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 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: 63


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: 24
Views: 2235


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: 58


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: 76


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: 2
Views: 96


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: 98


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

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: trouble opening settings & internet explorer

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:40 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 72


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: 90


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: 99


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: 2403


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: 135


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: 394


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: 394


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: 394


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: 589


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: 157


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: 177


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: 154


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: 135


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: 154


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: 24
Views: 2235


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: 219


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: Slight delay in Control panel <menu> display.

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:40 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 216


Possibly one of the items in the control panel is slow to provide its properties. Look for items that are in one and not the other.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Removing "Start Menu (Windows)" via GPO?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:35 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 148


Yes, look for a setting called "Show Start Screen shortcut".

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start taskbar NOT anchored to bottom of the screen

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:22 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 201


Unlock the taskbar if it is locked, then wiggle it with the mouse. Maybe it will reposition.
BTW, I don't think the problem is related to Classic Shell. Temporarily disable Classic Shell and see if the problem still happens.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start taskbar NOT anchored to bottom of the screen

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 201


Does a restart fix it?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows Button invisible in games but always at top.

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:52 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 292


Sorry, nothing funny here. I want to repro the exact conditions as you and want to remove all ambiguity.

What are your start button settings?

Do you have multiple monitors? If so, what are their resolutions? Do you have the taskbar on them?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows Button invisible in games but always at top.

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:21 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 292


What is your desktop resolution and your game resolution?
If the game doesn't have a mouse pointer, how do you know you are clicking in the corner?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:43 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2403


The dump did not catch anything interesting. You need to capture a series of dumps while the menu is opening.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: remember working directory on move/copy action

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:08 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 284


Oh, you are talking about the browser for the target? Yes, mine always starts from the top too. There is no way to change the behavior. That's a feature of Windows.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: remember working directory on move/copy action

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:42 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 284


Are you talking about the "Copy To" button? At least for me it doesn't change the current directory.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: remember working directory on move/copy action

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:31 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 284


My guess would be you added the button to the toolbar for copying or moving files. But I may be wrong.

Either way, the toolbar just gives you access to the features that are already built into Explorer. Classic Shell does not implement the copy operation itself.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: remember working directory on move/copy action

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:09 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 284


You can press the Back button to go to the previous folder.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Win10: Make the Right Side Wider

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:53 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 422


The spacing depends on the selected skin and other factors - like the DPI you use or if you have a touch screen.
If you want to customize that you may have to edit the skin file and increase the padding.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Win10: Make the Right Side Wider

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:02 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 422


The right side is intended to be just wide enough to fit the labels. That's how it works in Windows 7.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Rename menu item?

 Post subject: Re: Rename menu item? Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:09 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 173


Double-click also works, but it has to be on the icon, not on the text.
Right-click works anywhere.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Rename menu item?

 Post subject: Re: Rename menu item? Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:39 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 173


Go to the Customize Start Menu tab, find the PC Settings item, double-click on the icon, and change the text from "$Menu.PCSettings" to whatever you want it to say.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:48 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 394


The code is designed to run inside the Explorer process. Otherwise some features will not work. For example the part that handles the Win key or replaces the start button.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:31 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 394


All of the start menu functionality runs inside the Explorer.exe process. The ClassicStartMenu.exe process is not important for performance. You can even kill it and the menu will still work.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Shutdown, Sleep, etc. Windows Shortcut Keys Broken

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 210


Go to the "Customize Start Menu" tab in the settings, double-click on the "Shutdown dialog" item in the left column and uncheck "Split button item". This will make the item a plain sub-menu instead of a split button, so pressing U will open the submenu. As for the under...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Shutdown, Sleep, etc. Windows Shortcut Keys Broken

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:30 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 210


Are you using the classic style or the Windows 7 style?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Inconsistent short-cut key behavior

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1132


What exactly is your scenario? What style - classic, classic 2 columns Windows 7? What mode - main menu items, jumplists, search results, file browsing?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Multiple language search

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:28 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 147


It is not easy task to convert from one script to another, because it depends on the current keyboard layout. Once you start getting into Asian, Indic or Central European languages, it gets really tricky really quick. In many cases it is impossible to deduce what actual physical keys were pressed to...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Changed default setting color does not revert back

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:26 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 377


If the setting is "bold" it means that it is customized, even if the value is equal to the default value. Being default and being equal to the default are not the same thing. Imagine for example the color setting. When the setting is default, it will use the color of the OS. That color can...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu (Windows)

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu (Windows)
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 189


It simply activates the Windows 10 start menu. You can use the Windows start menu settings to control its opacity.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Issue with Classic Shell - Explorer.exe Crash

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:18 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 381


You are trying to open "My Network Places", and there is some server there that doesn't respond quickly enough. The server may be named "helios".

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Issue with Classic Shell - Explorer.exe Crash

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:36 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 381


You need to create a crash dump after explorer is frozen. Is that the case with these dumps?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Issue with Classic Shell - Explorer.exe Crash

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 381


According to the output from procdump, there is no crash. The explorer.exe process keeps running. Are you certain explorer is the one that crashes?

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does installing Classic Shell void your computer's warranty?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:12 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 191


That's certainly not true. First, you can't void the warranty by installing software. Second, Classic Shell does not alter any Windows files.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu won't run for Standard User

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:18 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 187


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
Run it on the affected machine (for the user that's giving you trouble), select the first option to save a log file, send the file to me.
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