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Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm

I love Raspberry Pi, but I have always felt uncomfortable with Raspbian Pixel's appearance.

Since I was familiar with Windows 10, I installed a windows 10 icon pack, mouse cursor, window border, GTK theme, and composite manager, but soon found it was too difficult to maintain them all.

So I combined them and coded a simple installer.

Here is what it looks like:
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I have tested it on Raspbian Stretch and Buster, but I am looking for suggestions on how to improve it.

To download, run this in the terminal:

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cd
wget -O Windows-10-trans-pack.tar.gz 'https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1FhcdVtsCrWoS4qL53vqSSwcse8eYUucO'
tar -xzf Windows-10-trans-pack.tar.gz &>/dev/null
To install:

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~/Windows-10/install.sh
To uninstall:

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~/Windows-10/uninstall.sh
Credits:
Botspot (me) for the Openbox window border
Google for Product Sans font
User xxmmtrtxx for the mouse cursor
B00merang Project for the GTK theme
User HEMOO023 for the icon pack
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 am

Tested. On my own risk :)

Problem: after applying this, a change in font size destroys windows layout (maximize, close icons are only partially visible)

The major problem: uninstall doesn't work properly. The installer should backup all settings it changes to allow uninstaller to restore them.
In my case I lost my autostart script and several other settings was also damaged, so I had to restore defaults, reboot and restore manually what was lost by testing the scripts.

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:55 am

Botspot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm
I love Raspberry Pi, but I have always felt uncomfortable with Raspbian Pixel's appearance.
"Pixel" as a name was retired about two years ago. Are you still running a two year old configuration ?
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:54 am

PeterO wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:55 am
Botspot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm
I love Raspberry Pi, but I have always felt uncomfortable with Raspbian Pixel's appearance.
"Pixel" as a name was retired about two years ago. Are you still running a two year old configuration ?
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Yes Pixel Desktop Environment was ditched when Stretch released and the replacement Raspberry Pi Desktop desktop environment was updated to coincide with Buster release.....
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:56 pm

pik33 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 am
Problem: after applying this, a change in font size destroys windows layout (maximize, close icons are only partially visible)
Like this?
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Yes, I am aware of this problem. Unfortunately I know no way around it as openbox determines the titlebar height based on the font.
According to this site:
If you want to make your window icons larger, you would have to specify that your theme’s users change the font size in obconf to something larger, such as 10px+.
Later on the author suggests openbox change this and determine the icon size, based on the icon size.

Either I had to shrink the buttons or go with a large font.
pik33 wrote: The major problem: uninstall doesn't work properly. The installer should backup all settings it changes to allow uninstaller to restore them.
In my case I lost my autostart script and several other settings was also damaged, so I had to restore defaults, reboot and restore manually what was lost by testing the scripts.
Good point. Currently the uninstall script simply deletes the theme, icon and mouse packs, uninstalls xcompmgr and the gtk engine, then launches lxappearance and prompts the user to change the settings back. And you're right, is did overwrite the autostart file.

I have updated the script to backup all files it replaces to a directory in the Windows-10 directory, so this problem should be fixed.
Install script was also improved to not close all graphical programs by restarting the lightdm service. Instead, it restarts lxpanel, openbox, and pcmanfm.

Any other suggestions? Specifically I have noticed the relative lack of attention to this topic and am wondering if there is a better place to put this transformation pack. Gnome-look.org? GitHub?
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:19 pm

I wish you all the luck in the world, since it is the UI you prefer. However, as I absolutely DETEST Win10--in all its manifestations--I'll pass. This is, naturally, the advantage of all *nix systems. You can specify the "look and feel" to suit yourself. Unlike certain other OSes.

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 pm

I think the lack of uptake maybe timing.

With the Pi 4 coming out you have lots and lots of folk trying Linux and not thinking about the look and feel as it’s all new.

Being a Mac user as well as Linux, I’ll also wish you luck but will not be taking up a test for you :lol:

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:17 am

Botspot wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Any other suggestions? Specifically I have noticed the relative lack of attention to this topic and am wondering if there is a better place to put this transformation pack. Gnome-look.org? GitHub?
Could be that people thought "sounds great" but didn't post just that. I note the actual image of the desktop has gone from your OP ( not appearing for me anyway, just "image" as text ) so it's not clear what it actually looks like, what exactly is being offered.

But maybe people don't want Windows 10 UI customisation. If it had been Windows XP Classic UI customisation I'd have likely given it a whirl by now. For me it seems great, well done, but it's not for me.

It may also be that most people don't seek any customisation, are happy with what there is, don't see any real benefit from making the desktop look like something else..

The problem I found when I tried UI customisation in the past is it's fine for making it look like a familiar operating system desktop, but different enough to be annoying. I guess that comes down to how good the implementation is.

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:54 pm

Hello there Botspot,

i have run into a little bit of a Problem. i have, successfully, tried out your program and have enjoyed my experience so far nevertheless I wanted to try the:
To uninstall:

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~/Windows-10/uninstall.sh
but that doesn't seem to have work as I had hoped because it doesn't return to the settings/layout that I had before. I think it would be nice if that were to be included in your program.
I hope this feedback was helpful for you :)

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 am

Forewarning: It's been so long since I developed this. TBH, I nearly forgot I even released this!
meAndmyRbP wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:54 pm

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~/Windows-10/uninstall.sh
but that doesn't seem to have work as I had hoped because it doesn't return to the settings/layout that I had before.
I hope this feedback was helpful for you :)
Sorry, it wasn't that helpful. You have been very vague.

Please list any errors that popped up when running uninstall.sh.
Please post screenshots of what doesn't look correct. Have you rebooted since running uninstall.sh?
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:02 am

The cpu usage on the toolbar could be an icon instead for a much smoother UI and the menu icon on my download is missing so I have to click on the edge to open the menu bar

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:21 am

I seem to be having 6 issues on RPi3:

1) I went into Appearance settings after installing to change my cursor size (Which still didn't change it) and now all highlights are black. [FIXED WITH REINSTALL]

2) As mentioned before, the cursor size does not change

3) The, what should be, windows icon/png does not appear in toolbar menu

4) As show in the photo attached, the computer for networks shows no network when I have multiple network interfaces (While both are connected to the same network)

5) As the second image shows, the small icons have started to disappear [FIXED WITH REINSTALL]

6) Keyboard shortcuts do not work anymore (PrtSc, Volume/Playback Control Buttons, etc)

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:22 pm

It's been so long since I've maintained this. Sorry to those who it didn't work for.

To uninstall:

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~/Windows-10/uninstall.sh
In the meantime, I may have some time today to improve it and create a github repository with those changes.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:56 am

Working fine at my 3b+/Stretch.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:20 am

diogen151 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:56 am
Working fine at my 3b+/Stretch.
I'm using 3B+ Buster

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm

Does this still get updated? And why not host it on GitHub or something?
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm

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Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Does this still get updated? And why not host it on GitHub or something?
I'm working on a massive update. Stay tuned. 8-)
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:57 pm

Botspot wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm
AlienDrew wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Does this still get updated? And why not host it on GitHub or something?
I'm working on a massive update. Stay tuned. 8-)
Okay, here's a sneak peek:
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BTW this has taken a lot of time, basically programming an entire panel theme from scratch.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Botspot wrote: Okay, here's a sneak peek:
2020-07-29-075600_1280x1024_scrot.png
BTW this has taken a lot of time, basically programming an entire panel theme from scratch.

Will you be adding this project to your GitHub https://github.com/Botspot or is it just being announced and supported in this thread?

It's an interesting concept and adds to various available desktop themes/tweaks. :)
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:41 pm

CaptainMidnight wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Botspot wrote: Okay, here's a sneak peek:2020-07-29-075600_1280x1024_scrot.png
BTW this has taken a lot of time, basically programming an entire panel theme from scratch.
Will you be adding this project to your GitHub https://github.com/Botspot or is it just being announced and supported in this thread?
Yes it will be on my GitHub.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:38 am

OK, the all-new Windows-10 transformation pack is available for beta testing: https://github.com/Botspot/Windows-10
Overall UI is much improved, and I've combined several icon themes for the best results.
Tint2 panel added, which exactly mimics the Windows 10 panel.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 am

Awesome, and will the theme work when making new accounts, or will that script help with that?

Also I found something pretty nice, along the lines of looking like Windows 10, called LinuxFx, might want to take a look at it.
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:50 pm

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Awesome, and will the theme work when making new accounts, or will that script help with that?
No idea.
In theory you should be able to put the main Windows-10 folder anywhere and it will install fine, but I have no idea how it would behave on a non-pi account.
The script copies the fonts, icons, and themes to /usr/share. That's system-wide. But to make the theme change automatically, the script changes a bunch of files in /home/pi/.config. So if you have /home/me, it probably won't work well. Best option is probably to copy /home/pi's config to /home/me and that should work well for the most part. (as long as the set desktop background is in a universal place)
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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:05 pm

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:38 am
OK, the all-new Windows-10 transformation pack is available for beta testing: https://github.com/Botspot/Windows-10
Do I have to uninstall the current one I have or will this update over it?

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Re: Experimental Windows 10 UI looks transformation package - testers wanted!

Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:20 pm

AKASGaming wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:05 pm
Botspot wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:38 am
OK, the all-new Windows-10 transformation pack is available for beta testing: https://github.com/Botspot/Windows-10
Do I have to uninstall the current one I have or will this update over it?
In theory it shouldn't matter, but if you want to stay on the safe side I'd uninstall the older one.
Several reasons:
  • Both old and new are designed to use the exact same folder: /home/pi/Windows-10.
  • The old one modifies ~/.config/autostart, but the new one doesn't. So xcompmgr may end up launching twice.
  • You'd be an edge case that I didn't account for when designing the new one, so if you have issues, I wouldn't know how to help you.
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