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Windows 7: ANN: Classic Shell - start menu and other features

25 Apr 2010   #101
avecchio

Windows 7
 
 
Classic Shell freezes the Start Menu

Hi, I recently did a custom install of Windows 7 from Vista. I really missed the classic start menu. I first tried to configure the Win7 Start Menu but still didn't like it. I then installed CSMenu but did not care for it. I installed Classic Shell (I did not install Classic Explorer) and it appeared to give me exactly what I wanted so I went to set some options. I selected small icons and something else I can't remember. After that my Start Menu button froze (clicking on it does nothing). If I right click on it and try to select Properties or Windows Explorer they also do nothing. I uninstalled CSMenu and tried it again; still no luck. I uninstalled Classic Shell and I was able to get the standard Win7 Start Menu. When I reinstalled Classic Shell the Start Menu button again is frozen. I really would like to use Classic Shell. Can anyone help?


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25 Apr 2010   #102
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Which version of Classic Shell do you have?
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25 Apr 2010   #103
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Most likely you messed with the Controls settings. First try Shift+Win key or Shift+click or Shift+right-click to bring up the classic menu or the classic menu settings. If none of these work, your next bet is to reset the controls settings. Open regedit and go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu key. Find the "Controls" value and delete it. Log off, then log in. That would restore the default controls.
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25 Apr 2010   #104
avecchio

Windows 7
 
 
Classic Shell freezes the Start Menu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Which version of Classic Shell do you have?
I have 1.9.2
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25 Apr 2010   #105
avecchio

Windows 7
 
 
Classic Shell freezes the Start Menu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Most likely you messed with the Controls settings. First try Shift+Win key or Shift+click or Shift+right-click to bring up the classic menu or the classic menu settings. If none of these work, your next bet is to reset the controls settings. Open regedit and go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu key. Find the "Controls" value and delete it. Log off, then log in. That would restore the default controls.
The Shift+Win key or Shift+click or Shift+right-click did work to bring up the standard Win7 Start Menu but did nothing to fix the issue of the frozen button when I did not use those combinations. The modification of the registry seems to have fixes the problem. I now seem to be able to get the Classic Shell menu ok. I will do some more testing to see if it fixed it permanently. Thanks very much for your help.
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25 Apr 2010   #106
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Well, you can pick which menu you get for different mouse or keyboard combinations. You can choose from Classic Menu, Windows Menu, or Nothing. Of course if you pick Nothing for regular mouse click, then nothing will happen when you click on the start button.
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26 Apr 2010   #107
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

I've been looking for a solution for the classic menu since W7 first hit.

Thanks!! And keep up the good work!
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01 May 2010   #108
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konst View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
How about middle-click? This way you can have the new menu on left-click and classic
menu on middle-click. This is by far easier to implement than adding an extra button.
Do you have think about this idea ?
The latest version 1.9.6 can use middle click to open the Classic or the Windows start menu. Open the Settings and look for the "Middle Click opens:" setting.
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06 May 2010   #109
ello

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to get Classic Shell to make my folder View like XP? Below is a XP example. It would be wonderfull if you could direct me to a addon that does this if or help me do it with Classic Shell.

http://forum.daz3d.com/postimages/or..._1_2328286.jpg

As a 3d artist the install of Windows7 has slowed my workflow.. If only I could get this look and feel back? How Can I get My Windows7 to look like the picture in that link. I want and need the XP Slideshow folderview and the nagavation tools on the left side to look like that as well..

Someone please help me, thanks in advance
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07 May 2010   #110
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

No, Classic Shell can't do that. Maybe if you post in the main forum instead of just this thread you will get some helpful respones.
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