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 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Folder Preview Image from Windows XP/7

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:34 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1963


Explorer folder previews cannot be modified. They are completely ruined after XP because they are angled making it harder to decipher them and to make things worse, Windows 10 as you said is distorting their proportion/aspect ratio. But you can use Windows 8.1 for a really long time and pretend that...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: windows 10 not allow download

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:26 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1368


What app are you using to download it? Try another browser and make sure you are downloading from www.classicshell.net.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Creators Version - Classic Shell unload problem

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:25 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1487


You can use the Classic Shell Utility (http://www.mediafire.com/download/3uker ... tility.exe) to remove your existing version and reinstall the latest.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Cant install new version 4.3.1

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:19 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2284


Get older installers here: http://classicshell.net/downloads/ Or you can use the Classic Shell Utility on that page to remove your existing version and reinstall the latest.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Support for AutoStart/StartUp-Folder

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:15 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2146


I don't remember any gotchas. Use it and let us know if you find any drawbacks. Already discovered this one: shortcuts placed in Startup folder don't start.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Support for AutoStart/StartUp-Folder

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:51 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2146


The actual mechanism for starting a program by placing its shortcut in the Startup folder is a feature of Windows. If you are using Classic Shell's Group Policy Settings to redirect the Start Menu folder, try using the Windows policy settings instead. Then shortcuts placed under the redirected Start...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu pinning issue in Windows 7

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2079


The folder might be hidden. Copy paste it or enable hidden and system files.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start Menu pinning issue in Windows 7

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:49 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2079


Check the following folders in Explorer: - %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu (This is the per-user Start menu folder) - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu (All users Start Menu folder) - %appdata%\ClassicShell\Pinned (Per-user Pinned folder) The shortcuts must be there in either of the...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu causes explorer lock up

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:07 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 65341


How to capture crash dumps or slowdown dumps: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6 There are different ways so if one doesn't work, try the alternative method.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: About unattend install

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:40 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3326


You are specifying a / before ADDLOCAL. I think it is not required.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Option to run CS without resident ClassicStartMenu.exe

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 5345


@Splitwirez, You can already have Classic Shell not autostart when Explorer starts by unchecking "Start automatically for this user" on General Behavior tab. Run it manually from C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe. Of course, once it starts, the ClassicStartMenu.exe proces...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Camera and other programs stopped working

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2324


As I said earlier, Classic Shell did not break your Camera app :P - something else did that happened at the same time as when you installed Classic Shell but you are not believing that. The only process that Classic Shell affects is Explorer.exe.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Camera and other programs stopped working

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:33 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2324


You can be 100% sure that Classic Shell didn't affect your Camera app even if it was a coincidence that it stopped working at the exact moment. Metro apps are isolated and run in a sandbox and Win32 apps can't even interact with them. The current version of Classic Shell is not hacked. You can verif...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Add Download and Video Folder to start Menu

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1440


Go to Customize Start Menu tab and double click "Don't display this item". Change it to "Display as a list" or "Display as a menu" for Videos and Download.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:11 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3179


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, Creators and Fall Creators Update

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:05 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 264178


@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: 2094


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, Creators and Fall Creators Update

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:50 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 264178


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: 1332


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: 2
Views: 1798


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: 4833


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: 4833


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: 1831


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: 2883


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: 7254


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: 2905


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: 1411


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: 1655


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: 2194


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: 2116


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: 5112


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: 5691


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: 5112


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: 2
Views: 7014


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: 2015


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: 5112


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: 4673


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: 1915


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: 3509


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: 3509


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: 1733


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: 1799


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, Creators and Fall Creators Update

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:20 am 

Replies: 171
Views: 264178


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: 5495


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: 2176


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: 1811


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: 1797


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: 4087


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: 2360


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: 2171


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.
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