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

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:03 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 4406428


I have Windows 10 Pro and also use Outlook Express, an email client that Microsoft dropped after Windows XP. I got it at http://www.runasxp.com and latest version works very well. Just like the old Outlook Express it allows me to create different Identities, has the same Windows Address Book .wab fi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:28 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


Close... in Windows 10 right click on the desktop (not taskbar...there is no"start" there) and choose Personalize. When that PC Setting shows up click the <- arrow at the top and in that selection is the "Start". Click that. Mines is already "ON" for the "Show most...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Donations - amounts and forcing them

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:58 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 59535


Classic Shell was the FIRST thing I installed when my Windows 8.1 decided not to boot up anymore and had to reinstall. We went to Windows 10 at work and without it, I would absolutely hate the new OS! BRAVO

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:45 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


BTY a big THANKS Ivo !!! That did it!! I changed the value from 0 to 1 and now the arrow on the run shows the history like it did on my 8.1 machine.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:57 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


Version is Windows 10. They did away with the "Start' settings in the taskbar in Windows 10. Used to be a tab when you right clicked taskbar and under "Jump List" (Windows 8.1) was a box to check to store recently opened programs and store and display recently opened items in the Jump...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:03 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


Ivo wrote:
Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
Look for a value named "Start_TrackProgs". Is it 0 or 1?


It is set to 0

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:05 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


I did a registry edit. In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU there was no values. So I added values string words a b c d etc and in those string words added regedit\1 cmd\1 shell:startup\1 services.msc\1 and so on for each of the corresponding letters. and th...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: RUN does not show "history" anymore SOLVED

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:01 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 21959


In the "RUN" command on the start menu I used to see suggestions or a drop down history if you clicked the little arrow on the right. Now nothing shows up in the history. Is there a way to enable history on the Classic Start or perhaps in the registry?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transparent taskbar and color doesn't stick

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:34 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8683


Thank you Gaurav! That was most appreciated.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transparent taskbar and color doesn't stick

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:33 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8683


Ivo wrote:
What is your monitor resolution?


It is a HP 15 laptop. Screen resolution is at max at 1366 X 768.
There was a setting in it to change the size of text in the Menu bars, Title bars, etc. I changed the Menu bar from 9 to 12 and the menus up to 10. Most are set at 9.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transparent taskbar and color doesn't stick

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:13 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8683


I guess you are talking about resizing the Settings window, not the menu. It can be resized like any other window, however there is a minimum size. If you have a small resolution display with large DPI setting, then it is possible that even at its minimum size the Settings window may not fit well o...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transparent taskbar and color doesn't stick

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8683


Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I hit the ok, but it was in the area of the taskbar. I "autohide" the taskbar and then just clicked "OK" and it remained. Is there a way to resize the menu to do the Classic Start so that it is not so tall?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Transparent taskbar and color doesn't stick

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:41 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 8683


I recently upgraded ?? from 8.1 to Windows 10 on my HP laptop. Won't be doing that anytime soon to my desktop. Finally got color back into the explorer bars, but a new issue has come up. I have the latest Classic Shell version. I go to Classic Start Menu and click the tab of Windows 10 Settings. I c...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Windows 10 missing ability to change the title bar color

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:13 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3819


I have Windows 10 Pro on my computer. I have installed Classic Shell and I noticed that one of the things missing from Windows 10 was the colored title bar and borders. On 8.1 you could at least change the title bar color to sync with the chosen background or choose another one. Now there is only a ...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Desktop Icon shading in the text area

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:33 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 5174


I was just wondering if Classic Shell could implement this into their set up or "choices"

Can I then go into the registry and simply change the text color to black?

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Desktop Icon shading in the text area

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:45 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 5174


On my Windows XP there was shading in the area of the text box under the desktop icon. I found it very useful as I could see a contrast always between the background (small rectangular box) that surrounded the text. In Windows 8.1 and 10 The text is sort of white and really annoying when you have a ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Outlook Express

 Post subject: Re: Outlook Express
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:33 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 49345


The "Paid" version is version 2.0, which has some bug fixes and improvements over ver 1.6.7 It's actually not a "paid" version as such as you only "donate" a minimum of $10.00 to the forum admin for the help of offsetting the cost of web hosting. Paid members of the for...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Outlook Express

 Post subject: Outlook Express
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:14 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 49345


For what it's worth, I have been having some luck with an old email friend from XP called Outlook Express. I see no need for a large email client, like Outlook and I have seen similar "new" programs like Classic OE and even have downloaded and installed the free version. It's problem was a...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: The Prevalence of "XP" here in Asia.. Maybe 50-percent..

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:47 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 4877


I have been tweaking around in Windows 10 and using Classic Shell and find it very much like XP Pro now. In fact, many of the registry tweaks and security settings gs I did in XP in Services.msc and other places seem to be in place in Windows 8.1 already. For instance, XP comes with the Remote Regis...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Monitor off option in shutdown menu

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:52 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 15233


This is for laptops? Seems like on a desktop all you need is to reach over and turn the power button off on the monitor.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Microsoft and Classic Shell

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:42 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 15486


I'm running Windows 10 Pro Preview on an older DELL laptop. Dual core but 32 bit processor. I was going to download the newest build 10041 but noticed today after leaving the laptop on all day that it updated itself. I noticed that Classic Shell had to be re-initialized as well as the fact that One ...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: XP with Windows 8.1 on separate patition

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:31 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 6031


I'm sentimental. I renamed the "This PC" to "My Computer" If you right click on the desktop and choose personalize on the left is the "Change Desktop Icons" I checke each one and then I chaned the "This PC" one to a more familiar icon. Yes, Disk management wor...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Create link to System Restore in Classic Shell programs?

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 4420


You can simply paste the shortcut you created inside the following folder to include it inside the Start Menu: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools Many thanks! That went well AFTER I went into the control panel and File Explorer - View and made sure to show hidden file...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: XP with Windows 8.1 on separate patition

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:50 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 6031


Figured in Chitchat would be the place to post this.... I know how to dual boot XP and Windows 8.1 I've done Windows 8.1 and new Windows 10 preview on my laptop and at work I have an older Gigabyte MB machine that is running XP and I created a partition it in and installed Windows 10 Pro Preview bui...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Create link to System Restore in Classic Shell programs?

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4420


In Windows XP you can go to "Programs - Accessories - System Tools and in there is Character Map, Clipboard Viewer and System Restore. It is not present in the 8.1 and 10 version we have. I created a shortcut on the desktop using right click on desktop and then in the field box type in c:\Windo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell on Windows 10

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:41 pm 

Replies: 217
Views: 1568259


Agree. I have earlier and later builds of Windows 10 and seem to work well in both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. IF I want Cortana for search, it seems rather moot since Google or Bing will give me more precise control and I can then "tab" into the results to see what I may want to look ...

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

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:34 pm 

Replies: 184
Views: 4994590


First post and it is a THANK YOU!! I managed to get registered after changing my log in name. Well, my home state backwards works well. :) I have been a user of XP Pro for many years. I still use it at work and at home. Only recently have I bought a lap top that had Windows 8.1 on it and have been e...
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