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by Powerplayer
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Why is it easier to make themes with PNG files as icons? You ever use IcoFX 1.6? In case you haven't, it's probably the best free icon editor out there, and it's actually pretty easy to use. And it does a wonderful job at converting PNG images to ICO. Windows generally uses ICO files for ListViews ...
by Powerplayer
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

4.) Microsoft doesn't seem to be ok with people building upon their code. This is honestly the biggest concern I have with this. If you think that they don't care because the code is so old and developing it would be too much work to compete with Windows, Microsoft has actually removed the NT4 sour...
by Powerplayer
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Powerplayer, did you try using the dummy DWM.exe in place of sihost.exe? No i did not what happens with dummy dwm renamed to sihost.exe? It opens and closes itself shortly after from what i know but thats for desktop composition. Edit now i did a try with the dummy boot of taskbar took longer but w...
by Powerplayer
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Actually, it's more like the saying 'if it's made, there is always a way to create it.' Investigating the behavior in one program might prove useful for another program. I'm not too sure if this 'ros explorer' even works like he says it does though. Nobody is taking my posts about sihost.exe seriou...
by Powerplayer
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

That's looking good, Splitwirez. Although the title bar still says 'My Pictures' lol Also, thanks for clarifying about the taskbar. So Powerplayer, how are you getting around without the right-click context menus working in Threshold 2? i have to use the regular crappy ms theme they forced on us i ...
by Powerplayer
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Yeah, you'll need to disable the ribbon UI to get the Organize button, bugmn. Interesting news, Powerplayer. I really hope we can find a fix for the immersive context menus then. Otherwise, I certainly won't be updating to the new service pack for a while. Although, that's easier said than done giv...
by Powerplayer
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Ok, I got you, thanks. I was thinking it wouldnt work because some of the menu's are broken. Plus the fact that what we have now works, it just needs some fine tuning. Guys windows 10 Service pack called th2 is out now and ready for download as trial http://pastebin.com/cGV3vcnX rtm 10586 esd strai...
by Powerplayer
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

windows.nt.win32 wrote:I don't think PE Network Manager is open source...

By the way, it works fine for me on Windows 10.
It is opensource it is on sourceforge u can dl the source too http://sourceforge.net/projects/penetwork/
by Powerplayer
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Try NetworkExplorer.dll, netcenter.dll, or netshell.dll. I think it's in NetworkExplorer.dll, but I'm not 100% positive. Also, as an alternative I've been using PE Network Manager. It's not the same as the Windows network connections, but it gets the job done. And it works with the classic theme. p...
by Powerplayer
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Looks nice. Kinda reminds me of Windows 7's Connect to a network dialog, except in an actual window. I like it. If we know what dll controls windows 7 taskbar wifi we can just copy it to win10 and connect to network as in win7 . Anybody played around with that yet? i got win8 taskbar sndvol files a...
by Powerplayer
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

because there's a means to make it happen[/i]? WHAT??? Oh i thought you used some file browsing program sorry i did not realize you started making an explorer my bad. its a great idea i would love to see basic nt4 functionality implemented and png icons added externally so that explorer and shell32...
by Powerplayer
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Actually, the ribbon disabler doesn't work in windows 10. Unfortunately I got the error 'critical error, cortana and start menu aren't working' after enabling the ribbon disabler. I then had to do a system restore. Ribbondisabler works very fine here . Your problem is that you did not disable syste...
by Powerplayer
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Um...windows.nt.win32? Did you see the non-ribbon version of that Explorer Window concept I did? [ribbon-deprived concept here] kinda pointless when we have ribbon disabler http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.20 i already didit this nice pic did it with only ribbon disabler and reshacker fo...
by Powerplayer
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

-Implementing images could complicate the settings. A very good step in the right direction the custom start button on classicshell is a proof of concept and if everything gets nicely skinned with png files then we get an explorer and shell32 that are kilobytes and at same time we satisfy people wh...
by Powerplayer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

cause if we have an open-sauce Windows Shell (NT4), why not go crazy with it? :lol: NT4 Classicshell hybrid is the best idea but many of us here are not good at coding and we have a few guys that are learning their ways around and we have not seen Ibmpad talking to us in ages. The NT4/classicshell ...
by Powerplayer
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

now anybody can we convert this theme http://simplexdesignsart.deviantart.com ... 64235?hf=1 to win10?
by Powerplayer
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Give it the addition of a Windows 98-style addressbar, and you're good to go. or this idea that i had for ages an adressbar that you enable in classicexplorer just like you enable the classicshell buttons and move it to any field u want http://s1.postimg.org/9gy2ergen/openwindow.jpg The adressbar i...
by Powerplayer
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

AFAIK ReactOS does more or less the same thing, but its binaries would be different from Windows. So it wouldn't be compatible. Also keep in mind that the classic theme itself isn't really broken; it works the same way it did in Windows XP/Vista/7. It's more just parts of the Windows interface have...
by Powerplayer
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

I still don't think creating a custom visual style that mimics the classic theme is the best way to go. True we need a genious who can port the win7 themes including classic theme with all registry mods and the whole classic theme service as well as control panel functionality and from there make t...
by Powerplayer
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Well heres an idea take the explorer.exe resource straight from the beta win10 where beta still had explorer taskbar and add that as default explorer to see if it displays a taskbar Do you know the latest build that would have an explorer.exe with the classic taskbar? i think the earliest builds bu...
by Powerplayer
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Oh, I didn't mean when the classic theme was installed, but rather to do it without it installed. If we could make a theme that looks exactly like the windows 98 theme, then we wouldn't need this program to enable the windows classic theme. Also, we could make a program to edit the colors and etc o...
by Powerplayer
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Splitwirez wrote: Your thoughts?
how did u make the white icons black and the text font black at taskbar? I like to have that as i wait for classictheme taskbar to get fixed
by Powerplayer
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

EDIT: Just a thought... http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/imageupload/1188139295.or.75776.jpg , anyone? xD Its nice but i kinda like mine more its a concept of how microsoft would do it if they made things right (i use small taskbar cause win2000 did not oversize it) My idea was more like keeping the st...
by Powerplayer
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

I see what you were going for, and to be honest it's not terrible. I would suggest maybe taking the old Windows 9x flag and incorporating the Windows 8 logo in it. That would be cool, and I think it would make it a lot clearer. Just some constructive criticism. :) On a slightly related note, I can'...
by Powerplayer
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

But to be honest, I don't really see an older Windows shell working very well on Windows 8/10. Well, with the exception of maybe the Windows NT 4.0 shell simply because the source code to that is available, and it would theoretically be possible to update it to work on modern versions of Windows. I...
by Powerplayer
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

MOVING ON... I suspect Windows Vista's taskbar might be more functional on Windows 10 than XP's...anyone want it? (I have a Vista install disk anyways, so I'll probably rip it regardless :Y ) Yea i could not enable xp taskbar because it was 32 bit and because taskmanager does not work in classic mo...
by Powerplayer
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

HOWEVER, I know of an application called "W7ExForW8" which...does just that: it enables Windows 7's explorer to run on Windows 8. I've never actually used it, mind you, and IDK if it works on Windows 8.1 or 10... It got cancelled works only on win8 betas now it gives us black screen the best way to...
by Powerplayer
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

I apologize for butting into this discussion so abruptly...I just wanted to share some stuff I've been hoping to contribute to this: http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a041/d7t87sqm2a0pif0zg.jpg?size_id=8 Reworked the Classic (<-)(->) buttons to look more like those of Windows 9x (couldn't fit the te...
by Powerplayer
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

Also Anixx, if it's not too much to ask, would it be possible you could update the ClientEdge AHK script for opening folders in the same window? As of now, the ClientEdge style will be toggled whenever a shell event is triggered (like pasting/moving items, emptying the Recycle Bin, refreshing folde...
by Powerplayer
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Classic theme on Windows 8
Replies: 605
Views: 209443

Re: Classic theme on Windows 8

I've wanted to do a full LogonUI.exe replacement for a while now. . now that is a good idea , since its windows it could be the best logonui idea ever make us load vista interface or whatever mswindows interface ever maybe even make an all-in one UI so we can have all classic themes ever made plus ...

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