Is there any way to get themes to also apply to Metro UI apps? (Change title bar, buttons, etc.)
Not as long as the company is ran by imbeciles , if Microsoft really wanted to make a change they would never do the metro thing to start with , they would create a small size interpreter for android apk files to run on windows natively all of that while keeping the original theme on/off engine but no just hook all the metro crap into dwm.exe destroy the GUI beyond recognition ruin it for everybody that dont use hacks and mods to bring the classic theme back and when they are done destroying windows guess whats next? A mobile Winrt like OS supporting only win32 killing win64 named windows10x .
Offtopic, just a reaction to what powerplayer said: I personally think Microsoft isn't going in a bad direction with ModernUI (not metro, metro is the biggest ui fail i've ever seen). It works pretty good. It's just that their design theme refuses to add any customizability options. Everything is themed in a fixed way and you have to deal with it. That's mentally stupid. The Windows 10X thing imo is good. Really good. Remember that it's mainly designed for their Surface line of products and other tablet like devices. It works beautifully for that exact purpose: tablets. They are now realising that they need a seperate operating system for tablets and I think Win10X is the first step to removing the tablet stuff from Win10. That's a good thing.
actually on topic: No. You can't. Windows design theme is too ignorant for customizability.
Scamdisk: I feel like that my 8.1 installation is getting more unstable, doing something as right clicking sometimes does an loop crashing explorer. I have to log 2 times since the first time ignores shell:startup.
Oct 20, 2020 8:30:22 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk Have you modified explorer.exe or any other DLLs? They could be the source of the problems.
Oct 20, 2020 12:08:57 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I didn't modify explorer since it's signed
Oct 20, 2020 12:23:58 GMT -8
Scamdisk: It worked untill I started touching
Oct 20, 2020 12:24:17 GMT -8
Scamdisk: shell32.dll.mui and comdlg.dll.mui
Oct 20, 2020 12:24:29 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