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#16 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 18:42

Awesome stuff guys, If you can put together a tutorial once its all done, I can put you up on the front page.


Thanks. It's a little convoluted though the values are elsewhere in the system (it would take someone like Rafael to figure out an easy way to do this)


#17 Stetson

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:01

The first thing I looked for after installing Windows 8 was the place to set the Metro theme color, like you can in WP7 or for Aero. It seems really strange to me that this isn't just an obvious system wide variable.

#18 xendrome

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:21

It looks like a kid's toy computer or something :laugh: not the purple, I mean, just the UI in general.



Or maybe a phone UI? :)

The first thing I looked for after installing Windows 8 was the place to set the Metro theme color, like you can in WP7 or for Aero. It seems really strange to me that this isn't just an obvious system wide variable.



Not to me since it's an alpha build... be patient...

#19 rfirth

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:22

The first thing I looked for after installing Windows 8 was the place to set the Metro theme color, like you can in WP7 or for Aero. It seems really strange to me that this isn't just an obvious system wide variable.

Of course it will be, I'm sure. They are far from finished.

#20 Stetson

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:29

Not to me since it's an alpha build... be patient...



I know that having the UI to change it built might be a while in coming, but it seems strange to build this new interface from scratch and not start out with that as being the same variable across the board.

#21 +Ryster

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 20:11

It looks like a kid's toy computer or something :laugh: not the purple, I mean, just the UI in general.

Since when have squares and rectangles been associated with children?

If you referring to the different coloured icons, graffiti logos, etc... then those are the icons of individual apps. Windows itself doesn't consist of that.

#22 LightShadow

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 23:06

I'm still waiting for Rafael Rivera to post how he changed his, he claims his background his pink...

#23 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 23:30

I'm still waiting for Rafael Rivera to post how he changed his, he claims his background his pink...



His way will be no matter what better than what I'm doing here. Still have yet to remove that green strip.

#24 Inklin

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 23:48

Nice work there. good luck with making it complete!

I find the green too gaudy. I am hoping Microsoft will make the color changeable just like Aero has with the color pickers. I am sure even if they don't the customizations community will make styles for it just like what you guys are doing here. :)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:10

wow that get crunk with purple drank!!!

#26 freak180

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:28

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

#27 George P

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:25

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



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.

#28 remixedcat

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 13:33

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.



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

#29 OP Panda X

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 14:17

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.

#30 freak180

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 16:55

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.

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: