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#1 Villain

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:47 AM

Latest Updates:


Sorting idea, Header and Alphabetics tiles.

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Progress update.
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3rd "click" on the start orb [bug fix]
orb button now inherits color settings [new]
drag-drop graphic on the user tile changes avatar [requested]
dragging of settings window [requested]
metro clock [draggable, saves position, new]
non-metro tile is now space saving [requested]
tiles > App icon [new]
general > header tiles [alphabetic sort, metro tile only, requested]
extras tab [new]
explorer / better explorer useability [enhanced]
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A video demo of a now working Metro style Start Menu replacement. The UI is not final, almost everything is open for discussion and suggestion.
and yes, you you know what my voice sounds like. :P

Here is a UI update, still have a bit more work to do, also, thanks for the suggestions!

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More info about this update here...

Metro Start Bar Evolving - Solo-Dev's dA page.

[UPDATE]

Taking shape now...

[UPDATE TWO!!!!! Alphabetic Sorting!!!]


Download to public Beta tomorrow!

#2 netbox

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:57 AM

Cool bro. Id like to see that on final version ;)

and by the way, cool voice ;)

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

Thanks. You may have had to have had to have turned up the volume, i tend to be very soft spoken, that is, until i get excited. Then all i do is yell.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:15 PM

Accent sounds like a mixture of Texas, South Africa and Auzzy :D

Nice app though ;)

Edited by Phenom II, 14 October 2011 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:41 PM

i love the look and functionality. i hope that you will include the ability to adjust transparency but so far it looks great. i cant wait to try it.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:00 PM

Nice app..., Hard Work! Keep it ^

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:40 PM

When i heard that voice i thought it was very familiar.. and then "oh wait, i have spoken to that voice myself.. cool" xD :P

Nice app.. i think i would prefer this one before Metro Screen to look for my applications IF i would change to Windows 8 and there is no turning back to use Windows original start menu. :)




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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:55 PM

Updated the first post with a UI update.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:34 PM

I like the app and your voice too. You should record more videos. :D

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:08 AM

@PCHuntqwerty ... Thanks. Several have said the same thing... Maybe i should make use of my YouTube channel more often...

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:21 PM

Updated first post with new video demo

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:31 AM

New video up top of Alphabetic Sorting, also, Public BETA download tomorrow!

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:59 AM

I say go for the letter heading like WP7, it'd make things a bit easier to find. :)

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#14 Villain

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

I say go for the letter heading like WP7, it'd make things a bit easier to find. :)

Yeah I think i will add that in as an option that you can use, or not.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:10 PM

So I know that I said that I would release what I am calling mStart, but I just found out that I have a family get-together today, and those always last hours and hours.
So the release will be delayed for tomorrow. and thats a good thing, because i dont have the code in for when you click an item for the menu to go away and such, just a few nit-picks.

Anyway, yall have a happy day. I get to see my family today (that happens about 5-6 times a year, so it is special to me.)

Have fun!


Oh! and if you Have to have a working demo today, go ask *+Eugene Cheung on G+* or http://deathshot39.deviantart.com (both the same person) he has a working build from last night. If he gives it out it is ok with me, just understand, some code is not in, and it isnt really ready for the public. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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#16 ThunderROM

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:22 AM

The idea is very good. You just need better graphics.

#17 Villain

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

The idea is very good. You just need better graphics.

If you mean the tiles, i gladly accept new ideas and submissions for them, just make sure they are a square format, that is, 128x128, 96x96, etc...

#18 Villain

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:06 PM

Updated first post with new video of updates.
Progress update.
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3rd "click" on the start orb [bug fix]
orb button now inherits color settings [new]
drag-drop graphic on the user tile changes avatar [requested]
dragging of settings window [requested]
metro clock [draggable, saves position, new]
non-metro tile is now space saving [requested]
tiles > App icon [new]
general > header tiles [alphabetic sort, metro tile only, requested]
extras tab [new]
explorer / better explorer useability [enhanced]
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#19 Villain

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:33 PM

5th update. short video up on the first post, at the top.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:15 PM

Loving the headers, nice work!

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