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#237243 WinMatrix v3.3 (beta) Finally Up

Posted by Jatin on 24 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

As you can see the upgradation is successful. There were a few features which have to be removed temporarily but hundreds of new features have been added to play with.

Besides the new look, the most existing thing in the new version is the "Reputation System". Now with every post there would be small +1 and -1 buttons with which you can increase or decrease poster's reputation.
I believe with this system, people will be encouraged to be more cooperative on the community. :)

The enhanced member's profile and PM conversation are also new for WinMatrix.

I mentioned just about three features where as there are hundreds more like it. Just explore them. :D

The site is still in beta phase so some bugs may be encountered. Much is yet to be changed, look and feature wise.

#257191 How to edit Windows 7's Show Desktop button ?

Posted by fediaFedia on 29 November 2009 - 03:21 PM

Taskbar & System Tray > TaskBar > Basic > Show Desktop Button

#240756 [winners announced] Win Windows 7 License Keys

Posted by Abhi on 07 August 2009 - 10:30 PM

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Okay, so here it is! Your chance to win Windows 7 License keys, without doing much.

Since Windows 7 has been Released to Manufacturing now, WinMatrix has decided to give away three genuine Windows 7 License keys to the winners of this contest.

Please keep in mind, only keys would be given, not the installation media or the ISO file.

License keys would be given courtesy of Abhi and lareeth.
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1st prize: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit key.

2nd prize: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit key.

3rd prize: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit key.

Please go through the Rules and Conditions carefully before posting, as you can only post your entry once.

Eligibility to participate:
  • Members with 10 or more posts can participate.
  • You need to join the WinMatrix Facebook page and mention the link to the entry that you post here on the Facebook page.
  • After you submit the entry here, click on the post # at the top of your post on the right hand side, this will give you the link to that post. You need to mention this link on the WinMatrix Facebook page (on the Wall), or your entry will not be considered. This is being done to avoid spammers/troll here, and to ensure that you're active at both the places.

Contest Rules & Conditions:

Contest starts: from the moment the first person replies to this topic.
Contest ends: Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 12:00:00 UTC/GMT. Entries submitted after that would not be considered.

Here's what you have to do.
The participants need to write a post about their Favorite Feature or thing in Windows 7 in not more than 500 words. You can include screenshots if you wish, but don't post large images.

If you're not aware of all the new features, have a look here: What's New in Windows 7

Judging criteria would be:
Quality of the post, which would be indicative of the Reputation Points the post gets, from other members.

Judging would be done at the close of the contest, by Jatin, Abhi and lareeth and in case of any tie (members getting same reputation points for posts), their decision would be final.

The winners would be announced here at WinMatrix and also at Facebook after that, and would be notified of their prizes through Personal Messages as well.

Winners need to specify which key they want, that is, either 32-bit or 64-bit. Only one would be given.

Please avoid making unnecessary comments at other's posts, and if you're not interested in participating, please do not post.

In case of any confusion or problem, please PM either Jatin, Abhi or lareeth.

So Ladies and Gentlemen, lets kick of this one of a kind contest. Please play fair.
All the best to everyone!

DIGG : http://digg.com/soft..._7_License_Keys


Thanks everyone for your participation. :)

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The Contest is CLOSED now, and we're not accepting any more entries, only the entries submitted till August 15, 2009, 12:00:00 UTC/GMT would be considered and evaluated. Also, please do not edit your posts now, or they won't be considered.

The Winners will be announced here soon.

Have fun!

UPDATE: WINNERS Announced!!!

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1st Position, Windows 7 Ultimate Key: xsever


2nd Position, Windows 7 Professional Key: There are two winners, both will get separate keys.
Post: http://www.winmatrix...post__p__240795

Post: http://www.winmatrix...post__p__242363

3rd Position, Windows 7 Home Premium Key: Merforga
Post: http://www.winmatrix...post__p__240764

Congratulations to the Winners! Please check you Personal Messages, I've messaged you. Reply to the PM and confirm your choice of key: 32 bit or 64 bit.

Rest of the participants, It was really tough, sorry, you were good, but the winners were just a little better! Better luck next time.

Thanks for your participation. :)

#312040 New Windows 8 Metro UI Concepts

Posted by USG Ishimura on 28 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

These Windows 8 desktop concepts have been made by Mark Grgurev (myownfriend on Deviantart). He likes Windows 8 but still can't get used to using Metro and Desktop Apps at the same time. These "Metro" concepts show his ideas for how the interface should be used.







More concept screenshots are here on myownfriend's gallery!

#292235 A Public Apology

Posted by Villain on 02 June 2011 - 05:47 PM

Ok, so, I think that everyone knows that when Paras's Ribbon UI notepad came out, I was not nice with it, but I had a reason.
Well, Reason or not, I was an ass.  And being an ass to a new developer is bad.  It stifles creativity and such.

I was talking to Paras, and i discovered that his app was made in WPF.  I found this because I am making a ".Net Lite" programming language (HIDE) , And I wanted to make use of his Ribbon.  It was by far one of the best ones available.  Good reason for it too!  It's MS's Ribbon.  Seriously.  You can licence it and make use of it.  But it is almost 100% WPF.

I dont like WPF.  While there is SOME visual aspect to it...  Not that much to it.  He made that whole app in WPF.
Paras, You did a good app.  Seriously.  

Not chiding people here, but if some one makes something that you dont like, pass over it, or dont make a comment.

And that brings me to Apologizing to EVERYONE here on WM.

A month or so back, I was a huge troll.  Like, super huge.  If you posted anything about MS or IE or such, I was hating on it.
There IS a reason behind it, and here it the lite version of it.  I am on medicines that can impare judgement, and somewhat lowers inhibitions.
I have Severe Bi-Polar and borderline Schizo tendencies, along with Deep Depression and Suicidal thoughts.

Yes, you all now know the real deal, and know more about me that what you ever wanted to know.  +1 Level up!

I was off my meds for three months (Dr. was trying to figure out what of my 11 pills was not working right) so, in short, he took me off all of them.
I am starting them up again, and thinking, well, still hard, I stay in a fog most of the day, but Anger and inhibitions are controlled a bit more.

Anyway, I removed myself form Mod duties (and i have not done anything since then) until i was "ok" again, or close enough to it.  I dont know it I am there yet, but i feel comfortable enough to share how I am with my WinMatrix family.  You all my family as far as i am concerned.  Even Yanike and Paras. :D

Anyway, Paras, I am sorry for hating on you, your doing good.  Listen to your people, then will never steer you wrong.  Id some one suggests a feature, ok, if more then one suggests a feature, add it.  it's worth it.  WM Netizens, I am sorry for my past behavior, I hope that yall can forgive and forget.

Solo  AKA Brad

#291138 Easypad Notepad with Ribbon UI

Posted by Villain on 14 May 2011 - 03:34 AM

Ok Paras... you need to fix something.  I am trying really hard not to be pissed off...

You need to fix this shit.
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So how about we go in order, huh?

Wordpad in Windows 7.  No matter what any one says, it's a glorified Notepad that can read/write RTF.  Thats all.
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Notepad 2008.
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Made by ME. In 2008.

Notepad 2009.
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Made by Me also. Updated version of 2008.

Fluent Notepad.
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Made by SalvoG92. Link.
SalvoG actually CONTACTED me and let me try out HIS app prior to him releasing it, and I was blown away.  If nothing else, just for the respect that he showed me.

Easy Lap
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Made by You.  Pretty good job.

Also, PLEASE Note that when Fluent was made, I was SO impressed with it I REMOVED both my versions and told others to use Fluent.  And I still do, to this day!
Please also note that there is a Free, and Opensource Notepad Ribbon UI app, available on SourceForge.
Has been there for as long as my app has been around.

ALSO, I REALLY doubt that your the "First Indian to create a Notepad" app. (Paraphrased, but to make my statement)
First notepad in the World with the most features?  No. You try to beat Notepad ++. Cant be done.
First Indian to create one with a Ribbon UI?  Mabey the First Indian to RELEASE one for free download... That YOU know of.
I mean, Seriously, what are the odds that an Indian programmer DIDNT help write the Windows 7 Wordpad... I have no dont in my mind that some one of Indian origin helped make it so.

Seriously, your acclaims in the app is bad.  Please change them.  Oh, and get a better Obfuscater. Yes, I can see your code.
And as far as saying that it supports all those file types?  You neglected to mention that they are all just text files with special extensions.
anyone can drag and of those files to regular old Notepad and see the text.

Lesson here for you. NEVER give yourself special props in an app.  Someone will always call you out on it.  Want to make an app?  Sure, do it.  Have fun doing it.  But never says "First to..." or something like that.  Some one else here on WM did it, and I called them out on it also.

FIX IT.  And lose the installer.  .Net can be portable, just code it right.

You may hate me for saying all of this, but in the end, I am just trying to help make you a better programmer, and to help keep you out of trouble.
And If your wondering "What makes him so special as to tell me what to do?"  More than 1/2 my life, programming.  I have a 10 year contract with 2 magazines in Germany, and 1 in JAPAN for any and all apps i make to be included with there Magazines and the accompanying CD/DVDs.  So yes, I know what I am talking about.

#316582 Have you upgraded to Windows 8?

Posted by Phenom II on 27 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

I downgraded from 7 to 8, then upgraded from 8 back to 7

#293118 Omnimo - WP7/Windows 8 Start Screen

Posted by fediaFedia on 15 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

Hello Winmatrix,
Long time, how have you all been?

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We just released Omnimo 4 for Rainmeter, click the image to download and for more info :)

Comments are welcome!

#277092 Personalization Panel for Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic

Posted by hb860 on 24 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

Personalization Panel for Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic implements premium personalization features for low-end Windows 7 Editions. It can bypass restrictions and provides useful UI - same as in Ultimate, for example.

Main Features

-Desktop Context Menu integration
-Language-independed/Autotranslation: All text labels are from Windows libraries and always be in your native language
- * .theme files support in both Starter and Home Basic. Everything will be applied correct except windows metric for classic themes
-Can change Windows 7 Starter Wallpaper (See notes)
-Can change windows and taskbar colors in Windows 7 Home Basic by two methods with live preview (See notes)
-Useful access to related Control Panel applets
- *.theme files associations handling
- *.msstyles files associations handling
- *.themepack files associations handling (limited to installation at this moment. You can't create own themepacks)


Windows 7 Starter


In Windows 7 Starter you can change wallpaper only where application in elevated mode. If you have no Administrator’s right or cancel UAC prompt, then application runs in RESTRICTED mode. In RESTRICTED mode wallpaper button is disabled.
Please remember: if you change wallpaper in non-restricted mode and then run application in RESTRICTED mode, you can't change screensaver until you run it in non-restricted mode again or not set default wallpaper.

ALSO, you can force restricted mode in Windows 7 Starter using command line:
personalization.exe /notelevate

Also you can modify registry setting
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\winreview_personalization\Command and set it to "PATH\personalization.exe /notelevate"

It can help to avoid UAC prompt, however, it still restricted.

Windows 7 Home Basic

There are two methods of windows colorization:
1. Windows 7 [Patched]
It means DWM colorization algorithm specially broken for partial transparency support in Windows 7 Home Basic. Use it when your aero.msstyles file was patched to force Aero Glass. Such file you can get here: [nowhere]

2. Windows 7 Standard
This is STANDARD mode of colorization. It is used in all versions of Windows 7 by default and recommended to use with non-patched aero.msstyles file. Unfortunately, DWM in Windows 7 HB broken by Microsoft - it fills windows with black color instead of blur. So, this method is not applicable to patched aero.msstyles.

Third-party (non-Microsoft) themes

Remember, you have to use UxStyle (http://www.UxStyle.com) to get Third-party themes support in ANY edition of Windows 7. Some of themes can provide transparency in 7 HB, if they patched by author or by other person.

Win7 Home Basic English

Download Latest version

If you found a bug, tell me by mail or WLM

#292385 I'm awarded with the certificate of Microsoft Office Specialist

Posted by Tataarujin on 04 June 2011 - 11:59 AM


#240068 Something interesting about the members of this forum

Posted by Linda V on 05 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

I just recently started posting but I'm 16. And own a vagina, hahaha.

#310820 The secret of Windows 8 logo!

Posted by Secured Tim on 19 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

How to use Windows 8:

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Just a joke! :D


#297339 Firefox 6 final released

Posted by Frylock86 on 13 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

Firefox 6 final has hit the FTP servers, for those interested in grabbing the final bits before they go public. Looks like they were uploaded just after midnight here.

For those on the beta channel, version 7 has been rumored to offer 50% less RAM usage. Here's looking forward to seeing v7 betas hit the web!

Download: Firefox 6 (Windows) EN-US

Download: Firefox 6 (Mac OSX) EN-US

Download: Other languages and operating systems

#297057 Aero patch for Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic

Posted by hb860 on 08 August 2011 - 04:09 AM

Let me introduce the end of my Personalization Panel project.

Here is Aero patch created by my friend Mr. dUSHA what enables full featured aero glass and personalization features in Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Starter, such as
- Aero Glass and coloring.
- Full themes support including RSS and slideshow themes.
- Peak, Shake and WinFlip 3D.
- Third party themes support.
All you need to do is:
1. Uninstall Winreview's Personaliation Panel and Personalization panel DWM controller if they was installed.
2. Apply the patch. Your Windows will be rebooted. Just wait when it wuill be done
3. Enjoy.

Demo of Windows 7 Starter.

DOWNLOAD PATCH (English page)

Winreview's Personalization Panel project is discontinued and closed. I can't see any reason to continue anymore. Did you see?Still in development :)

#268859 An Interesting Look at the Nintendo Co.

Posted by USG Ishimura on 03 April 2010 - 03:20 PM


Inforgraphic for what you didn't know about Nintendo.

#262043 [BETA]Glow Air for 7

Posted by kAtz93 on 17 January 2010 - 04:30 AM

The Final is finally out !!!

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Download Glow Air for 7

#246068 Mac Fanboy turns into Windows 7 Fanboy

Posted by FalseAgent on 08 September 2009 - 06:29 PM

This is all b*llsh*t. Microsoft is making advertisements, but making it seem like a person is promoting it and not them.

I don't like you. Seriously. You're one hell of a stubborn Apple fan boy who either:
1) posts to defend apple
2) posts regarding apple's cool new stuf
and you always refuse to weigh both sides of an argument, plus never fail to use profanities in your sentences.

I mean, come on. I know Microsoft's advertisements may not be that great, but heck, everyone knows that Apple's ads are a thousand times worse.

#240795 [winners announced] Win Windows 7 License Keys

Posted by Afzal on 08 August 2009 - 01:33 AM

My favorite feature in Windows 7 is the Greatly Improved Performance. Ever since Windows XP, I've been longing for a performance that doesn't deteriorate overtime and I have to say, Windows 7 didn't disappoint me with its RC.

  Whatever software I installed, the boot time remained quick and the OS become responsive as soon as the desktop was visible. Same for the Shutdown/Logoff times, never did Windows waste my time "Saving Settings" for too long.

  The opening, closing of applications and navigation between them is also hugely improved giving the feel of a robust and responsive OS, even faster than Windows XP in some cases. Also, it requires less steps to do common tasks...which would involve a bit of digging in Windows XP.

  Another matter of improved performance was the Sleep mode. I would've never dreamed of a Standby/Hibernate hybrid mode but that's exactly what it is, I don't have to care for a power outage while leaving the system in an S3 standby mode (Sleep Mode) and the best part is...the system switches to this mode extremely fast.

  Even the benchmarks show that Windows 7 is faster and more responsive than Windows Vista. I can safely say that it utilizes multiple cores very efficiently and even the 64-bit version is very much usable now (compatibility and performance wise), allowing the users to think about permanently switching from 32-bit, since 64-bit computing is inevitably going to be the main focus in the future, it's great that users are able to access it at this early stage...which will benefit development for it in the long run.

This is by far, the best Windows version ever and I can only hope that the next version will be even better.
(Windows 7 64-bit please) :D

(edited: added "in the future" after "main focus" in the last paragraph to make the point clear)

#134342 Easy way to take ownership of system files in Windows 7, 8 and Vista

Posted by Razor VinT on 06 May 2007 - 06:44 PM

If your are replacing or changing system files like (uxtheme.dll or imageres.dll) in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Vista then first you have to take ownership of the file and then grant your username full control of the file. Here's an easy way to do this:


Download "own.zip" from below, extract it and double click on "own.reg". It will add a new entry to your registry which will allow you to right click on any file you want to own and click on "Take Ownership".




Attached File  own.zip   338bytes   36732 downloads


To remove "Take Ownership" option from the right click menu, simply double click on "own_rem.reg".

Attached File  own_rem.zip   248bytes   13043 downloads



If you don't like to use the registry files, then follow these steps for taking ownership of system files manually:

  • Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator > Click Continue.
  • At the command prompt, input takeown /f filepath
  • Now input icacls filepath /grant yourusername:f

:lamp: Or you can use this tool: Take Control, if you are afraid to play with registry files. The tool has been made by WinMatrix members XPero to take ownership and get full control of any system file with ease.

#301069 Steve Jobs wanted to destroy Android

Posted by Chrominator on 21 October 2011 - 08:07 PM

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