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Windows 7: ANN: Classic Shell 2.8.1 is out (cascading All Programs and more)

16 Jul 2010   #1
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 
ANN: Classic Shell 2.8.1 is out (cascading All Programs and more)

This is a beta version of the 3rd generation of Classic Shell. Get it from here: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/


The new features are:
  • Added an option for cascading All Programs in the Windows start menu
  • Added an option to open the start menu when hovering over the start button
  • Added a possibility for the skins to include the user name in the start menu
  • Added support for dropdown menus and chevrons in the Explorer toolbar
  • Added an option to automatically open progress dialogs to show more details
  • Converted the help to CHM file format
  • A much better installer using WiX
  • The settings no longer have semicolon in front of them. Just enter the new value. Leave the value blank to use the default
  • Changes to StartMenu.ini no longer require the start menu to be restarted
Report any problems on the Source Forge bug tracker, or post in this forum.



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16 Jul 2010   #2
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 
Need help with translations

Hey, everybody. Currently Classic Shell does not support translations for its Settings UI. It has been one of the more frequiently requested feature. I'd like to provide translations but I need help (since I'm not that good at foreign languages).

Judging by the download counts, the languages that will be most popular are German, French and Dutch. If you are fluent in any of these languages and you want to help, please contact me. There are about 30 lines of text and 2 dialogs that need to be translated.

Regards
Ivo
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16 Jul 2010   #3
rLv

 
 

So it replaces the 7 start menu.
Are there still icons on desktop or they will be hidden like with Litestep and other similiar shells?
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16 Jul 2010   #4
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Classic Shell does not do anything with the desktop or the taskbar. It is not a full shell replacement - just a new start menu and some Explorer enhancements.
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18 Jul 2010   #5

Win7x32 Home Premium
 
 

Hi, and thanks for this great Software

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
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The new features are:
  • Added an option for cascading All Programs in the Windows start menu
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Can i sort the Menus the way i want them or are they always in alphabetical order?
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18 Jul 2010   #6

 
 

Ivo, If I upgrade does it remember all the previous hard work settings?
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18 Jul 2010   #7
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sympatico View Post
Ivo, If I upgrade does it remember all the previous hard work settings?
The settings that are kept in the registry (the ones you can edit from the Settings dialogs) are preserved and backwards-compatible.
The ini files will be reset. I do this because I change the format of the ini files often and it is not possible to be backwards-compatible with older INIs. So back up your ini files before you uninstall your old version (depending how recent it is, the uninstaller may offer to back them up for you).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnSands View Post
Can i sort the Menus the way i want them or are they always in alphabetical order?
The cascading All Programs menu lets you reorder the programs as you wish (drag and drop). The order is independent from the classic start menu. So if you ordered your programs for the classic start menu, you will have to order them again in the new menu.
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18 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

Cheers for the reply Ivo, from reading the description sounds like a different deal anyway (the ; ) I just knew that would turn into a Smiley without the space!!
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20 Jul 2010   #9

XP,Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

above theme is not working still old style theme like 1.9.8
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20 Jul 2010   #10
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vipz10 View Post
above theme is not working still old style theme like 1.9.8
What theme? How is it not working? Do you believe somebody can read your post and figure out what you are trying to say?
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