I just replaced all icons with their '7 counterparts and managed to rip the 'default' skin from WMP7. Why didn't I just install WMP7? Because 9 is more friendlier with my games and doesn't cause issues with 'em. As much as I like the full mode look of 7, I'd much have this modified 9 which actually works without the undesired side-effects.
If anyone wants the skin and the modified dll, let me know, and I'll post it here.
Clasurol: the address bar looks amazing and I finally have it. I have another problem: the damned command bar. Even if I use the script to remove the address bar, I still get the annoying command bar. I tried to disable the ribbon disabler (lol). And I saw it removed the command bar but the ugly ribbon was there. I activated it again and the command bar was there again. Do you have any idea what is happening? It makes no sense that the ribbon disabler activates the command bar. How the hell did you get rid of it?
I've honestly no idea - when I was on Win10 1709 I had the same issue. It's only when I re-installed and using the script I posted on the page previous, did it go away. I don't know what to say otherwise, the thing was a pain in the neck and I just got lucky.
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2019 23:56:55 GMT -8 by Clasurol
you should make resource hacker res files of all these icon mods so they could be replaced within a few clicks . that open menu has the xp buttons you need to change them to win95/nt style
I rarely use Resource Hacker for icon replacements, it's CustomizerGod I use, and as far as I know, it lacks support for such a feature. I can share my modified dlls which I've backed up, but I'm not sure if that would be be safe to transfer over to another build. But if anyone wants them, just ask.
As for the XP toolbar in the last Save dialog, I know, it's something I'm gonna change, but like with the above post, I don't know where to start.
I can provide both my imageres dlls, but all the icons I have are in a mess and not stored properly and they take up quite a large space. That and my internet sucks atm. I can provide links to where I got most of them from, but sorry, packing them all up is out of the question.
I've gotten rid of Quick Access somehow. I might have done something else in Regedit as well, but I haven't seen Quick Access in some time now. I know for a fact it's completely gone from my explorer though. What mouse icon are you using clasurol?
I've removed Quick Access with help from the peeps from Tenforums; turns out I was using an outdated method to do it.
Anywhos, some updates:
My desktop as it is now.
"Everything" (fantastic search program), changed it's icon to the W98 magnifier.
EVERY tray icon has been changed to something "classic". Here's a rundown of each one from left to right:
1. D Color XP - D Color XP (program that allows for the font background on the desktop icons) 2. WinEjet - WinEject (program that allows for the disc tray to be open/closed from the systray) 3. Power Cable Icon - Lightshot (screen capture program) 4. W2K MSN Messenger icon - Default Windows volume (ROS taskbar will show this icon regardless of your settings) 5. W98 WebTV icon - Unchecky (program that scans for hidden adware in installers; again ROS ignores and shows it regardless) 6. Malwarebytes Old Icon - Volume2 (alternative sound manager program, I use it mainly for quick access to sound settings) 7. W2K Device icon - Simplewall (really good third party firewall program) 8. Task Manager - Task Manager 9. ASuite - ASuite (program launcher) 10. ClipCache - ClipCache (really old but good clipboard manager). 11. W2K Windows Update icon - WatchCat (program to hide programs or the taskbar). 12. W2k Network icon - WatchCat network flyout. 13. W2k Internat - W2k Internat. 14. W9x Volume Icon - 3RVX skinnable sound manager + my own W98/2K volume slider skin.
Start menu, all icons sourced by myself (and some of them created in GIMP). Not perfect, but it's a step in the right direction.
Favorites section of my Start menu, all the links exactly like the ones from W98 and ME, and all of them work.
I also added tooltips to every.single.one. That meant ripping them from their CNT file or whatever it is (really a renamed txt file) and entering into Classic Shell one at a time. What can I say? I'm a stickler for details.
EDIT: And finally, sorted out the PlacesBar in the old Save/Open dialogs to match W2k's.
The "XP" version of this dialog's dll is signed so I can't change it's toolbar, but I can live with that tbh.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2019 13:12:23 GMT -8 by Clasurol
Windows 10 and it's system files being digitally signed is a PITA. With so many restrictions in place, it's frustrating trying to customize my OS, only to find whatever I want to edit can't be. Roadblocks at every avenue it seems.
Like winver. Always wanted to change that. But I can't. So I made my own. Might not mean much to others, but I'm chuffed to bits that I finally worked out how to use a resource editor properly.
+ I've done other edits to my start menu, but they are pretty uneventful.
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2019 15:37:46 GMT -8 by Clasurol
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: Scamdisk 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: ihatemetro 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: Scamdisk 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