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 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Restore 32x32 taskbar icons in Windows 10

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:11 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 13


Yes it's a very bad change. Thankfully the freeware 7+ Taskbar Tweaker which handles everything related to the Taskbar has a fix: https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-make-ta ... indows-10/

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary and Creators Update

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:05 pm 

Replies: 149
Views: 32154


@DAOWAce, what version of Classic Shell did you have installed? Version 4.3.1 should be compatible with Creators Update.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Show full path and filename only in recent items hints?

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:57 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 92


The tooltip comes from Windows' Recent Items folder (C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) or shell:Recent. I don't know if any app except Explorer can modify it. Also, on my PC at least, it shows the full target path of the file but the folder path/location doesn't sho...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary and Creators Update

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:50 pm 

Replies: 149
Views: 32154


Hello Girlz and Boyz, am a newbie here a devote user of Classic Shell (Version 4.3.1). My Windows10 ver is 1607. So far everyone is talking about problems and how to fix them. Personally, I would like to take a different approach, a preventive approach. Let me explain. I have managed to hold back t...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: What is the actual search logic behind Classic Start Menu?

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:25 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 58


Read the Start Menu Search Guide for a detailed explanation: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1588 In summary, Classic Shell uses its own fast search for finding app/program shortcuts and Control Panel settings. The advantage of this is that this search continues to work eve...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Where is the multiuser menu of Win10?

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:36 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 56


Microsoft did not provide any way for app developers to implement the multi-user switching functionality in their own menus. They kept this exclusive to the Windows 10 menu and I think, in newer releases of Windows 10, the multi-user menu doesn't work at all - it just takes you to the logon screen -...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:53 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 133


Yeah any faint colored taskbar is harder on my eyes too. Plus they made all the stupid tray icons white and you can't easily change them. That's why XP embedded taskbar texture+your lovely Plex Replay7 skin is my winning combo.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Media Plus! [7 style]

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 133


YAY to Juniper7 for still making skins. :P :) We can just slice off a piece of the menu skin to make a matching taskbar texture.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Blank App Icons

 Post subject: Re: Blank App Icons
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:27 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 71


That's weird that only some apps don't display their icons. From Run dialog (Win key+R), open: shell:AppsFolder Locate these two app shortcuts there. Do the icons show in Explorer? If not, it's a Windows issue. Also, make sure you are using Classic Shell 4.3.1. From its Settings dialog -> Backup but...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: User photo not loaded

 Post subject: Re: User photo not loaded
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:25 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 127


Try using Classic Start Menu's own "User picture" setting? It's on the General Behavior tab and its reg value is: HKCU\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu\Settings. String value: UserPicturePath. A single high-res pic should work. If you change the Classic Start Menu Registry key, make sure ...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [Animated Start Button] Star Trek

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:03 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 467


Nicely done :)

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Transparent parts of start button hard to right click

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:11 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 135


Agree to all suggestions however it's up to Ivo to make the final call.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Quickly access Bluetooth on/off in Windows 8.1

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 100


You can just search for it and right click -> Pin to Start menu (Classic Shell).

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start Menu shortcuts with ampersands (&) in filename

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 92


Oh indeed. You mean when using keyboard accelerators. Thanks for the bug report. If the & is followed by a space, then space bar is selecting it at present. :D

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Can't delet jump-list entries that refer to deleted items.

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 94


Tried on Windows 8.1 just now: the context menu does appear even if the file is deleted. Not tested on Windows 10 yet.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Does it show all installed programs?

 Post subject: Re: pleade help me
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 118


Yes

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu's Height

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu's Height
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:24 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 222


There is another way to increase the height of the menu. Add a custom item to the right column in between any two items where you want the menu to grow taller. Keep all its fields blank and set the icon to: none. This will add true empty space, the item you added won't even be selectable with the ke...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Windows XP Luna Skin of Program

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:38 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 211


Try this color picker skin made by juniper7. You will have to switch to Windows 7 style to use this skin though. Another option is to use the Metro skin. That skin follows the system color set on Windows 8 or Windows 10. This post has a variation of the Metro skin which uses lighter colors: http://w...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu's Height

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu's Height
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:35 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 222


The height setting is only there in the Windows 7 style of the menu. Go the "Start Menu Style" tab and change first to the Windows 7 style. Then you will find the Menu height setting on the Main menu tab. If you are using Classic or Classic with two columns, the menu's height changes depen...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Full Glass Skin of Program

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:32 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 111


Go to Start Menu Settings -> Menu Look tab. Set "Glass opacity" to 100. This should remove its transparency.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu problem: Pinned programs

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:20 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 92


Windows 10 must have turned that off since it fools around with your settings on its own. For Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new setting under the system Settings app (press Win+i to open it) -> Privacy: "Let Windows track app launches to improve start and search results". Turn it ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu's Height

 Post subject: Re: Start Menu's Height
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:32 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 222


There's a Minimum menu height setting on the Main Menu tab in Start Menu Settings. You can also use the search box in the Settings window to find it. Type: height into the search box.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Not classic enough

 Post subject: Re: Not classic enough
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:31 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 185


What usability benefits does it give over the Windows 95 design? None whatsoever. You can create Explorer folders with those names and shortcuts and access them from your Desktop. So it's already there in the OS. One of the big usability improvements with the introduction of the Start Menu in Window...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Instant WerFault.exe crash on ClassicShell 4_3_1

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:55 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 110


ucrtbase.dll is the C programming language runtime library DLL that is part of Windows. It might be missing, corrupted or replaced by some wrong version on your PC. From an elevated command prompt, run the 2 following commands in succession. Let them finish. It may take a while. Dism /Online /Cleanu...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Classic Explorer is not working at all

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 179


Classic Shell does not calculate the reported value. It is all done by Explorer. Classic Shell merely shows it. For large files, Explorer takes time to calculate the size. If you check your 11.9 GB file again after a while, it should show the full size. You might be using a hard disk drive. On an SS...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Classic Explorer is not working at all

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 179


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

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell won't appear when using JRiver Media Center

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 102


Which version of Windows? Which version of Classic Shell? Are you running it fullscreen? What do you mean exactly by "menu won't appear correctly"? Does it render improperly? Does the menu not show at all but the button shows? Does the Start button disappear? Please give more details. Try ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Screen just flashes

 Post subject: Re: Screen just flashes
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:05 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 132


It looks like Explorer.exe might be crashing. If you can capture a crash dump as per these instructions, it might reveal why it's crashing: www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary and Creators Update

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:20 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 32154


Can anyone try the Windows Explorer setting "Launch folder windows in a separate process" (File Explorer Options) reg.exe add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v SeparateProcess /t reg_dword /d 0x1 to see if the freezing session/high...

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

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1164


Can you try the Windows Explorer setting "Launch folder windows in a separate process" (File Explorer Options) reg.exe add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v SeparateProcess /t reg_dword /d 0x1 to see if the freezing session/high th...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Setting "Launch folder windows in a separate process"

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:17 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 505


Yes this is something they should try.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Dissable options

 Post subject: Re: Dissable options
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:53 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 311


This is how your Registry should be configured (merge this REG). Note that the Settings in HKLM are in HKLM\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu whereas the Settings in HKCU are in HKCU\SOFTWARE\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu\Settings subbranch. The same should work for any other Reg value including EnableSe...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Screen Icon on Desktop

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:49 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 334


There is no Start screen icon added to the Desktop by Classic Shell so you are doing some unsupported trick.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Naming sub-items as buttons

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:47 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 346


Labels for buttons is a nice idea however the buttons will be need to be spaced farther apart then and maybe the Separator can be used to show the buttons on the next row. That gives us Windows 10's tiles. :lol:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: An option to put desktop folders as subitems of the desktop

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:26 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 245


The presentation of the folder tree structure itself in Navigation pane cannot be modified by Classic Shell, only its behavior. However you can right click in an empty area of the navigation pane and uncheck "Show all folders" to make it a bit cleaner and less cluttered.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Modifying keyboard shortcuts

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:24 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 304


There is no single keystroke shortcut for duplicating an item in Explorer. You must use Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V. At the most you can remap Ctrl+D using an AutoHotkey script to disable it, or make Ctrl+D send Ctrl+C plus Ctrl+V at once. Check out AutoHotkey freeware.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu Folder Issue

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:20 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 157


Yes you can just create a folder anywhere on your computer and put shortcuts to those programs inside it.

Then add that folder to the Start Menu using these steps: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1582

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search > See more results: one Explorer window only

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:58 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 155


This looks like an Explorer limitation in Windows but I found a workaround. If you want to compare results, you can open another blank search window by typing the following command in the Run dialog (Win+R), or by creating a shortcut to the following command: Explorer search-ms: Then you can type in...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Add Download and Video folders

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 149


Which style of the Start menu are you using and where do you see them grayed out?

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

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1587


It's not files and folders but more than one file selected at a time. You can do that by holding down the Ctrl key as you click to select or use Ctrl+space bar and arrow keys.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Custom gradient in side inscription.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:23 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 158


juniper7 might be able to help you in this case. For Windows 7 style, he created an amazing skin that has a color picker. That's easier than editing the skin yourself to change the gradient colors. But as you know, for two column styles, the gradient is not on the side but at the top: http://www.cla...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: WinCreatos-Taskbar width changes after restart

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:00 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 138


Yes this issue was reported by another user: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7748 However I don't think it's even on the priority list of things to fix given how awful Windows 10 is and given how busy Ivo is with other tasks and less actively developing Classic Shell.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Question about ADMX-Setting "Common Programs Folder"

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:25 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 243


As a workaround, you could use Group Policy Preferences to create shortcuts on the user's desktop.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Question about ADMX-Setting "Common Programs Folder"

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:56 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 243


I see. I misunderstood because you wrote "however everything is working fine" so I concluded that you used the Classic Shell policies against your recommendation and yet everything is fine except for this issue. :P

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 build 1703 get unresponsive with CS 4.3.1

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 595


@JPVJ, the thread count issue can be different one from the one you are facing. Don't assume anything and perform your tests first. :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Problems to remove Items in Win7 Style Startmenu in Win10

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 320


There's only a global Windows policy setting: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel: "Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings". Even Win+I directly and easily opens Settings so unless Settings app is prohibited at system level, suppressing it only via Explorer ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 build 1703 get unresponsive with CS 4.3.1

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:31 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 595


Please if anyone finds a way to exactly reproduce this, please give us the steps. Like: is there any specific trigger that causes Explorer threads to skyrocket like this when the Classic Start Menu is running.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Question about ADMX-Setting "Common Programs Folder"

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:24 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 243


@Wotan, note that this is a Windows Group Policy setting for "Start Menu and Taskbar". Also, what if you redirect both the common programs folder as well as the common Start Menu folder using the 2 Classic Shell Policy settings for both? The common programs folder is part of the Common Sta...

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

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 166


Right click in an empty area of the navigation pane in Explorer itself and uncheck "Expand to current folder". You can also check/uncheck "Show all folders" and see what suits you. Both these are Windows settings and not related to Classic Shell.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: [REQUEST] Windows XP Start Menu Skin with fat bottom border

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:07 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 389


You can fix the text of the Shutdown button. Open C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\StartMenuL10N.ini as administrator.

Find the line under en-US (English) that says:
Menu.Shutdown = &Shut Downaaaliiiiiigi

and change it to:
Menu.Shutdown = Sh&ut Down
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