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MrGRiM

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As we all know MS decided we didn't need the advanced appearance settings any longer, but I think I am not the only one when I say FU Microsoft we want it back.
 
So anyway I have been having a little play today and tried to make something to bring a few of those basic settings back, I will keep working on this and maybe add some tabs to it for setting window colors and maybe font size as well.
 
If anyone else wants to add their own bit of code feel free, I am only a noob with any of this stuff, I just used Google allot and figured it out from there.
 
Well I know it doesn't look like much and it probably could have been done a much better way but it works and will do for now.
 
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After you apply the changes you will need to log off to take effect, sorry I don't know any way to refresh it other then that.
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thanks I'll try it later :)


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Thank you! Someone gets it that some of these settings still applied to themes with visual styles so MS was foolish to delete the GUI for all of them. I do tweak the reg values directly but GUI always helps if I forgot or when I am lazy to do registry fiddling.


Edited by xpclient, 19 September 2013 - 03:06 AM.

Impossible to run NT6 without third party fixes.


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Thanks GRiM! ... Seems Microsoft took the "Less is More" approach with Windows 8. :o



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Glad you like it guys, just updated it a bit, I had the default values wrong on the icon spacing and I changed the registry values to the same ones you see in the drop down and what they would be in the old advanced appearance settings.

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 Many thanks! Like it because it's easy to change the icon spacing.

 

Um... what do you mean by "border padding"?



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is it also compatible with 8.1?


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is it also compatible with 8.1?


Yes it will work with 8.1

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I know all the items on the screenshot except for "border padding", so I asked.
Does it take you guys much time to give a short reply?



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I know all the items on the screenshot except for "border padding", so I asked.
Does it take you guys much time to give a short reply?

Sorry I thought I did reply, it must have not posted for some reason, it's pretty much the same as window border, both settings will change the size of the border, not sure how they differ though.

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Er... I didn't mean to sound rude on that previous post! I thought you were only interested in replying to Andre!

 

OK, thanks for explaining about the settings of the windows border.



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Is there source code per chance?



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It's posted in the first post in the spoiler, I believe.

 

Cheers and Regards


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Mr Grim,

 

This looks like a great idea and I have just downloaded the file to give it a try.

 

Unfortunately on My Mac Book Pro (Win 8.1 + Bootcamp) the Boarder constrains the Text and I can only access the menu as far down as "Icon Spacing Vertical". So cant access the full menu or the action Keys at the bottom.

 

Is there any chance you could modify the boarder so it could be drag able or simply increase the  length of the boarder by about double fro folks in the same position as me...?

 

Many thanks ...... Martin V (Australia)






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