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Windows 7: ShellWin

16 Feb 2010   #1

 
ShellWin

ShellWin is a Tool designed to partially hide the Taskbar except the Start Button allowing you to keep the Start-button visible while running applications at full screen, it also acts like a Window Manger with a Run-box.

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Hide: Hides the Taskbar.
Show: Shows the TaskBar.

The last item the ComboBox is dual-purpose, It lists open applications and when you select an item it un-minimizes the window and brings it to the foreground and also doubles as a run-box, by entering something such as CMD and pressing enter it will execute the application.

Here's what your desktop will look like with the Taskbar hidden while retaining the StartButton
ShellWin-desktop.jpg

Here's what your desktop will look like when you maximize any application
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Its also possible to hide other specific parts of the TaskBar like Notification Tray, Ill make that possible in the next version

Steven



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16 Feb 2010   #2

 

That works well.
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16 Feb 2010   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nice.
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16 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah I like that.

Although not a problem, if you have say, your browser open and maximized, and you hide, you have to either drag and snap or restore down, then Maximize to get it to fully maximize to the bottom of the screen.

Maybe suggestion for another version, beside having the just start button when you hide, maybe open applications buttons could show as well. At least ones that are pinned to the taskbar already.

Might want to check out why Symantec and Norman (not Norton) flag it as suspicious. Probably just on their part, but it might scare away someone from using it.
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16 Feb 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Yeah I like that.

Although not a problem, if you have say, your browser open and maximized, and you hide, you have to either drag and snap or restore down, then Maximize to get it to fully maximize to the bottom of the screen.
Ive noticed that, Im looking to see if theres a notification I can send to let all open applications know the taskbar has shifted and have them auto-resize like when you change the taskbar location.

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Might want to check out why Symantec and Norman (not Norton) flag it as suspicious. Probably just on their part, but it might scare away someone from using it.
They do? Can you send me a screenshot or paste the message?
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16 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just upload the zip to virustotal.
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16 Feb 2010   #7

 

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Just upload the zip to virustotal.
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LOL, Symantec detects "Suspicious.Insight"

You can use Reflector to see the source code of every executable Ive developed so god knows what its detecting, It seems NAV/Symantec desktop versions dont show anything though
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16 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

up to date (today) definitions. I'm not worried about it, just an FP on their part. Just something to investigate maybe.
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16 Feb 2010   #9

 

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up to date (today) definitions. I'm not worried about it, just an FP on their part. Just something to investigate maybe.
Looks like im not the only one: VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan - Statistics , "Suspicious.Insight" has 37, 723 detections in the last 24h

I did find the two causes of the FP though: Fewer than 100 uses/scans and Built less than a week ago
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16 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hmm, so maybe every new application/executable is flagged as something by them since it's an unknown entity.
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