Nope. I'm dualbooting Mac OS and Linux on my PC now. It just so happened that my hardware is 100% Hackintosh compatible so I jumped ship. Although I'll keep a trimmed down version of W10 Enterprise just for games without Wine/Proton support, at least for now.
As for the notification area/systray: let me say this - I've tried everything to get around it's shortcomings. SystrayX, Taskbar Hide, PS Tray, etc etc...all of them are dead ends. The ReactOS taskbar's systray is just unfinished. Unless someone is able to go in and fix it, we're all SOL.
It's useable, at least.
that stuff hasnt been updated in since 2008 when developer Martin Fuchs quit the reactos people say oh we have a shell when in fact its incomplete as hell even on reactos they never bothered to remove the outdated code of the startmenu and bake in the classicshell version that is far superior let alone fixing the taskbar . It would be cool if somebody added the win7 classic taskbar too + the 7 taskbar tweaker (maybe get help from the dev to add its libraries) then get spitfirex on the taskbar cause hes done it before
The classicshell in reactos explorer would be like put everything inside ros explorer then the skins would not be needed cause the default windows settings would change system colors instead we could just include an option to change caption , save as xml as usual make your own icon&caption pack...
Until this project gets a reboot by somebody and these things considered i will slack off on startisback spitfirex86 theme
I can't believe I didn't think of this before, but after all the time I've spent using GIMP, an idea hit me. It's so simple, but flew right past me until now.
Why not make the button colour transparent? Surely it wouldn't work right? Surprisingly it works fine!
I've attached a new version of this script with a transparent Windows 9x button that eliminates the need for separate skins. That means it respects the system colour. Only downside is if you have a dark colour, it'll clash with the black text. But I can easily whip alternative versions with different text colour.
I'm surprised you didn't think of this before, my original start buttons attached to the 1st post were already transparent Also, the button was missing the white top+left border. This is simply unacceptable, so I fixed it Download in the attachments.
Thanks. Honestly didn't know your own button was transparent tbh.
Also, thank you for pointing out what I did wrong, I knew something was up with it, but couldn't pinpoint what. I appreciate you posting a version of it without my screwup. Thank you.
I've noticed your version re-shifts the Start text and flag to the center, mine lowered the two slightly lower. It's just personal preference, so I've replicated what you've done, and corrected my own version minus the top of the button being missing. I've attached it to this post in case any one wants it (just override one in this archive if you want to use it: drive.google.com/open?id=1-XINDuUd_xxBAZPavxMNQtwUrnicoAEO).
EDIT: Trimmed out most of my posts from this thread.
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2019 23:50:35 GMT -8 by clasurol
wufzheevk: Someone knows how to get the pixelated classic font on win xp and older? I believe it´s Tahoma but on my win 10 its rendered in a higher definition.
Oct 7, 2019 16:01:39 GMT -8
1337ftw: It is Tahoma but on my end it looks the same as the old one. Not sure though.
Oct 8, 2019 7:44:08 GMT -8
1337ftw: ∂𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘻. why would you need Open/Classic Shell in the first place?
Oct 8, 2019 7:45:56 GMT -8
clasurol: You might be thinking of MS Sans Serif. Remember, if you change your font and want it to look pixelated, you'll need to disable Cleartype and all forms of anti-aliasing on your system as well.
Oct 8, 2019 9:30:24 GMT -8
1337ftw: Completely forgot I disabled ClearType. Tried on another PC and Tahoma is indeed smoothed out. As to the font you would want, it depends on what OS font you like the most:
Oct 8, 2019 11:02:26 GMT -8
1337ftw: Tahoma = Win2K/WinXP
Oct 8, 2019 11:02:40 GMT -8
1337ftw: MS Sans Serif = WinME or older
Oct 8, 2019 11:02:57 GMT -8
1337ftw: and ofc Segoe UI = Windows Vista and newer
Oct 8, 2019 11:03:08 GMT -8
1337ftw: NOTE: MS Sans Serif is NOT TO BE CONFUSED with Microsoft Sans Serif. These are 2 DIFFERENT fonts
Oct 8, 2019 11:05:37 GMT -8
1337ftw: MS Sans Serif is a rasterfont and Microsoft Sans Serif is a ClearType font. To this day, both fonts are still in Windows 10.
Oct 8, 2019 11:08:20 GMT -8
1337ftw: If you don't want to disable ClearType. I would recommend using MS Sans Serif as it's not a ClearType font.
Oct 8, 2019 11:10:13 GMT -8
powerplayer: does that contextmenu reg work on 32 bit os?
Oct 8, 2019 17:37:16 GMT -8
powerplayer: i mean the contextmenu dll that is in simpleclassicui does it work on win32?
Oct 9, 2019 0:34:41 GMT -8
1337ftw: You're mixing things up. Win32 is the application framework Windows uses. Windows 32-bit is the 32-bit version of Windows.
Oct 9, 2019 8:11:23 GMT -8
1337ftw: As to your question, no it does not work on Windows 32-bit
Oct 9, 2019 8:11:48 GMT -8
powerplayer: But is it possible to make a 32bit version of the contextmenu files?
Oct 12, 2019 12:00:54 GMT -8
1337ftw: It's not my fix so I have no idea how it works or if it has any way of working with it.
Oct 13, 2019 12:55:59 GMT -8
powerplayer: if it gives you a skinny contextmenu just open any folder and rightclick on a file then it will work
Oct 14, 2019 15:51:12 GMT -8