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 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Slow Start Menu after computer idle

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 158


Can you ZIP those shortcut files and upload them here so Ivo can take a look what kind of shortcuts? Dead shortcuts causing Start Menu slowdown means there is a problem.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Crashes Explorer in Win 10 Creator

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 43


Try using the Classic Shell Utility to completely remove it including all Settings for all users: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3uker ... tility.exe Then re-install it.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Full Row Select

 Post subject: Re: Full Row Select
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1521


Windows 10 Creators Update has re-introduced this Vista-like behavior for List View of File Explorer. The improvement done in Windows 7 to make selection easier like XP has been destroyed. Now the entire row is selected in List View making it really hard to select files. If a file is already selecte...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Menu doesn't open if jumplist is showing for a taskbar icon

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:42 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 70


I am using Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I am able to show a taskbar jumplist and then left click on the Start button - the jumplist closes and the Start menu opens. I have no idea why it doesn't for you.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Taskbar

 Post subject: Re: Taskbar
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:39 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 69


What operating system are you using? Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell, Windows 10, Amiduos Android emulator?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 105


No

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic shell startup color change?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:07 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1794


@fares-302, from the screenshot it looks like you are using the Classic skin of the Start menu along with some custom Windows theme. For the Classic skin, colors can be changed in Control Panel -> Personalization -> Color -> Advanced Appearance (if you are using Windows 7). For other Start menu skin...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 2335


My small icon size is 40, large icon size is 48. The DPI setting in Windows is set to 150% (DPI 144). Actual display PPI is 176 pixels per inch.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Setting taskbar transparency without altering color

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:05 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 209


Try these skins? viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4934

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:21 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 2335


Btw your skin is awesome! The background choosing feature along with the card color idea to quickly mask it with some color tint makes it brilliant!

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:12 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 2335


I think, the area where the arrow is should be made much bigger and maybe a contrasting color for the separator. When touch features are enabled in the menu (Windows 8 and up), the Shutdown button can get much bigger if the skin specifies it. For the skin I use on a daily basis, I have made its Shut...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: New skin with full customization (can set background,colors)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:32 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 2335


Hi meetHG and juniper7, lovely to see your skinning efforts. juniper7 is a skinning pro who has made some superb skins, some of them are better than even the skins shipping in Classic Shell. Anyway, this is how your skin looks at high DPI. There are 2 screenshots. (Btw superb job with the way the cu...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start Button Showing on Full Screen Games

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:28 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 149


Ohh can you give more details anyway to help others facing the same issue? Or simply uninstalling and reinstalling GPU drivers fixed it? That seems odd, some configuration change must be happening with the driver reinstall that fixes the issue.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic start menu starting index

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 137


Are you talking about the Frequently used/Recently used area in the main Start Menu? I don't remember folder shortcuts there, only app/program shortcuts.

Where exactly is your "Banking and Retail" folder located and is there a pinned shortcut to it in the Start menu?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Taskbar auto-hiding and Classic Start Menu

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 133


Here's what I have observed on Windows 10 Creators Update: Without Classic Start Menu running, open Notepad from the Windows 10 menu. As soon as the menu closes, the taskbar auto-hides and remains hidden until the mouse pointer touches the edge of the screen where the taskbar is, or unless some keyb...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Setting taskbar transparency without altering color

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:26 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 209


They should not be not linked unless you have customized the color once and set a specific color. To restore the Auto behavior, right click the setting "Taskbar color" and choose "Set default". Also, the Settings window must be closed before you change the theme so the new color ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start Button Showing on Full Screen Games

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 149


Many users have reported this problem but they just post this much info and don't follow through with the troubleshooting. To troubleshoot this, please give us as much information as possible about everything on your computer that may be causing this issue. - What is your version of Windows? 32-bit ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Request: Royale Noir Start Button Please?

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:02 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 210


I found one at DeviantArt:

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Explorer: some directories behave differently?

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:41 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 512


On a clean untweaked system, Folder Options X does the same thing as what that Registry tweak does: it forces the old Vista ListView control which has different behaviors. However once you have tweaked your Registry for certain templates, you may need to clean up some things before any folder view m...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start help

 Post subject: Re: Start help Topic is solved
Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 239


Control Panel -> Programs and Features will have Classic Shell listed. Uninstall it.

Download the newest installer from www.classicshell.net/downloads/latest and finish it.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Change default start button action

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:14 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 152


Change the style to Windows 7 style first from leftmost tab and then you'll be able to set the default Shutdown command.

If you want to use Classic styles, go to Customize Start Menu tab and double click "Shutdown" in the left column and change the command.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Settings for Classic Start Menu GUI problem

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:59 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 176


I think the Start menu style tab needs a minimum vertical size, although I guess the Start button settings on the style tab could be moved to the right of the styles instead of below (since most Windows PCs have horizontal screens). That would place restrictions on the minimum width of the Settings ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: PUA.Maltrec!cg1

 Post subject: Re: PUA.Maltrec!cg1
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:02 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 141


Right click the installer EXE and select Properties. Make sure it has a Digital Signatures tab and the signer is Ivo Beltchev.

Also if/when you get a UAC prompt to elevate the EXE as administrator, make sure its verified publisher is Ivo Beltchev and that the UAC prompt is not yellow.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Metro Menu opens when switching from Tablet to Desktop

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:51 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 409


Tablet mode is controlled by the operating system, so while switching between Tablet mode and Desktop mode, some inconsistency between which menu opens is to be expected.

Just press the Win key once to close the wrong menu after toggling Tablet mode.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Settings for Classic Start Menu GUI problem

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:48 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 176


The maximized window for Settings will be remembered in the next version of Classic Shell.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Annoying Taskbar

 Post subject: Re: Annoying Taskbar
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:45 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 486


Win+T cycles through the UI controls on the taskbar. Win+B controls notification area.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Generally speaking, all will be in the screenshot

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:44 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 448


Sorry, I don't understand what you're asking.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Taskbar background changes to dark when mouse hovers on item

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:07 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 365


You can skin the entire taskbar using Classic Shell. For Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, there is a fixed theme available that fixes the issue where active window does not show a depressed button: http://winaero.com/blog/make-active-window-more-visible-on-windows-8-1-taskbar-with-pressed-button-look/ But...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Uninstalling crashed my Win 10

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:00 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 241


I can recommend you Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell since I believe Windows 10 is a fundamentally flawed operating system the way it continuously updates and disrupts your personalized settings, not to mention the extreme wastage of valuable internet bandwidth. It is also very poorly tested and is fu...

 Forum: Tutorials   Topic: How to access Cortana from Classic Start Menu

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:56 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 229


A screenshot of the result:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Link windows Theme to Start button

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:42 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 122


The Start button image path is stored here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu in the string value called StartButtonPath. Just exit the menu, change this using some script or cmd.exe and start the menu again. Your idea is great though. There seems to be a way to get the current the...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic address?

 Post subject: Re: Classic address?
Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:30 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 205


There is no way to separate the address bar from the navigation buttons. At best, you can use the "Disable breadcrumbs" option of Classic Explorer.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Taskbar not fully skinned in Creators Update

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:51 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 172


This will be fixed in the version of Classic Shell after 4.3.0.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames
Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:25 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 363


"Show icon frames" only controls the background square added behind each Metro icon. To hide Metro icons entirely from the Start menu, type: apps in the Search box at the top of the Settings window. Uncheck the options as you want: - Show Metro apps (this hides apps from "All Programs...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames
Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:21 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 363


You are allowed. Where do you want to hide tiles?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Disable Classic Start Menu settings

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:29 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 145


Yes. Go to this key in Regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu\Settings Add a DWORD value called EnableSettings and set it to 0. Exit the Start Menu and launch it again or log out of your Windows user account and log in again. Settings will be disabled only for that user account.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames
Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:26 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 363


Metro icons follow the system color which you can set the Settings app.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Shortcuts in Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:27 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 140


Yes this is a known problem but that's how it works. To work around this, try this: Open this folder in Windows File Explorer: C:\Users\<YOUR USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\ClassicShell\Pinned Right click the folder which you want to pin e.g. 'osu!'. Then right click in the empty area of the Pinned fold...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:10 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 363


In the search box at the top of the Settings window, type: invert and check the setting "Invert Metro icon color".

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: jumplist issues for Excel 2002

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:22 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 274


What version of Excel is this, just curious?

 Forum: Tutorials   Topic: How to access Cortana from Classic Start Menu

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:40 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 229


If you use Windows 10, you can open Cortana from the Classic Start Menu Search box without having to re-type your search query. It's exactly the same as adding any other Search Provider. To do this: 1. Open Classic Start Menu Settings. 2. Go to the Customize Start Menu tab. 3. If you are using Windo...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 Action Centre can not be activated after Sleep

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:45 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 982


Everything looks OK from the log. Is it possible that some other app is interfering with the taskbar functionality? I also have 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and Classic Shell but do not face this issue on Windows 10 Creators Update/cannot replicate it. After resuming from sleep/hibernate, Win+A always works. ...

 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: Will changing title bars ever be implemented?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:45 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 348


I would recommend using Windows 7 or 8.1 with Aero Glass for Win8 project. Windows 10 will give you trouble and pain forever.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button showing during firefox full screen playback

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:40 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 727


I read what you wrote however I don't have 32-bit Windows 7 any more to test. All my systems are UEFI with GPT and I cannot boot 32-bit Windows with this combination. Can you try in a 32-bit Windows 7 Virtual Machine if the problem happens there too?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 Action Centre can not be activated after Sleep

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:57 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 982


Download the Classic Shell Utility from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3uker ... tility.exe, run it and post the logs here.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button showing during firefox full screen playback

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 727


I tried with Firefox 41 on 64-bit Windows 7. But the problem doesn't happen on my PC with YouTube or any fullscreen video playing website.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: 3 or more columns in start menu?

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:03 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 435


Well tiles have more limitations imposed by Microsoft: - Tiles don't have jumplists. Although Classic Shell "Large icons" as Tiles could have them - Tiles take up way too much space at the Medium/Large size but cannot display essential textual names at Small size. The Classic Shell impleme...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: 3 or more columns in start menu?

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:28 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 435


I would love this too for Windows 7 style! 3 or more columns would allow pinning a far greater number of items without reducing the Frequently used items. It will also make better use of the screen space horizontally.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Restart" from drop-down on CSM doesn't work with Windows 10

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 177


You mean nothing happens when you press Restart and the Start menu just closes? What happens if you run: Shutdown.exe -R -T 0 from the Command prompt?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Windows 8.1: Don't show regular start menu upon signing in

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:03 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 231


Right click Taskbar and go to Navigation tab. Check "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the Desktop instead of Start."
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