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Windows 7: Start Menu - Show All Programs automatically

04 Dec 2009   #31
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I've been so busy, I haven;'t even installed it yet.


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04 Dec 2009   #32
RIPcord

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I still type with one finger.

I do have a spell checker but forgot to use it

Here ya go:
For the past month I've been working in my spare time on this Classic Shell project. It has:
  • full-featured start menu (keyboard and mouse support, drag and drop, recent documents list, localized in 35 languages)
  • Up button for Explorer
  • and other features
Check out the screenshots.

It is free and open source. I just added it to Source Forge: Welcome to Classic Shell
and Code Project: CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help

The project is still in beta, so glitches and compatibility problems are expected.

Please, give it a try. If you find a problem you can report it here or on the Source Forge help forum.

Regards
Ivo Beltchev
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THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU! Ive been waiting for some to make this program since the first hour I installed the win 7 beta. Thank you again.
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04 Dec 2009   #33
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Way to go davhc

I did that myself, put in on the Quick Launch bar.
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06 Dec 2009   #34
spidermagicat

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Is there any progress on the original Idea of opening All programs automatically. I'd prefer this to the classic menu, every thread with this subject seems to get hijacked by the classic menu. I admit it is a better solution to our other options but I don't see why we can't try to improve on it :-)
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06 Dec 2009   #35
MrJukes

 

There is no way to make the all programs menu open automatically.
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06 Dec 2009   #36
spidermagicat

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Well if that's the case then is there a way of making the entire left panel disappear? I'm currenly experimenting with things like "NoStartMenuLeftPanel" as a reg entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. I've currently got to the stage of a cascaded All Programs in the left panel. If I can somehow remove the right one I will have something similar to the Classic menu but more compact and in the right theme.

And just because no one knows a way to make the all programs menu open automatically doesn't mean there isn't one...
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07 Dec 2009   #37
MrJukes

 

Sorry, what I meant was there are no registry settings available to do this. The contents of the all programs menu aren't populated until the user first clicks on the button. This was done for performance reasons since it can sometimes take a few seconds to enumerate the contents for the first time.
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08 Dec 2009   #38
Raargh

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)
 
 

reghack;

Humblest of thanks from the most low to the most high for the clue re: Classic Shell. I'm slack-jawed with amazed disbelief at it's awesomeness... Mr. Coder - Please keep working on, if you provide a PayPal link I will donate.

Question: I ave enabled the Classic Explorer toolbar, but all the icons are bunched up on the far left. There does not seem to be a slider or other way of getting them over to the right:

Start Menu - Show All Programs automatically-classicexploerer1.jpg


Any suggestions most welcome,

Thanks again,

Raargh


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09 Dec 2009   #39
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raargh View Post
Mr. Coder - Please keep working on, if you provide a PayPal link I will donate.

Question: I ave enabled the Classic Explorer toolbar, but all the icons are bunched up on the far left.
Thanks for the offer, but I do not accept donations for this project. It is done in my spare time and for my own enjoyment.

To move the toolbar you have to right-click on it and uncheck "Lock the Toolbars". Move it where you want it and lock it again (this is to prevent you from accidentally drag the toolbar somewhere). The locking works exactly the same way as for the taskbar.
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20 Jan 2010   #40
Aethera

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
Classic Shell rocks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
For the past month I've been working in my spare time on this Classic Shell project. It is free and open source. I just added it to Source Forge: Welcome to Classic Shell and Code Project: CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help
Thanks so much for this awesome app Ivo! This is *exactly* what I want!

How I organize my custom start menu is to create my own folders under AppData->Roaming->Microsoft->Windows-Start Menu.

I usually create the following folders:
01 Peripherals
--Camcorder
--Camera
--Printer-Scanner
--Webcam
02 Office
03 Web
04 Audio
05 Graphics
06 Viewers
07 Games
09 Utilities
10 System & Security

I then copy in to these folders the shortcuts for all relevant applications that I use. I leave the original Start Menu intact. With Classic Shell this works perfectly and is extremely convenient.

Thank you again Ivo!
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