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Windows 8 startmenu all colours by PeterRollar Windows 8 startmenu all colours by PeterRollar
This is a skin for the newest Vistart version build 4001. Doesn't work with older versions.
Works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7 and Windows 8.
Step1:Download the exefile from Leesoft.com[link] and copy it to the main folders of this deviation.
Step2:Copy the search provider.exe to the plugins folder

There are already some metrofied startmenus available around DA. Because they only can be used with the dektop function of Windows 8, this doesn't really makes sense. So i tried to make one which really matches the look of Windows 8 RTM desktop. As well as it is made almost for Windows 8, it can be used for all other OS since Windows XP and higher.:)



If you like it, give it a try.:)

No redistribution in Skinpacks/Transformationpacks allowed

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rudykaya Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey so i got tired of having to replace the pic to change colors so i just organized the folders in separate themes and put them in the skins folder for the current vistart version and it made easy to change between theme i was wonder if you do that and then release it as a theme for lee soft i could help if you want concluding that some of the setting don't go with the latest version of vistart
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea. How big is the file size with all colors included?
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh and ill upload a snap shot
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waiting for it.:)
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
srry schools got me busy but i uploaded the green style and screen clip i am still working on the rollover
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. I will wait for it.:)
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i did blue and green and fixed made a few pics to add on but the setting need tweeting
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Vistart skins are sometimes a little bit extreme, so this may cause probs with the newest version of Vistart.
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crazyskeggy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I am stuck with putting this in ViStart 8.1 (build 5077) using both this and the one in the Windows XP to 8 pack at AskVG. I have copied everything over, saying yes to all, but it doesn't show up in my themes list and I am only getting the other windows 8 skin you made (the one that comes with ViStart). Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

Running Windows XP SP3
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did nothing wrong.These themes are not compatible with the new Vistart. They must be ported manual. The new skins folder is no more in program files. It is in appdata.To see appdata you have to go to folder options and check show hidden files and folders.
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USMC Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
THANK YOU good & kind sir! It definitely makes the Win8 interface feel more like "home." Don't get me wrong, sometimes Win8 is nice, but it's so... different! I'm still trying to like it, & now it'll be easier all thanks to your application :D

You're so awesome!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very kind words. Glad you like it.:)
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iasookia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Quite a nice job there. I will try this out :D

EDIT: Just set it up, looks quite nice!

EDIT 2: I just changed all the icons to the ones down below. There's around 400 Metro inspired icons and it looks even nicer now. I also had to resize it haha because of the huge 512 by 512 pixel size.
[link]
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your kind words.:)
I know these icons and like them very much. But they are owned by daKirby, so i cannot use them for my stuff.
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Bruellkaefer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
als Startbutton würde ich den den nehmen den Microsoft mal gemacht hatte im der Consumer Preview oder wo das war, würde nur die alte Windows-flagge mit dem neuen icon ersetzten und das dann in den 4 Farben einfärben. den Shutdown Button würde ich allgemein etwas kleiner machen, und das Icon selber noch etwas kleiner, so das es nach oben und unten ca 8px Abstand hat, so das man nicht das Gefühl hat, das es gleich raus fällt ;)

sonst gefällt's mir, vor allem wenns auch mit Windows 8 funktioniert, dann hat man wieder en ersatzt :D
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Freut mich, dass es Dir gefällt. Ja es funktioniert mit Windows8 weil es extra dafür gemacht ist.:) Mit dem Shutdownbutton hast Du recht, habe ich schon längst verkleinert, aber die Version hier nicht hochgeladen. Einfach vergessen.
Den Startorb kannst Du ganz leicht ändern. Da ist ein Ordner Startorbs. Kopiere einfach den, den Du benutzen willst darein.Anschliessend rechtsklicken auf den Orb des Startmenüs und den auswählen, den Du benutzen willst.
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so how long to full release
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully soon. I'm a little bit lazy at the moment.:)
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man can i get a prerelease of it
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will restart working on it the next days. Nothings really finished atm.
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i get prerelease tho
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will send you a note when it is done.
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rudykaya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
k
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teries Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
amazing
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:iconhappiehplz:
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link6155 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:iconbravoplz: Bravo!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsadspartaplz::iconthanksflashplz:
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Lee-Soft Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Better what can I say. You're doing some awesome work with my start menu
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Lee. Glad you like it.:)
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SaMUnhigh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:iconspeechlessplz:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Drudger Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Looks great Peter, nice work!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Jim.:highfive:
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Drudger Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:highfive:
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
what about top taskbar users?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Top taskbars are supported. Simply use it.
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
im gonna try the new build.
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hb860 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
well done!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind words.:)
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andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW Peter!! This is amazing!! You brought a real metro start menu back to windows 8 and to the other windows versions!! So perfect!!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Andreas. I like it too. Only the interest is very low. Seems people like more metrofied stuff. Only this doesn't really fit with the Win8 desktop mode.
Glad you like it.:)
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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Perfect job, looks great peter. :clap:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your very kind words Sagor.:D
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yacine29 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow awesome work my friend ,great improvement ^^
I am using it now :D
no need to thank me for the fav it is always a pleasure on my side ;)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Yacine.:) I think it is better that way.This style fits better with the RTM desktop, than the metrofied startmenus.I still don't really like the appearance of Windows 8.
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DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
verdammt cool grossartige arbeit :clap:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Herzlichen Dank. Freut mich, dass es Dir gefällt.:)
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DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
gern geschehen, ist mein vergnügen und sehr verdiet :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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DM-moinmoin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Einfach nur cool, Peter.
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