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#81 pitkon

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 02:35 PM

How about watching this video? :)


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Posted 27 December 2020 - 01:49 AM

How about watching this video? :)

 

Thank you very much, pitkon. This tool did the job. Highly appreciated!


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Posted 27 December 2020 - 11:50 AM

Anytime, my friend :)



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:34 PM

@xoblite

Karl, I've tried latest xoblite, and though it is marked as extended shell, personally, I think it is near being full replacement, as has its own taskbar.  :)

I tried with killing explorer and only thing that is missing is option to place xoblite taskbar in position of explorer's taskbar, and systray.

I mean, with xoblite's menu and taskbar, why would anyone need explorer's taskbar and start menu?  :)


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 08:44 AM

@xoblite

Karl, I've tried latest xoblite, and though it is marked as extended shell, personally, I think it is near being full replacement, as has its own taskbar.  :)

I tried with killing explorer and only thing that is missing is option to place xoblite taskbar in position of explorer's taskbar, and systray.

I mean, with xoblite's menu and taskbar, why would anyone need explorer's taskbar and start menu?  :)

I have to agree with you.

I've used xob as a shell from day one, never had any issues with it. On the contrary, it makes for a faster environment and, after all, a shell should be used as a shell, otherwise it beats its name and purpose :)

I agree, some things ARE missing - things Win 10 imposed on us - but they can easily be replaced. For instance, who needs File Explorer when you can have Free Commander, the best file browser ever? :) 



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Posted 06 January 2021 - 03:10 PM

Exactly. I fully replaced Windows explorer (shell and file explorer), using blackbox as shell and explorer++ as file explorer replacement.  :)

Currently I am using Mojmir's latest build, works fine, but xoblite is awesome and looks awesome.  :yes:


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 04:17 PM

xoblite has so many goodies, it's almost unbeatable as far as shells go.

Except for one thing. For me, a shell should be exactly that - a shell, covering every aspect of a desktop environment, skinning just about everything. What made Blackbox stand out compared to other shells, like LiteStep for instance, is the fact that Blackbox a) allowed everyone to play, use and upload their own themes (styles) VERY easily and B) Blackbox could skin windows!!!!

Unfortunately, xob offers no reliable window skinning plugin. bbleanskin doesn't work with it, of course, and that old bbwinskin or bbwinmod isn't rock steady and doesn't include new stuff like 8-color gradients.

Me and Karl have spoken about it at length and I know Karl's views, which I respect of course. But until someone comes up with a fully working window skinning plugin, xob will be badly lacking in that department, wonderful as it may be - and is..


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 12:21 PM

xoblite has so many goodies, it's almost unbeatable as far as shells go.

Except for one thing. For me, a shell should be exactly that - a shell, covering every aspect of a desktop environment, skinning just about everything. What made Blackbox stand out compared to other shells, like LiteStep for instance, is the fact that Blackbox a) allowed everyone to play, use and upload their own themes (styles) VERY easily and B) Blackbox could skin windows!!!!

Unfortunately, xob offers no reliable window skinning plugin. bbleanskin doesn't work with it, of course, and that old bbwinskin or bbwinmod isn't rock steady and doesn't include new stuff like 8-color gradients.

Me and Karl have spoken about it at length and I know Karl's views, which I respect of course. But until someone comes up with a fully working window skinning plugin, xob will be badly lacking in that department, wonderful as it may be - and is..

 

The pinning and window shade functions were also very handy to have IMO. Updating to win10 and having to go back to explorer made me miss being able to easily pin windows to the top so much. The skinning aspect was also great as well since it gave everything a nice clean, unified look.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 08:23 PM

Regarding [include], I may actually have commented that part out as I figured no one was actually using it anymore nor could think of any immediate reason to do so. Care to elaborate?

I usually have a number of sub-menus with large amounts of items and it's convenient to be able to organize them in separate .rc files, I've always done it that way.
While some people, with less items, can be comfortable to have all in a single .rc file I'm sure there's other BB users like me that use the [include] syntax for fragmenting into separate files their things.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 10:53 PM

Exactly. I fully replaced Windows explorer (shell and file explorer), using blackbox as shell and explorer++ as file explorer replacement.  :)

Currently I am using Mojmir's latest build, works fine, but xoblite is awesome and looks awesome.  :yes:

ExplorerXP is another alternative to file explorer or explorer++ it's really light weight on system resources. I believe it's a bit sluggish on the file folder renaming though, but otherwise not much downside if you want a more resource lightweight alternative.


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