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 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Classic Shell 4.0.6 is released

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:04 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 18188


My 64-bit Win7sp1 Dell laptop is currently using Classic Start Menu 4.0.4. I am not having any problems with it, and I am considering installing it on my wife's new 64-bit Win7sp1 Lenovo Thinkpad T530 Laptop. What are the advantages (if any) for 64-bit Win7sp1 laptops of upgrading from 4.0.4 to 4.0....

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Customize Start Menu for All User

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:00 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3702


Ivo: Thanks for that confirmation that I can put the entire start menu into ProgramData, thereby allowing the admin to make any changes available to all accounts.

I very much appreciate your recent assistance on this and other issues.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Customize Start Menu for All User

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:36 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3702


The start menu shows the combined contents of these two folders: C:\Users\AccountName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu The second folder is shared for all users and most installers put their shortcuts there. Only admins can write to that folde...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Customize Start Menu for All User

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3702


My 64-bit Windows7 sp1 laptop has only one user (me), but two accounts: Admin and User. Currently, Classic Start Menu (v4.0.4, but I am considering v4.0.6 or v4.1.0) is located in two places (one for each account), at C:\Users\AccountName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu If I change some...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu v4.0.4 - v4.1.0 Change log

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2421


Here's the version history: http://www.classicshell.net/history/ For people currently using 4.0.4 I made the "what's new" text to combine the new features of 4.0.5, 4.0.6 and 4.1.0. If you are using version 4.0.6 then "what's new" will only include #1 and #6 from your list. Ivo:...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu v4.0.4 - v4.1.0 Change log

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2421


I am currently using Classic Start Menu (actually all of Classic Shell) v4.0.4. Earlier this week, in my Start Menu I clicked on Classic Shell Update, and discovered that v4.1.0. was out. The Classic Shell Update window listed the following improvement items (I have added the numbers): 1) - Improved...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Chaos

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:09 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1872


Ivo: Here is a much delayed Thank You.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to activate Classic Start Menu 4.0.4 on new account

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:32 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2506


GauravK:

Thanks again. I am a bit embarrassed that I didn't see that, because it didn't occur to me that a Backup button would have a restore (Load from XML File) command.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to activate Classic Start Menu 4.0.4 on new account

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:30 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2506


GauravK Thank you! That problem is now solved. After I had activated Classic Sstart Menu, I checked all the settings, and then backed them up to an xml file. But now I am wondering --- for future use --- how to restore a backed up xml file. I haven't seen a setting to do that. Meanwhile, thanks very...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to activate Classic Start Menu 4.0.4 on new account

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:23 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2506


I am having a bad case of the stupids, and I am unable to recall how I set up Classic Start Menu 4.0.4 (on a Windows7 sp1 laptop) so that it would work not only in an Administrator account, but also in a Standard User account, even when I temporarily give that User account Administrator privilege. T...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Chaos

 Post subject: Classic Start Menu Chaos Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1872


On a 32-bit Win7sp1 laptop that I am trying to set up for someone else, I am having ENORMOUS problems arranging the 4.0.4 Classic Start Menu to be usable. On my own laptop, long ago I knew the following: 1) How to shrink the icons in the initial left column, so that that there is more vertical room ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu - Program List Mystery

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:00 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4916


Thanks to Ivo and GauravK for solving my mystery.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu - Program List Mystery

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:42 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4916


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/ Save a log file and send it to me. Ivo: As you know from my latest message to GauravK, I think that my problem is solved. However, I have downloaded ClassicShellUtility.exe, so if you still want a log file let me k...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu - Program List Mystery

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:10 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4916


There will be some item below Programs on the Customize Start Menu tab which does not have a Label. When the Label field is empty, it shows <No Text>. For example, you may have the "Recent programs" item added which might say <No text> because it has text no label by default. GauravK: Tha...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu - Program List Mystery

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:17 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4916


I have done the following: Went to Settings for Classic Start Menu 4.0.4 At that location: Opened Customize Start Menu tab In Left column, selected Programs Clicked Programs, which opened Edit Menu Item (Programs) Saw the following: Command: programs. Clicked on ... That opened C:\Windows\System32 L...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu - Program List Mystery

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:55 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4916


Last week, on my 64-bit Win7sp1 laptop, I upgraded Classic Start Menu 4.0.2 to 4.0.4 while in an Administrator account. (I also upgraded Classic Explorer and Classic IE9.) All went well. But a few days later, when in a User Standard account, I was surprised to see that the Start Menu Programs list e...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Classic Shell 4.0.4 is released

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:03 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 143423


GauravK wrote:
Yes Classic Shell will install to C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ unless you change it.

Thanks.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Classic Shell 4.0.4 is released

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:44 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 143423


@RNFolsom, you don't need to know the technical jargon to use Classic Shell. You can safely upgrade from any version to use to version 4.0.4. All your settings will be preserved. If your Recent Documents folder is empty, the Windows setting for it might be turned off. Right click an empty area of t...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Classic Shell 4.0.4 is released

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:58 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 143423


On my Win7sp1 laptop, I will stick with version 4.0.2, for the simple reason that I don't have nearly enough computing knowledge (I'm an economist, not a computing technician, aka Geek) to upgrade to 4.0.4. I think --- but am not sure --- that 4.0.4 could let me add to or delete from or rearrange my...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Is Windows Classic Start Menu Style (as in 3.6.8) Defunct?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:18 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3201


GauravK:

You have answered all my questions, and I have downloaded version 4.0.2. I will install it later this week.

I appreciate your help very, very, much. Thank you.

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Is Windows Classic Start Menu Style (as in 3.6.8) Defunct?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3201


GauravK: That was an amazingly prompt response! Thank you. I came back to correct my post. (My original post referred to columns, but I later realized that I should have written folder columns, which I now have done.) I gather from your detailed response that Classic Start Menu Style (as in 3.6.8) b...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Is Windows Classic Start Menu Style (as in 3.6.8) Defunct?

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3201


My Windows7 sp1 laptop, using Classic Start Menu 3.6.8, uses Start Menu Style Windows Classic. I like that style VERY much, and am not willing to give it up. But the illustrations at http://www.classicshell.net/gallery/ suggest to me that the 3.6.8 Windows Classic Start Menu Style is defunct in vers...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Duplicate Classic Start Menu Items

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:33 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1766


Ivo wrote:
You need to uncheck "Show recent programs" from the Special Items tab.

Thank you!

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Duplicate Classic Start Menu Items

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:12 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1766


I am using Windows Classic Start Menu 3.6.8, on a Win7sp1 64-bit laptop. My Classic Start Menu is very Classic: one main column and additional columns as needed. Every time (or maybe almost every time; I haven't kept a log) I use one of the items in my Start Menu, it is duplicated on top of the firs...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu New Software Advice Needed

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:50 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1902


Is there any way to have Classic Start Menu at a location common to all Accounts? I am setting up a new Win7sp1 64-bit laptop, and every time I install additional software, I have to modify each account's Classic Start Menu. That can be a bit of a time sink. Installations are done while I am in my A...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Find Files / Folders

 Post subject: Re: Find Files / Folders
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:19 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5803


Well good news for you. Now the latest public beta version of Classic Shell which is available from the home page has full Windows Search integration, including file search. Try it if you are interested. In my almost-replaced WinXPsp3 laptop I have an ancient utility, DirectoryNow! (so ancient that...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Folder Location Mystery

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:30 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 6047


GauravK wrote:
'Access with tab' means the Tab key on your keyboard. :)
Thanks!

R.N. (Roger) Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Folder Location Mystery

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:35 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 6047


This is not the default location of the Start Menu folder. It usually goes to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Thank you! (That location deserves mention in Classic Shell Readme.) Although now the Start Menu folder's location in a MS Windows Folder makes perfect sense, I d...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Folder Location Mystery

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:03 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 6047


In Win7sp1, on a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with Classic Start Menu (et. al.) version 3.6.7 installed, the current Administrator account's Classic Start Menu is seriously incomplete. In contrast, the Standard User account has a full Classic Start Menu, tailored for the laptop, at C:\Users\StdUser\St...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: classic menu won't stay in win7 64

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 10448


Try running ClassicStartMenu.exe manually. See if the classic menu reappears. If so, something is preventing it from starting automatically. Check the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. There should be an entry named "Classic Start Menu". Its va...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: For update, check "Create a start menu folder" - yes or no?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:57 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 11436


GauravK: Thanks very much for answering all of my questions! I can now report that my second try replacing Classic Shell (all components) version 3.6.5 by the latest version (3.6.7) did work. This time I did NOT exit Windows Explorer promptly after clicking the ClassicShell_3_6_7 installation file, ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: For update, check "Create a start menu folder" - yes or no?

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:18 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 11436


1. 'Create a Start Menu folder' simply means create shortcuts to change settings inside "All Programs" and is a harmless choice whether you set it or not. :) Better to check it so that settings for all components are easily accessible. 2. and 3. All Classic Shell settings are preserved up...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: For update, check "Create a start menu folder" - yes or no?

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:10 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 11436


On a Win7sp1 laptop, I had previously installed all of the Classic Shell options, version 3.6.5 (using the most classic settings). I have not been using this laptop recently, but today I did use it and got a notice that version 3.6.7 was available. I downloaded it, and installed it, but the installa...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Keyboard Selection Failures

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:54 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 5466


GauravK:

Thanks for that clarification. Apparently my "belt and suspenders" approach had benefits, although I didn't realize what they were.

Roger Folsom

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Keyboard Selection Failures

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:34 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 5466


To Tenzen and GauravK: Thank you for your solutions to my problem. I have adopted both of them, and for future use I saved the following notes: At Search Box Tab, Show Search Box: Select "Access Normally" UNCheck "Selected by Default" At Window Start Menu Tab, Select "Cascad...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu Keyboard Selection Failures

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:15 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 5466


I have been setting up a Dell Latitude E6500 Windows7sp1 32-bit laptop, and also a Dell Precision M4700 Windows7sp1 64-bit laptop. On the E6500, the Classic Start Menu's first column items can successfully be selected by using the keyboard to select a numbered item or a not-numbered item's first let...
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