Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
October 15, 2011
File Size
20.1 MB
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
59,108 (39 today)
Favourites
71 (who?)
Comments
177
Downloads
93,218 (37 today)
×
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.

Why?
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
Changelog:
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!
Add a Comment:
 
:icontejas12:
tejas12 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
how to load the theme manually
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
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.
Reply
:iconstephanos34000:
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.
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
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.
Reply
:iconsbm2:
SBM2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This version overlaps the desktop without wall paper and has invalid addresses
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
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.
Reply
:iconsbm2:
SBM2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
What is the path for Desktop Tile and CAD?
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Desktop
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.
Reply
:iconsbm2:
SBM2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thanks. I will replace this one with your new screen sdk.
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You must first delete the older one complete except of the exe. Or it will appear messed up.
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
where do i get the win 8 CAD skin?? :)
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's this one
[link]
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
thank you :)
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
When i mousehover the start or user pic then it switches to the next screen but the first one does not go so they kind of overlay on each other, Any solution?
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The trigger event of this old eviation is set to mouseon/mouseout.This means you have to cross the trigger a second time to close the screens.Move the mouse from left to right should open and move back should close it.Hope this helps.:)
You can also do the following thing: Move the mousepointer over the target area and make a rightclick. You will see a option named desklet properties.Click on it to open the options menu. Look for the effect option. You will see the words G toggle visibility. Click on configure. Don't change the first two options. The third one gives you the ability to change the trigger. You can set it to leftclick, rightclick etc. Whatever is best for you. If you find something that works better for you, don't forget to save it.
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Okay finally got it!! :D
Thanx :D
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very glad to hear it works for you finally. There will be a much better version soon.:)
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
(Sorry for the inconvenience) :)
Okay that helped but this toggles the 2nd screen but the 1st one still remains there, here is a screen shot :) ---> [link]
Reply
:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
insanity!!
This is incredible WOW!! :D
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx.:D
Reply
:iconjd434:
jd434 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
How you get the Start Button on Start Panel? What will i click?
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's this one
[link]
Reply
:iconjd434:
jd434 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
T-Y!
Reply
:iconhackerfact:
Hackerfact Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how to load the theme manually ?
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should see the avedesk icon in your taskbar.Click on it and you see a option open controlpanel(of Avedesk) In controlpanel you will find a tab "Load theme"
Reply
:iconhackerfact:
Hackerfact Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
then, where is the theme file location ?
your work is so awesome! :D
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Navigate to the small tiles folder of this deviation. There you will find a ave theme file called Windows8 Mainscreen.
Reply
:iconhackerfact:
Hackerfact Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
okay, thank you :D
Reply
:iconhackerfact:
Hackerfact Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME !!! :D
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:)
Reply
:iconkaioken20xgoku:
Kaioken20XGoku Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey there,I've got one question.Which is better in terms of performance,Windows 7 or Windows 8?I heard that some users prefer to stick to Win 7 cuz of the UI and also cuz' of it's compatibility with many apps.
Heard that the Win 8 icon sucks too XD
Should I get myself Win 8 or not?
Could you just tell me in a nutshell about it's features and stuff and the bad side about it's UI?
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Windows8 is faster in booting and shutdown. Not sure if it is faster for the rest.
The UI is a question of taste. Some people like it, some not. I recommend to use youtube to watch some HD videos of it. Maybe that's enough to see if you like it or not.
Or download it, and install it in a virtual machine to get a closer view.
I think it's good for tablets and notebooks, but i don't like it for desktop machines.
Reply
:iconkaioken20xgoku:
Kaioken20XGoku Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
I think I'll stick to Win 7 XD
Reply
:iconsjans96:
Sjans96 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Hello, When comes the rtm startscreen, This one doesn´t work. I get only errors. Do you have a solution? Looks really nice. Can I change the background to rp wallpaper, with those circles. Aouf wiedersehen un viele danken für deinen reply
Reply
:iconsjans96:
Sjans96 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Hello, When comes the rtm startscreen, This one doesn´t work. I get only errors. Do you have a solution? Looks really nice. Can I change the background to rp wallpaper, with those circles. Aouf wiedersehen un viele danken für deinen reply
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which OS do you use? And is your Windows on C?
You can change the background to whatever you want, because you can change everything to your likings.:)
Reply
:iconsjans96:
Sjans96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Use windows 7 home premium, and Windows is on C. Don´t you have a explain video? I really like it. And it is almost the same like windows rtm. And better then omnimo
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you show me a screenshot how it looks atm? Maybe i can help you than.:)
Reply
:iconsjans96:
Sjans96 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Srry for waiting so long. My pc is out of order, so it doesn't matter now. Maybe in future
Reply
:icontechnostyles:
Technostyles Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Interface Designer
Also sieht echt klasse aus aber ich weiß nicht ob das an den Screens liegt oder gott weiß was, aber ist dieser Streifen bei der Scrollbar unten normal? :dummy:
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dieser Streifen ist die Taskbar die auf automatisch ausblenden gestellt ist.Sieht man auf dem Monitor nicht, weil unter dem Plastikgehäuse, aber auf den Screenshots. Man könnte die Scrollbar 2 oder 3 Pixel nach unten schieben für die Screenshots, aber dann sieht es auf dem Monitor blöd aus.Mal sehen, vielleicht mach ich das nächstes mal.
Reply
:iconalonso255:
alonso255 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
That is a nice work, please tell me what language you used to make this? VB or??I'm actually using VB2010 but still a beginner.
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No VB. This is made with Avedesk[link]
and Javascript.
Reply
:iconaudramblackburnsart:
AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional
Dear Peterrollar;

I'm desperately trying to become more than just an 'end user' as in this day and age, you can't be if you wish to sell yourself in every possible level of skill/education/experience within the job market or lack thereof. I am so grateful I happened upon this download, it is so easy to read, that I'm actually looking forward to delving into all the information contained therein. Usually it's dread I feel because when I went to college this would have been an Asimov fiction plot! So thanks for sharing your knowledge as it helps people who want to help themselves and not use it for evil! Take care, Audra.
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it is understandable for you, because my english isn't that good. Thank you for your very nice comment.:)
Reply
:iconaudramblackburnsart:
AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional
np :handshake: =D =D
Reply
:iconw-a-r-l-o-c-k:
W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Great job!
Reply
:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Thank you:icongrin--plz:
Reply
:iconw-a-r-l-o-c-k:
W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You are welcome!
Reply
Add a Comment: