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61 428 No sunken edge in open / save dialogs?
by Scamdisk
Oct 22, 2020 16:46:27 GMT -8
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5 21 Mobile version sucks
by R.O.B.
Aug 21, 2020 22:53:29 GMT -8

Modification and Feature Discussion

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General discussion about customization, tweaks, and modifications for Windows.

43 240 Any way to make Windows 10 look exactly the same as 7?
by ihatemetro
Oct 20, 2020 12:29:59 GMT -8
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Let's explore the possibilities! Here, you can discuss ways that could improve the explorer experience.

93 691 Hijack the Open/Save Dialog?
by anixx
Oct 20, 2020 0:33:16 GMT -8
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Here, you can discuss different mods and/or changes to the Windows login screen.

12 82 Login Message box for windows 10
by soapmusic27
Oct 10, 2020 17:21:45 GMT -8
No New Posts UX/UI Concepts - 1 Viewing

Relocate/Compress/Rearrange/Move/Shuffle/Ribbonize/Toolbarify/Otherwise modify ALL the things!!!

17 83 Wi-Fi Panel Ideas
by Scamdisk
Oct 11, 2020 7:22:32 GMT -8

Windows Classic Theme

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Why are we still using an interface from 1995? Because it works. Discussion about using and/or fixing the classic theme on Windows 8+ belongs here.

82 1,591 Reversibly enable and disable Classic Theme with a simple UI
by ʇǝǝๅ ftw
Oct 22, 2020 15:31:20 GMT -8
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Discussion about issues with the Windows Classic theme on Windows 8+ goes here

48 313 Changing caption button size (minimise, maximise, exit)
by soapmusic27
Oct 15, 2020 18:23:55 GMT -8


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Do you prefer your Windows framed in glass or construction paper?

22 231 Classic Theme Windows 10 (build 1809)
by ayylmao
Oct 13, 2020 16:16:51 GMT -8
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Icons, cursors, wallpapers, and other stuff for your themes.

46 239 26px Start Menu Icons
by Scamdisk
Oct 22, 2020 15:44:28 GMT -8
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Screenshots for Windows, themes, your desktop or other related things.
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48 528 W10 Setup MKII [WIP]
by Scamdisk
Oct 22, 2020 17:29:54 GMT -8


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Talk about software that's not directly related to anything else.

37 264 MS Edge
by anixx
Oct 18, 2020 0:22:30 GMT -8
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Talk about getting older software to run on newer version of Windows.

31 145 Windows XP Tour working on Windows 10 1903
by ihatemetro
Sept 2, 2020 8:34:16 GMT -8


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I'd just like to interject for a moment. Discussion related to GNU/Linux and Unix-related stuff. Oppan Source Style!

8 47 Question about unified headerbars on classic window managers
by The Jesus of Suburbia
Oct 21, 2020 4:46:14 GMT -8
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6 10 Zelda in pacman
by powerplayer
Jun 27, 2020 21:26:21 GMT -8
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Modify ALL the games!

2 3 Carnivores
by soapmusic27
Oct 15, 2020 8:22:37 GMT -8


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Into the trash it goes!

48 121 how 2 gett calscic them bak in widnows 8 and wi10
by R.O.B.
Oct 20, 2020 21:08:28 GMT -8


ihatemetro: Both of those are dangerous to modify. I think you may have messed up the explorer context menus in shell32.dll.mui (they are stored there) and comdlg32.dll.mui could have stored some startup stuff. to run shell:startup. I did modify explorer.exe.mui, Oct 20, 2020 12:27:56 GMT -8 *
ihatemetro: but it didn't do much and actually still worked fine (It was for taskbar context menu). Weird that 8.1 can't take shell32.dll.mui modifications. Oct 20, 2020 12:28:11 GMT -8 *
Scamdisk: The only thing I modify in them is Oct 20, 2020 12:31:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Changed the dialogs font Oct 20, 2020 12:31:32 GMT -8
Scamdisk: to MS Shell Dlg Oct 20, 2020 12:31:36 GMT -8
Scamdisk: And modified run and winver Oct 20, 2020 12:31:46 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Never had any issues modifying either of those files when I was on Win8.1, and I was making very similar modifications. Are you seeing anything unusual in Event Viewer? Oct 20, 2020 21:03:54 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Nothing looks wrong Oct 20, 2020 21:15:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I would consider going back to 7 but since I use GPT Oct 20, 2020 21:17:45 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I'm not sure about it Oct 20, 2020 21:17:58 GMT -8
Scamdisk: explorer.exe did another loop crash Oct 20, 2020 21:19:38 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Windows 7 can be installed on GPT if you have CSM enabled, that's basically the only way to install Windows 7 on GPT and UEFI. There is another way without turning on CSM, but that involves modifying Windows 7 to remove the VGA drivers Oct 21, 2020 4:40:01 GMT -8 *
ihatemetro: and preinstalling graphics drivers for your integrated graphics (dedicated could also work too if you have one). Oct 21, 2020 4:40:55 GMT -8 *
Scamdisk: Great. Another loop explorer crash when I logged in. Fantastic. Oct 21, 2020 9:16:07 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I have some partitions in my drive, how would I access them in 7 if they're in GPT? Oct 21, 2020 20:13:33 GMT -8 *
Scamdisk: I will try to remove the VGA drivers, but how? Oct 21, 2020 20:25:13 GMT -8
ihatemetro: GPT disks and partitions can be viewed back as far back as Vista. Just make sure that your installation media is GPT and bootable via UEFI as well, or using DISM. Back in the day I have also installed Windows 7 without CSM and I had to find out Oct 22, 2020 4:44:08 GMT -8
ihatemetro: things myself. It isn't as simple as that. Here's something that I found useful: youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyr1zuFiYk Oct 22, 2020 4:50:17 GMT -8 *
Scamdisk: I moved back into Windows 7, since I had backups and such, I can get it running just as before Oct 22, 2020 12:50:59 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Quickly Oct 22, 2020 12:51:02 GMT -8