that one Plexcellent beta, but that thing was a disaster compared to where Plexcellent is at now... .-. )

mykou wrote:
I never saw any release dedicated to 10

It is true that I don't build styles for Windows 10, however, a friend of mine by the name of devillnside has been working on porting my styles over to 10, so...in the end, you won't have to miss out.

Also I've got Insiders testing the ((HECK)) out of Start9 on every OS from Windows Vista to 10, so you're covered there too.

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juniper7 wrote:
You're a true artist, how you manipulate each system entity,
culminating them into a piece of fine art. Bravo

I see in your start menu entries, there is Corel Paint Shop Pro.
That sure has a great built in digital noise reduction filter.
I use an older version X2.


I really appreciate from someone who learned me about classic shell !

Thank you ^^ it's been such hard work yes :)


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Splitwirez wrote:
mykou wrote:
thanks for link , but I wasn't aware Splitwirez shared his work ( I know him from DA but never saw any release dedicated to 10 ) , does he ?

I ultimately aim to share just about everything, otherwise why would I make it?

The reason I haven't released anything is because I haven't finished anything yet :lol: (Well...there is that one Plexcellent beta, but that thing was a disaster compared to where Plexcellent is at now... .-. )

mykou wrote:
I never saw any release dedicated to 10

It is true that I don't build styles for Windows 10, however, a friend of mine by the name of devillnside has been working on porting my styles over to 10, so...in the end, you won't have to miss out.

Also I've got Insiders testing the ((HECK)) out of Start9 on every OS from Windows Vista to 10, so you're covered there too.



lol , I think we have something in common to be very demanding on our work :) and from what I already saw about yours , you have your own style and smart too .

Oh yes I saw DevilInside work there or at virtualcustoms ; nice too , specially in theming windows 7 !


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