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random but win + y is now aero peek instead of win + space

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[quote name='freak180' timestamp='1316143721' post='594315024']
random but win + y is now aero peek instead of win + space
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Yeah, which is a bit of a change to get used to since I use peek a lot through winkey+space. Now though Winkey+space changes your keyboard language and setttings iirc.

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1316175931' post='594315586']
Yeah, which is a bit of a change to get used to since I use peek a lot through winkey+space. Now though Winkey+space changes your keyboard language and setttings iirc.
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that's what it's like on absinthe (default green) or purple drank (custom purple skin)

you start to get tipsy and press the wrong buttons dude. LOL

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Alright so Tom Hounsell managed to change that green strip, however by hex editing. Later today I'll be adding a layer in between the background and the GridRoot and pointing it to the image in shsxs.dll.

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316269038' post='594318312']
Alright so Tom Hounsell managed to change that green strip, however by hex editing. Later today I'll be adding a layer in between the background and the GridRoot and pointing it to the image in shsxs.dll.
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Nice Job Panda X! Is there a possibe way of changing keyboard commands? Btw Remember those good O' days with Oscar and his longhorn projects? :blink: You started to become mad and tire of longhorn :rofl:

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That's good if you want a picture, probably the same one you have set as the desktop wallpaper I bet, that'd make it feel better to many people i think. If/when we can easily set a image or have it be the same image between the two UI's then the transition into the start screen will feel smoother and less of a surprise. It'd be kinda like OSX's new Launch Pad or the big app launcher that pops up in GNOME3/Unity, except with tiles instead of big icons and a list.

I think it'd look 10x better with not only a background but glass tiles (if that's possible).

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1316284970' post='594318830']
That's good if you want a picture, probably the same one you have set as the desktop wallpaper I bet, that'd make it feel better to many people i think. If/when we can easily set a image or have it be the same image between the two UI's then the transition into the start screen will feel smoother and less of a surprise. It'd be kinda like OSX's new Launch Pad or the big app launcher that pops up in GNOME3/Unity, except with tiles instead of big icons and a list.

[size="3"][b]I think it'd look 10x better with not only a background but glass tiles (if that's possible).[/b][/size]
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+1

incase, someone missed it

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would be nice that instead of purple/green or pink, were transparent or translucent. The interface its pretty annoying by itself.

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316109366' post='594313616']
All files are located in shsxs.dll. There's also some stuff in twinui.dll. Going through them all is going to take some time.

Got this after messing with twin: http://i.cubeupload.com/l9atic.png
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hey, how did you pin desktop IE10 to the start page? I couldn`t do that here. :(

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1316284970' post='594318830']
That's good if you want a picture, probably the same one you have set as the desktop wallpaper I bet, that'd make it feel better to many people i think. If/when we can easily set a image or have it be the same image between the two UI's then the transition into the start screen will feel smoother and less of a surprise. It'd be kinda like OSX's new Launch Pad or the big app launcher that pops up in GNOME3/Unity, except with tiles instead of big icons and a list.

I think it'd look 10x better with not only a background but glass tiles (if that's possible).
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This.... launchpad's thing is pretty slick and this would help.

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[quote name='Cesar D' timestamp='1316285739' post='594318854']
hey, how did you pin desktop IE10 to the start page? I couldn`t do that here. :(
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As easy as install another browser and associate HTML files to that browser. But then you won't see Metro IE anymore.

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[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/XZJknm.png[/img]


Credits go to Hounsell: http://thounsell.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Metro-for-WDP-Preview-1-258876643

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316300962' post='594319290']
[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/XZJknm.png[/img]


Credits go to Hounsell: http://thounsell.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Metro-for-WDP-Preview-1-258876643
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Could you release your version too please. As Hounsell only seems to be releasing the light-blue version which looks horrible IMO. I prefer the purple.

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316106607' post='594313398']
[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/2AGuRn.png[/img]


Still working on getting the rest changed. (shsxs.dll)
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better but still no for me.

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Here's a final shot (colored tiles and flyouts): http://thepanda-x.deviantart.com/#/d49wzsg

By the way it also colorizes the logon screen.

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316302329' post='594319376']
Here's a final shot (colored tiles and flyouts): http://thepanda-x.deviantart.com/#/d49wzsg

By the way it also colorizes the logon screen.
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Beautiful! Please release!

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Nice progress! :D But now I'm curious, does it only change the color of the green "icon band" or removes it entirely so it's usable with custom backgrounds?

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Would love to see this released and possibly a dark blue version (would feel more native to windows to have a darker blue color).

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[quote name='Ninja Grinch' timestamp='1316304258' post='594319470']
Would love to see this released and possibly a dark blue version (would feel more native to windows to have a darker blue color).
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Any RGB you have in mind?

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Red: 5
Green: 60
Blue: 150

To me that seems like a nice, smooth yet native feeling color for Windows. :)

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Looks awesome, can you write up a tutorial on how to do it?

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[quote name='bdsams' timestamp='1316306572' post='594319528']
Looks awesome, can you write up a tutorial on how to do it?
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Mr Brad Sams, you can have your front page standby LOL. :laugh:


http://thounsell.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Metro-for-WDP-Preview-1-258876643

[img]http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp197/faikeef/screen751.jpg[/img]

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Here's my last edit for the night. Credits to: http://tehosc.deviantart.com/ for creating the background. It's transparent so the main background is shown behind rather than the default opaque image.

[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/FtdlfX.png[/img]

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[quote name='Panda X' timestamp='1316316927' post='594319730']
Here's my last edit for the night. Credits to: http://tehosc.deviantart.com/ for creating the background. It's transparent so the main background is shown behind rather than the default opaque image.

[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/FtdlfX.png[/img]
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Sweet!!!! awesome man!!! I guess you didnt see my other comment about the Good o days with the longhorn projects with oscar lol

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make a black one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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