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

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:00 am 

Replies: 53
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Jcee wrote:
I also like windows 10 better than windows 8/8.1


In what ways?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:45 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


You can use any color scheme you prefer, the colors are stored in registry. If you want everything Win2000-like, you can do it.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:57 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


The solution you proposed for Windows 8 does not work with Windows 7. Besides, the way it works with Windows 8 leaves much to be desired, because a lot of control elements do not look classically at all, Which ones? moreover, the color scheme does not match the classic one in 50% of the sites. What...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:31 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


felix1 wrote:
Anixx,

Is there a similar program for Windows 7?


No. There is no corresponding memory area on Win7, by deleting or modifying access rights to which we can trigger classic theme on Win8 and Win10.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:09 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


felix1 wrote:
Classic is a very 'bad' performance theme. I know that graphics performance on the desktop is worse without "Aero", because some hardware acceleration is disabled in that mode.


On Win8 you can use Classic theme with hardware acceleration.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:09 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


Of course, we always in support of inclusion of this functionality in Classic Shell, rather than using other methods, though this is unlikely.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Classic Theme

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:06 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1348


As Splitwirez said, one can easily use Classic theme with DWM acceleration under Windows 8 and newer. It is not possible as of now under Windows 7.

My Windows 8.1:

 Forum: Classic Shell 4.0 beta   Topic: Will changing title bars ever be implemented?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:23 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1887


Please specify what you want it look like. This is how it looks on my machine:

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:27 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 499


Ivo wrote:
Yes, technically it is possible, but makes some scenarios trickier - like handling restart of Explorer.


I usually restart userinit.exe, not explorer.exe... Would be great to have a checkbox for not running with resident process.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:29 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 499


Is it possible to add an option to run Classic Shell without the resident ClassicStartMenu.exe process?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: UnCharm: Get rid of the charms bar for good

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:21 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 311


An easier way is to rename these two files in System32 folder:

Windows.Shell.Search.UriHandler.dll
Windows.UI.Search.dll

This completely removes the Charmsbar and does not take any memory.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Not classic enough

 Post subject: Re: Not classic enough
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:25 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 672


If you want Program Manager, here it is: http://chorusofone.no-ip.org/Computerst ... ogman.html

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:37 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


Well, a workaround: I have changed

%SystemDrive%\Classic\shutdown.vbs

to

%SystemDrive%\Classic\shutdown.vbs -a

(a meaningless parameter which is not processed by the script), and the empty element disappeared.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:34 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


These settings should produce the empty item on your system (it links to the shutdown uutility that exists on any Windows system).

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:29 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


An interesting fact is that the empty item appears only if the link links to a file using full path, and the file exists. If it uses a command such as "shutdown -p" the empty item does not appear. If the file does not exist, there is no empty item either. If there are command prompt parame...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:24 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


I reset all settings, repeated the actions (removed default command from power off button, added link to a script), and got the empty element again. It does not depend on skin and appears even after settings reset. http://storage4.static.itmages.ru/i/17/0909/h_1504952527_8827763_35b8fa8bcb.jpeg

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Stop moving the file name beneath the cursor while enaming

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1725


Try to install Folder Options X utility and check "enable icon reordering". It will enable another widget for the icon view.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm 

Replies: 133
Views: 55662


 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:34 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


More precisely, when adding a new command to the "shortcut" fild.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:39 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


Attached the settings, but I can assure you the item appears if to remove the default command from the shutdown box.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: This item for shutdown menu does not work

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 343


Simply, no effect

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:58 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


This empty element appears if to change the default action for shutdown button.

Like this:

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Empty element in shutdown box

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:49 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 967


 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Custom command in Log off item makes item look wrong

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:21 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 398


Ivo wrote:
You need to use %s where you want the user name to be.


In fact it displays just %s in the menu, not the user name.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Metro Killer

 Post subject: Re: Metro Killer
Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:27 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 4783


I am using fxxkmetro with Windows 8.1. One issue with it is that when metro is killed, Explorer gets too long to terminate when shutting down or rebooting or logging off.

I now fixed this problem by creating these scripts and modifying accordingly the Classic Shell menu items.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Custom command in Log off item makes item look wrong

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:00 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 398


After changing the logoff command in Log off menu item, the item's caption contains special characters instead of user's name.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Custom gradient in side inscription.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:14 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 407


Well, finally I managed to edit the skin to what I wanted using PixelFormer editor (and MSPaint) but it was VERY complicated and should be repeated for each theme.

 Forum: Classic IE   Topic: edge browser missing "menu bar"

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:58 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5621


I am using K-Meleon browser:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Custom gradient in side inscription.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 407


Hello! Is it possible to make the gradient in the side inscription of the start menu to be specified from CS settings dialog and/or be taken from the window caption gradient of the current color scheme? For instance, I was trying to create a custom skin for the following color scheme: http://storage...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Typo in Russian translation

 Post subject: Typo in Russian translation
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:11 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 316


Indicated in the attached file

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button does not always appear

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:31 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 495


No patches related to the taskbar.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button does not always appear

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:42 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 495


Do you have another start menu software installed, or maybe some incompatible customizations to your taskbar? I have 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. Also a Quick Launch panel enabled (by Windows native means). Desktop and taskbar run in separate processes. It seems the problem appeared after some updates to Wi...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button does not always appear

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 495


I am using Windows 8.1 and CS 4.3.0. When I turn on my computer the start button does not always appear (I would say it appears in 50% cases) while ClassicStartMenu.exe process always visible in task manager. Instead of CS start button I see the Windows standard start button that leads to Start Scre...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic address?

 Post subject: Re: Classic address?
Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:35 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 854


There is no way to separate the address bar from the navigation buttons. At best, you can use the "Disable breadcrumbs" option of Classic Explorer. The Win7-style navigation bar can be hidden altogether: http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/132/removing-navigation-bar-windows-explorer (and...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Start Menu keeps freezing Explorer

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:35 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4041


Quote:
I use, for example, the network flyout from Win8.1 on my Win10 systems.


What is it?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Start Menu keeps freezing Explorer

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:32 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4041


I fully agree with @Gaurav I can add to the issues he mentioned the mixed icon theme of Win10, with some icons from Vista and some redesigned, also the fact that the taskbar remains textured/themed even when using Classic Theme. Moreover, when using Classic theme there is no text on the taskbar at a...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Desktop Icon spacing

 Post subject: Re: Desktop Icon spacing
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:42 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 863


Easy using registry:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic taskbar for windows 10

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:41 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 8002


Maybe you added some more libraries from Vista?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic taskbar for windows 10

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:14 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 8002


Quote:
Nothing older than 8 does on anything 8 or newer.


But you somehow got desktop working along with Vista explorer on Win10, yes?

Quote:
It's a pain to get that one to run, but it can be done. MUI file is optional, IIRC.


So what did you do?

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic taskbar for windows 10

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:13 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 8002


Well, Vista's Explorer does not run in Vista mode under Win8.1. Maybe it is because it also needs the MUI file replaced!

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic taskbar for windows 10

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:48 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 8002


For me the XP explorer from your link does not work (error 142 at start) Are you running it in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode? If not, do so. Interestingly, it works even in Vista mode (this means one can run the 64-bit version as well this way). Is running Vista Explorer under Win10 is just the...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Classic taskbar for windows 10

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 8002


For me the XP explorer from your link does not work (error 142 at start)

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:28 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


Unfortunately it works only for sessions w8classic wasn't enabled using userinit replacement trick for. It is was then there's really no such an object. Yes. There is method of deleting the object (non-reversible) and another method, just changing the access rights (reversible). If you deleted the ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:56 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


There is a fix for Firefox. There are actually several different methods, for instance, this one: Thanks, it works, but... not squred tabs look really ugly. Can you give a link or something to different ones? You can make tabs squared with other extensions. Just install whatever extensions you want...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:03 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


> That's an unwanted action. I'll look closer at your links, though. Thanks. To switch on or off the Classic theme you have to have the admin rights. A non-admin user can use it but only if it was prevuously installed by an admin. > There's another issue, and it's more serious one. With w8classic, m...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:53 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


Splitwirez Yes, that's what I want exactly. And what I get, too. But in some situations there's a need to enable the native Win8 look back. I'm trying to find a way to do this without entering an admin password. You can temporarily enable or disable Classic theme by changing the access rights to \S...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:47 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


GCRaistlin wrote:
It may be a bit difficult to copy Wi-Fi key from KeePass on the login screen.


You can use a third-party Wi-Fi utility. Such as NetSetMan, for instance:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:44 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


GCRaistlin wrote:
An addition to your bug list:
- standard Task Manager doesn't work. But Sysinternals' Process Explorer is better anyway.


I use this one:

http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore- ... windows-8/

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Change the look of the active task on the taskbar

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:25 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 8760


GCRaistlin wrote:
Is it possible to get this normal look on Win8?


If you like something like this (my Win 8.1):

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Run as a Service?

 Post subject: Re: Run as a Service?
Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:29 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2546


Ivo wrote:
Yup, you are on your own :) I can't even begin to think of what can go wrong in such scenario...


Actually it is quite important thing to have a classic taskbar under Win10, and running Vista Explorer under Win10 is a solution, only if Classic Shell was working in this setup...
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