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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 7 start menu/taskbar colour on Windows 10

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:41 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 28


You can change the glass color from the Menu Look tab in the settings (near the bottom).
You can change the taskbar color from the Taskbar tab.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: XML parsing error

 Post subject: Re: XML parsing error
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:04 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 38


Something must have corrupted the skin settings. Open the XML file in Notepad and delete these two lines:
<Line>lnk</Line>
<Line></Line>

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Smoked Glass skin is missing from my CS 4.30

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:41 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 56


You are using the Windows 7 style, which doesn't have the Smoked Glass skin.
Open the Start Menu Style tab, select the Classic style, then go back to the skins.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: classicshell freezing explorer.exe in windows10

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 130


OK, while in that state, can you capture a dump? You can right-click on the process in Process Explorer, then save a mini dump.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Removing items in Computer dropdown in Classic Start Menu

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:49 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 59


No, not possible. The menu is showing the Explorer's Computer item.
But you can make your own folder, place whatever shortcuts you want, and link it to the start menu instead of the standard Computer.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where are the metro apps?

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:41 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 327


The log file look fine. Please show a screenshot of the start menu.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where are the metro apps?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:38 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 327


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
Run it, save a log file, and send it to me

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Strange Strt Menu entries

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:24 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 172


Looks like something didn't install correctly. Uninstall Classic Shell, reboot, then install again. The settings will be preserved.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: A couple of strange changes on Classic Shell happened today

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:01 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 149


The highlight just means there is a new program.
If right-click doesn't work in other places, maybe it is the mouse?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: A couple of strange changes on Classic Shell happened today

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:31 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 149


That would indicate there was some sort of update. The green highlight is because there is a new version of some app.
You can right-click on the green items and select "remove highlight".

The right click problem is weird. Have you tried rebooting? Or holding down Shift while clicking?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where are the metro apps?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:04 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 327


You Apps item looks disabled. Go to the "Customize Start Menu" tab and enable the "Metro Apps" near the bottom.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: How does CSM obtain applications' Jump List information?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:46 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 98


Classic Shell uses the undocumented interfaces IDestinationList and IAutomaticDestinationList. Keep in mind that the GUIDs for those interfaces are different depending on the version of Windows, as well as the interfaces themselves may be different.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Disable Control Panel and other things

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:24 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 127


You will have to customize the menu items GPO. You can choose to change the default for all users (they can continue customizing locally), or lock it for all users to whatever the GPO sets.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win10: Windows Explorer sometime stops working

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:37 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 5359


This one looks different. Explorer has created a ton of COM threads for some reason. Other people have reported a similar issue in the past. But I don't know what is causing it or how to fix it.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell v4.3.0 not skinable with Window Blinds anymore

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 193


Make sure "Customize Taskbar" setting is unchecked.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win10: Windows Explorer sometime stops working

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:47 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 5359


This doesn't appear to be related to Classic Shell. Explorer is stuck trying to show a tooltip for the taskbar.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Pinning multiple items to the start menu makes it huge

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:38 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 103


I don't see anything wrong with the screenshot. It has the 3 pinned items and the 10 recent items. If you want to see fewer recent items, reduce the setting "Max recent programs" in the Main Menu tab.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:43 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


Well, if you want to disable the start menu to even run (not just be inaccessible), then use the setting "Start automatically for this user" in the General Behavior tab

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:42 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


Go to the Controls tab in the settings and set all of them to open "Nothing"

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:13 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


Nope, sorry. I am super busy with other projects. What would be helpful if you can narrow it down to a particular policy that makes a difference. The lockup is not in Classic Shell code, but somewhere in Windows. Some setting affects how Windows works, which is probably not compatible with how Class...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Button Too Big

 Post subject: Re: Start Button Too Big
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:55 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 334


You need to press OK in the settings dialog for the size to actually change.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Button Too Big

 Post subject: Re: Start Button Too Big
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:23 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 334


Change the setting "Button size" in the Start Button tab.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Ugly Square Behind Metro App Icons

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:54 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 148


The Metro icons are white and will not be visible on a white background. You can try the "Invert Metro icon color" setting in the Menu Look tab.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Restarts instead of hibernates

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:22 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 164


No, I mean the way you would hibernate if Classic Shell was not installed.
For example you can close all programs, click on the Desktop and press Alt+F4. This will show a dialog box with options to shut down. Hibernate should be one of them.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Restarts instead of hibernates

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:56 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 164


Do you get the same behavior when you hibernate from the start screen?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Installation

 Post subject: Re: Installation
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:02 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 174


Maybe this will help: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... or-removed

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: My 4.3 is BROKEN!

 Post subject: Re: My 4.3 is BROKEN!
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:43 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 235


If your desktop has tiles, you are most likely in tablet mode. Press Win+A and uncheck "Tablet mode" at the bottom.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:08 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


Can you narrow it down to a particular policy?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where is the start orb resource in Windows 10?

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:21 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 166


Classic Shell hides the Windows 10 orb and creates its own. It does not replace the picture that Windows uses.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:34 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


That's strange, because the actual work happens in the Explorer.exe process, not in the ClassicStartMenu.exe process.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Bug with "Disable breadcrumbs" option

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:04 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 159


Follow these troubleshooting steps: http://www.classicshell.net/faq/#explorer_toolbar

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell 4.3.0 Interfering with Mouse/Touchpad

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:55 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 170


The ClassicStartMenu.exe process doesn't do much. It mostly watches Explorer to restart so it can re-add the start button.
There have been no other reports about touchpad problems.
I would recommend to temporarily uninstall Classic Shell for a few days to see if the problem is truly gone.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Calc.exe starts in QWERTY instead of AZERTY

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 230


I think on Windows 10 the keyboard settings are global for all programs (before it used to be per application). Do you see the keyboard indicator in the taskbar change from ENG to FRA as you launch Calculator? I am unable to reproduce the behavior you are describing.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Latest Windows 10 Build deleted Classic Shell

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:54 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 218


Version 4.2.5 is incompatible with the latest Windows 10.
All you need is to install version 4.3.0.

 Forum: Classic IE   Topic: trouble opening settings & internet explorer

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:40 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 134


If IE is not working for you, there is no chance installing Classic Shell will make it behave better.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Must I update Classic Shell 4.1 ? I'm using Windows 7.

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 163


If it is working OK for you and you don't need any of the new features, then stick with what works :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: text and icon size

 Post subject: Re: text and icon size
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:17 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 132


The icon size can be changed from the Menu Look tab.
The text size can be changed only if the skin allows it. Not many do.
You can change the size of the entire menu by tweaking the DPI setting in the Menu Look tab.

The Windows 7 style menu doesn't scroll the pinned items. The Classic styles do.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic start menu takes a long time to open

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2525


You can use Process Monitor to identify what is being accessed on those drives. Maybe if you have This PC pinned to the menu, it needs to refresh the drive icons?

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: "Home" entry on menu bar missing

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:55 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 197


Yeah, you can't share a PC.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:57 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 543


Yup, you are on your own :) I can't even begin to think of what can go wrong in such scenario...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:42 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 543


The Explorer that's important is the one that runs the desktop and the taskbar. Individual Explorer windows that show specific folders are ignored. That's of course if we are talking about the Classic Start Menu. If you are talking about Classic Explorer, then no, the location of the EXE doesn't mat...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:51 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 543


It is the process that injects the DLL into Explorer. It also watches for Explorer being restarted to do the injection again. And it does some other non-essential work.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Start Menu keeps freezing Explorer

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:34 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 906


Yes, this is another case of the excessive thread count. Something is blocking the existing threads and Explorer is launching new ones until it dies.
Unfortunately I have not seen this myself and I have no clue what is the root cause.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 7 - dual monitor taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:21 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 212


No, Classic Shell does not add a new taskbar. You need other software like Display Fusion.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Question regardin explorer resources

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:30 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 233


Classic Shell does not change the start button image. It hides the Windows start button and shows its own.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic shell not working as default

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:21 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 217


Seems to be running now. What do you mean really by "classic shell does not start as default"?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Having a problem with the custom button

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:04 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 168


The start button image has 3 separate states, stacked vertically. http://www.classicshell.net/tutorials/b ... orial.html
You need to repeat the button twice, then make a third image at the bottom that reflects the pressed state.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic shell not working as default

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:03 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 217


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
Run it, save a system log file, send it to me.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:03 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 3282


Follow the instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6 to capture crash dumps from Explorer.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: CSM-W10 build 15002, Shut down , etc does not show.

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:39 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 294


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
Run it, save a log file and send it to me.
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