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Channel 2012

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  1. I'm not sure what the technical name for this aspect of the interface is, (that's probably why it's kind of difficult to research) but I have noticed that a lot of custom themes tend to overlook it, especially dark themes: In this example from Windows 8.1, I've applied what is otherwise a very thoroughly designed darker theme, (AeroByDesign) but the text seen in the "add driver" wizard (and other such interface elements) is black with no highlighting. Is there a way to either change the color of this text, or to re-introduce the highlighting, as seen on Windows 7? Windows 7 example:
  2. Interesting. I've actually got a Windows 8 computer also that already has OldNewExplorer installed, so if you could tell me the procedure for that, it would still be much appreciated.
  3. Can you point me to where exactly the setting in Style Builder is to change the text color? That makes sense. I have one question though - there are a couple of Windows 8.1 themes that I've been playing around with in a virtual machine that seem to be able to change the task pane visuals without requiring the modification of shell32.dll. How is this possible?
  4. Interesting. Could you expand on that? Is it just because the drive in the picture is pointed slightly to the left while the disc is pointed forward?
  5. For what it's worth, I tried it out in Windows 8 RTM and found that the problem does not exist there, so it appears to be exclusive to Windows 8.1 and 10.
  6. Edit the default aero theme with Windows Style Builder and add the resources from RP, borders, caption buttons, etc... Tried; no luck. This was discussed on the thread in this thread, so I checked the "Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem" on both the RP and RTM styles, but they actually both have the same images, so something else must be the matter. To be clear, the issue is that the boxes which are supposed to appear when you hover over icons on the desktop simply do not appear with the RP theme; only with the RTM theme. Any ideas?
  7. Regarding your rather belligerent statement above... You act as though someone has wronged you, and that you have something to complain about - when in fact you have complete control over what to do about the watermark. ..You clearly feel you get value from the software, since you're trying to use even the pre-release version. So once it's released consider donating the price of a good beer or a lunch to the developer; he deserves our support for making our desktops more tolerable each and every time we use them. Try to understand that nothing is certain in this world, and that not everything is going to be stated just the way you like it. I totally get that and actually would love to donate to this cause that we all feel strongly for, but the dishonesty of this program being labelled as "donationware" instead of the shareware that it is leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and prevents me from doing so.
  8. Works great on 10586. However, on Modern App titlebars, it's a bit smaller than usual. here is what I mean. The text and buttons aren't taking advantage of all the space. (If it's too small, here is a link http://i65.tinypic.com/23qrde.png Here is same page on mine. Perhaps it is your themeatlas causing issues. Where did you find the theme atlas with those caption buttons?
  9. If they didn't have the retarded watermark in there in the first place, then this wouldn't be a problem at all. Having to install a tweak to get the operating system to a point of "almost acceptable" is bad enough; having to tweak the tweak is just ridiculous.
  10. ...and some of the real programs got nice ag-effect too.. Nice! So it comes with transparency and white minimize/maximize/restore/close buttons without third-party software or was that a tweak you installed?
  11. I set up a virtual machine to test out Glass8 for Windows 10, but when I enable the 8RP theme atlas, I'm getting the same glitch as I did when running the equivalent theme on Windows 8.1 - the top row of pixels on the minimize/restore/exit buttons is incorrectly colored, but only when the window is maximized. Is anyone else seeing this problem (depending on your color scheme, you may need to use the magnifier to see it better)? If so, is it fixable? Windows 8RP Atlas glitch on Windows 10: For reference, here's a magnified screenshot of the glitch on Windows 8.1: For even further reference, here's an actual screenshot from Windows 8 Release Preview showing how it is supposed to look:
  12. Nice! Any word on getting the minimize/maximize/restore/close buttons from the RP theme too? Because that looks pretty darn close otherwise. I might just have to spin up a 10 VM just for this.
  13. ​Yes. Great, thanks; I think I can handle that. Do you know of any place where I can find the image file for the task pane background or am I going to have to extract it from a Windows 7 beta installation? Could I just collect a copy of shell32 from the beta or might that produce unwanted consequences?
  14. Any news on that 8RP theme getting ported to the RTM version of Windows 10?
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