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 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Another "copy as path" problem

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:16 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 7101


1--I have a new problem with "Copy as path." I just set up a 3rd machine with Win 7, then ran Classic Shell. There is no "copy as path" among the choices for the Toolbar, and no icon. I've combed through them a few times. It's the same OS and the same version of CS. O_o Is there ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:34 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


The shortcuts above the basic menu are the ones I put there, not MS's list. I'm an iconoclast. They're the ones I would use most often while on the web.

Got it working fine now.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Classic Retro

 Post subject: Re: XP Classic Retro
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 252753


You've been working on this 15 months!! I thought I was the only one using a classic XP look! I went through a lot of bother for days adjusting CS, not knowing you had one here. But I never use the deadly XP gray-and-slate-blue color scheme, always combos of light colors. I've cheated on the separat...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


It's still telling me there's a wrong character in the xml. Fuggeddaboudit.

I did the StartMenu manually, and it looks good, so a copy that one will be the backup.

Thanks for your help.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:19 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


If that doesn't work, I'm just going to screenshot my StartMenu settings in the program and duplicate them manually on the Gateway, as the 2 machines aren't networked yet.

Thanks for your time, and I love your balloons.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:39 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


Here;s something. In the Program folder on this (HP)system,

classicelxplorersettings.exe works fine

but classicstartmenu.exe has just stopped working. Maybe that's why the file is weird. I can't wipe and reinstall the program until I have 2 good backups.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:23 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


It's not the same system, but 2 separate machines, this HP and a Gateway I set up this week. OK, I see it made copies in Temp too. If it's working on this one, how could it have weird characters? I just backed up a 2nd time, and the file is identical.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Re: Default not changing
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:32 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


I don't bother with skins. I don't use IE, so it's just 2 sets of settings. It copied the Explorer settings, but it says "Parsing Error--[the StartMenu settings] has an invalid character in the text content."--attached. CS has been running just fine in this computer for 3 years. I don't kn...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Default not changing

 Post subject: Default not changing
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:11 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 20234


I have 2 desktops. I always arrange my Start Menu like this attachment. On this, the HP, I have one column with commonly used links on top, and the Program Menu at the bottom opens to a 2nd column. Below Programs I've chosen which links I want. "Documents" is recent doc accessed. It was al...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: graphics files on desktop

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:46 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 11393


She has the opposite problem, wants the thumbnail on the desktop. People with straight hair want curly hair, and people with curly hair...

Meh, I'll get used to it. Win7 and I will be living together a long time.

I didn't get an email re: your reply.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: graphics files on desktop

 Post subject: graphics files on desktop
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 11393


Win 7Ult CS 4 In Explorer, I've chosen to show the preview pane of graphic files, and I turn it off for other files. I don't know if that's the same setting for thumbnails on the desktop, but I don't want thumbnails there because they're too small to use anyway. My attachment shows 3 of these files....

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keep Run Menu commands

 Post subject: Re: Keep Run Menu commands
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:45 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 10305


Forgot to say I have Win7, which doesn't ask that question. But the video shows that Run doesn't save user's History. I knew I had seen it somewhere. I got it back in Start Menu Settings in Control Panel, checking "Store and Display recently opened programs (doesn't say it's the "Run"...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keep Run Menu commands

 Post subject: Keep Run Menu commands
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:50 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 10305


Some of the commands I type into "Run" have complex spacing and punctuation. Before I installed Classic Shell, the command list stayed. I've been searching through Classic Start Menu for a way to retain the Run list, but can't find it.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:00 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 11711


Fixed. :D Was that the feature to rebuild the icon cache or is it elsewhere? Where are the skins?
Does CS have automatic backup, or is it manual?

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

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:12 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 3669442


I just read al of the messages on this thread, and I do agree: Many thanks to Ivo! I installed the latest Windows 10 build 1809 and Classic Shell still works fine for me. Reading all the messages also brought me to the new fork of Ivo's Classic Shell > Open-Shell-Menu https://open-shell.github.io/O...

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

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:05 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 3669442


I've just read the post by Ivo and the one by Gaurav about Win 10. I could almost believe he was talking about Firefox Quantum. Same slimy disregard for the end-user. I believe the vast majority of Windows users don't use online forums or belong to PC user groups, and just take whatever MS dishes ou...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 11711


First, tell me if this is a CS setting, or a Windows setting. I've lost the icons for each of the 60+ programs in the Start Menu.

If it's a CS setting, is there an automatic backup someone in the folder?

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Size of taskbar tabs

 Post subject: Re: Size of taskbar tabs
Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 29843


I posted it on a Win 7 forum too, and this solution worked:
https://www.wikihow.com/Customize-the-S ... kbar-Icons I'm comfortable editing the registry.

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Size of taskbar tabs

 Post subject: Size of taskbar tabs
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:36 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 29843


Using Classic Shell 4 on Win 7 Ultimate

I use my machine for work. Is there a feature in Classic Shell for making the tabs on the taskbar a little bit longer? Changing resolution didn't work.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:17 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 9497


This has resolved itself. Duh.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 9497


It's already enabled, but it's pointing to an empty folder. Is it a bug in CS or 7 that has to be fixed?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:24 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 9497


Win 7 Ultimate

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

 Post subject: "Recent Documents" empty Topic is solved
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:06 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 9497


I used Classic Shell 3 to edit my Start Menu some time back. I made it look like XP with "Documents" meaning Recent Documents. Originally it had hundreds of documents and folders listed, totally useless I switched to CS 4.3.1 a few weeks ago, looked over my previous choices and changed a f...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:05 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


Got v.4.3.1 installed. I tricked it by telling it not to create Start Menu shortcuts.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: "Copy path" Explorer Toolbar button

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:48 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 29057


In my case, I can't get it to work on a folder. File only.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:20 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


It worked this time! :shock: The error messages I get when trying to install v. 4, AS ADMINISTRATOR, see 3 screenshots. The first one s actually the last I see. This is probably a Win 7 problem, not a CS problem. I have to do battle with it to install certain programs, even with taking ownership of ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: "Copy path" Explorer Toolbar button

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:48 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 29057


OK, got it. You're saying that it will copy only for a file and not for a folder, correct? I can copy as path, and then edit the file name out of text. Its till a great improvement for Mozilla profiles, hidden 7 layers deep, and folders within folders in the profiles. Maybe someone can write a comma...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


I'm skeptical, but I've made screenshots of all my CS settings. I'd rather put CS version 4 in. I'm going to uninstall 3 this weekend, and write down all the error messages I get trying to install 4, and maybe one of you can help me out. (OT--You have no idea how much I hate the UAC in Win 7, and I ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


I would have to do all my settings over again.

I uninstalled with Revo Uninstaller before, so how can this utility be better?

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Can't see contents of single folders

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:24 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 8156


(My first image above didn't upload right. you can click on it.)


I unchecked both. It's slightly better now. That one file is the contents of the folder in question:

I'll get on my regular Win 7 forum and see about it. Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Can't see contents of single folders

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:02 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 8156


I think I clicked a wrong setting in Classic Shell Explorer or maybe there's something I should have clicked. When I open a folder link on my desktop or anywhere else, I get not just the contents of the folder, as in Win XP, but the folder in the context of the entire Windows Explorer. With a few fi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:25 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


But it happened again today, and every time I reboot. And I can't get v.4.3.1 to install because I get 4 error messages during installation ::Facepalm::

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: "Copy path" Explorer Toolbar button

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 29057


I don't see "copy path" on either of those 2 pages.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:47 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


Ivo wrote:
Try uninstalling Classic Shell, reboot, then install again. Your settings will be preserved.


Thanks! I didn't even have to repopulate my menus. :D

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeps reverting to Win 7 view

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:55 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 13235


I've been using ClassicShell 3 with Win 7 for 5 months. Possibly an MS update has had an effect on CS. Since yesterday, every time I reboot, my StartMenu reverts back to factory settings, with nothing at all in the 2 left side menus. I go back into the CS StartMenu Settings, do nothing but click &qu...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Strange Strt Menu entries

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:00 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 6916


I did that because I was getting partial or no install. Used Revo to uninstall, tried again. Now it's not installed at all. I had the same issue yesterday with Libre Office, I was advised to turn on the hidden Admin temporarily, and I eventually I gave up on it. It's a know bug in Win7 or in Libre. ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Strange Strt Menu entries

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:32 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 6916


I tried to install it "As Adminstrator" and I got an error message for most of the install files. There's no program there, and my Start Menu is all wrong. The right side list is on the left side and some commands are missing. I should have left it. The UAC has been driving me crazy and I ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Strange Strt Menu entries

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:27 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 6916


For Win7, is one preferable to the other? I have 3.6.8 and 4.3.0.

I wish all those $ were money. :lol:

Does Documents only reflect My Documents? I'm not using it and I've set up my docs in another partition with a diff name.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Strange Strt Menu entries

 Post subject: Strange Strt Menu entries Topic is solved
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:10 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 6916


I'm using Win 7 Ultimate and CS 4.3.0. This is a new computer. I like my Start Menu to look like the old Win 98 UI. I had Classic Shell all set up for about a month, and I wanted to change a setting. One of the features, I think Classic Start Menu, wasn't responding, so I reinstalled the program and...
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