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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:46 am 
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Hello
I'm pasting someone else's 7 style and classic style start menu skin link here,
just to show people still enjoy modifying Ivo's Metro skins to their own taste.
It is not fully compatible with the last CSM version 4.3.1, so it has to use a minimum Open-Shell version 4.4.160 to work correctly.

It's called Fluent-Metro. by @bonzibudd

@bonzibudd has carried over as many Windows 10 looks as possible(dark, light, accent color modes),
with many options for alternative looks as well. Has got to be the most different skin options ever! :)
This menu has a unique look to it by using different size fonts and paddings for different areas.
Even the icon frames are smaller so they hide behind large square Metro app icons that don't need it.
All arrows, pins, and "All Programs" icons have correct size images for 100%/125%/150%/200% display sizes.
Will even scale automatically.
A few distinctive looks are "Modern shutdown button" option that just shows the shutdown image with hidden text,
and many other button and selector styles to choose from.
And lastly, a Win10 style main menu shadow vertical separator option, for the expanded left pane two-tone look.
Along with the Windows 7 style menu, there is also a Classic w/ two columns variant with tiles.
To use the tiles properly, you can apply the XML file provided in the release after you copy the skins.
You can also further customize the items for the tiles under "Customize Start Menu."

It's a good idea to check @bonzibudd's link for new releases of the skins(on the right side of the main page).

https://github.com/bonzibudd/Fluent-Metro/


Here are a couple of his menu display pictures below.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:35 am 
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Yep I saw this at GitHub however I feel it is not very good/pointless. Without text labels on the right, the usability is reduced and a lot of space wasted in icons with big solid color background. The best skin I have come across in so many years of Classic Shell is your XP Metro-Glass Win10 (with some mods I did to it like different colored arrows and bigger split buttons).

Or if glyph style icons are anyone's style:


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