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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: What is the best altnernative to Classic Shell?

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1653


If your looking for the closest to classic shell, yes open shell (which is classic shell with some changes)
If you want to try something new; here is a more comprehensive (albiet possibly outdated) list of what every menu has to offer
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2399

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Two Merged Startup Folders

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2998


Generally its better to edit classic shell settings via the UI Right click the start button and select 'classic shell settings' then check 'show all settings' then click the 'customize start menu' tab then right click the 'Programs' menu item Then remove 'programs' from the command field Then click ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Two Merged Startup Folders

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2998


As far as I'm aware it has always behaved this way (at least since windows 7) When a program installs (It should) ask if it should create a shortcut for 'all users' If the user (fred) says yes; it creates a shortcut in the 'all users' folder RATHER than creating 2 shortcuts, one for 'joe' and one fo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:50 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2010


then your options are very limited A: go to classic shell, and remove the 'programs folder' creating a new folder then copy all the contents of the programs folder and paste them in this new folder. This new folder will appear the same, however any new apps will no-longer have their shortcuts added ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2010


aside from: it was probably already there. Try right clicking the start button and select 'open' see if its there if-so delete it. if-not try right clicking the start button and selecting. 'open all users' that should solve the issue, unless the app is being really persistent and re-adding the short...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2010


the app itself is likely creating the shortcut in the start menu folder for windows.
Right click the start button go to settings
search 'pinned'
and select 'use pinned folder'
Hopefully that solves it.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Add "Manage Wireless Networks" menu item by default

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:57 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2641


this folder doesn't seem to be available in windows 10 :(

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:09 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1621686


Ah been a while tenzen :) Thats some good kool-aid. Allow me to offer my opinion on your post point by point; Yes microsoft is forcing everything towards a phone-like interface; I doubt anybody can deny that. >Evidence points to this being a joint-operation with the NSA to [highlight=#ececec] remove...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Removed Items Keep Coming Back

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 2993


I assume you mean the most recently used programs list..? are you re-using the program after removing it? Alternatively you can remove the recent/frequent programs list entirely Right click start button and go to settings type 'recent' into the searchbox and then set the first result to 'dont show' ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: What's the shortcut for showing the startscreen with CSM?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3114


The default key is shift+windows However this can be changed/removed simply right click the start button and select 'settings' then check 'show all settings' then edit the controls tab to your liking.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: graphics files on desktop

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:24 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3293


Not a classic shell setting; but this link seems relevent
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 5b8?auth=1
I dont think its desktop specific though, so it would apply in windows explorer too

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:42 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12496


Meh i know the overall background can be transparent. the search specifically I dont recall. you've got more skins under your belt than me; so most likely not possible :P. I was just commenting that even if it was possible, anything with detail makes it really hard to read text on a transparent back...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:46 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12496


Transparent background is doable, but it can be very distracting, especially if there is a window behind it ;)
and yes to change the magnifying glass you would have to replace the resource with a new one :P

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 12496


Yes it is: which type of skin are you working with? a .skin7 or a .skin? http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6142 This thread has a huge pile of skins, and should contain something that changes the fields you are looking for. If you want more Here is specifically a black searc...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:36 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 62328


#Banned JK, Its never really been against the rules unless its blatant advertisements of an unrelated product. I would very much consider start9 related as it shares inspiration with classic shell; and features for one are generally relevant to the other. Trying to sell shoes on amazon? yea thats ag...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4531


Skins are stored in the skins folder in the install directory (default is: C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\Skins)
They need manually backed up. and are not stored in the .xml when you 'save .xml' from classic shells settings.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 62328


Personally I use rainmeter with a clipboard plugin; but I am keeping an eye on it. if they ever include file support It will be amazing. Instead of copying a backup of a .dll to your desktop before replacing it. you could simply cut it. then throw the new one in its place, without having to worry ab...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:28 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4531


Maybe this post is relevent. http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7040&p=30218&hilit=icon+database#p30218 Heres the important bit: [highlight=#dce1e5] Yes, Classic Shell stores a cache of the icons in this folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\ClassicShell [/highlight] [highlight=#dce1...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1621686


It would absolutely break with a windows 11. though afaik they intend to upgrade windows 10 moving forward rather than focus on new operating system like windows 11. this includes adding new features and such. Several insider versions of windows 10 HAVE already broken classic shell Compatibility; lu...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:33 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 62328


:P youll find with some tweaking windows 10 isnt the worst thing in the world. it does like to randomly install new apps for you, even if like-me you haven't opened the windows store in over a year :) The recent insider version introduces clipboard history support. (IE you can get that text you copi...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: A crazy story

 Post subject: Re: A crazy story
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3093


Doesn't really sound like a run-of-the-mill scam, especially if he isn't offering anything in return. You could always question him further, like asking him why he thinks you would have offered him $20. also If the email address was saved; it may be someone you actually have talked to in the past. (...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: New Owner?

 Post subject: Re: New Owner?
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 4021


Yup https://github.com/passionate-coder/Classic-Start (Duno who runs this one but a quick search scraped it up and I havnt tested) https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu (made by thx_4_the_hard_wk from the forums and I there are reports of sucess on the latest builds of windows 10, where Ivo'...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button is off by 1 pixel when using Classic Shell.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:45 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 4101


Other than sample that color, and change the buttons color in photoshop? nope

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Platform use question

 Post subject: Re: Platform use question
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:18 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 4185


I have used it on a tablet, and it works fine. (not specifically a surface)

If its windows 7,8, or 10 it should run fine
If it has windows RT it wont even install.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 263537


The Newest build of windows 10 is incompatible with IVO's version of classic shell. you can try https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/classic_start.html for a newer version. (Just note: this version is not officially supported here at classicshell.net and since it was developed by someone other t...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Is cryptocurrency worth it?

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:25 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 5474


Depends, but mostly no.. If you had bought bitcoin when it first came out you would be rich if you cashed out... the same thing with any notable currency.. however its nearly impossible to tell which ones are going to grow.. and which collapse (bitcoin has crashed recently, though its still worth al...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell not working on Windows 10 17704.1000

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 10602


Try: https://github.com/passionate-coder/Classic-Start/releases/tag/v4.4.109-dev It is the current off-shoot of classic shell. Note that it is no-longer being developed by Ivo Beltchev and tho there have been no reports of malicious intent. I can not guarantee its integrity. (maybe once classic shel...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Accidentally lost my Classic Start Menu, how to get it back?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4248


Im not exactly sure what happened; but its likely that you accidentally closed out of classic shell if you right click the start button there is an 'exit' option. This would close classic shell; Restarting your pc or running the .exe should restore it in this event.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sorting all programs

 Post subject: Re: Sorting all programs
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:29 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 4677


All programs should be alphabetically sorted by default. (with folders being separated from shortcuts)

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:23 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1621686


Curious if this affects both windows 7 style and 2 column? (rather not install just to test)

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell not working on Windows 10 17704.1000

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 10602


Have you tried restarting your system? Have you tried resetting all the settings to default values (save your settings.xml first) have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling classic shell? Have you tried fully uninstalling classic shell with the classic shell utility found on this page: http://www.clas...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Games folder

 Post subject: Re: Classic Games folder
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 5043


Classic shell is abandonware at this time sorry :( Even if it wasn't abandoned; Microsoft actually removed the folder from windows, so classic shell would have no way to populate the list of games.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Select Files, Change Sort Order, Files Deselected

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 4657


Classic shell shouldn't affect that functionality, and it is unlikely that microsoft changed such functionality (atleast intentionally) My guess is a 3rd party app or corrupted file in windows is causing the issue you can try to open command prompt and type 'sfc /scannow' and see if windows detects ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu too small on high res display

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 4:34 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4765


Right click the start button, select settings
type 'dpi' into the searchbox
change 'override system dpi' to whatever numbers fit best

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Classic Shell works on Win10 Fall Creators & April 2018 Upd?

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3765


Seems so.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Hide Icon Frames ?

 Post subject: Re: Hide Icon Frames ?
Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:10 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1872


I think the 'show icon frame' box only does something when 'opaque' is checked

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Chrome Bookmarks

 Post subject: Re: Chrome Bookmarks
Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:12 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 4430


The closest thing to that would be creating a custom folder, and linking to its contents, then using some outside script to update shortcuts in the folder.
Not something that can be done without decent coding experience.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Chrome Bookmarks

 Post subject: Re: Chrome Bookmarks
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:13 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4430


You cant necessarily add 'all' the bookmarks, but you can add individual ones via drag/drop Just highlight the url in the address bar and drag directly into the start menu Alternatively, if you want the link to be on the left side, you can create a custom menu item, and paste the link as the 'target...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:25 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1621686


If you have the original Win10 and completely turn off (disable) updates, will all the features of the original CS work? (Please don't bother responding about turning off updates.) Yes it should. even with the most recent version of windows 10, the start menu works fine for many (me included) Howev...

 Global announcement   Topic: The official THANK YOU thread :-) and user reviews

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:23 pm 

Replies: 184
Views: 2380958


The thing is, for many windows 10 start menu is actually nice, because they are accustomed to android on the phone, its an easy transition. and those who arent are more likely to be tech literate (and thus hooked on the old ways) and can solve the issue..

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Size of taskbar tabs

 Post subject: Re: Size of taskbar tabs
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 11791


Classic shell doesnt, nor can I think of any hack/freeware that does.
http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker
This is close to the realm of 7+taskbar tweaker, and I believe he is still developing, so if you ask him, he might know a way, or be willing to incorporate the feature

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 Creators Update and Games link fix

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 5:48 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 12592


> [highlight=#ececec]Although I don't like Win 10, but I've to keep myself updated, otherwise, how can I criticize the latest updates? [/highlight] http://www.classicshell.net/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif"%20alt=":lol:"%20title="Laughing"%20style="margin:%2...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Aero Button

 Post subject: Re: Aero Button
Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:52 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 8625


The aero button can be found in this thread: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3208 To edit it, simply use any image editing software It should be noted that the one included in classic shell is technically animated (see the last image in that thread) However you will get mu...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Show Hidden Files and Folders in Cascading Menu

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:32 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 7540


Meh I'm personally with you that a feature should be included (even if its disabled by default) that way the user can decide..It would be pretty cool if hidden files would only display when a certain hotkey was held down. That said, this is a pretty old thread, try to be constructive if you bump som...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "<no text>" in Windows 10 1803

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:51 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4731


Yes, this issue has been posted; and it seems the [highlight=#dce1e5]shell:Games[/highlight] folder has been removed from windows. so naturally classic shell has nothing to link you to. This is unlikely to get fixed anytime soon as classic shell is in abandonware limbo waiting for someone to take ov...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:56 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 1621686


Someone would need to make an announcement.. and I haven't heard of any yet. IVO would be the best chance of knowing because its possible people have emailed him with intent, though if they haven't said anything on the forums, they might not want their name out there, or be committed yet

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Problem with search - pc-settings

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:39 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3543


Search your screen for the start button, and go to Settings Then click the searchbox at top and type 'search' Then search the 11 displayed search results related to the text 'search' and check any you want your searches to search. Then press OK and Search. Hopefully, this helps (most of these settin...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu without CShell Explorer and CShell IE

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:49 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 5327


classic start menu's functionality should be completely unrelated to the other components. However it may(likely will) still break eventually with a new version of windows.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: CS does not launch with Windows.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 7582


Im on a fairly recent build 1709 ver 16299.371 and classic shell works fine. also its unlikely they have or ever will release an 'intentional' patch to break classic shell. Not that they have to, because there are so many ways it happens naturally :P When you installed, did you just download the ins...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Start9: A modular, extensible Shell supplement for Windows.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:13 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 141202


I'm not personally caught up on the project enough to elaborate. (since it has been 'recoded from scratch' twice since I have even used it :P) but back then there was some level of skinning support and this page: https://startnine.github.io/news.html seems to allude to the fact that skinning is core...
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