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Windows 7: Changes in WM7!


24 Aug 2009   #1

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 
Changes in WM7!

Hi

Any news about a way to change the color and type of fonts in WM7? this is the mistery of the year.

I also wonder if it is possible to rename the title of default strips, eg.: change "Pictures + Videos" for just "Pictures"

Thx all



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24 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Yes to both but it requires resource editing (something I don't recommend). The strip title is an entry in the string table and the font\background is part of a MCML file.

For the Pictures + Videos, it would be easier to hide the menu strip completely and create a custom strip with just the Picture library.
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24 Aug 2009   #3

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post
For the Pictures + Videos, it would be easier to hide the menu strip completely and create a custom strip with just the Picture library.
It's cool mikinho! I have your app to hide the thing and WMCCC to create a custom one, but I dont know how to make it point to built-in picture library manager of WMC.

Could you please give me a direction?

Thank you
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25 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Here you go: http://www.mikinho.com/wmc/mc7apps-v1.0.msi

I modified an existing app I wrote. This one will create a new Start Menu Strip called "Favorites" with the below entries. You can use WMCC to move them already or delete the strip but the entries will be available for use now in custom strips.

- Movie Library
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Picture Library
- Radio
- Recorded TV
- Live TV
- TV Guide

The app can actually handle any of the following but I only had it create the above by default: FMRadio, InternetRadio, LiveTV, ManageDisks, MovieLibrary, MorePrograms, MusicAlbums, MusicArtists, MusicSongs, MyMusic, MyPictures, MyTV, MyVideos, PhotoDetails, RecordedTV, RecorderStorageSettings, ScheduledTVRecordings, Slideshow, SlideshowSettings, Start, TVGuide, Visualizations...

I plan to merge the functionality of this, Media Center Launcher (mcrun) and Hide Menu Strips into a new app that will manage all your apps and start menu strips.

Let me know if it is useful for you.

btw, I updated HideMediaCenterStrips to also hide custom menu strips so if you don't want Favorites but want to use the custom entry points you can.
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25 Aug 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Here is a screenshot of how I have it locked down for one of my user accounts:

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27 Aug 2009   #6

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Hi, I've been away for a while.

Mikinho, thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post
... I plan to merge the functionality of this, Media Center Launcher (mcrun) and Hide Menu Strips into a new app that will manage all your apps and start menu strips.

Let me know if it is useful for you...
I'm sure many people will be grateful about it, go ahead!



PS.: Are you from Brasil?
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27 Aug 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereomind View Post
PS.: Are you from Brasil?
Yes, São Paulo. Well Brazilian American.
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