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Windows 7: Classic Shell is looking for testers once again

30 Oct 2010   #1
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 
Classic Shell is looking for testers once again

Hi, everybody

After 3 months of coding, I am finally ready to unveil the latest version of Classic Shell. I just released Classic Shell 2.9.0 on Source Forge. The main new feature is that you can now edit all settings from the GUI. See the attached screenshots. Gone are the ini files that confuse so many people. You can customize your start menu or toolbar by just dragging and dropping pretty pictures. The new menu also comes with a shutdown submenu that you can enable from the settings.

The new version hasnít been yet well tested, so I need a few brave souls to try it out. If you are up for it, download it from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/files/
Look for the file called ClassicShellSetup_2_9_0.exe. Do not use the main green Download button. It still gives you the old version 2.8.3 (so people donít accidentally grab the new unproven build by mistake).

The new settings UI is in English by default, but you can download additional translations from the main page Welcome to Classic Shell. Currently only Bulgarian and Russian packs are available for version 2.9.0. If you'd like to contribute a translation for another language, drop me a line.

Please report any problems either in this forum, or on the Source Forge site.

Thanks
Ivo




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30 Oct 2010   #2
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

is it possible with this program to change nothing except the status bar, or does have to make old-style start menu and the like?

also, does it restore the old style 'search' itself, which allowed for more narrow search constraints? (I've heard there is a third party search program, but I don't know if there's one to effectively restore the old Windows search ?shell?)
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30 Oct 2010   #3
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

It's better is cool i liked !!!


PS: HAPPY HELLOWEEN !!!
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30 Oct 2010   #4
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Lykho - if you want nothing but the status bar fixes, uncheck "Classic Start Menu" in the installer. After the installation finishes, go into the Settings and disable any feature you don't want. Besides the status bar, I would recommend you leave on at least "Fix folder scrolling" and "Enable Alt+Enter in the navigation pane".
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31 Oct 2010   #5
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I would recommend you leave on at least "Fix folder scrolling" and "Enable Alt+Enter in the navigation pane".
what exactly are those? (and why are they important?)
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31 Oct 2010   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

The folder scrolling bug happens when you expand a folder that is already selected. Here's a 1-year old, 50-page thread on the matter: Bug: Windows Explorer expands folders inappropriately, jumping the folder you expand to the bottom of the navigation pane

The Alt+Enter lets you press Alt+Enter in the folder pane to view the folder's properties.

I'm saying you should leave those enabled because they have no negative effect on any feature of Windows 7. Turning them off also doesn't gain you any performance.

Most other features of Classic Shell are subjective. But these, and the status bar features, are not. Nobody wants their folders to jump around unpredictably. Just like nobody wants their status bar to be broken.
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31 Oct 2010   #7
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
The folder scrolling bug happens when you expand a folder that is already selected. Here's a 1-year old, 50-page thread on the matter: Bug: Windows Explorer expands folders inappropriately, jumping the folder you expand to the bottom of the navigation pane
ah. I never use the panes. looks like function is perfectly fine so long as you don't click on the folder before you click on the expand button, anyway, so not a big deal for me.
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31 Oct 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Thought i'd give it a try

Takes me back to the good ol' days of Windows 95. I like it, although I like the normal Windows 7 style but it's nice, crisp and simple
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21 Nov 2010   #9
jerrytom

win 7
 
 
Item Names for Buttons on Classic Explorer Bar

Classic Shell has always been fantastic, and keeps getting better. Thanks. One question, is there a way of getting the Item Names to show on the new version?
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21 Nov 2010   #10
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

What do you mean by "Item Names" and where do you want them to show?
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