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

14 Oct 2010   #141
jp777cmoe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi again Ivo,
is there a way to add Nvidia control panel in settings?


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14 Oct 2010   #142
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

can you run it from the command line or from the Run box? and if so, what is the command?
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14 Oct 2010   #143
jp777cmoe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Most people used control nvidia.cpl in windows XP but it doesn't work in 7. I located the control panel client and I can run it
it's located C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\ under the name of nvcplui.exe

I could add that path to the $PATH of windows if that works

edit: added it to the $PATH and now start > run > nvcplui opens up the nvidia control panel
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14 Oct 2010   #144
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

You can create a new menu item in StartMenuItems.ini.
For command use C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe
For icon use some icon you like.
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14 Oct 2010   #145
jp777cmoe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It works thanks a lot. I used the nvidia CP icon too.
I have another question. Is there a way to have more space in the start menu?

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/p...cmoe/start.jpg

I use two columns and the space is limited on the left. Also, is there a way to make it that it uses your recent programs? Just like the original Windows 7 shell?
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14 Oct 2010   #146
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I don't understand - the space is limited only by the screen size. If you keep adding items on the left, the menu will grow.
To show recent programs, go to the Settings and turn on "Show Recent Programs".
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15 Oct 2010   #147
tanzanos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

How can I have PROGRAMS show all installed programs? For some reason some of my installed programs do not show in the programs menu.
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15 Oct 2010   #148
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

The start menu shows the contents of the two Start Menu folders. No more, no less. There is one folder shared by all users (usually in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) and one for the current user (usually C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu). It is the installer's responsibility to create shortcuts to the program in one of those folders. Not all installers do, and even if they do, you can go and delete the shortcuts just to mess with the installer.

That's how start menus have worked since the beginning of time (Windows 95). There is no magic in the start menu - just look in those two folders.

Now since they are just regular folders, you can go ahead and manually add shortcuts to whatever you want. They will promptly appear in the start menu.
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15 Oct 2010   #149
jp777cmoe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I don't understand - the space is limited only by the screen size. If you keep adding items on the left, the menu will grow.
To show recent programs, go to the Settings and turn on "Show Recent Programs".
Ok I didn't know about the space thing. I added a shortcut and it's good now. I turned on Show recent programs but it doesn't seem to do anything. Maybe I have to reboot? Or do I have to clean the list I have right now on the left?

edit: nvm it's just different than the regular windows 7 shell. It works too
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16 Oct 2010   #150
tanzanos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
The start menu shows the contents of the two Start Menu folders. No more, no less. There is one folder shared by all users (usually in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) and one for the current user (usually C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu). It is the installer's responsibility to create shortcuts to the program in one of those folders. Not all installers do, and even if they do, you can go and delete the shortcuts just to mess with the installer.

That's how start menus have worked since the beginning of time (Windows 95). There is no magic in the start menu - just look in those two folders.

Now since they are just regular folders, you can go ahead and manually add shortcuts to whatever you want. They will promptly appear in the start menu.
I still do not understand how to show all installed programmes in the start menu "PROGRAMS". Is this due to win 7 having two "PROGRAMS" (PROGRAMS and PROGRAMS x 86) ??
Thanks anyway for your feedback. I shall just have to get used to not seeing all my programs in the programs menu! MS really has made win 7 very user "unusable"!
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