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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell stopped working

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:49 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 16041


Sorry, the service is there only on Windows 8. Try to download the installer again and do a 'Repair' installation.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Opaque Task Bar

 Post subject: Re: Opaque Task Bar
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:59 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 6681


Download this tool: http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.199

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Prevent users from choosing default style

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:07 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2938


You can export the contents of this registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu to a reg file. To apply it for all users, you can merge silently at user logon using a Group Policy user script. Or if you want to lock down the settings and not allow users to make any changes, repl...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic menu disappered

 Post subject: Re: Classic menu disappered
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:51 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 8045


Btw Classic Shell only includes translation for toolbar labels, the Explorer UI and the start menu items. If you are interested in fully translating Classic Shell to Norwegian (like the settings UI etc), let us know here.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: MOVING APPS IN START MENU

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:48 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3938


App shortcuts are located here: %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts inside a folder each. By default, just left click drag and drop creates a shortcut. You can hold down Shift and left click and drag and drop them to move them inside 'All Programs' or subfolders inside 'All Progra...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic shell doesn't work anymore

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7717


More details will be better. What error does it give? Does the installation not complete? Or it completes but the menu doesn't start? Did you upgrade from an earlier version? Try downloading the installer again. If it's getting installed but the menu isn't starting, try starting it from C:\Program F...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Cannot skip Metro screen

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:21 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 37110


Classic Shell installs a service to skip the Start screen at startup but something on your PC is delaying the start of the service. Windows 8 delays all programs by startup by several seconds and then slowly loads them unlike Windows 7 which is why the service had to be created. Open registry editor...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic menu disappered

 Post subject: Re: Classic menu disappered
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:15 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 8045


Looks like your Windows Installer is damaged. From an elevated (admin) command prompt, run: SFC /scannow and let it complete. Restart if it says so, then try running Classic Shell setup again. Check in Services.msc if Windows Installer service is running.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Bug Report: Windows 7 Start Menu appears...

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:10 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 8295


Hmm okay :), the Windows 7 Start Menu opens if one clicks to the right of the Classic button and there is no button text or if the size of the custom button is too small. The Metro button is large, how are you getting any empty space to its right and the first pinned icon?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button OVER fullscreen app

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:42 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 30956


EDIT: The latest Classic Shell fixes many issues of the Start button showing on top of full screen programs or games so please try it first. Icon disappearing under the taskbar is a known bug but we can't repro it reliably (to find what causes it). Do you mind sharing which app you were using over ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Bug Report: Windows 7 Start Menu appears...

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:38 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 8295


What is the size of the custom button you are using? Are you using small taskbar icons?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell stopped working

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:57 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 16041


You can start Classic Start Menu from C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe. Doesn't starting that enable the Start button on your taskbar? If it does, then for some reason, ClassicStartMenu.exe is not automatically starting when you start Windows. Place it in your startup folder insid...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Flickering?

 Post subject: Re: Flickering?
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:51 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 80119


Flickering in other desktop programs or in Classic Start Menu? Maybe your display drivers are causing it. If it's outside of the Start Menu, Classic Shell does nothing to it.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Reset button to set all options to Windows 7/8 default ones

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:23 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 11566


Sure but could you not uncheck the ones you don't want? Everything can't be disabled by default.

Browser Helper Objects (addons for IE/Explorer) can't be per-user because of this: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums ... 49063e48e/

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Show "Hibernate" as default shut down option in box?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 9948


First, make sure hibernation is enabled by running this command from an elevated cmd prompt: powercfg /hibernate on If you wish to make Hibernate the default option in the Shutdown box (the classic Shutdown dialog), open Group Policy (Gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Start Menu and Taskbar -> Cha...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Pin to Startmenu

 Post subject: Re: Pin to Startmenu
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:41 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 17121


You can pin the programs you need most frequently to the Start Menu by simply dragging and dropping them. In Classic Shell 4, pinning via right click was implemented for EXEs and shortcuts. For Classic Shell 3.6.x, there is not a "Pin To" in the context menu but you can add it yourself to ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Reset button to set all options to Windows 7/8 default ones

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:22 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 11566


There is a "Backup" button (to the left of OK/Cancel buttons) on every tab of the Settings of any component from where you can reset all settings to their defaults. To reset individual settings, right click them and select the option to reset it. If you want to go back to Windows defaults,...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Import/Export configuration file function

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:21 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 9645


There is a "Backup" button (to the left of OK/Cancel buttons) on every tab of the Settings of any component from where you can import/export the configuration.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keep Start Menu Closing After Opening Programs holding ctrl?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:31 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4249


You must use the Shift key, not Ctrl. :) It is supported since earliest versions of Classic Shell.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Improved mouse handling in Start menu

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 5050


@GregDude, the button you are referring to is a split button. There is a "Delay multiplier for split buttons" setting on the 'General Behavior' tab using which you can control how fast the menu expands when the left portion of the split button is hovered over. It's expressed in percentage ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button does not work

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:54 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 11024


What do you mean Start button doesn't work at all? You don't see it or clicking it takes to Metro? Did you clean install Windows 8 or upgraded from Windows 7? Somehow it looks like your Start button got turned off. By opening the menu using Ctrl+Esc, go to All Programs -> Classic Shell -> Start Menu...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:03 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 12817


It's not so easy to merge them because the Customize Start Menu tab has to accommodate/represent custom commands as well. Although by default, all the built-in items can be added once to the left column and disabled/enabled appropriately from Special Items tab so it eliminates the user adding to add...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 12817


Yes I agree, it has the potential to be simplified now. :)

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: [win8] Disk space information missing from status bar

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:41 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 7541


Yes that's correct. MS modified it in a way that it's not possible. :(

 Forum: Classic IE   Topic: ClassicIE9_32.exe appears suddenly?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 16635


I couldn't repro this either on Windows 7 SP1 x64 with Protected Mode off and UAC on 2nd level so it's up to kubikiri to provide the dumps now.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Stop adding items to top portion of start menu

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:09 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 4894


Pin to Start pins them to the Start screen. You will need to drag and drop them to the area or paste shortcuts in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. If you want to add Pin to Classic Start Menu item to the context menu, follow the tutorial here: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Lost Recent Items

 Post subject: Re: Lost Recent Items
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:03 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3394


Maybe the list got cleared? Check if "Show recent programs" is checked on General Behavior tab in Settings. You will need to run programs at least once before they appear in the MRU list of programs. Do programs not appear even after running them once? A screenshot would make things clear.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Bug Report:Context Menu doesn't dissapear.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:30 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 8933


Thanks for reporting the bug. Do you have the Start button enabled on Windows 7? (check from the Start Button tab in Settings).

 Forum: Tutorials   Topic: How to add Pin To functionality for CS 3.x & extra features

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:19 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 45684


Note: 'Pin to Start Menu' is already built-in for Classic Shell 4.0 and later to pin EXE files and shortcuts. You do not really need to add this registry tweak for those versions for every day pinning of programs and shortcuts. However, this can be useful for users who are still using Classic Shell...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: bootup and windows key

 Post subject: Re: bootup and windows key
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:52 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 4686


1. Right click the Start button and click Settings. From Basic Settings tab or Controls tab (if you are viewing All Settings), change "Windows Key opens" to "Windows Start Screen". 2. From same Basic Settings tab, locate a setting called "Skip Metro screen" and uncheck ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Copying and Moving Items in Start Menu with Right Mouse Butt

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:41 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8819


Where are you moving the item from and to which location and on which Windows version? Are you doing right click and drag? How to reproduce your issue? Only items on the file system can be moved, maybe you are trying to move an item defined by a custom command from Customize Start Menu tab? To move ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Classic Shell Propagation

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:36 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 30714


Yes it's possible. You can do that from Classic Explorer settings -> Backup button. Are you having a problem importing or exporting the XML file? You will need to copy over any icons and commands you specified manually. If you use environment variables in their paths, the same XML will work on most ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Copy UI

 Post subject: Re: Copy UI
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:03 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 39249


Windows XP doesn't have power action icons stored in ICO format, but as images inside some DLL. You can find many free ready-to-use high quality icons at sites like iconfinder.com, iconarchive.com, findicons.com

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: adding to start menu

 Post subject: Re: adding to start menu
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:30 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 12817


Maybe "Show Log Off" setting got unchecked somehow? Check that on Special Items tab, although in recent versions, it's enabled by default. That must be checked AND logoff item must be present on Customize Start Menu tab.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: deactivate the Charms Bar touch gesture

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:24 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 35248


If you have a kiosk, it means it's a touchscreen? Is it possible it runs Windows 8 Embedded. For that OS, the touch gestures have separate registry values. See if these work: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12415886/is-there-a-method-for-disabling-gestures-for-windows8 Of course, note that these ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Cant move files

 Post subject: Re: Cant move files
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:44 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 10442


Are you organizing/moving files from the network? Windows 7/8 still create the Thumbs.db file on network paths and it may be locking the folders. You can also use the free tool Unlocker to see what is locking the file but beware of forcibly unlocking it using Unlocker, that is not safe to do always.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: accelerator key display behavior

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7480


Btw, you can go to Ease of Access Center -> Make the keyboard easier to use -> and check the option called "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys" to always show accelerator keys even when using the mouse. If you don't want to always turn them on, there's yet another way. Open the m...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Small Icons / Downloads

 Post subject: Re: Small Icons / Downloads
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:25 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 5291


You don't have to edit any skin to get small icons. Open Start Menu settings, All Settings, go to Skin tab and check the option "Small Icons". To get Downloads (or any folder), you will have to add it first. Go to Customize Start Menu tab, scroll all the way down and add a "Custom Com...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Mods/Alternatives

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:57 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 220892


IMHO personally though, DisplayFusion has slow performance.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 7 Menu Question

 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Menu Question
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:43 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3969


You can add any custom item to the Start Menu. Go to the Settings dialog and open the Customize Start Menu tab. Locate the "Custom Command" item at the bottom of the right column. Drag it to the left column and position it in the location you wish. This will create a new item named CustomI...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why two applications appears at searching ?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:03 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3703


This is because Classic Start Menu searches Program shortcuts as well as all the EXEs in your system path. If you don't want path to be searched, go to Search box tab and uncheck the checkbox to search the system path. :)

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Swtich to Desktopscreen automatic

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:54 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 7648


Does it happen consistently for every logon or it happened only once?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Logoff feature

 Post subject: Re: Logoff feature
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:47 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 18523


Shutdown /L is like forced logoff even if /F is not specified, that I know for sure. It can't be prevented.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to end process in Task Manager

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:06 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 44945


Given that people do need to exit CSM and restart it, why not App Paths? :). It's a harmless improvement and users need to exit the menu for *some* changes definitely. In fact, while adding to App Paths, it can be shortened to CSM instead of "ClassicStartMenu.exe". It's easier for scripts ...

 Forum: Classic IE   Topic: Need to move the Menu Bar . . .

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 11897


There was a reg key which works only for IE7 and IE8 to move the menu bar to the top: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser] "ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001 IE9 broke it unfortunately, so that way isn't supported eit...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Truncated user name

 Post subject: Re: Truncated user name
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:55 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 40351


I agree. Most people's user name gets truncated easily and there is no newbie friendly way without editing the skin to make it show the full user name. The right column should either self-adjust or a slight smaller, thinner and more beautiful font like Segoe UI should be used to make all efforts to ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to end process in Task Manager

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:58 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 44945


Sure. ClassicStartMenu.exe -exit
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