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Digital Storm custom Start Orbs?

Post Date: 2014-01-19

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    Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 12:59pm
OK, so I am getting Windows 8.1 set up the way I want for my new DS HAF-X, which is an AWESOME BEAST, by the way.
  • Win8 now boots straight to desktop, and
  • Free app gives me back my Start Button.

Now I want a Custom Start Orb with the Digital Storm logo -- the red lightning bolt logo.  This will be my new Start Button.

Internet search and DS forum search yields nothing. Does anyone know if there are any DS custom Start Orbs out there?  If not, then I will try to make one. 

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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 8:29pm
Hmm, my guess is that you'll need to custom make one. I couldn't find anything either and I haven't heard Alex or Nav mention one in the past. 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 8:42pm
Good idea! I just created one, you will need to right click and save the PNG file, let us know how it works:

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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 9:12pm
Nice! Strong

I don't have the app for that, but I'm curious to see how it works out.
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  Quote forrest74 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 9:55pm
My new and improved Digital Storm start orb is a Very Cool Thing.

I filled up the 54x54 pixel space, and it looks great on my start screen. Might need to increase the black borders but it looks great if I do say so myself. 

OH -- I am using the ClassicShell freeware app to get back the start button.  Was recommended in the Sept 2013 issue of Maximum PC magazine.

Here is what I made:





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  Quote lucifersboots Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jan 2014 at 6:46pm
So help me understand - this becomes the start button image? That's too cool! How would I go about using this?
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  Quote forrest74 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jan 2014 at 11:47pm
ClassicShell adds a Start Button to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1.  I can now use my Win 8.1 computer like I did before with my Win XP system.  This is a free program.   

Go to www.classicshell.net; you will find all the information you need. There is an FAQ, and example screens for you to see what it is all about.

Here is what my task bar looks like with the Digital Storm Start Orb.  It really complements my HAF X, I think.


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