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Windows 7: Project Zentzo [Windows Concept]

17 Mar 2010   #11
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
A startmenu replacement is possible. I remember back in my vb.5/6 days I hooked the start button and popped my own menu. I think I even hid the real one and added my own button. Way too long ago.

You would need to code everything from scratch. Pinning, most recently used, rebuilding the apps. Gosh. A lot more than I can think of. But with WPF, you make some very cool stuff.

Bottom line....it is possible. Its just going to take hella work.
Why not make a little script to create the button, let it be draggable, and simply open the start menu that's already there? Wouldn't that be a tad simpler to do?


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17 Mar 2010   #12
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
A startmenu replacement is possible. I remember back in my vb.5/6 days I hooked the start button and popped my own menu. I think I even hid the real one and added my own button. Way too long ago.

You would need to code everything from scratch. Pinning, most recently used, rebuilding the apps. Gosh. A lot more than I can think of. But with WPF, you make some very cool stuff.

Bottom line....it is possible. Its just going to take hella work.
Why not make a little script to create the button, let it be draggable, and simply open the start menu that's already there? Wouldn't that be a tad simpler to do?
Hell yeah. What kind of scripts? Now you sparked my interest. Maybe I can help out.
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18 Mar 2010   #13
sergiogarcia9

 

So when do we start?
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18 Mar 2010   #14
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
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18 Mar 2010   #15
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 

this looks better then windows 7
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18 Mar 2010   #16
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The idea I had in mind was to make a GUI that adds a picture of a start orb (make it external from the executable so it can be edited by the user), make it movable, make it snap to things like the task bar, corners of the screen (this would be optional), things like that. And for opening the start menu, it would be as simple as sending either the "LWin" or "RWin" keys, left and right Windows keys, to open the start menu. My concept idea was this:

Code:
#SingleInstance, Force ; if another instance is open, force this one over it silently.
DetectHiddenWindows,on
OnMessage(0x201, "WM_LBUTTONDOWN")
WM_LBUTTONDOWN()
{
   PostMessage, 0xA1, 2
   return
}
; make it draggable


Menu,Tray,Click,1
Menu,Tray,NoStandard
Menu,Tray,DeleteAll
Menu,Tray,Add,Start Button,Nothing
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,Move On, Move
Menu,Tray,Add,Move Off,moveoff
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,Hide Icon,Hide
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,E&xit,EXIT
; edit the tray right click menu


GUI:
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Color, 000000
Gui -resize -sysmenu
Gui, +LastFound -Caption
WinSet, Region, 0-0 w40 h39 r1000-1000 E

Gui, Add, Picture, xm+0 ym+0 w38 h38 -0x200 -backgroundtrans gStart, 1.bmp
Gui,Show,Center Autosize,Start_Opener
; 1.bmp is the image to use as a start orb)
return


Start:
Send {LWin}
return

Hide: (yet to have the code added)
return

Move:
Gui +Caption
return

moveoff:
Gui -Caption
return

Nothing: (used for the tray text above, to make a place holder)
return

EXIT:
Exitapp
As you can probably see, not what you would get with advanced code...
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18 Mar 2010   #17
sergiogarcia9

 

So would it be possible to create the start menu as in the concept image?
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18 Mar 2010   #18
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yeppers.
EDIT: Just noticed how the START MENU looked. That might take a bit more GUI work on my or Blizzaro's part, but it might be do-able. Though, you could always settle for the default.
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19 Mar 2010   #19
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
The idea I had in mind was to make a GUI that adds a picture of a start orb (make it external from the executable so it can be edited by the user), make it movable, make it snap to things like the task bar, corners of the screen (this would be optional), things like that. And for opening the start menu, it would be as simple as sending either the "LWin" or "RWin" keys, left and right Windows keys, to open the start menu. My concept idea was this:

Code:
 
#SingleInstance, Force ; if another instance is open, force this one over it silently.
DetectHiddenWindows,on
OnMessage(0x201, "WM_LBUTTONDOWN")
WM_LBUTTONDOWN()
{
   PostMessage, 0xA1, 2
   return
}
; make it draggable
 
 
Menu,Tray,Click,1
Menu,Tray,NoStandard
Menu,Tray,DeleteAll
Menu,Tray,Add,Start Button,Nothing
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,Move On, Move
Menu,Tray,Add,Move Off,moveoff
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,Hide Icon,Hide
Menu,Tray,Add,
Menu,Tray,Add,E&xit,EXIT
; edit the tray right click menu
 
 
GUI:
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Color, 000000
Gui -resize -sysmenu
Gui, +LastFound -Caption
WinSet, Region, 0-0 w40 h39 r1000-1000 E
 
Gui, Add, Picture, xm+0 ym+0 w38 h38 -0x200 -backgroundtrans gStart, 1.bmp
Gui,Show,Center Autosize,Start_Opener
; 1.bmp is the image to use as a start orb)
return
 
 
Start:
Send {LWin}
return
 
Hide: (yet to have the code added)
return
 
Move:
Gui +Caption
return
 
moveoff:
Gui -Caption
return
 
Nothing: (used for the tray text above, to make a place holder)
return
 
EXIT:
Exitapp
As you can probably see, not what you would get with advanced code...
Im sure you can use a script to tell the task bar to align center. so the taskbar icons are in the middle. Ive always wanted to try.

Cool stuff dude. Im gonna try it.
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