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[DEV] Windows 8.1 Touch-Keyboard Customisation & more

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24th March 2014, 03:37 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all
after some research to customise the W8 on screen keyboard,
i have replace a duib resources by a duib xml extracted from W8 beta version....
this can also be used to edit some other parts of the Modern UI...
this work is at alpha stage an contain some visual bug as you can see at the end of this post.
i'm always working on it but i hope some users will also contribute!
you can try this mod by replacing the dll tabskb.dll by the attached version (x64)
or replace the resources UIFILE/15731 in yours using reshack.

there is a lots of customisation possibility:
add a key border (color,size...)
change key background color.
change keyboard background color...
& a lot more with better understanding of the duib xml...

you need to take ownership of the file & kill tabtip.exe....
Tested on Windows 8.1 6.3.9600.17031


Code:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\tabskb.dll




--------------------------Know Bug--------------------------------------------------------

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Windows 8.1 Hidden Start Menu Animation

During my test i have found some registry key used for the start menu animation but not present !
you can customise how the tiles appear with those keys:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Grid]
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cx"=dword:00000000
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cy"=dword:00000000
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_IndividualTower_Offset"=dword:00000000
For exemple:
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cx"=dword:00002 000
tiles come from right.

"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cy"=dword:00002 000
from bottom

There is also this one to have the anim like at login but this can be slow....
"Launcher_SessionLoginAnimation_OnShow"=dword:0000 0001
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25th March 2014, 02:24 AM   |  #2  
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Can it be transparent?
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Originally Posted by dragon_76

Can it be transparent?

In fact stock keyboard background is transparent but the Tabtip window is black.
Maybe by editing an other resources,i will take a look...
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Windows 8.1 Hidden key for start Menu Animation
During my test i have found some registry key used for the start menu animation but not present !
you can customise the tile animation with those keys:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Grid]
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cx"=dword:00000000
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cy"=dword:00000000
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_IndividualTower_Offset"=dword:00000000
For exemple:
"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cx"=dword:00002 000
tiles come from right.

"Launcher_AnimationOffset_Launcher_Cy"=dword:00002 000
from bottom

There is also this one to have the anim like at login but this can be slow....
"Launcher_SessionLoginAnimation_OnShow"=dword:0000 0001
Last edited by xboxmod; 29th March 2014 at 12:14 AM.
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IMHO - one of the biggest things needed for windows 8.1, is opacity control, and gesture support for the onscreen keyboard. I have the 8" Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, and when the keyboard pops up, it literally takes up 3/4 of the screen in landscape mode. Portrait mode is not so bad, I would love to have gesture support as well - swipe like functions. The feature is now on Windows Phone (gestures), why cant we get it on W8.1.
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it would be good to know how to change the font size on the "extended" (full) keyboard ... I would like it to be "Bold" type like on the normal keyboard.
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