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Another Windows8 startscreen by PeterRollar Another Windows8 startscreen by PeterRollar
Another Windows8 startscreen for

XP tested by me
Vista tested by :iconasilaydyingdl:
Windows7 tested by me.

1. Why not
2.No need for actual NET frameworks.
3.Never uses more than 10mb RAM
4. Each desklet can be fully customised and scaled individually
5.Free choice of the systray icon you wanna use.
6.If you are a little bit familiar with Javascript you can do nearly everything with this.

How to use:
First of all download Avedesk 1.3 here[link]
Install it and run the proggy one times to get rid of the intro.
Than copy and paste the Avedesk exe to the main folder of this deviation.
Click on the exe and it should run.:)
If not the controlpanel of Avedesk will appear and you have to load the theme manually.

To start the slideshow click on the picstream icon.

If you like this deviation give it a try. If you face any problems, just ask me.

Wallpaper with and without scrollbar included.

Left bottom startmenu can be found here[link]

!!Warning. This is no "One click job". Some basic knowledge about customisation recommended.!!

:new: Totally remake:new:
November19 2011
See changelog and get the video how to use here[link]

Musicplayer needs additional software which can be found here for free[link]
Preconfigured tiles for most shortcuts if your Windows is on C:
Preconfigured position of tiles for 1024x768 or similar low resolutions.
If you use high res you can manually add all tiles you want to one screen.Remove the scrollbars by clicking on them and press delete.
Easy change between the two screens by mouseover userpicture or "Start" text.
Nearly all images remade.
How to use RSS feed and Tile puzzle:

Mouseover the tiles on the right bottom corner brings up the backside to configure them.
You have to install the included font Segoe WP to use the News feed.

Visual nearly 100 per cent similar to the original
Mouseover the "Start" text or the userpicture to switch between the screens.

:new:Watch it in action on youtube[link]

Preview of Version 3.0 on Youtube[link]

Have fun:)

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!
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tejas12 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
how to load the theme manually
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Open the controlpanel of Avedesk and check load theme tab. Navigate to the small tiles folder and you will find the theme file to load.
stephanos34000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hi ! I'm trying to make it work but when I start it, i've got an error message. Hook.dll is missing. I tried to run it on my 2 win 7 computers :( I'd really like to make it work, looks grat on the pics and vids.
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems that on some Win7 systems Avedesk has a prob to find this dll. Please try this: Open the folder docklets. In it is a folder sysstats2_5_11 which contains the hook.dll. Copy and paste the dll to the main folder of Avedesk. Don't rermove the original one. This should help.
SBM2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This version overlaps the desktop without wall paper and has invalid addresses
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is no visible desktop. You must set the taskbar to automatically fade out.Change the adresses as shown above.A minimum of experience is needed to use this.If you are new in customisation, this deviation is maybe not the right place to start.
SBM2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
What is the path for Desktop Tile and CAD?
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C:\documents and settings\Your user account name\Desktop
if your Windows is on C.
CD Art Display
C:\program files\CD Art Display\CAD.exe

To make it easier for you, you can also drag and drop files and folders from the explorer into the adress box.
SBM2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thanks. I will replace this one with your new screen sdk.
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