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Right-clicking on the DesktopX Welcome menu displays a small menu of choices, including: Close (Welcome menu), display About screen and change Properties for the menu only.  These settings do not affect any widgets, objects or desktop themes. 

DesktopX Welcome - right-click - Properties


Right-clicking on the DesktopX Welcome menu and selecting "About" displays the following information box, which displays: program name (e.g. DesktopX Welcome), version of the program (e.g. Version 3.x), company that developed & owns it (e.g. by Stardock Corporation), and company website (e.g.  If you click on the web address, it will display the web site in your web browser (if connected to the Internet).  Click OK or X to close the information box.

About information box. 


Selecting "Properties" opens a dialog box with several options on two tabs: Appearance and General Settings.

DesktopX Properties - Appearance tab.
Welcome menu - Properties - Appearance tab.

Properties - General Settings tab
 Welcome menu - Properties - General Settings tab.

Quick Reference  

 Action   What it does
 Appearance tab   
Z-order  Change the position of the DesktopX Welcome menu from:
Always on top - always in front of other open application windows, etc..
Normal level - (default) stays in front of open application windows, etc., unless the window is clicked on (giving it focus), in which case the menu will be sent to the background (behind open window).
Desktop level - keeps the menu in the background, behind open window(s) & other objects.
Opacity  Changes the transparency of DesktopX Welcome as you move the slider Slider.
Far left: Totally transparent (see through), non-opaque.
Far right: (default) Totally opaque (can not see through). 
Shadow checkbox Checked, gives the Welcome menu a shadow.
Unchecked, (default) no shadow.
Clicking Configure gives you options to change the shadow from its default.
Configure Allows you to change the shadow settings of the menu, then click Close or X to save changes.  (Click Close then Cancel to abort changes.)
"Sharpness" - far left (more sharp), far right (fuzzy).
"Darkness" - far left (lighter), far right (darker).
"X" - (X axis / horizontal) move the slider Slider to the far left to move the shadow to the far left & to the right, to move it to the right of the widget.
"Y" - (Y axis / vertical) move the slider Slider to the bottom to move the shadow lower than the Welcome menu or up the scale to move the shadow above it.
"Override custom settings where already defined" - if you find as you make changes, nothing happens, check this box.  Then you should see changes made to the menu as you move the sliders.  This option replaces the menu's default settings with your desired changes to the shadow.

Note: You must check the box for "Shadow",
otherwise the menu's shadow will not change.
Shadow Settings 
Hue Shift (From: To:)  Changes the hue (tint) of the color of the menu.  The top rainbow bar (From:) are the default colors, while the bottom bar (To:) are the new hues as you move the next to "Hue Shift".
Hue Shift 
Accessibility  Places an icon for the menu in the:
Taskbar - (bottom of desktop).
Systray  - System Tray / by default, lower right corner next to clock.
None - (default) no icon. 

Having an icon available gives you easy access to the menu.  Otherwise, you can either double-click the "DesktopX" icon (on desktop or Start menu) or right-click either the "DesktopX Widgets" or "DesktopX Builder" icon(s) in the System Tray (if running) and select "DesktopX Welcome..".
Run automatically when Windows starts  Checked, automatically starts the Welcome menu when Windows starts up. 
Unchecked, menu only runs when you run the "DesktopX" icon, etc. (see Accessibility).
 General Settings tab   
On top / on bottom hotkey  Hot keys are special key(s) on your keyboard assigned a certain task (e.g. Show (unhide) the menu).  You can change what key is used, to avoid potential conflict with the same key used by another program.  These two options are "toggles", press once to do something, then press again to do the opposite (undo).
F9 - (default) Press to bring the menu to the top level (foreground), press again to send to the bottom (background / desktop level).
Show / hide hotkey  F10 - (default) Press to show (unhide) the menu, press again to hide. 

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