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people say oh we have a shell when in fact its incomplete as hell even on reactos they never bothered to remove the outdated code of the startmenu and bake in the classicshell version that is far superior let alone fixing the taskbar .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
I never tried other taskbar replacements because of my firm conviction that it all probably be 100% buggy. I prefer litestep.
Just took a peep at ReactOS's taskbar.
What can I say.
First, quick launch is dead. Its empty area, and drag-n-dropping items on it does nothing.
Another thing, taskbar button in its normal (not pressed) state lacks 3D border.
And to wrap it up, there is something odd going on with system tray. I got a dead (non-clickable) system-native white volume control icon which can not be clicked or hidden. Obviously doing things to notification area via gpedit brought no result as its settings pertain to windows system taskbar. I have all native tray icons disabled. How come a lone volume icon found its way to ReactOS taskbar?
soapmusic27: But it skind really well and supports Chrome and Firefox. But no other browsers for now. You can theme PaleMoon (a Firefox fork) to match your theme though, or at least come closer to it.
Sept 17, 2020 9:21:08 GMT -8
Hayafumi: I wonder why Open-Shell has such small width since when I went to Classic-Shell 4.3.0 it could be very long
Sept 17, 2020 9:42:01 GMT -8
ihatemetro: soapmusic27 I also agree, Windows should be as customizable as Linux and it's a shame that it isn't. Unlike Mac OS, Windows actually has the resources to be customizable while Mac OS doesn't. I hate that M$ is pushing us to uncustomizable, awful metro.
Sept 18, 2020 6:37:21 GMT -8
Hayafumi: I absolutely hate the future of 10, spaced things where you can see less things before, so minimal and modern!!!!!
Sept 18, 2020 7:04:29 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi Also agreed, thank god Linux exists. At least it doesn't force a tablet UI on you. I could stay on v1903 because of the v2004 searchbox, but not for long, if I still want to keep Windows.
Sept 18, 2020 11:36:08 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Windows limits the hell out of customization, macOS doesn't really have the tools to customize it. Linux is essentially the last big OS that has user freedom.
Sept 18, 2020 11:40:48 GMT -8
novadelta2: I'm planning on switching to linux because Windows 7 is becoming obsolete and Windows 10 is fucking ugly as hell
Sept 18, 2020 20:23:14 GMT -8
novadelta2: gonna use Ubuntu with TDE who's entire purpose is to have a 2000's UI
Sept 18, 2020 20:23:35 GMT -8
ihatemetro: novadelta2 I wish TDE was in Arch repos, currently it's a nightmare to install and I got build errors. Edit: It's not even in AUR either. Edit 2: There was a repo all along, I installed it, yay.
Sept 19, 2020 6:35:00 GMT -8
meow: Arch is trash. Any attempt to install it after a few days pacman stops working. Even manjaro has this issue. fscking garbage.
Sept 19, 2020 11:54:24 GMT -8
meow: There is a fix for it, but pacman stops working after few days again.
Sept 19, 2020 11:56:21 GMT -8