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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: What is the best altnernative to Classic Shell?

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:36 am 

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Hello

It is terrible news that Classic Shell is no longer in development.

What is the best alternative?

Many thanks

J

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Recommend an archiving tool for Windows Explorer ?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:37 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4197


Jcee wrote:
To toggle viewing hidden files follow this tutorial,
then create a new toolbar button with a link to that file



Plausible although it's a shame it cant be done directly off the Properties menu (given that I would be doing this a LOT!)

Which tutorial?

J

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:49 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


Classic Shell does not affect other Windows behaviors other than putting a Start Menu or what the Explorer/IE addons say they do. It may be your display drivers which are responsible. Really? OK. I don't think I changed anything else but maybe something managed to install itself without my permissi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:20 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


Ok I think I have just solved the problem. On the Performance Options menu in Windows 7, I unticked a couple of options "Fade or slide menus into view" and "Fade or slide tooltips into view". To get clear - I have NOT been fiddling with any such settings recently so, FWIW I do st...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:55 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


Indexing has always took time. No computer can index a million files in a blink of an eye. So it is expected for any changes to the files to take a bit of time before they show in the index. I don't know what you mean by "pale grey". A screenshot would be helpful. Sorry my unclear: "...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Recommend an archiving tool for Windows Explorer ?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:35 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4197


P.S. Out of desperation, I have now created a folder called "zz_archive" in most of my folders. And files that are old and unlikely (but possible) to be needed I drag and drop them into these folders. This works but it feels very clunky.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:02 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


@ship691, try the latest version of Classic Shell. The file search results are now sorted by date modified. Communication results are sorted by date received. Does that solve your problem? :) My initial reaction was "I think by George he's done it!" However I am still testing. It is still...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Recommend an archiving tool for Windows Explorer ?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:09 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4197


Hi Can anyone recommend an archiving application (or 'status'?) that works within Windows Explorer? Let me explain: I want to have a folder that appears at the bottom of every listing of folders to where I can drag any file that I've finished with but which I still need to keep in case it's useful l...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:16 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


No, there is nothing you can do on your end. The order is determined by the SQL query, which is hard-coded in Classic Shell. You can't override it from the registry. Drattt. I don't know about anyone else but I find it inconvenient almost every time I look for a file. What's the way forward on this?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:18 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


This change to the order of search results is seriously irritating and almost enough to cause me to uninstall Classic Shell completely. Is there nothing we can do? Not even if we mess with the Windows Registry...?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:36 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


Ah-ha! So it's not just me going mad... Thank you, Gauravk - Kudos accepted. :^)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:21 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


OK now I am completely confused. To recap the basics: A. Windows 7 In plain vanilla Window 7 (without Classic Shell installed) there is a circular button bottom left of the screen. It has the Windows logo on it. You mouse over it and its says "Start". This is I presume the "Start Butt...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:26 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


> What "Search facility" has become worse? I thought you said that the search in Explorer is working fine. To get clear, what has become worse is the results from using the search box just above the Start button - you know the box that defaults to the pale grey words "Search programs ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I increase size/height of Start menu? (Windows 8)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:47 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 8588


OK I get that it's a kinda complicated thing to implement. V tricky. Out of interest what did you make of my user thoughts on user testing. Is this the sort of thing you have already done? J Btw, I want to really, really want to say that it's FANTASTIC though to have what you guys have done already ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:10 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


You cannot. The date is not available when the sorting takes place. The programs and settings are sorted somewhat by name, but the frequency of use and the closeness of the text match is also taken into account. The files are sorted by rank, which is a value computed by the search database and incl...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files"?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 20240


Hi How do I get the search box "search programs and files" (i.e. the one above the Start button) to sort the results within each section by DATE, rather than by name? Note I do NOT mean the search top right in Windows Explorer, which fwiw, is already working nicely in date order! Clue: I h...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I increase size/height of Start menu? (Windows 8)

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:17 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8588


In Classic Start Menu's case, there are 100s of settings so showing settings that will always remain greyed out doesn't seem beneficial. You may have a point.... However I'm not sure which is worse, menus that leap about with options appearing and disappearing depending on other selection options, ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How can I increase size/height of Start menu? (Windows 8)

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:52 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 8588


Greying out means more clutter and potential confusion because settings also get greyed out when they are locked. Hiding the settings that don't apply means less clutter. Avoiding clutter is a false ideal. What is FAR more important is: A) that something is easy to use and B) if possible looks appe...
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