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  1. I know that and will not be fixed. XPize is being redone from scratch.

    Will the XPize redo, include an option to have a black based theme installed, such as DarkSide? Or will we still need to install DarkSide, for that...

  2. Windows Sidebar for XP

    I've been using it, in its earlier/various revisions, for the last six or so months, and it's proven to be real stable - and thus never had a reason to uninstall it... By putting it here, I'm just trying to alert those, that don't already know of its existence... Stick with the now very stable and very revised XP (as opposed to the still (IMHO) very buggy Vista), and have one of the small added extras (in some peoples eyes - and for those that like this sort of thing) that Vista has to offer...

    Screen grab of it running, on my own desktop:

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/tonyhancock/024.jpg

  3. Just spotted a blue background in a window, after pressing 'F3' from the desktop.

    Below image/snapshot, prior to pressing 'F3':

    021.jpg

    And after pressing'F3':

    022.jpg

    I'm still using v2.0 of XPize Darkside, as v2.1 won't work / install properly on my system, for some strange reason... So not sure if the above is also happening with v2.1...

    Maybe someome could check, and post their findings back here...?

    Many thanks...

  4. Since installing 'Microsoft Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013)', I have the following problem (see screen grab, below) with the Taskbar:

    http://www.users.freenetname.co.uk/~railwa...bay/snap010.png

    Not sure whether it's an XPize Darkside or XPize problem... Might have something to do with me running a 1920 x 1200 desktop res, not sure...?

    Many thanks!

    Sorted, now... although not sure what caused rhe problem in the first place...

    Used 'Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!', to fix the problem, which can be found here: CLICK!

  5. Since installing 'Microsoft Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013)', I have the following problem (see screen grab, below) with the Taskbar:

    http://www.users.freenetname.co.uk/~railwa...bay/snap010.png

    Not sure whether it's an XPize Darkside or XPize problem... Might have something to do with me running a 1920 x 1200 desktop res, not sure...?

    Many thanks!

  6. 0d14r3

    This has been covered many times on this very topic... Modifying the source does not include the extras (eg: Logon screen, theme, shutdown/logoff screen, wallpaper, screensaver, etc...)

    CLHatch

    I started work on the next version the day after the release of 2.0

    Fact is, no problems have arrisen from this release other than this multi-processor problem.

    So, tbh when enough changes imo have occured Ill release a new version.

    Also your reference to life... are you suggesting Ive had no life whilst working on xpize... :P

    Aha! You've been holding out on us! Actually taking time to have a life when you could be spending every waking moment bringing us the next Darkside! Well, I suppose we could forgo the flogging this time. :P

    BTW, there was one other thing besides the boot screen... the missing forward and back arrows in the device manager. I'd seen it posted somewhere, but can't seem to find the thread now.

    Oh, and I wasn't sure if the login dialog (Ctrl-Alt-Del style) was supposed to be dark or not... it's still blue on mine (XP MC 2005, dual core).

    Here:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=67889

    &

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=103413

  7. Not to flog a dead horse, but I still have this problem, but more details this time.

    XPize settings loads on Windows startup, and by default I've saved it to make icon text backgrounds transparent. Upon startup, it doesn't load my settings, and icon backgrounds are coloured. Pressing load gives the same error as stated above.

    I have to close and reopen it to effect any change.

    Is there anything I'm doing wrong or is this something wrong with the program, or is it Windows?

    Thanks!

    I too, am having this problem - just thought I'd mention it...

    Also..., since installing XPize, 'Taskbar and Start Menu' icon under/in 'Control Panel' no longer works... When I click it, it asks me to choose the program to 'Open With'... very strange...

    BTW, anyone know where the control panel applets/programs, are actually stored, on the system? As there's seems to be no access to them, directly – I can see no way of actually copying the applet – as there is no ‘Control Panel’ folder...)?

  8. Also, the back and forward buttons are missing from the 'Device Manager' applet (pic below). And as I have XPize Darkside 2 installed, I'm not sure what is causing the problem... Maybe someone could check, and let us know whether the standard latest version of XPize, is the same/the cause of the problem...

    snap003.png

    Darkside Problem... will look into it :thumbup

    Great, zedox. Look forward to an update... Can all three be dealt with, via a Darkside update?

    BTW, can anything be done with the boot-screen problem, that those of us have, who are running dual-core system?

  9. It is not controversial at all. I just wanted to be direct in my answers (without wanting to be controversial either). Your post makes a lot of sense, and I know many people here agree.

    The thing is that the XPize code has reached a state that it is a pain to maintain. So I started Vize to see how well a shell pack written in C# would work. For now, Vize is working like a charm, so I will be soon porting XPize to C# too. XPize in NSIS is not fun anymore for me.

    Keep up the all good work, XPero. Because despite what I said, I do support you, in everything you do - honest!

  10. "concentrate all your efforts on XPize":

    I've been doing that for 3 years now :)

    "getting it finished completely":

    I think that XPize is the example of a program that cannot be finished. I always have to deal with new old resources, new updated MS software, new 3rd party apps, etc...

    Anyway, who said XPize is gonna die? I plan rewritting it in C#, to be more versatile and powerfull without all the limitations of NSIS.

    Knew it would be controversial, when I posted it, but I still think it needed to be said – as much as I appreciate XPize, believe it, or not...

    Many here probably agree with my post, and indeed, wished they’d had the balls to say it...

    Never said it was going to die... although, you’re the only one that really knows/knew that... which I’m very glad to hear, of course...

  11. I appreciate your efforts with Vise... As I’m sure once I go over to Vista (not anytime soon, I hasten to add) I’ll benefit from it, as indeed I am doing now, with your XPize efforts.

    However, surely the main reason for the need for XPize (rather ironically), in the first place, was because Microsoft decided to concentrate their efforts on Vista, and thus leave parts of the GUI side of XP un-XPized... Indeed, as they now also seem to be doing again, with Vista – and hence the need for Vize...

    As I see it, XPize is not completely finished just yet.... As I, at least, have several icons/pictures (and probably many more, that I’m yet to come across) remaining from the pre XP days, that still need to be dealt with via XPize...

    Therefore... wouldn't it be a good idea, to concentrate all your efforts on XPize, getting it finished completely... Unlike Microsoft, who left XP incomplete (GUI wise), for someone else to deal with (i.e., you)...

    Just a thought...

  12. hmmm, I'd hedge my bettings bettings that CLHatch's processor is also Dual Core.

    I have the same problem of not having the darkside bootscreen. I tried uninstalling, then reinstalling, used the reloader and still it showed the old blue bar on the boot screen. Please help! I'm not using Dual Core processor.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer NVIDIA

    System Model AWRDACPI

    System Type X86-based PC

    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 15 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2210 Mhz

    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 4/6/2006

    SMBIOS Version 2.2

    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32

    Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB

    Same prob here, although I am running a Dual Core CPU. Why would this make a differance, though? Just intereted to know, if you know...

  13. Clicking (to open) the 'Temporary Internet Files' directory (found at the following location: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files) brings up the below dialog, which still has an old un-XPized icon:

    snap002.png

    Also, the back and forward buttons are missing from the 'Device Manager' applet (pic below). And as I have XPize Darkside 2 installed, I'm not sure what is causing the problem... Maybe someone could check, and let us know whether the standard latest version of XPize, is the same/the cause of the problem...

    snap003.png

    Oh, and this:

    snap005.png

    Many thanks, all!

  14. If you double the height of the task bar it will show the time,

    day of the week and the date.

    Indeed, knew I saw it somewhere - don't (personelly) like to make my task bar double height - but then again, I'm not worried about seeing the day/date..., but, that info will certainly help out 'CBTF'...

  15. How do I make it show the day of the week beneath the time in my icon tray/task bar? Thanks!

    As far as I'm aware, you can't show both - only hovering your mouse pointer over the time, will bring up the date... Not much use here, of course, but I think the MAC OS offers that option...



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