Classic AE 2.5/2.5.1 (Gray) for Windows 7
A Classic visual style with Aero enhancements.
Version 2.5 (User picture frame on the start menu)
Version 2.5.1 (No user picture frame)
Four substyles for each version number included are standard, flat menus (FM), alternate menus (AM) and alternate flat menus (AFM).
Added two new substyles with alternate menus (AM), and alternate flat menus (AFM).
Alternate menus have vertical separators, a "gutter" section and different spacing than the Classic AE menus. See the enclosed images for reference.
Ideal for Firefox users as it fixes some minor alignment issues with the browser's drop-down menus, or just for a different menu experience altogether.*
Blue version 2.5.3 now available: [link]
"The simplicity of Classic with all the bells and whistles of Aero."Update (11/27/2013)
[Visual styles] [Upgrade]
New workaround for taskband flash which greatly improves visiblity. [Important]
See Taskband Flash Revision note for more details.
Adjusted Taskband Thumbnail ListItem states to a more classic style guideline.
Adjusted default AltTab states to a more classic style guideline.
Adjusted progress bar/taskband color green, all styles.
Adjusted start menu places list for 2.5.1 styles.
Adjusted bitmap included with ExplorerFrame mod resources.
Adjusted folderband buttons keyfocused state (focus rectangle) for keyboard navigation. [Visual styles]
Added keyfocused states (focus rectangle) for keyboard navigation. [ExplorerFrame Mod]
- Full updates list in enclosed notes.
Previous notes of importance:
This version is compatible with standard explorer start orb, or custom classic start buttons.
Complete button set for explorer.exe to support all DPI settings included. Use bitmaps, or single .res file to update.
Note: For IE9/IE10 users, make sure to enable "Show tabs on a separate row" option for consistency.
Supports all DPI settings.
Added shell32.dll UIFILE mod for 'classic style' Navigation/Category Panel (optional).
Added Alt+Tab Classic Style Icons .reg to the package. Thanks to Sevenforums.
Please respect my work with no rips/alterations. Personal mods are ok.
© 2010-13 by Saarineames (SAAR).
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