Monday, November 25, 2013 by JuniorCrooks | Discussion: OS Customization
Ok I stumbled upon this accidently but it seems as though I may have found the solution for Some Windowblinds compatibility issues. First I must say that more testing should be done to make sure this is a workaround without issues but I have tested it and so far it has worked for me without causing any problems to my OS.
I had noticed that when applying some of the older Windowblinds skins made for Windows 7 that there would be several issues. One issue would be that the start menu right hand side places list would be extend past the main frame. I had encountered that with several Windowblinds skins. I came upon a small software named oldnewexplorer that when I ran and rebooted fixed this issue.
What is this software?
OldNewExplorer is the Windows 8.1 (and Windows 8) shell extension / tweaker which can undo "improvements" to file browsing made in newer Windows version. Everything is optional for your liking.
- Restore devices / drives grouping
Everything is 'Devices and drives'. That's stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8.
- Restore libraries / remove folders
- Restore command bar / remove Ribbon
Because some people consider it an abomination.
- Restore details pane at bottom
Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space.
- Improve styling
Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles.
For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 8, maybe even Start screen!
Now I am not saying this is a complete fix. I have noticed that there can still be some font color issues however this might be a good place to start for some blind compatibility issues. Further testing should b done and I am telling you to use this software at your own risk. It is clean so no worries with viruses but I can only speak for myself in saying that it has not caused me any OS problems.
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