ShowKeyPlus

  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #111

    Hi Craig, I just got home from work and had a bit of time to play with the new iteration. Really cool is if I leave it open and change from a dark to light(and vice versa) theme ShowKeyPlus now changes with it, and I don't have to close and reopen, I just slides with the theme.

    Normal Windows theme
    ShowKeyPlus-screenshot-13-.png

    Unpatched dark theme
    ShowKeyPlus-screenshot-14-.png

    3 different high contrast, notice the Halloween one, It also takes on other background colors...
    ShowKeyPlus-screenshot-15-.png

    ShowKeyPlus-screenshot-16-.png

    ShowKeyPlus-screenshot-17-.png
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  2. WhyMe's Avatar
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       #112

    Since this thread was just bumped back to life, I was reminded to drop by and say thanks for posting up this little utility. It is just so useful....

    Thanks again
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  3. simrick's Avatar
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       #113

    WhyMe said:
    ... say thanks for posting up this little utility. It is just so useful....

    Thanks again
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #114

    Oh I forgot to mention too, no matter the theme, the links remain readable now.
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  5. Superfly's Avatar
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       #115

    Google7 said:
    Attachment 36427 hi .not install key.why ?
    @Google7
    That's due to MAK keys being removed from the registry (for security reasons) and replaced with that placeholder.

    Cliff S said:
    Hi Craig, I just got home from work and had a bit of time to play with the new iteration. Really cool is if I leave it open and change from a dark to light(and vice versa) theme ShowKeyPlus now changes with it, and I don't have to close and reopen, I just slides with the theme.
    @Cliff S
    Thanx for the feedback, Cliff... your reg. settings was a nice catch... I would had needed to write a UXtheme wrapper without it...

    WhyMe said:
    Since this thread was just bumped back to life, I was reminded to drop by and say thanks for posting up this little utility. It is just so useful....

    Thanks again
    @WhyMe
    You are very welcome

    simrick said:
    @simrick
    Thanx
    Cliff S said:
    Oh I forgot to mention too, no matter the theme, the links remain readable now.
    Thanx bud,
    The trade-off with modern apps is they do not access UXtheme like standard apps - the upside is that XAML has so much cool stuff like animation etc... I can see why MS decided to move in that direction.
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       #116

    [QUOTE=Superfly;384313]@Google7
    That's due to MAK keys being removed from the registry (for security reasons) and replaced with that placeholder.

    How do I back up my Windows Active
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  7. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #117

    @Superfly

    Craig, something else I tried and it worked great, I accessed ShowKeyPlus, which is on my desktop, from my laptop.

    I first tried using network:
    ShowKeyPlus-network.png

    I then used Homegroup:
    ShowKeyPlus-home-group.png

    Both times it used the current them on my laptop too. This might be good for people to know, when they need the information, for a bunch of PC's, you only need to install once(as long as your router stays on, of course)!
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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #118

    [QUOTE=Google7;385135]
    Superfly said:
    @Google7
    That's due to MAK keys being removed from the registry (for security reasons) and replaced with that placeholder.

    How do I back up my Windows Active
    Do you know what a MAK key is? I ask because that indicates your running a Volume License version of Windows 10. Where did you get your PC from and or how was Windows 10 installed on it?
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../ff793435.aspx
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       #119

    [QUOTE=Google7;385135]
    Superfly said:
    @Google7
    That's due to MAK keys being removed from the registry (for security reasons) and replaced with that placeholder.

    How do I back up my Windows Active
    Unfortunately you can't - as alpha says, volume licence keys are controlled by an organisation, and not meant for individuals, apart from MSDN for testing purposes.

    Cliff S said:
    @Superfly

    Craig, something else I tried and it worked great, I accessed ShowKeyPlus, which is on my desktop, from my laptop.

    I first tried using network:
    ShowKeyPlus-network.png

    I then used Homegroup:
    ShowKeyPlus-home-group.png

    Both times it used the current them on my laptop too. This might be good for people to know, when they need the information, for a bunch of PC's, you only need to install once(as long as your router stays on, of course)!
    Cool Cliff, that's good to hear
    I think we are good to go with this one...I'll concentrate on a 'ShowkeyLite' version for Kyhi's WinPE work.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #120

    @Superfly,

    Hi Craig I have created a great color combination you might want to check out. I have a metallic blue for highlights abnd the rest is a dark gray variation. I know you're finished with ShowKeyPlus but maybe for other software you create or personal use. Anyhow here is a pic, the reg file, and the code.

    ShowKeyPlus-image-001.png
    DarkBackgroundBlueHighlight.zip

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
    "Window"="55 55 57"
    "GradientInactiveTitle"="55 55 57"
    "TitleText"="0 0 0"
    "ButtonAlternateFace"="37 37 37"
    "HotTrackingColor"="0 128 255"
    "InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
    "ActiveBorder"="55 55 57"
    "ActiveTitle"="55 55 57"
    "ButtonShadow"="36 36 38"
    "InactiveTitle"="55 55 57"
    "Menu"="55 55 57"
    "ButtonDkShadow"="105 105 105"
    "HilightText"="128 128 128"
    "ButtonText"="128 128 128"
    "GrayText"="55 55 57"
    "InfoText"="128 128 128"
    "MenuText"="128 128 128"
    "MenuHilight"="255 128 0"
    "Hilight"="36 0 255"
    "Background"="55 55 57"
    "AppWorkspace"="55 55 57"
    "ButtonLight"="55 55 57"
    "GradientActiveTitle"="55 55 57"
    "WindowFrame"="100 100 100"
    "InfoWindow"="55 55 57"
    "MenuBar"="37 37 37"
    "Scrollbar"="154 154 158"
    "ButtonFace"="55 55 57"
    "WindowText"="128 128 128"
    "ButtonHilight"="154 154 158"
    "InactiveBorder"="55 55 57"
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