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Windows 7: Windows Start Button Not Working Right

13 May 2010   #1

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Start Button Not Working Right

Hello, I am wondering why my start menu button is not working right. It is supposed to have 3 image states, when your mouse is hovering over it, when it is not in use, and when you click on it. It will not show its third state, when you click on it. I am wondering why this is..? How can I fix this?
Thankyou So Much ! ^^
Sincerely,
Jer.

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13 May 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Are you using a custom start button?
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13 May 2010   #3

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Yup, but that is not the problem =P It is the program I am using to replace the original start menu. It is called 'classic shell' . I use it because I liked the 95/98 start menu better...the reason why is quoted off the site: 'Why doesn't the start button get pressed when I open the start menu?
There is no direct way to control the state of the start button. There is an indirect way but it has some unwanted side effects. You can see them with the program SevenClassicStart (it is the only program I know that makes the start button appear pressed). Open the start menu, then click on some application in the background. The menu closes (as it should) but the application is not activated. You have to click a second time to activate the application. I have decided that the negative effect on the functionality is too great. I prefer to have the correct functionality instead of the correct look of the start button.'
I however would like the correct functionality & look of the start menu button, I don't care for my applications not getting selected going from start menu to desktop application... so I am asking on there how to do that...unless you know how..?
Thankyou! ^^
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13 May 2010   #4

 

did you run the application as admin?
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14 May 2010   #5

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

The problem isn't that I did or did not run it in admin. The person who created the program decided to not include the 3rd state of the start button.
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14 May 2010   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

There are 2 ways I could have written the code. Each has its pros and cons. The two methods are sufficiently different, so it is not practical to support both. I chose the one that offers better functionality over better looks.
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14 May 2010   #7

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey =P How are you..? Vacation is going well?
Hmm...'The two methods are sufficiently different so it is not practical to support both.' so... it is kind of like trying to make an opperating system that is 32bit and 64bit? ( instead of one or the other?) Can I still change it to have the look over funtionality? ( lol I find it the opposite of what you said though, I do not mind the application not being selected after I close the start menu,so I find it that I am losing functionality on the way the start button operates...) Hmm... I could just move the 3rd state up one, but it would look weird if the mouse was to hover over it and change to the third state. Or maybe change it so that there is no second state, just 1st, and 3rd...I am not sure...
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14 May 2010   #8
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Sure you can change it. Download the source code, modify it, and recompile the exe. You will need Visual Studio 2008 (at least Standard) and good understanding of C++ and shell programming.
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15 May 2010   #9

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Sure you can change it. Download the source code, modify it, and recompile the exe. You will need Visual Studio 2008 (at least Standard) and good understanding of C++ and shell programming.
'the' source code? I am such a noob...I have no clue where I would find this, how to modify it, recompile the exe, ( I cannot install/uninstall any programs ATM so I cannot get Visual Studio on my computer...) And I do not know any shell/C++ programming...
-I am so hopeless... =(

' The two methods are sufficiently different, so it is not practical to support both.' so it would not be practical to choose which one you want when you first install classic shell ( or an in menu option that you can switch between the two? )
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15 May 2010   #10
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Imagine a vacuum cleaner and a toster. They are sufficiently different, so it is not practical to combine both in the same device and make it transform from one to the other at a push of a button. It is not impossible, but no sane person will try to do it, or ask for it to be done.

Maybe a car and a bike is a better example. They all have the same components - an engine, a seat, some wheels. So you can ask - Can we make it a menu option to switch between 4 wheels and 2? Or even better - Can we make it an edit box where I can type how many wheels I want? Again - maybe possible, but not practical.
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