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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Submenu folder icons

 Post subject: Re: Submenu folder icons
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:58 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7816


Hi, yes that worked. Thanks for your help.
Ivo wrote:
Try clearing the cached icons. From the Settings click on Backup, then Clear cached information.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Submenu folder icons

 Post subject: Re: Submenu folder icons
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:41 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7816


Hi, Thanks for your suggestions. I've been using the shell32.dll, renamed to shell32-xp.dll, from an XP system, and using the following articles to change the open and closed folder icons and these worked fine with File Explorer, where they are used. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/23825-folder...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Submenu folder icons

 Post subject: Submenu folder icons
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 7816


Hi, I configured Classic Shell on my Windows 7 system when I first installed it about 3 years ago. I've installed Classic shell on a Windows 10 VM but unfortunately the submenu folders don't look the same and I can't remember how I configured them or even if I configured them. I've attached a couple...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


If you go to this thread http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/177/reactos-taskbar-win10-desktop-classic?page=7 and look at my posts and the replies and the bottom of page 7 and on page 8, you'll see that ReactOS has not been worked on for some time. Could you not make one of your disks dual boot for,...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:37 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


Hi, I had changed skins before using Resource Hacker but it was a couple of years ago. I just needed to know what to change. Thanks for your help. I did quite a lot of things before I got the ReactOS shell to work with everything else so I don't have exact steps. However, if you look at the first po...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:55 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


Hi, I tried your suggestion and it only worked for the main menu, with the submenu and submenu items still having the wrong font so I also changed the other items in that section so it looks like this: [TAHOMA_FONT] Caption_font="Tahoma",normal,16 Main_font="Tahoma",normal,10 Mai...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:48 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


Hi,
I tried the "XP Classic Retro rev E" skin and it does fix my original problem but the font is different.
I think I know how to change Fonts in skins using Resource Hacker, so does anyone know what the fonts are in my original post please?
Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:36 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


Hi, Yes I'm using this configuration: [url=http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/177/reactos-taskbar-win10-desktop-classic]http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/177/reactos-taskbar-win10-desktop-classic[/url]. It has its limitations in that the Notification area icons don't work too well but, apart from...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Black lines round Start Menu

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:39 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 12530


Hi, I've been using Classic Shell for many years on a Windows 7 system. I've installed it on a Windows 10 system and the start menu has black lines round it, which aren't on my Windows 7 system. Does anyone know how to get rid of the black lines please? I've attached a couple of pictures to show the...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: New Win10

 Post subject: Re: New Win10
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:24 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3651


What version are you running? I've just installed Classic Shell 4.3.0 on a Windows 10 version 1709 system and it's working ok. Just installed Win10 & the came across this forum after another Forum recommended it as I had questions on theirs about the about the so called "Start Menu" fo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu folder icons

 Post subject: Re: Start menu folder icons
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2644


It sounds like something a custom theme would fix: https://winaero.com/blog/third-party-themes-windows-10-fall-creators-update/ Just note: it can be a litte risky, and if the installation is done wrong, or an incompatible theme applied, it could make it difficult to start windows. Thanks, it's in a...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu folder icons

 Post subject: Start menu folder icons
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:49 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2644


Hi, I've been using Classic Shell for several years but just installed it on Windows 10 for the first time. I'm using the Classic Style menu. Is there any way to change the icon used for folders? For example, on my Windows 7 system, the folder icon looks like an open folder but on Windows 10, it loo...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Unexpected behaviour in Explorer when using the down arrow

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:36 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2510


Hi,

Please ignore this post. I have fixed this by setting the 'Auto-navigate to the selected folder' parameter to a value of 'Always'.

Thanks,

Kevin

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Unexpected behaviour in Explorer when using the down arrow

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:24 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2510


Hi, Windows 7, CS 4.3 If I have a folder highlighted in the left pane of Windows Explorer, I can see the contents in the right panel as expected. If I use the down arrow to go to a subfolder, so the subfolder is highlighted, I don't see the subfolder's contents until I press the Return key. For exam...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Problem when scrolling in the navigation pane in Explorer

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:51 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 4756


I remember you had Folder Options X installed in the past: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1258#p6596 Hi, :oops: :oops: , Yes that was the problem. Thanks for your help. How did you remember that from 18 months ago? By the way, I think Classic Shell in an excellent product...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Problem when scrolling in the navigation pane in Explorer

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:54 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4756


This doesn't sound normal. Temporarily disable Classic Explorer to see if that is related. Basically do the opposite of what's explained here: http://classicshell.net/faq/#explorer_toolbar Hi, I did that and the behavior went back to normal, i.e., clicking once on the folder in the navigation pane,...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Problem when scrolling in the navigation pane in Explorer

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4756


That's most likely because you have some registry hacks to hide Favorites or similar folders. It is not related to Classic Shell. Hi, Hi, Yes I have hidden Favourites, Libraries and Network in Explorer using entries in the registry, so that would explain that, thanks. What about the other problem I...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Problem when scrolling in the navigation pane in Explorer

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:55 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 4756


Hi, Windows 7, Classic Shell 4.1 Since installing Classic Shell 4.1, when scrolling in the navigation pane, I get a problem as displayed in the attached picture, with some of the folders not displaying properly. In the picture, the 'Documents' folder is the example. I *think*, but can't be sure, tha...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't get rid of Recent Items List

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:24 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 3114


Hi,

I found it, unchecked it and the Recent Items list has gone away :-).
Thanks for the upgrade advice,
Thanks for your help,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't get rid of Recent Items List

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:33 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3114


Hi,

As you say I have an old version, if I upgrade to the latest version, should I keep or lose all my settings? I use Classic Shell Start Menu and Explorer,

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't get rid of Recent Items List

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:16 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3114


Hi,

Thanks for your offer.

I did find the Recent Documents option in the Special Items tab. I presume it's that one but it's greyed out. Hovering over it, the message box says 'This setting has been locked by a group policy'.

Any idea which one please?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't get rid of Recent Items List

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3114


Hi, Windows 7, Classic Shell 3.6.8 In the Windows Start Menu Properties window, I have cleared the 'Store and Display Recently Opened Programs in the Start Menu' and the 'Store and Display Recently Opened items in the Start Menu and the taskbar'. However, I still get items appearing in the Recent It...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer icon spacing

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:21 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 6763


Christof, This thread: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1858&hilit=Windows+7+Explorer+icon+spacing also talks about changing the line spacing in Explorer. It tells you to also install Folder Options X and gives you a pointer to where it is. Once installed, you need to check...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: How to attach a file to a Private Message

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:19 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2911


Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I'll give the file sharing site thing a try,

Regards,

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: How to attach a file to a Private Message

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:24 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2911


Hi,

I'd like to send someone a file in a PM but I can't see how to attach it.

Please can anyone advise?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer icon spacing

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:32 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 6763


Hi,

For Christof (or anyone else who wants it) I've attached my Explorer settings xml file.

Regards,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu background colour

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2475


Hi,

Thanks, setting the Solid Colour Selection worked perfectly

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu background colour

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:41 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2475


Hi, Some time ago, I asked in a post on here how to change the background colour in the Start menu when hovering over an item to Dark Blue, like you got in classic Windows 2000 and the Classic theme in XP. I was told to edit the ClassicSkin.skin file and change the following values: Main_selection=#...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Share overlay icon

 Post subject: Re: Share overlay icon
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:22 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2536


Thanks,

I'll give it a try

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Share overlay icon

 Post subject: Share overlay icon
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:42 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2536


Hi,

I'm using Classic Shell 3.6.8 with Windows 7.

In the Classic Explorer settings, File Pane, I'd like to change the Share Overlay Icon, but it is greyed out. Please can you tell me what I need to do to enable it?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer font

 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Explorer font
Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:34 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4440


GauravK wrote:
Windows XP uses Tahoma font for the most parts of its UI and Windows Vista/7 AFAIK use Segoe UI.

Thanks for your reply.

Does anyone know how to change the font for Windows Explorer in Windows 7 please?

What about the background colour for the Name column?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer font

 Post subject: Windows 7 Explorer font
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:31 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4440


Hi, The pictures below show Windows XP Explorer followed by Windows 7 Explorer with Classic Shell installed. The differences between the two seem to be a slightly darker background for the 'Name' column in the XP explorer and a different font used in the two explorers. Is it possible to change the b...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer icon spacing

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 6763


In Classic Explorer options (All Settings) -> Navigation pane tab, you can set the "Tree item spacing" to negative numbers (like -3 for example) but while it does slightly reduce the spacing between top level items from each others, it also reduces the item spacing between ALL items from ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer icon spacing

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:09 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 6763


Hi, I'm trying to get my Windows Explorer as close as possible to its look on my XP system. I have it looking like the picture below. Is there any way to reduce the space between the 'My Documents' and 'My Computer' icons please? In XP, there was no space between them. I'd also like to reduce the sp...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 menu bar

 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 menu bar Topic is solved
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:04 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3178


Hi,

Pity that can't be done.

Thanks for letting me know,

Regards,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Customizing explorer navigation pane (i.e removing stuff)

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 5445


Hi, I've spent the afternoon getting Windows 7 to look more like XP, and well I can only congratulate Classic Shell for the excellent job. I have been looking at a way to remove those Libraries and Favorites from the explorer navigation pane (like someone is saying here: http://classicshell.net/for...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 menu bar

 Post subject: Windows 7 menu bar Topic is solved
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:28 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3178


Hi,

Is there any way with Classic Shell to get the menu bar above the address bar in Explorer please?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer Shared Folder icon

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:17 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3921


Ivo wrote:
Yes, look in the File Pane tab in the Classic Explorer settings. You can pick another icon to show for the overlay. For example "%windir%\system32\shell32.dll,29" is the hand icon.


Perfect!
Thanks again for your help,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 status bar question

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:10 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3593


Ivo wrote:
Click on Organize, then Layout, then uncheck Details pane.


Excellent, that is just what I wanted.

You don't happen to know how to get rid of the little arrows in the right hand pane do you? for example the one between the Name and Size column headings :) .

Many thanks for your help,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 status bar question

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3593


Hi, My Windows Explorer, on Windows 7 with Classic Shell installed, looks like the picture below. I'd like to get rid of the horrible bit at the bottom, which says Downloads Date modified: 18/09/2013 15:33, File folder, while keeping the proper status bar at the bottom of the window. I've tried unse...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 7 Explorer Shared Folder icon

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:39 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3921


Hi,

In XP, an overlapped hand icon is used for shared folders.

In Windows 7, this appears to have been replaced by a pictiure of two people.

Is there any way, using Classic Shell, to restore the overlapped hand for shared folders please?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows Explorer arrow behaviour

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3629


Hi,

Yes I have Folder Options X installed and yes 'Keep focus on file list view' was checked and unchecking that option has fixed the problem :) .

Thanks for your help,

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows Explorer arrow behaviour

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:14 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3629


Hi, I'm using Classic Shell 3.6.8 with Windows 7. I am seeing slightly strange behaviour in Windows Explorer with Classic Explorer installed. If I select a folder in the Navigation Pane, and I press the Down arrow, I would expect the next folder down in the Navigation Pane to be highlighted. That's ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu hover colour

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:12 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7143


Hi,

A backup file called Classic Skin_original.skin seems to have been created automatically. Is this expected?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu hover colour

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:58 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7143


The name of the skin on the Skin tab and the file name on the disk are the same. Go to C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\Skins. You need to open "Classic Skin.skin". If you are using the new 3.9.x beta with the new Windows 7 style, you need to edit "Classic Skin.skin7" (skin7 is a ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu hover colour

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:12 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7143


You can find the skin you are using by right clicking the Start button -> Settings -> Skin tab. The skin format is documented by Ivo here: http://www.classicshell.net/tutorials/skintutorial.html Hi, I right clicked the Start button -> Settings -> Skin tab and it says Classic Skin, but how do I know...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu hover colour

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:06 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7143


Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I've installed reshacker but how do I know which .skin fileI'm using and which entry in the file do I need to modify and to what value please?

Thanks,

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell Start Menu hover colour

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:53 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7143


Hi, Is it possible to change the colour of the item in the Start menu when you're hovering over it. For example, I click the Start button and the Start menu appears. I hover over Programs, or any of the other items in the menu, and the colour of the item being hovered over is light blue. I'd like to...
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