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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: FYI new W10 update 1803 didn't bork Classic Start menu

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 am 

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My W10 laptop updated today to v. 1803. This seemed like a major update--my laptop threatened to reboot several times--only did so twice. It re-set my mouse and touchpad settings, and Classic Shell announced that it needed to reset for the new OS (or something to that effect); when I clicked OK, Cla...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary, Creators and Fall Creators Update

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:03 am 

Replies: 171
Views: 333846


I just installed Classic Shell for the first time on this Windows 10 laptop, just after installing the FCU. Everything here seems to be working fine.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Moving dividing line on 2 Column XP style start menu

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:29 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2721


OK, I just opened it up, then put a shortcut on the start menu.

Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Moving dividing line on 2 Column XP style start menu

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:19 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2721


Drag the recycle bin item after the COLUMN PADDING element. "COLUMN PADDING" marks the blank area in the menu.. Originally I had another pic there. But then I realized that I forgot to upload the new screenshot, which, judging from your second post, I believe you can see (the second, new ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Moving dividing line on 2 Column XP style start menu

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:56 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2721


I just started using the 2 column, XP style start menu. I am getting it just how I like it. I used a custom link in Classic Shell, to create a link to my recycle bin. Only problem is, that there is now a line just on top of it--see here: http://www.paulrittman.com/StartMenu.png When I open up the se...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to make Classic 2 Column shutdown button have Sleep

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:01 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2046


That was it. Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to make Classic 2 Column shutdown button have Sleep

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:56 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2046


I like having the Sleep option as the default option for the shutdown button/dialog. When I am using the Windows 7 version of the start menu, I have this. But when I switched to the XP style 2 column option, I lost it. Is there an option somewhere to modify what command is the default--the one that ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Classic Shell for taskbar?

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:56 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2759


Excellent. That restores the icons to the size that they were in earlier versions of Windows. Thanks. You know, I understand the benefits of a more recent OS from the standpoint of security, but the UI of each version of Windows seems to need more and more tweaking. I honestly don't know why they de...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Classic Shell for taskbar?

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2759


I would love to find a classic shell program that will help me make one simple modification for Windows 10--I want to make the icons in the taskbar larger. More specifically, make the program icon itself larger, and eliminate some of that black space. Not sure what genius at MS said the current desi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 start menu folder as a link

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:55 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1597


Just found out. In start menu settings, be sure to have the Show All Settings option checked. Then, in the General Behavior tab, scroll down to the Expand Folder Shortcuts option, and uncheck it.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 start menu folder as a link

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:39 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1597


I just installed Classic Shell. Man it makes Win10 so much more bearable. Thanks for making this. I have pinned a folder to the start menu (like for Windows 7), but now find that it cascades open, with its contents linked to on the right side of the folder. What I want, is just a link to that folder...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Single click on shutdown button

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2573


That was it. Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Single click on shutdown button

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2573


I just modified the shutdown button to put the computer to sleep (instead of shutting it down). It takes two clicks to do this. Is there a way to do this with a single click? I'm used to single-clicking that button.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sleep as displayed option in shutdown button

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:31 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 4022


You guys are insane (and I mean that in a good way). Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sleep as displayed option in shutdown button

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:50 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4022


That did it. Now I'll go for the present time, with what is there. But in the future, if I want to delete the "Lock" command from the shutdown options, is there a way I can do that? I already have my computer set to require a password when waking from Sleep, so I don't need a separate Lock...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Sleep as displayed option in shutdown button

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:41 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4022


I am using Classic Shell start menu the (the old Win98 option). The last tweak I need to make is simply making Sleep the command that is executed when I click on the shutdown option. I recall making this switch with Windows, but went into here to get my classic Shell start menu to do it. I saw in a ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Focus on search box

 Post subject: Re: Focus on search box Topic is solved
Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 5:00 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 2126


Answered my own question by reading the sticky dealing with the search box: By default, in the single column 'Classic style', the search box isn't focused so you can use keyboard accelerators. You need to press Tab to focus on the search box although this can be changed from the "Se...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Focus on search box

 Post subject: Focus on search box Topic is solved
Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:00 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 2126


I just switched to the classic Win98 style of start menu. One problem is that I'm used to typing a search as soon as I hit the Windows start orb, or as soon as I click on it. Now, I have to click to put the cursor there. In the CS options, under Windows Start Menu, I have the focus to be initially o...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Check for Windows Updates on Shutdown" option

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 3:19 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 3429


OK. This option is enabled, but there is no such option viewable in my shutdown options in the start menu, as I have turned off automatic updates.

Thanks. I just didn't want to be changing my update habits.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Check for Windows Updates on Shutdown" option

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:23 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3429


I have been perusing the many Classic Shell Start Menu options. I just stumbled across something I wouldn't have thought would be there. In the General Behavior tab, there is an option that is checked, that says "Check for Windows Updates on Shutdown." I know I have never checked this. Is ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can Windows 7 orb move to bottom if taskbar pushed to left?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 7:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5985


Nice idea. Does this new folder expand to show its contents? Mine isn't. Or do I have to reboot?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can Windows 7 orb move to bottom if taskbar pushed to left?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:10 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5985


One "workaround" has been simply to put fewer items in the pinned start menu list. I just pruned a few. That way, when I click on the start orb in the upper right corner, my mouse doesn't have to travel as far, because with fewer items in the pinned list, the All Programs menu isn't that f...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:43 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


OK. Did that.

FWIW, I just found out that you can search for a setting, instead of looking through each tab. For a utility with so many options (perhaps making it no longer a utility), that's helpful.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can Windows 7 orb move to bottom if taskbar pushed to left?

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:01 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5985


No there is no option yet. It may be possible to move the Start button to just above the notification area (system tray). However the Start button will then no longer be in one of the screen's corners making it harder to target with the mouse. Corners are easier to target because you can just shove...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:30 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


Just a word to the wise: if you want to tinker around and change one style (of start menu) to another, back up your settings first. I'm glad I did just now, b/c after switching from classic xp to vista to 7 start menu, my pinned programs were gone. A restore of that XML file brought them right back.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:27 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


Your left click and Windows key are set to open the Windows Start Menu. From Start Menu settings -> Controls tab, set them to open Classic Start Menu. That did it. Thanks. I kept my shift-click to open the Windows start menu, in case I want to tinker there for any reason, but the methods you identi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:50 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


OK I've attached it.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:42 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


I assume you meant a screenshot of the start menu (and not the CS settings window). I have linked to it here. My screenshots are gigantic when uploaded as attachments. Trouble embedding the link: http://paulrittman.com/Screenshot.png [url=paulrittman.com/Screenshot.png]paulrittman.com/Screenshot.png...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:21 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


I'm selecting the Classic style start menu; I hit OK. In fact, CS even remembers my selection. But each time I go to the start menu, it is the Win7 style.

I'm not seeing any window advising a reboot. Is that necessary?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can Windows 7 orb move to bottom if taskbar pushed to left?

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:16 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5985


OK thanks anyways.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Settings won't change; no classic shell service running

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 10321


I am making changes (fromWin7 style to XP or Vista) start menu), and the Classic Start Menu settings records and remembers my change; but when I go back to the start orb, the start menu remains the Win7 style. I have looked for the Classic Shell service in the services.msc window, but nothing is the...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can Windows 7 orb move to bottom if taskbar pushed to left?

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 5985


I have just moved the taskbar to the left of my monitor screen, instead of the default bottom. I'm wondering now if the start orb can be moved to the bottom of the taskbar. I see all the system tray icons at the bottom left. I'm wondering if the start orb can be moved to just above them, instead of ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to get Windows Start Menu properties with a right-click

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3824


Ivo wrote:
You are probably using version 4.0.2. It has a bug like the one you are describing. Upgrade to 4.0.4.


That did it. Thanks.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to get Windows Start Menu properties with a right-click

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:59 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3824


OK I did that--I selected the "Right Click opens Windows context menu option," but now all I get when I right click the start menu is a context menu that gives me two options: Properties and Open Windows Explorer. Selecting either one simply opens up the Windows start menu, just like hitti...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to get Windows Start Menu properties with a right-click

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:36 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3824


I want to use the classic start menu, but I want to be able to access the default Windows Start Button properties when I right click on the orb (I'm using Win7). How can I enable this? I'm pretty sure I was able to do this before. Now, right clicking the start button/orb gets me the Classic Start Me...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Tree pane on left opening up

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:52 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 5541


Actually, checking that option above made all those "libraries" links appear again, so I'm going to keep this option unchecked. That was what I disliked the most about Vista/Win7 Explorer (actually what I disliked the most about Vista was simply that it froze up all the time, but I digress...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Tree pane on left opening up

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:45 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 5541


Thanks, that is a major improvement. That change shows me the folder that I'm in, and continues expanding in the left tree pane, as I drill down into sub-folders. Is there a way to get ALL the folders in that D partition to open up? What happens after I made this change, is that the only folder I ca...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Tree pane on left opening up

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 5541


I'm really not sure how to say this, but when I click on a document in the right pane of Explorer, I would like the tree pane on the left to open up and show the file that is being navigated through, on the right. You can see from this screenshot that I am in a folder that is part of my D partition,...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Reverting back to Win7 startup settings?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:56 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 8053


1024x768 Agent Ransack. Hmmm I’ve tried it before and on my computers, its been nowhere near as fast as the Windows 7 search. If I ever get disaffected with this, I’ll look into that option there, but I’m pretty happy with Windows’ native search. Now if you are talking about XP or earlier, then I'd ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Icons on top of folders?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 25545


OK I checked that option (to sort A to Z), but so far there's no change in my programs menu. Perhaps after a reboot it will change. Kind of. You can edit the settings of the ProgramsMenu item and select that it is sorted Z -> A. However that will also flip the order of the folders, not just put them...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Icons on top of folders?

 Post subject: Icons on top of folders?
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:01 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 25545


I am tinkering with the start menu options. I like the Win7 look, but I have the cascading programs option selected, which is nice. I noticed that in folders, program icons are now placed below the folders. I've actually gotten used to the Win7 method, which is to place icons on top of folders. I lo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Reverting back to Win7 startup settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:59 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8053


OK, thanks. I have shift-click set to enable teh XP start menu, windows key or left click for Win7 menu.
But I still have the cascading All Programs menu, which is nice. I like that.

Very nifty program here.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Reverting back to Win7 startup settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8053


If I can't get that start menu search functionality, then ok I guess I'll uninstall that start menu option. I have one more question now--did I inadvertently blow away all my old Win7 start menu settings? I had several programs Pinned to the start menu. Are they still going to be there? Looks like y...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Reverting back to Win7 startup settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8053


I've been using the Classic Shell explorer settings and I love them. Tonight, I reinstalled, also with the start menu option. I set the option for XP style. I just realized, however, that I can no longer search by pressing the Windows key and then typing. Actually I can, but it only searches the sta...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Right-click on back arrow to see previous folders

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:11 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 4573


Thanks. Strange that I never noticed that tiny arrow before--in fact, when I first read your post, I thought you were being sarcastic, and I was preparing a suitably sarcastic response. :lol: Anyways, now I can do what I want--quickly navigate through that maze of files I tread. A small nit to pick-...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Right-click on back arrow to see previous folders

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 4573


I'd love to be able to right-click on the back arrow and instead of seeing options like "restore," to be able to see a menu of all the various folders I've viewed, and then select the one I want. I realize that Win7's breadcrumbs can do this, but only to a certain extent. I am simply so us...
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