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Desktop Codename: RxStart(tm) Beta

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Jazket    0

Desktop Codename: RxStart Beta

1st. pre-Beta ready for 'Beta Testers'

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Hello to All.

My name is Jaziel, Graphic/Web Site Designer, Cisco Certified Network Professional, IT entusiast, Pelco? Certified Installer, "Visual Studio. Net" -unexperienced- Programmer, and a bunch of other junk you might don't even want to know about. This quick intro is to let you all know something about myself real quick. As some of you might know, I made a mockup of the current "Windows Vista" Start Menu. Here is the link for those who hasn't seen it yet:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=393717>

As you can see, countless people liked the "Mockup", of which "countless quantity" of them might want to have this as the final "Windows Vista" Start Menu desing. Of course that cannot happen, unless Microsoft already saw my Mockup and they are currently trying to do something close to it. Though, countless people (again) criticized it in both good and bad ways, which still is "good" feedback (to me though) that such "Mockup" could not be implemented in a OS cause it does not have enough "Workflow" or let's call it some other way, "Clarity". It is clear, but it is not "clarifying" the real concept of Windows Vista, which is what this OS's main concern seems to be.

That's what they said between a few other things like "Oh sweet! - God I like it! - Damn! - Wow - Looks good - Its Ok - Em? - I would use this Start Menu" and other stuff.

Well I really want to say thanks to all for their feedback, and also I would like to present the FIRST beta release of this "Mockup" Project, as a real fact, actually being developed:

The Desktop Codename: RxStart>

Screenshots:

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Description:

A Desktop X Environment fully loaded with a custom Start Menu, custom Task bar and Sidebar. This Desktop is based on the new "Windows Vista" look and feel. It conbines both the design and flexibility of the new beta OS from Microsoft "Windows Codename: Longhorn". Thought this is an early "BETA" release, it will include a load of rich content and widgets to make it a "Real" fake Windows Vista under Windows XP.

the purpose of this theme is to Replace your Windows XP environment with the new "Windows Vista Aero Style" so you can feel like if you were using "Windows Vista" at the moment.

This theme would only load with Desktop X from Stardock, so you might want to install it in order to beta test it.

Included Features in this Build:>

- New Stat Menu based on the following features:

* Windows Vista Aero Style.

* Windows Vista New "Glow" and "Blur" Effects.

* Expandible and Configurable "Main Icons" Panel.

* "Quick Action Icons" for rapid "Shutdown/Logoff" Options.

* "Quick Launch Icons" Panel to easly acess your favorite applications.

* More features "might" be inplemented as future builds are released.

- New Taskbar based on the following features:

* "Unofficial" Windows Vista "Rounded" Start Button.

Note: The "Rounded" STart Button is an "unofficial" feature, meaning

it might not come with Windows Vista, as it might just be a"Mockup"

made somewhere else but at Microsoft's labs.

* Windows Vista Aero Style.

- New Sidebar Gadget based on the following features:

* Most features available on the "Official" Windows Vista Sidebar

might be implemented in this "Windows Sidebar" Gadget.

- A "pre-beta" Gadget version of the RxStart Lite Project (Lite: does not include the Taskbar and/or Sidebar. This was suppose to be the main project).

Features NOT Included in this Build:>

- New Stat Menu under-development features:

* Windows Vista Start Menu's Search Bar.

* Start Menu "All Programs" Feature Inplementation.

* "Quick Action Icons" Commands are disabled, or not configured.

- Windows? Sidebar? "Gadget".

- Availabilty of a "Windows? Vista" Stlye for Windows? XP.

- Full Desktop Inplementation with System Controls.

Please note that this is a pre-beta and it is buggy, as any other Beta would be. Only around a 25% of the scripting is done, and the graphics may be in early releases. It is suggested to changes and/or even the total modification of its features and designs.

Please report your bugs in this Thread and help me make this, more than just a good looking design, an usefull project to any one who would like to use it.

Link to Downlodownload.pngDownload Desktop Codename: 'RxStart' Beta.>

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Included in this Package:

rdvista_startmenu_r1106051142x86.exe

RxStart.035rxstart.051108-0732x86.exe

Release Notes.txt

1024.desktop

1152.desktop

1280.desktop

Screen1.PNG

Screen2.PNG

Screen3.PNG

Screen4.PNG

Screen5.PNG

Screen6.PNG

NOTE: This release is only available in 3 different resolution sizes:

."1024 x 768" - "1152 x 864" - "1280 x 1024".

Please ONLY use the file that fits with your Screen Resolution.

Please support my work and effort. Thank you!;

Edited by Jazket

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fascist    1

ill wait till someone tries, it looks amazing though!

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fishie    1

pretty good. the font needs work on that part thats white with a shadow. might be cool to be able to change location of it top, bottom, etc. the hue shift thing is cool. the lock button you can drag the circle arround :)

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caerma    6

Awesome...

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Winswy    0

Ill pass.

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fascist    1

very glitchy. Work on the taskbar buttons, pink shows up. No clue what happened, but I had to do system restore... I think I was clicking too many buttons, it was kind of slow too.

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TCA    117
Ill pass.

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me too

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Mx    0

Just tried it out and I must say, well done :) Good coding and its fun to use.

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Angel Blue01    8

Too bad it requires DesktopX.

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Von_Beard    0

u rawk dude well done

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Jazket    0

thank you all! :)

Those who are "passing" might want to try the next release :p im sure it will be much better :p

thanks for your support, please post the bugs you find and the things you may want to have or see dissapear in it :happy:

and rate if you feel like doing it :D "zankz" :shifty:

Angel, I'll see if i can find a way to realease it as a full gadget (exe application)... but that wont come until finals releases....

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Mx    0
Too bad it requires DesktopX.

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Does it? :huh: Doesn't here.

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-=Monkey Boy=-    0

Dude this is amazing, I shall not try it yet, but when a newer beta is out i'll give it a go.

But well done.

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insanekiwi    0

wow. this looks very nice (Y)

downloading right now (8mb on dialup take some time :laugh:)

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ev0|    2

Good job. I'd be more than a little worried about a cease and desist from microsoft tho.

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Slimy    13

too bad only for desktop x :/

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CeL_dAmAgE    0

Amazing work you've done here. I sware, if I would, I would go ahead and buy desktop x for this, but I right now, don't feel like spending money. Looks AMAZING!!! A+

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sn00pie    2

Can someone verify it only works with Desktop X? Meh, I'd download it and try it out but I'm to lazy to un-install it later. :(

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Vquattro    0

Looks great.

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Jazket    0
Can someone verify it only works with Desktop X? Meh, I'd download it and try it out but I'm to lazy to un-install it later. :(

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Yep game, it only works with Desktop X by now.... I might release it as a Gadget in its full version later.. but im still working hard on this :D

Thanks for your support everyone! :yes:

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Wannes    35

Downloading right now. Good of you to take time to introduce yourself and all, just another reason why I should try this theme. :)

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Jase    130

I love it but why is the taskbar text pink :s

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Jazket    0

Thankz Viscera!

Hey Jase, im working on a way to fix that don't worry :D... remember this early build compared to what I spect the final build to be, is like comparing Microsoft's progress within Longhorn 5231 and 4051! :wacko:

:)

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j.nudd    0

Looks great, but not my style

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@ssassin    0

i've always avoided desktopX, but this skin such a work of art, i couldnt resist................for the first time i'm gonna try desktopX, just to try this one out :)

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