Windows 10: Custom Start Menu Button Collection for Windows 10

  1.    23 Oct 2015 #1

    Custom Start Menu Button Collection for Windows 10


    Over at Seven Forums there's a CustomStart Menu Button Collection post that's offers plenty of alternatives to Windows start appearance. I remembered a Xara tutorial by Gary Priester over at XaraXone.com a few years ago & liked it so much I thought I'd use Gary's techniques for a Windows 10 version. I used Classic Shell to change the Windows 10 start icon. Classic Shell does plenty more but my only goal was to change the Windows 10 start button icon shown below.

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    to this.
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    The icon works a little like a traffic light. When the task bar pops up, the top icon is visible. Move the mouse over the icon & the middle (10) icon is visible & select the icon with left mouse click the Windows flag pops up.
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    This one works opposite on the second & third icons.
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    Anyone can make their own or find others to used. Mine is a 54x162 pixels png with no background. You can go larger but be aware that the icon will overcrowd the taskbar. Give it a try. Have fun & post your results!
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       23 Oct 2015 #2

    They look great I use the same dimension as that is the proper size. I have a Template somewhere if you want it??
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  3.    23 Oct 2015 #3

    Gary said: View Post
    They look great I use the same dimension as that is the proper size. I have a Template somewhere if you want it??
    Thanks!

    I used Xara Design Pro 6 & followed Gary Priester's tutorial at Xara Xone but modified it for Windows 10. Then setup a template in Photoshop CS6. There's some great ideas for these at the Seven Forum website. That's where I got the dimensions to make these.
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       23 Oct 2015 #4

    I had a PDF Template but I must have lost it with all of the changes to all of these Windows 10 releases. I don't think you need it anyway
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  5.    23 Oct 2015 #5

    Do you have Photoshop or another similar program?
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       23 Oct 2015 #6

    GARoss said: View Post
    Do you have Photoshop or another similar program?
    Yes I do.
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  7.    24 Oct 2015 #7

    Here are a few more.

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