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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

02 May 2010   #151
Arc

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06 May 2010   #152
Somn

Win7x64
 
 

Greetings. Could someone make a Start Orb from the 'Show Desktop' button (with transitions), just flipped horizontally (not replicated from a screenshot, not hand-drawn).
The end idea is to make the right and left ends of the taskbar look like a mirror image of each other, like this (photoshopped): http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9969/sdso.png
If it also were to take as little taskbar space as the real SD button, that'd be just perfect. :)
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06 May 2010   #153
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Somn View Post
Greetings. Could someone make a Start Orb from the 'Show Desktop' button (with transitions), just flipped horizontally (not replicated from a screenshot, not hand-drawn).
The end idea is to make the right and left ends of the taskbar look like a mirror image of each other, like this (photoshopped): http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9969/sdso.png
If it also were to take as little taskbar space as the real SD button, that'd be just perfect.
I tried one for you, pal ! Please make me know whether is is the thing you wanted, or I am to make some more adjustments there .
Regards
Archie .


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Custom Start Menu Button Collection-areo-peek.png 
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06 May 2010   #154
Somn

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
I tried one for you, pal ! Please make me know whether is is the thing you wanted, or I am to make some more adjustments there .
Regards
Archie .
Right now, "Areo peek" looks like this (mouse cursor is not over it): http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3500/ap01.png
What I'd like is the mirror twin of how SD button looks and behaves - with transparency/gloss/smooth gradients no matter which background is currently on the desktop. That's why I'd mentioned making the "start orb/button" from the SD button, if it is at all possible.
Also, I don't know if it's possible to eliminate the gap that remains between the button and the programs' icon next to it, so that may be another obstacle.

If what I'd like is impossible, then, perhaps, there is a way to make the regular start orb more transparent and less of a sore spot?
In Window Color I use "Leaf" color with the minimum color intensity and transparency turned on, if that matters.
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06 May 2010   #155
Arc

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It is really very difficult. Coz actually there are three different images and three different layers. At a certain time you are to merge them down ... and the actual transparency will be lost ... and gloss count will be increased
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06 May 2010   #156
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
It is really very difficult. Coz actually there are three different images and three different layers. At a certain time you are to merge them down ... and the actual transparency will be lost ... and gloss count will be increased
I love the idea...but I am at a loss as to how you could do this easily. Hummm.
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06 May 2010   #157
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The closest I could get was like this ... (ignore my dark theme)


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06 May 2010   #158
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post

I love the idea...but I am at a loss as to how you could do this easily. Hummm.
I must agree that the idea is unique If it is possible to make it exactly like the aero peek button
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
The closest I could get was like this ... (ignore my dark theme)
Hi Nick! it looks far better but is it possible to make is so transparent that the theme color will determine the button color ? I am failing to do that If you can ....
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06 May 2010   #159
Somn

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
The closest I could get was like this ... (ignore my dark theme) ;)
Still no go :( : http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/821/leaf5.png
I'm beginning to realise that it's probably impossible to do, since it looks like the SD button is actually a part of the theme-affected GUI, while the start orb is an image...
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07 May 2010   #160
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Can you try these two. I'm not on my 7 system now.

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-aero-peek-transparent-1.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-aero-peek-transparent-2.png

Sample

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-aero-peek-transparent-sample.png

BMP's are in the attachment


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File Type: zip Aero Peek Transparent.zip (4.3 KB, 128 views)
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