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 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:51 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1918238


In my honest opinion, Classic Shell is not needed in Windows 10 because finally we have an excellent Start Menu built in which in my opinion is better than the Win 7 one. I stopped using CS a while back but have just reinstalled it for one reason only, to change the Start Button. If someone could ju...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Windows 10

 Post subject: Windows 10 Build 10061
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:01 am 

Replies: 217
Views: 1276245


In Windows 10 build 10061 with Classic Shell 4.2.1, the Metro Apps do not show up. If I choose to show them in the menu as a list, it says the list is empty and shows nothing. In All Programs, opening the Apps folder also shows nothing.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Windows 10

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm 

Replies: 217
Views: 1276245


I was looking for the one to remove the silly Notifications thing. Thanks.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 8.1 Start up

 Post subject: Re: Windows 8.1 Start up Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:17 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12822


You also may have to select the option in Classic Shell to replace the Windows Start button. On my system, that option was off by default. Probably because Windows 8 didn't have a Start Button.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: how do i get all my programs to show? because i have so many

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:59 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5516


The list should automatically scroll down when you move your mouse pointer to the bottom of it.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: What function does CSM use to shutdown Windows 8?

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:50 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3971


Windows 8 only boots fast if you have fast boot enabled. This also requires hibernation to be enabled because fast boot actually uses a form of hibernation . Since disabling hibernation is one of the first things I do on every computer to save HDD space, my Win8 machine with it's 80GB hard drive doe...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows 8.1 Pro

 Post subject: Re: Windows 8.1 Pro
Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:22 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 17261


You also have to choose to replace the Windows Start button in Classic Shell settings. I found that turned off by default.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic shell does not start under Windows 8.1

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:42 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 44078


Just as a heads up. The 8.1 update causes massive HDD fragmentation and also shatters the registry into many pieces. My registry was in 45 pieces. I did a boot time defrag with Puran to fix that. Slower boot times which gradually improve could be due to fragmentation that the built in Windows defrag...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: 8.1 upgrade breaks Classic Shell

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:38 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1989


After doing the 8.1 Windows upgrade, Classic Shell 4.0 would not load. I had to uninstall and reinstall it to get it to work again.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: updated to 4.0, settings lost, load backup won't work

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:59 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 8882


I updated to 4.0 and all my settings were retained. I even uninstalled the previous version and rebooted before running the new installer. I never did a backup so didn't have an XML file.

However, my previous version was the 3.9.3 beta so that may be why my results were different.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 8.1: Option to disable the Start button

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:52 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 9310


I thought the main point of Classic Shell was to give you a functional Start button in Windows 8. If you don't want it, why even use CS?

I myself prefer using icons on the desktop for my most used things, but for the others like the tools and less used things, I need the Start button.

 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: ClassicShellSetup_3_9_3.exe is unsafe to download...

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:35 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 13754


So this issue seems to have resolved itself automagically. I am sure SmartScreen didn't stop flagging it as malware because the EXE developed the app reputation that SmartScreen needs. Internals build links which couldn't have been downloaded by anyone else and which were also getting flagged as da...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Thanks for your hard work.

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:34 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 19435


I use XP, Win7 and Win8. In Xp, just old games now with a very chopped up menu. Passed on Vista. At the time, could not get my head around that new menu. Man is Vista a beautiful resource hog. Just fixing up one for relative. Win7 menu was just starting to befriend me, and then Win8 came out. I've ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Thanks for your hard work.

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:33 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 19435


I don't understand why you guys just don't use Windows 7. It is the best Windows OS. (IMO) In my case, I got a really good deal on a copy of Win8 Pro ($32) and I used it to replace XP on this older laptop. I have a newer more powerful laptop with Win7 64 bit and I agree that it is great. The facts ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prompt to restart during update and stuck on blank desktop

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:06 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 9964


Well, initially you reported that you installed 3.9.3 over 3.9.1. Then it was the uninstaller for 3.9.1 that was trying to restart Explorer. Which was precisely my point - this behavior (sometimes Explorer dying during uninstall) is not new for 3.9.3. It has been like that for all previous versions...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prompt to restart during update and stuck on blank desktop

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:03 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 9964


You don't get locked up. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to start Task Manager, close, then restart Explorer.exe. Although the average user may not know what to do in this case. He'll ask in the forums. :) In most cases if Classic Explorer (the Explorer plugin) is not installed, then the installer will quickl...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prompt to restart during update and stuck on blank desktop

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 9964


First--no it was the uninstaller for 3.9.3 that did it. When I restarted Explorer, CCleaner reported that 3.9.3 was the version installed so it was that uninstaller that caused the same issue. Second, I never install the Classic Explorer or the Classic IE modules. Third, I didn't say it locked up, j...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prompt to restart during update and stuck on blank desktop

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:50 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 9964


So, if you remove the option to have the programs automatically closed and reopened, then the problem disappears. You may need to do a reboot but that's preferable to having what amounts to being a locked up system where you can't do anything. Even a required reboot would be better, whether it was a...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prompt to restart during update and stuck on blank desktop

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 9964


I had to get the latest beta through Comodo Dragon and then was sorry I did. I went to install it over 3.9.1 and it said things including Windows Explorer needed to be shut down and gave me the option to have them automatically shut down or not. To avoid the need for rebooting, I chose to have them ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does anybody use IE?

 Post subject: Re: Does anybody use IE?
Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:25 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 42285


@Dch48 - I heard that Comodo has a lot of false positives That's absolutely wrong. It has almost none. What they are calling "false positives" are new and unknown things being restricted by the behavior blocker or auto sandboxing. A real false positive is something being detected by antiv...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Thanks for your hard work.

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 19435


I agree, CSM makes Win 8 much more usable. Especially since every time you open a desktop application, you go to the desktop UI anyway but it seems crippled. I don't care for most of the Metro apps myself and really only ever use two of them, the Weather one and the eBay one. I have my system boot t...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: issue with hibernate and classic shell on windows 8

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:23 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2767


I can't help because the first thing I do on a system is turn off hibernation.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does anybody use IE?

 Post subject: Re: Does anybody use IE?
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:16 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 42285


Either way thats what a good Antivirus/Remover is for like Malwarebytes and Avast Or a great malware blocker like Comodo. Nothing is better for the zero day stuff. Doesn't Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials cover malware? To varying extents, yes. Avast is pretty good at it and to all evidences,...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does anybody use IE?

 Post subject: Re: Does anybody use IE?
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:22 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 42285


Satuim wrote:
Either way thats what a good Antivirus/Remover is for like Malwarebytes and Avast
Or a great malware blocker like Comodo. Nothing is better for the zero day stuff.

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Classic Shell 3.9.1 beta is released

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 25704


The bug I had with the Metro apps no longer exists. Good job.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metro Apps in 3.9

 Post subject: Re: Metro Apps in 3.9
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:51 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6357


In 3.9.1, the apps are showing. The bug is fixed.

 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: Final build

 Post subject: Re: Final build
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:22 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 14931


It still does not show the Metro apps and reports the folder as being empty.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 7 Logo Button without Orb

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:44 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 89208


I'm using it at size 46 and it looks great on my laptop with 1280X800 resolution and small icons displayed. I do like it without the orb and I'm using the XP Luna skin for the menu.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does anybody use IE?

 Post subject: Re: Does anybody use IE?
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:22 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 42285


I will only use IE myself. I have hated every version of Firefox since it started. Chrome is okay but Comodo Dragon is better. IE10 is my default and I'll move to 11 when it's available. I suppose you can't impress everybody :D But is there a problem with FF? I don't like the download UI, the cooki...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metro Apps in 3.9

 Post subject: Re: Metro Apps in 3.9
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6357


Open an Explorer window, then paste this in the address bar: shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1} Do you see any Metro apps there? They may be hard to see because their icons will be white on white. They show there. Maybe I should say that I only install the Menu and update parts of Class...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Recent Programs

 Post subject: Re: Recent Programs
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:14 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 11797


This is not true. Every other version of Windows show the frequently used, not recent programs. The latest beta version 3.9.0 has an option to select which programs to see - frequent (including ones from desktop or elsewhere), or recent (but only from the start menu). With any of those options, the...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metro Apps in 3.9

 Post subject: Re: Metro Apps in 3.9
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:12 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6357


If the main start window doesn't show any apps, you have bigger problems than Classic Shell. Is it possible you disabled UAC in the registry? Apps don't work without UAC. UAC is on it's default settings. I'm talking about the Classic shell menu that opens when you click on the Start button. There i...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does anybody use IE?

 Post subject: Re: Does anybody use IE?
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:33 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 42285


I will only use IE myself. I have hated every version of Firefox since it started. Chrome is okay but Comodo Dragon is better. IE10 is my default and I'll move to 11 when it's available.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Recent Programs

 Post subject: Recent Programs
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:13 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 11797


Currently, recent programs only show in the list when you open them through the Start Menu. I would like to see them get added when opening them through a desktop shortcut as well. This is the behavior in every other version of Windows.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metro Apps in 3.9

 Post subject: Metro Apps in 3.9
Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6357


In the 3.9 Beta, no Metro apps can be accessed through Classic Shell. The apps folder shows as empty both when shown in the Start menu or on the main Start window.

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows 7 Logo Button without Orb

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 89208


Where's the download link?
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