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#31 ashtefere

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:34

Thank you so, so much! You have no idea what you have done...

EDIT:

One more request if I may... is there a way to also change the height for the fullscreen metro apps in the same way as you have done with the start screen?

Thanks


#32 Blimpo

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:31

Just wanted to say great job with this program it's just what I was looking for.

It does not seem to be saving my settings when I restart.. I always have to apply them again. Any ideas how to get my settings to stay when I reboot?

#33 OP svnO.o

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:51

Working on that should have an update by Monday.

#34 OP svnO.o

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:31

The latest update can be found here - http://www.diablocra...Modifier1.2.zip

Features:
* "Fill screen, show taskbar" added as a position
* Ability to close app after settings are applied on startup
* Alternatively, you can use the -close param as a launch argument to have the app close automatically after settings are applied

Bug fixes:
* Task tray icon now closes gracefully with the app
* App now applies config at startup

#35 Blimpo

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:34

Thanks for this. Working great so far :)

#36 +patseguin

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:41

I was about to start typing a message bitching about people who complain about the start menu but this is pretty darned cool. Gonna check it out...

#37 PDNagilum

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:46

Any chance of you posting the source to this app? Would love to take a look at it :)

#38 subcld

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 13:23

Cool app thank you

#39 xbbdc

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 21:34

svnO.o,


thanks for the app, but can you please edit the first post to always include the newest version?

thanks again!

#40 OP svnO.o

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 00:45

svnO.o,


thanks for the app, but can you please edit the first post to always include the newest version?

thanks again!


I would but the posts in this forum are non-editable for whatever reason. I appreciate the feedback.

#41 Colin McGregor

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 00:52

I love how all the apps I am seeing right now for Windows 8 are Start menu apps.


Some people see going backwards as progression.

#42 Madevil

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:05

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I can't get it to work on either pro or enterprise version, any idea of the cause?

I've just found out this is running under 64 bit only...

#43 mrw45

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 18:46

This is great. Now for my biggest annoyance; which is the fact that the Start Screen disappears every time I go to a monitor that has the Desktop UI. Think you can find a way of pinning it to a screen so it does not disappear every time you engage a monitor that has the desktop UI. There has been a lot of discussion concerning this issue on the MS forums of late and it looks like you may be close to solution here.

Great work so far!

Thanks

mrw

#44 drums4everyth

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:32

just wondering. how do u stop this thing from working? just, "pre-opening this file" state, not changing its settings to make it look like its not there er anything. lol I couldn't figure it out :p

sry for the criticism:

I like this a lot! but id rather wait til everything possible can get customized (the background image, opacity of tiles, opacity of the start screen itself, custom solid colored tiles, naming tiles, tiles stack in a more customizable way). im lovin the taskbar combo! the tiles are different, but still stuck on an annoying grid. the dock is sweet (although I was hoping that when I went to 200px that maybe id cut off the 'Start' and 'Account Name' out, but it wiped the tiles lol). I really enjoy it, its just not full-fledged yet.

#45 drums4everyth

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:56

I just realized.... is this thing not 3rd party? this is just utilizing the tools windows hides?