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Windows 7: Can search box can still be accessed with Classic Start Menu?

25 Oct 2010   #1
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 
Can search box can still be accessed with Classic Start Menu?

Got a bit of a curly one here, guys. Been fooling about with customizations for Win7 and just tried 'Classic Start Menu' from The Code Project at:
Code:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/shell/classicshell.aspx?fid=1553054&fr=11#xx0xx
The final version is actually here:
Code:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
No trouble with the app itself, it works a treat, and delivers a classic XP-type Start Menu in Win7. My question concerns the very useful 'Search Programs and Files' facility that opens when the regular Start button is clicked. When Classic Start Menu is installed, this option is missing.

Anyone know if this search box can still be accessed when Classic Start Menu is in place? I'd ask on the Source Forge forum but I'm having trouble logging in there. BTW, one interesting tip that I've learned during this 'crusade' is that the Search Programs and Files box\menu pops up when the Windows key is clicked.


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25 Oct 2010   #2
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Can't help with Classic Start Menu - but I use Vista S.M Vista Start Menu – Convenient alternative to Start menu
and the search box works on that. Looks like XP's start menu too.
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25 Oct 2010   #3
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks KenC - good call. I'll try it forthwith and report back :-)
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25 Oct 2010   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

The Search Pane is disabled by default. To enable it, go to Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on or off, Check Indexing Windows Search.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Imperfect1, are you referring to the default Win7 setting? My question was about the search box behavior after Classic Start Menu has been installed.
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