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 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Missing Text in Explorer

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:05 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2858


To test if Classic Shell is the cause, you can temporarily exit the menu. Right click the Start button and choose Exit or run it with the following switch:
C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe -exit

If your problem persists, then it's not caused by Classic Shell.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: mysterious orange highlights in start menu

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:48 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2453


If you don't want to entirely turn off newly installed program highlighting, you can right click an individual program item or its parent folder in the Start Menu and choose "Remove highlight". Also, you can right click the Programs folder itself and choose Remove highlight to do it for al...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Update does not recognize version 4.3.1

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:43 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 12648


Well yes, if the file C:\ProgramData\ClassicShell\update.ver does not even have read-write permissions, then it will say failed to check for updates. Check the NTFS permission on that file or its parent folder(s). Usually, they should not get messed up on their own but major Windows 10 in-place upda...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How do I place PC Settings under Start Menu?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:52 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1904


Open Classic Start Menu Settings and go to Customize Start Menu tab. Enable the PC Settings item there (Display as a Link). If it is not there, press the Insert key (Windows 7 style Customize Start Menu tab) and change the newly added command to PC Settings.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Missing Text in Explorer

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:50 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2858


Why do you think this is related to Classic Shell? Does it happen when the Start Menu is not running and when Classic Shell Explorer extensions are disabled? Classic Shell only adds a Start menu, some Taskbar modifications and Explorer addons. It does not replace File Explorer or modify desktop icon...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Popup Startmenu not using explorer.exe

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:47 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1929


No such supported method but you can try: C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe -nohook However note that it is unsupported. It is only for troubleshooting, not everyday use. Particularly after version 3.9.0, -nohook parameter does not work in all cases and can cause performance issues...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Tclock features: Start Menu activation from customized clock

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:41 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 5795


Check out T-Clock Redux for richer clock features and customization: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Show Clock on 2nd Taskbar

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2845


Check out T-Clock Redux for this feature: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock Windows 10 also has it I think but who wants to be stuck in the dreadful Windows 10 update hell?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Clocks on all task bars?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:32 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3603


Check out T-Clock Redux for this feature: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock Windows 10 also has it I think but who wants to be stuck in the dreadful Windows 10 update hell?

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Tclock- replace the standard clock in the taskbar

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:27 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 53685


T-Clock has been revived with lots of fixes and enhancements and support for modern releases of Windows: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

 Forum: Taskbar Skins   Topic: Question about customizing the taskbar date and calendar

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:24 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 6184


It can't be done with Classic Shell.

Although T-Clock Redux might do what you want: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Automatic installation of the new version

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:44 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1334


Auto update check for 4.3.1 will be rolled out in a few days but you can install it manually too.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell Update does not recognize version 4.3.1

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:11 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 12648


That means Classic Shell Update is unable to access the internet. Your security program or Firewall could be blocking it.

It says this when it can connect to the internet:

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Clover3 Navigation Pane reverts to Win7 mode

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:17 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 3501


Does Clover have any official notes or info on whether it can be used with other Explorer BHOs and shell extensions?

Their FAQ says:
"1. Code is hastily written, and it has a lot of problems."

So I suspect it is not designed to work with other shell extensions.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I want to hide the shortcut underlines in the task bar

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:26 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2117


Windows does not allow that. If you uncheck "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys" and open the Start menu with the mouse or touch, it won't underline the keys yet the functionality will remain available. However, as soon as you press any key on the keyboard, the underlines are sho...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic start menu slow when opened

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:19 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 4288


@heciluss, Why it happens can be figured out if you create a slowdown dump and post it here so it can be analyzed to find the cause of the sluggishness. Here's how to capture a slowdown dump: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6 (procdump -n 10 -s 1 explorer.exe) It can be th...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Minimum Menu Height != Number of search results

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2207


Don't overthink it :P It is what it is, the menu height. Consider the value as just a number which increases the height. The search results that fit in it *will vary* depending on the small/large icon size, and how many search providers you have added. On my PC, the minimum menu height is 20 but I h...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't right click programs on the taskbar anymore

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8274


OK, then to exit the Start Menu you can try either of the two things: - Shift+right click on Start button and choose Exit. OR - Press Win+R keys together on the keyboard to open the Run dialog. In it, type or copy-paste the following text and click OK: C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Removing the pinned programs folder using a script?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:32 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1382


The Pinned programs folder is different from the All Programs folder.

Which style of the menu are you using and have you customized the setting: "Pinned Programs folder"? What is its current value?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 1703- shutdown button does not work

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:21 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2502


Need more information to troubleshoot. Which style of the menu are you using? What exactly happens when you mean "do not work or are delayed"? The menu closes but nothing happens? Delayed? how?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can't right click programs on the taskbar anymore

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:20 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 8274


To check if Classic Shell is the cause of the issue, right click the Start button and choose Exit. This will end all effects of Classic Shell until you restart it. Now try right clicking on any program. If nothing happens still, there is something broken in your Windows 10 and it is not caused by Cl...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Menu does not reliably load at startup

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:17 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2026


Right click the Start button -> Settings. Check "Show all settings". On the Controls tab, make sure that "Left click opens" is set to Classic Start Menu. Now go to the General Behavior tab and make sure the option 'Start automatically for this user' is checked. If the menu is sti...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: I want to hide the shortcut underlines in the task bar

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2117


See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=925#p4732

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic start menu slow when opened

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 4288


If you are using Windows 10, the Classic Start Menu might be sluggish to open. I experience this too on my Creators Update 64-bit but the cause is not known yet because the menu is extremely fast and fluid on Windows 8.1/7. You could try disabling your security apps, one by one, at a time. Antivirus...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Preferred start menu entry position

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:33 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 7696


There are two lists in the Classic Start Menu shown at all times. 1. Pinned list 2. Frequently used apps list OR Recently used apps list. You can already drag apps in the * pinned * list up and down freely to adjust their position and sort them as per your preferred order. You can't drag to position...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Windows Home Server R2 start button

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:31 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 9231


Nice! :P

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Frequent Programs different than Windows' own

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:27 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 7735


Hi Sylvain, that's interesting - all the things you did. Windows does seem to periodically reset the run counts. Also, it's cool that we have a tool to not only decode the UserAssist data but also manipulate it. :) I really have no idea why that particular shortcut was being "blocked" in C...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: How to capture crash dumps or slowdown dumps

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:32 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 43936


Here are ready-to-use registry files you can use if you are not comfortable or familiar with Registry editing. Just download this ZIP file and extract and run the Set up Explorer dump creation.reg file inside it to merge it into the Registry. After that, every time Explorer.exe crashes, 9 dumps will...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Frequent Programs different than Windows' own

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:50 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 7735


I use this app called Start Menu Frequent Programs (http://www.byounce.com/clicks/click.php?id=5). You can enter the UserAssist CLSIDs in it and then it decodes those Registry keys. The UserAssist CLSIDs for Windows 7/8.1 are: {CEBFF5CD-ACE2-4F4F-9178-9926F41749EA},{F4E57C4B-2036-45F0-A9AB-443BCFE33...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: where do i put .skin files on windows xp

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:25 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 4305


Classic Shell does not run on Windows XP. It requires at least Windows 7, although version 3 and earlier ran on Windows Vista.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 LTSB Slowndown explorer.exe after 1 minute start

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:32 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7142


Has this issue been narrowed down to the Start menu component? Have you tried installing only the Start menu and omitting Classic Explorer and IE components?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Frequent Programs different than Windows' own

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:29 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 7735


I installed this NirSoft tool but it appeared in my Frequent list after launching it a couple of times. So technically, there's nothing odd about its shortcut or the app itself to prevent it from appearing in the Frequent list. No idea what could be causing your issue. P.S. Offtopic but wow you seem...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell makes Chrome's bookmark column font blurry

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:24 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 3154


Classic Shell does not do anything to Google Chrome so such a thing is impossible. If you are using third party (non-standard) Windows themes, then that might be the cause.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Missing tabs in first column of win 7 display style

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:51 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 4433


Maybe your Pinned programs folder setting and Recent programs setting got reset or changed. To fix this, open Classic Start Menu Settings. In the search box at the top of the Settings window, type: pinned. Without closing the Start Menu Settings, switch the setting between "Start menu folder&qu...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: "Auto resize all columns width" button

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:40 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 14358


1. Download the above ZIP file and extract "SizeAllColumnsToFitWhenRun.exe" to the Desktop. 2. Copy this file to C:\Users\<YOUR USER NAME>\AppData\Local\ClassicShell. Then you can delete this file from the Desktop. 3. Open Classic Explorer Settings. 4. Go to the tab called Toolbar Buttons....

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

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 am 

Replies: 171
Views: 325405


Just wanted to say that on our domain we were having hourly crashes on the last version of ClassicShell (v4.3.0) running under Windows 10. We had began to prepare a switch to Windows 8.1 but since v4.3.1 has been released I have installed and not had a single crash in 2 days. Looks extremely promis...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: open file location

 Post subject: Re: open file location
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:59 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4395


GREAT. Thank you!!! Also another problem. I searched for part of a file name I've used for many videos I have in dropbox. The showed up in the Shell search. However, when I clicked “see more results” it went to “search results in indexed locations” and said “no items match your search” However when...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search not working properly??

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:56 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 9119


I think I found why this is happening. The correct URL to use is: search-ms:&crumb=location:::{9343812E-1C37-4A49-A12E-4B2D810D956B}&crumb=%2 To fix this, follow these steps: 1. Open Start Menu Settings 2. Go to Customize Start Menu tab 3. Now: 3-A: If using classic style , add a sub-item fo...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: "See More Results" Search function not working.

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 9061


I think I found why this is happening. The correct URL to use is: search-ms:&crumb=location:::{9343812E-1C37-4A49-A12E-4B2D810D956B}&crumb=%2 To fix this, follow these steps: 1. Open Start Menu Settings 2. Go to Customize Start Menu tab 3. Now: 3-A: If using classic style , add a sub-item fo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Suggested update for Gaurav's "Start Menu Search Guide"

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:49 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1244


Thanks! Updated. :) And some other links too (DjVu, eBook filter handler etc)

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 LTSB Slowndown explorer.exe after 1 minute start

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 7142


This problem was reported by some other Windows 10 users. Hopefully your dump will help Ivo determine the cause.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Font Size On Bottom Of Explorer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 15557


Tip: You can customize the status bar in certain apps that respect the system setting with Winaero Tweaker. It gives you an easy to use GUI for that.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Not playing nice windowblinds

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:00 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 6524


I noticed a taskbar skinning incompatibility with StartIsBack++ and Classic Shell too. If StartIsBack++ is used to only customize the taskbar, and Classic Shell is used as the Start menu, the taskbar skinning is completely messed up even if Customize taskbar is off in Classic Start Menu Settings.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: v4.3.1 The system administrator .. prevent this installation

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 7723


You could check Gpedit.msc -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Software Restriction Policies. Did you use any app to tweak or modify Windows settings?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: v4.3.1 The system administrator .. prevent this installation

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:23 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 7723


If there is no Unblock button in Properties, then the problem is something else.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Separate installer

 Post subject: Re: Separate installer
Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:09 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1414


http://www.classicshell.net/faq/#install_commands

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: v4.3.1 The system administrator .. prevent this installation

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:08 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 7723


After downloading the EXE installer, have you unblocked it? Windows adds zone information to it if it came from the internet.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: v4.3.1 The system administrator .. prevent this installation

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:21 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 7723


@dal987, try this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 2d244119b8

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Version 4.3.1 still doesn't fix "PC Settings"

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:29 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1819


I am facing this issue too and have no idea how to fix it. Many items from PC Settings just do not get searched. But Cortana Search is able to find them. But it was working fine in Classic Shell when I had freshly installed Creators Update. It broke *after a few days* so I don't suspect Classic Shel...

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

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:42 am 

Replies: 171
Views: 325405


@DAOWAce, if you observe that it is not crashing, then you need to create a slowdown dump while it's happening. The dump will capture the state of the Explorer process when the slowdown is happening.
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