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#376 Dot Matrix

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 22:36

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#377 remixedcat

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:13

Windows Server 2012 Standard

One thing though you can't have start screen BG.... I'm sure someone will add it soon though.....

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Server Manager:

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Task manager:

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#378 -Himanshu-

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:36

I really started to like the start-screen once I de-fullscreened it^^ And I might not have much use for the Metro apps themselves but in a small information dock they are great! :)

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How did you manage to resize the start screen?

#379 vetCalum

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:45

Apparently, that's been fixed.

I still don't like how they look. They still have the "non-Metro-style" old icons and no tile colour. I wish Microsoft had let us modify the tiles of Desktop apps (the ability to change the colour and add our own "Metro-style" icons would have been nice, in my opinion). As it stands, I can't pin any Desktop apps to my Start screen and still enjoy the user experience, due to how inconsistent those tiles look.

#380 remixedcat

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:54

You can change them... go to the right folder and change the icons there! I did it:


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should be C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

change the icons by the usual right click>properties method...

this also changes your taskbar icon as well.... if you add to start, then pin it....

#381 Xerax

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:55

Run dialog is completely depreciated and redundant. Not sure why it's still there.

I agree with everything you say, apart from this. I always use it to launch things. (regedit, msinfo32, notepad, mspaint, write, taskmgr, etc).

#382 Dot Matrix

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:07

I agree with everything you say, apart from this. I always use it to launch things. (regedit, msinfo32, notepad, mspaint, write, taskmgr, etc).


You can do that from Search now. Even on Windows 7, you can input run dialog commands, and even folder paths into Search and it'll go.

#383 vetCalum

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:29

You can change them... go to the right folder and change the icons there! I did it:


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should be C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

change the icons by the usual right click>properties method...

this also changes your taskbar icon as well.... if you add to start, then pin it....

Thanks :) I'm more concerned with the tile not being coloured and the icon still being smaller than the icons on most "Metro" tiles, though, unfortunately. But at least your suggestion would help somewhat :)

#384 remixedcat

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:34

Thanks :) I'm more concerned with the tile not being coloured and the icon still being smaller than the icons on most "Metro" tiles, though, unfortunately. But at least your suggestion would help somewhat :)


No problem... and that was bothering me as well... I like windows 7 to have all windows 7 feel and all windows server 2012 to have all it's feel.... not a mixmash of crap....

http://dakirby309.de...Icons-280724102 is the icon set I used.....

#385 Xerax

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:57

You can do that from Search now. Even on Windows 7, you can input run dialog commands, and even folder paths into Search and it'll go.

Oh, I know. I guess it's just a habbit ;x.

It also looks a lot more l337 when done in-front of bitches, bitches love l337.

#386 SkyDX

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:50

How did you manage to resize the start screen?


I did it with a tool called StartMenuModifier made by a Neowin member^^ Here is the original thread for it :) http://www.neowin.ne...-menu-modifier/

#387 -Himanshu-

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:01

I did it with a tool called StartMenuModifier made by a Neowin member^^ Here is the original thread for it :) http://www.neowin.ne...-menu-modifier/


Thanks! Looks good.

#388 SkyDX

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:19

Thanks! Looks good.


Yeah I agree, it certainly opens up way more options^^

#389 Dot Matrix

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 17:27

Multi-tasking in Windows 8 is phenomenal.

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#390 CJEric

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 14:27

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