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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Error loading XML file

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 16803


Looks like you had Chinese? and Russian? text for some of the .skin settings? This apparently caused parsing errors, because I assume the parser only uses english characters... I have no idea what happened, or why it did, but I think I may have fixed things (Mostly) by going through the .xml in note...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keeping Classic Shell?

 Post subject: Re: Keeping Classic Shell?
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:51 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 14174


First creat a backup of your settings (right click start button, go to settings, then backup near the bottom then save as .xml) Next we will remove classic shell completely Download the classic shell utility from here: http://classicshell.net/downloads/ Then select 'Remove classic shell' Next we rei...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Loss of Keyboard after Installation

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:13 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 14924


After looking up confirmation. I cant seem to quickly find the method keytweak uses to remap, so I would actually agree that trying an alternative like Sharpkeys https://github.com/randyrants/sharpkeys which does in-fact only write to the registry (which lets windows do the remapping itself) This ma...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Loss of Keyboard after Installation

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:18 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 14924


Show stopper indeed.. I haven't heard of it happening thusfar (maybe IVO has), and windows 7 compatibility should be pretty high, as it hasn't changed much. (unlike windows 10) but consider trying an older version of classic shell just in-case one of the new features broke compatibility. https://sou...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: After uninstalling Classic Shell on Win 10, no Start button

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:07 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 9950


It sounds like your start menu is corrupted, this isnt necessarily caused by classic shell, however classic shell can often mask this issue.
Try opening command prompt (as admin) and typing sfc /scannow /f /r
This should find and replace any corrupted system files and hopefully fix your issue.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: New Win10

 Post subject: Re: New Win10
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 12727


Chances are pretty high that it will work just fine with your current version of windows 10; there are a few people reporting issues, but they really seem to be the minority thus far. What we cant say is if the next major release will work, or break compatibility for everyone.. and if it doesn't, ch...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Poll: New name for open source Classic Shell

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:27 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 13962


IMO Classic shell should remain classic shell, regardless of owner, unless a radical direction change occurs..., or there is a divergence (2 people decide to take the source in separate directions) If Someone is looking for classic shell on the latest version of Windows 10 (after the current version...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start Menu Button on top of full screen window mode games

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:33 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 58268


That guy was a spammer, though his solution did actually have a shot at fixing this issue. Personally I have had the problem before; If the game resolution does not match your desktop, try changing that. Or switching between windowed(fullscreen) and fullscreen. (I know this doesnt solve the issue, j...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Fixed PC, need more help

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:49 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 14875


You should be able to reinstall windows 10 just fine. (it will automatically apply the key that was associated with your previous copy.)
Or did you mean $ for the flash-drive? :P

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: How to uninstall Classic Shell?

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 49228


This is a really wierd issue.. It sounds like 1 of 4 things A: you have some kinda 'time capsule' software: schools often use this to ensure that students dont remove programs from their computers (you probably wouldn't be able to permanently install/uninstall anything) B: A virus is reverting chang...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Taskbar texture stretching

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 12314


If want to use the 'pixel perfect' size if your image, set the size to 0 in classic shell. then edit the image in whatever program you use, till its height matches the size of your taskbar (x3). If you arent that picky pick a size 46 here, and adjust from there... Unless you are saying the 'button s...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Fixed PC, need more help

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:55 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 14875


hit win+R to open the run dialog type cmd then in the command prompt window type sfc /scannow /f /r then press enter let it do its thing, and it will hopefully fix your problems The next step is to try system restore/reset (if the previous didn't solve your issues) Hit win+I Go to Update and securit...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: File Explorer Skins?

 Post subject: Re: File Explorer Skins?
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 15101


There are 2 options:
1 window blinds (which cost)
2. UX theme patcher: (which is free)
https://winaero.com/blog/third-party-th ... rs-update/
https://www.deviantart.com/customizatio ... /?offset=0

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How do I download start menu icon ?

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:32 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 12295


Right click the start button go to settings type 'size' into the search box

One of these 3 options should be what you are looking for
'Small Icon size'
'Large Icon size'
'Start button size' (If this is grayed out, you may need to check the 'replace start button' option)

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: suitable win7 style skin for 15 inch screen

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 19819


The OP is looking for a digital skin to apply to his start menu, not a plastic sticker.. also secondary link removed due to potential spam..

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

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 8400020


Several companies do: heres a comparison chart of features :)
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2399

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

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:01 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 22367


http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2399 Sure plenty have tried; some have certain features that classic shell doesn't. though none have as many. This list should get you started. also if none of those tempt your fancy. http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: using CS in programs other than explorer and IE

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 11751


You can disable the explorer additions if you wish, so its just consistently crap all around :P

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: using CS in programs other than explorer and IE

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 11751


Nope, sadly what you want cant be achieved because that part of windows is actually hardcoded into each specific program. in a way that would likely cause instability issues... (Personally, I feel that a whitelist for addressing any incompatibilities would have sufficed) However I dont develop class...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 took over Classic Shell

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 13861


So the settings page opens when you go to classic shells install directory? does running the settings page 'fix' your issue until a system restart? Its possible you were upgraded to the fall creators update, which some people are reporting incompatibility with click the windows start menu and type '...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 put a "Settings" icon on my Programs list

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 13931


Programs is a mesh of 2 folders.
Right click your start button, go to 'open' look for a 'settings' folder here
If it's not there, right click the start button again and go to 'open All Users'

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Email fetchers

 Post subject: Re: Email fetchers
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 10663


Not related to classic shell; however this is likely who you need to contact for issues related to aol desktop
https://help.aol.com/contact/
Since it appears he is a gold member from your post, you should be able to use the live chat feature (labeled 'Chat with us')

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

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:55 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 8400020


Yes, it would. In most cases classic shell works even on the latest version of windows 10. However for 1-10% of people that is not the case. and eventually its likely that an update will come that breaks compatibility for everyone. However there is usually an option to roll-back. so if you want you ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Control separation between windows on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:46 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 33630


In theory maybe.. however classic shell doesn't try to touch such things... (even if it were in active development) you might be interested in 7+ taskbar tweaker: http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker Which already has a feature that messes with the space for taskbar items. If it currently doesn't...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Black screen with loading circle after running CCleaner

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:43 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 33506


hit the reset button 2-3 times when the windows logo pops up.. to get to the recovery menu Other option is to install windows on a USB and recover with that https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 If your on 10 (otherwise just search for your OS version and download the .iso and ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Black screen with loading circle after running CCleaner

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 33506


ccleaner can cause alot of issues :P
Is it just for classic shell? try the classic shell removal tool
Otherwise reboot into recovery if its windows

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Conflict with "AutoCorrect" AutoHotkey Macro

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:35 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 24440


It might be related to the shortcut conflicting I had a similar issue with one of my configuartions. (except my hotkey was win+mousewheel for volume) Since your already using auto-hotkey this should be fairly easy :) 1 right click start button, go to settings 2. check 'show all settings' 3 on the co...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: SOLVED: Win 10 Explorer Drag & Drop problem,,,

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:52 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 29318


That setting applies to the start menu, not windows explorer. All classic shell affects in explorer (on windows 10) is the addition of a toolbar
Basically your issue shouldn't be related to classic shell.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does any forum allow you to delete a account?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:51 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 18089


I would guess on some forums mods can, but mostly no they can only remove post.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:50 am 

Replies: 137
Views: 678330


Aww man cheat engine. I loved that program. :P still use it occasionally for troubleshooting...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Does any forum allow you to delete a account?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 18089


Usually no; but admins can.

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Windows 7 Basic taskbar skin

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:57 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 41268


First click edit post:
then scroll down to where it says 'Upload attachment'
Click 'choose file' Browse to the file
Click 'add file'
Repeat for each file then submit the post

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Windows 7 Basic taskbar skin

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:39 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 41268


You can attach it to the thread for convenience :P

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transfer to new computer

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 20912


when you click >all programs
the list will be different since you dont have the same programs on both computers
and your pinned items, along with recently used/frequently used

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transfer to new computer

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:56 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 20912


Yes, the easiest way is to right click your start button go to settings, then at the bottom you will see 'backup' Save to .xml then copy that to a flash drive (or email or whatever) and use it on your new system NOTE: this will not save any 3rd party .skin files, taskbar backgrounds, or start button...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Explorer crashes when I click classic shell start button

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:24 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 29413


Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing classic shell. (without the explorer component) If that fails try a completely removing it with the classic shell utility: http://classicshell.net/downloads/ If you are looking for a fix on our end. its not likely to happen as IVO has recently abandoned ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Fall Creators Update kills 4.3.1

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:07 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 16166


Yup; this has been established.. it doesn't kill 100% of the time (as Im currently on fall creators update with classic shell installed) Sadly IVO is no-longer developing classic shell (tired of the constant changes on windows 10, and busy with other stuff), and this bug might not get fixed for some...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Cant 'upgrade' from windows 7 to 10? -Sollution

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:11 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 12462


So apparently Microsoft messed up, yet again... and broke the upgrade assistant tool... (It Requires a DLL that isn't present, and cant be installed on windows 7) The solution: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/fix-the-api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1-dll-is-missing-error-windows-10-upg...

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

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:51 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 191992


I haven't heard of anyone lose classic shell completely after uninstalling it. you should be safe. I cant say the same about a system restore though, because a few people have had problems with 'fresh' copies of Windows 10 fall creators update

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

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:36 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 191992


It could potentially be related to classic shell, because classic shell hooks into explorer.. since it is something that happens occasionally, It would be hard indeed to nail down the culprit. but you could always uninstall classic shell for a few days, to see if the issue goes away (if it happens a...

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

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:06 pm 

Replies: 184
Views: 8921815


Yes, paypal will take care of the conversion automatically... (i think they take 1%-2% more off the top for this though)

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Christmas taskbar skin

 Post subject: Re: Christmas taskbar skin
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:37 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 80302


You dont have to throw the file in a zip, and you definitely don't need to password protect it :P

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

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:43 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 31880


If that is your classic shell install directory... basically look for this file: [highlight=#dce1e5] ClassicExplorerSettings.exe [/highlight] [highlight=#dce1e5] and thats the directory you need. [/highlight] Also if you do as IVO said, he can get to the real root of the issue and fix it proper (so ...

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

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 31880


The -launch text should be outside the quotes

For me its:
"C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicExplorerSettings.exe" -launch

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

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:45 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 31880


Throw a shortcut to the classic shell settings in this folder: C:\Users\blood\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Then right click this shortcut, select properties, and add -launch to the end of the text in the target field This should run classic shell with a bit of a dela...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: How many minutes/hours you use internet?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:03 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 40482


I would say Im probably on the internet at least 8 hours a day :P

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: [Animated Start Button] Spinning Windows 8 themed buttons

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:36 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 104865


right click the image, and select 'save as'

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: start menu

 Post subject: Re: start menu Topic is solved
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:25 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 21540


It sounds like you accidentally changed the theme/colors for windows. If you are on windows 7: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21161/change-the-windows-7-taskbar-color-with-no-extra-software/ If you are on windows 8: https://www.isunshare.com/windows-8/change-taskbar-color-on-windows-8-8.1-computer....

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

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:23 am 

Replies: 173
Views: 8400020


Yes, sadly it will likely depreciate(random features will start to break), and eventually stop. Hopefully, someone picks up the torch before then.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Show your desktop and Classic Shell Start Menu

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm 

Replies: 137
Views: 678330


Just got myself 2 portrait displays to throw on my TV/Monitor (Used to have 2 4k Tv's but one died)
Note: this image is scaled down, my real resolution is approximately 6000x2160
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