Start8 User Icon

Is it just me?

By on June 23, 2014 9:35:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Hey guys, I check the option to hide the user icon on Start8 and yet, the user icon shows. Not only this, but it's the same ugly white frame no matter what WB skin I run.

 

Please help.

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June 23, 2014 9:38:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Happens here too Jim, that's why I turn off the user icon in SKS8 when designing a skin. Not only that, but for my personal tastes too, I don't like them. 

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June 24, 2014 4:43:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've been wondering how to do that. User icons are fugly. How to?

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June 24, 2014 6:07:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

On windows7 you should be able to do that in SKS under edit start menu and taskbar/edit startmenu/top part/ now on the bottom click ---extra settings---
scroll a bit down and find ---Hide user picture--- enable it and save. 

On Win8 there is a simple option in Start8 for it ---configurate - show profile picture

A thrid solution to hide the userpicture is called "NoUserPicture" i used it on windows7 never had a problem with it. 

**Since you guys use windows8 in combination with Start8 and Windowblinds  you have to do both settings (in Skinstudio and Start8) that the white frame disappears. 
So hide it for the choosen skin in SKS and then hide it in start8 and the User picture will be gone.

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June 24, 2014 7:18:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

For each skin...right?

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June 24, 2014 7:29:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

For each skin...right?

correct 

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June 24, 2014 7:44:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good practice.

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June 24, 2014 11:32:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I believe this should not be like this since we want to keep it simple... and user friendly
this is far from simple for such a small change...
I will address this issue to support so we can get a fix for it...
Edit: just have seen that this topic is under the category support   now i have to leave out the sarcasm  

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June 24, 2014 12:47:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Benmanns, I appreciate the input, but yes, the point of this thread is to point out to support/developers that Start8 is SUPPOSED to remove the user icon, but it doesn't work.

It would be a real pain in the ass to have to manually remove the icon via SKS for every skin I use.

The SKS resolution works, but Start8 is supposed to do it easier.  Please fix Start8, support.

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June 24, 2014 12:56:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

point is that the two apps should communicate and share info but that seems not to be working

Quoting RedneckDude,
The SKS resolution works, but Start8 is supposed to do it easier.  Please fix Start8, support.
agree

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June 24, 2014 1:04:04 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

So far we have not been able to duplicate this here.

For anyone having this issue, it is probably best to open a support ticket with us if you have not already. 

Please download and run the following utility:

http://sd.stardock.com/SDSupportTool.exe

This is a tool that we use to gather relevant log files and basic information about your computer. Once the utility finishes running, please attach the .zip file it creates on the desktop when you create a ticket here.

Also, please reply with any screenshots that may help illustrate your issue(s)(if applicable).

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June 24, 2014 1:41:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Done

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June 24, 2014 3:02:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Done.

Ticket ID #NBP-482-19754
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June 24, 2014 3:07:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting benmanns,
A thrid solution to hide the userpicture is called "NoUserPicture" i used it on windows7 never had a problem with it.

 

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=245140 

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June 24, 2014 3:07:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That seems to be a direct download link, if this is a problem, mods please disable it. 

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June 25, 2014 10:48:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Gargabee,
So far we have not been able to duplicate this here.

Might I restate the obvious to ask, you are trying it with WB running, correct?

 

Start8 removes the user icon fine without WB running. Maybe there should be an option in WB Config?

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