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

06 Feb 2011   #161

Windows XP and 7 (with Debian Squeeze in a VM)

Listing possible results while typing. Would make my FindAndRunRobot mostly obsolete. :)

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06 Feb 2011   #162

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

Well, yes, the search does update its results as you type. But it DOESN'T SEARCH YOUR WHOLE MACHINE. Only the two Start Menu folders, the Control Panel and the directories in your PATH variable: ANN: Classic Shell 2.9.3 is out - Now with Search!
So you can't use it as a replacement for a generic search program, I'm afraid.
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06 Feb 2011   #163

Windows XP and 7 (with Debian Squeeze in a VM)

But while typing, nothing happens. I still need to press TAB.
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06 Feb 2011   #164

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

You only see the results if they are less than some pre-set number (the default is 20). You don't want to type A and see every program with A in the name, do you? So just keep typing, and when there are less than 20 programs that match your text you will see them.

You can of course increase the number to more than 20. But keep in mind that a menu with too many items will a) take longer to show up, and b) is not that useful. Also there is a hard-coded limit for all menus to 500 items.
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06 Feb 2011   #165

Windows XP and 7 (with Debian Squeeze in a VM)

Ah, I see. Thank you for the clarification. :)
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04 Feb 2012   #166

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi there!

I m trying to deploy a new Version from Windows 7 in x86 and x64. I do it with a customized Windows 7 Image (rt7lite). I use WPI to install programs, looks like here in a old Demo Video. To sort the Start Menu i install all the Programs, move all Icons from the installed programs from the folders;


In a new sorted folder with follow contend;


and so on...

I Use AutoIt to delete the folders;


DirRemove (@StartMenuDir, 1)
DirRemove (@StartMenuCommonDir, 1)
and copy my new sorted content to

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

ShellExecute ("Start Menu.exe")
WinWait ("7-Zip", "Extract")
ControlSetText ("7-Zip", "Extract", "Edit1", @HomeDrive & "\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\")
ControlClick ("7-Zip", "Extract", "Button2")
If ProcessExists ("Start Menu.exe") Then
    ProcessWaitClose ("Start Menu.exe")
This folder is for All Users, that i know.

Then i start CHKLNK to check valid installations and do delete not installed program icons from the start menu structure. These all hapend automaticly with AutoIt. My sorted folder structure i only see, when i install Classic Shell.

The default View screen and the classic Screen watch bellow.

How can i get sorted start menu with and without Classic Shell? I did watch, search and read so many in the web. I did see registy settings for the start menu folder and the option hard-/soft coded LNK Files. I try soo many...I cant fix my Problem with the double start menu folder structure. I will be vary happy, when i can get help here!

I did install ClassicShell 3.4.1- Cant see the search field.

Greetings from Germany & thx 4 help for now!

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04 Feb 2012   #167

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

You either have duplicate folders (one in the Start Menu folder and one in the Programs folder), or you have modified the registry to have both Start Menu and Programs point to the same folder on disk. That's bad.

You don't need to do anything to sort the classic start menu. It will be sorted until you start moving items manually by dragging.

To show the Search box in the classic start menu you must enable it from the Search Box tab in the Settings (Suchfeld in German). You can do it in the registry by going to Software\IvoSoft\ClassicStartMenu, creating a string value "SearchBox" and setting it to "Normal" or "Tab". In the second case you will need to press the Tab key to get to the search box. If you use the HKCU registry only the current user will be affected. If you use the HKLM registry all users will be affected.

FYI, as of today there is a German translation for Classic Shell 3.4.1. Download it from here: Welcome to Classic Shell
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13 Feb 2012   #168

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I am trying to integrate custom command Permanently Delete and its working only with single file. How to make it work with multiple files/folders selected?

Command: wscript.exe "G:\....\Delete.vbs" "%2"

I think problem is %2 its for single file only I guess. Any ideas? Thanks
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13 Feb 2012   #169

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

You can use %3 or %4 to get a text file that lists all selected files. You have to delete the file after you are done with it.
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13 Feb 2012   #170

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

wscript.exe "G:\...\Delete.vbs" "%3" - not working
wscript.exe "G:\...\Delete.vbs" "%4" - not working
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