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Anixx

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  1. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Your distro does not allow to install several desktops?
  2. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Technically, KDE3 is available for latest openSUSE release, and MAYBE will be available for a few next ones. I do not use Linux any more. Yes, under Gates the doctine was mostly of not removing any features and functions. Only adding newer ones as an option. Windows XP was the first Windows version that featured removal or deprecation of some functions. But that was not a major thing. But on Linux things are much worse. On Windows they do not as often as on Linux throw away toolkits. Now Nadella strives to push his Metro and called the Win32 apps "legacy" but I doubt he will succeed in killing Win32 (or that would be instant death of Microsoft). Previously they also dropped Win16 (while it is still supported on some Windows versions). But on Linux they replace toolkits every 3-4 years, with all software written in those toolkits scrapped as well, if not rewritten by the authors. That's why, Windows 10 is Linuxization of Windows - various toolkits, various styles in every application, constant beta with releases every half a year which do not fix bugs. Hardware that stops working after update and you always wait for a next update with a fix. Something like Ubuntu (the worst Linux distro).
  3. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    No longer. Windows is more customizable, and technically better in any respect. It also keeps binary compatibility with software for a longer time. Definitely. Xfce and Lxde are just students' graduation projects, no more, in comparison. I do not know how people are using them. The usable desktops were killed when Nadella-kind guys came in and said everything done before them was wrong, desktop is dying, user is stupid and does not need customizability and they know better.
  4. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    In Linux it is all the same, they are throwing away all customizations, good old interfaces and going touch-friendly. Since 2008 I maintained good old KDE3 that was scrapped but finally I am fed and bored with those destructors. KDE3 is analog of XP in Linux world, and KDE2 in my opinion was even better (analog of Win2000). Since then they pushed for xaml-based interface known as "Plasma" (analog of Metro) and in Gnome world similar things happened (they went touch and abolished the idea of desktop, start meny, tray). That lead to multiple forks and re-creations of Gnome2 and a fork of KDE3, but all based on older toolkits that are going or already dropped from all distros. And there are no resources to port them on newer toolkits that are changing too fast anyway and look worse and more gigantic each time.
  5. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    They did exactly that with Start menu and it worked.
  6. This is sad. At least on my Win 8.1 it works well. So maybe it deserves inclusion into the list of updates for Windows XP? It was removed from the MS site and I had hard time finding its version in my language (there are different versions for different languages). Only found it on some totally third-party site, even not in Web Archive.
  7. What about adding the Microsoft's Calculator Plus?
  8. You should check task properties. By default new tasks in Windows have attribute "run only when connected to electricity network", you should uncheck that.
  9. You runned Classic Shell? Well, that may be the cause, because Classic Shell has nothing to do with Classic theme. You should run the attached file (I attached the old version which is better). Also, notice that when you enable Classic theme, without installing it or putting it in autostart, it affects only the programs that started later. Prevuously started programs are not affected. ClassicThemeOld.zip
  10. What program was you trying to run in the first place? If the script created for Win10, it won't work on Windows 8. On Windows 8 you should run ClassicTheme.exe for install mode or rename it ClassicThemeA.exe to instantly enable Classic theme and exit. On Win10 the look of the taskbar is nailed (hardcoded) to it. It looks the same in all themes. I do not often view images. One can use a third-party image viewer or the one from Office 2000 or use one of the fixes for transparency. For instance, you can use this AHK script, it will fix transparency in all programs (but somehow worsens window animations): #NoTrayIcon #NoEnv Gui +LastFound hWnd := WinExist() SetControlDelay, -1 SetBatchLines -1 DllCall( "RegisterShellHookWindow", UInt,hWnd ) MsgNum := DllCall( "RegisterWindowMessage", Str,"SHELLHOOK" ) OnMessage( MsgNum, "ShellMessage" ) Return ShellMessage(wParam,lParam) { If (wParam = 1 ) { WCA_ACCENT_POLICY := 19 accentStructSize := VarSetCapacity(AccentPolicy, 4*4, 0) NumPut(1, AccentPolicy, 0, "UInt") padding := A_PtrSize == 8 ? 4 : 0 VarSetCapacity(WindowCompositionAttributeData, 4 + padding + A_PtrSize + 4 + padding) NumPut(WCA_ACCENT_POLICY, WindowCompositionAttributeData, 0, "UInt") NumPut(&AccentPolicy, WindowCompositionAttributeData, 4 + padding, "Ptr") NumPut(accentStructSize, WindowCompositionAttributeData, 4 + padding + A_PtrSize, "UInt") DllCall("SetWindowCompositionAttribute", "Ptr", lParam, "Ptr", &WindowCompositionAttributeData) } } } The exe is attached. File thumbnails are not affected by the Classic theme, but the author of the script you used possibly included this feature as well. All the features included in the script can be disabled. Accentfix.7z
  11. Have tried the install mode (Classictheme.exe)? Yes, there is no way to make the taskbar under Win10 to look Classic (aside from replacing it with the one from another Windows version or from ReactOS). This is a common glitch that also can be encountered on Win 8.1. There are fixes, but none is perfect. Particularly, with one of the fixes the windows would look correct, but the window animations (minimize-maximize) would look too pale. Another way to fix it is to use Classic theme over high-contrast theme of Windows (setting high-contrast theme before enabling Classic theme), this has a disadvantage that your logon screen would look too boring and in some browsers, such as Firefox you would have to configure to ignore high-contrast theme. There are also per-application workarounds. This is not very much annoying to me because I do not use programs that use transparency (extending window frame into client area), and this API is any way deprecated by Microsoft. If you mean taskbar thumbnails, yes, that is the case, but I do not use them anyway (I prefer Win2000 style so I set it that way in 7+ Taskbar Tweaker). Also I saw a Win10 screenshot of Classic theme with taskbar thumbnails displayed. I did not ask the author how he reached that.
  12. September 2017 update rollup

    From my experience, MS account still slows down the system a lot, even if OneDrive is disabled.
  13. September 2017 update rollup

    From my experience, logging in with an MS account slows down the system A LOT. And not only at login but all time. Having that SkyDrive does not worth it.
  14. With Win10 the things are more compliceted, the taskbar there is hard-coded, so it does not appear Classic even under Classic theme. Also, it has more METRO stuff, such as METRO-based Control Panel, and Metro apps do not work under Classic theme on Win10 (unlike Win 8.1). But there is a workaround: one has to switch to Classic theme after Metro process is started. Also, people use the taskbar from ReactOS. Here are some screenshots: http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/204/automatic-classic-theme-script-windows
  15. It is totally stable. Classic theme can be enabled by either deleting the ThemeSection object in memory or changing the access rights to that object. I delete it with ClassicThemeA.exe program, which simply deletes it and exits. The access rights can be modified by ObjDir utility but it is GUI-based (no command-line version, unfortunately). So, after enabling Classic theme everything works as usual except some Control Panel applets and the task manager. So one has to install a task manager from Win 7 or Win8.1 PE (it is available in the Internet https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-good-old-task-manager-in-windows-8/ ) or even simply renaming the new one (I did not try this) https://www.eightforums.com/customization/5855-old-task-manager-part-windows-8-a.html Even most METRO apps still work, such as Windows Store and Start Screen. If one wants to kill METRO (which still consumes coimputing power even if not used), one has to kill the METRO thread in explorer.exe process, I do it with fxxkmetro.exe utility.
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