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

15 Dec 2009   #31
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Normal click on the start button opens the classic menu.
Shift+click opens the new menu.
By default the Win key opens the classic menu. There is an option to pick an alternative hotkey, in which case the hotkey will open the classic menu and the Win key will open the new menu.


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16 Dec 2009   #32
kbzona

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
What exactly do you mean by the "auto-arrange thing"?
In Windows 7, Auto-Arrange for icons is enabled by default and it cannot be turned off except in the desktop...


check this out to find more information:

Manually arrange icons in folders

and..

List of features removed in Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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22 Dec 2009   #33
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

A new version (0.9.7) is available for download: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

The biggest change is showing the file size in the status bar of Explorer. You can see the total size of the selected files or of all files if none are selected. It also shows the free disk space.

Besides the status bar there are some improvements for the start menu: namely dragging with the right mouse button and other drag/drop fixes.
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23 Dec 2009   #34
opieant

Windows 2000 Pro SP4; Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7 Enterprise (trial)
 
 

Thanks very much for this. Amazing little program that makes some progress towards making Windows 7 usage practical.

Just wanted to offer some suggestions for a future version if these things are possible.
  • Option to Disable Breadcrumbs. I'd never survive if I had to hit Alt+D or always have to look for an empty space to click on to bring up the address bar with the full path. I do quite a bit of path copying, pasting, and typing in the address bar, so this would be great.
  • Show the full created/modified/accessed times in Explorer's Properties dialog for recently created/modified/accessed files and folders. It normally shows things like "5 Hours Ago" when I need the time down to the second as XP and earlier show.
  • Force the menu bar up to the top of each Explorer window. I like my menu bars present when I need them, but out of the way (ideally at the top) the rest of the time as every sensible program does.
  • Hide the "Show Desktop" button on the far right of the taskbar, or move it to the far left next to Start button so that it isn't so far away.
If even one of these gets implemented I'll be very pleased.

Thanks again for the great program.
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23 Dec 2009   #35
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

You can click on the folder icon at the left corner of the breadcrumb bar if you want to do it with the mouse, or Alt+D with the keyboard. I don't think it can be made much easier than that.

The Details panel shows the created/modified time down to a minute. I don't think it is possible to manipulate what's shown in the Properties page.

I think the menu bar is as high as it can be. If you mean, put it above the address bar, that's not possible without significant changes to the Explorer code. And for that one needs the source code (which only Microsoft has)

I don't understand what you mean about the "Show Desktop". Do you want it gone or easier to access? You can't have both
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23 Dec 2009   #36
opieant

Windows 2000 Pro SP4; Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7 Enterprise (trial)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I don't understand what you mean about the "Show Desktop". Do you want it gone or easier to access? You can't have both
Thanks for the reply. I should have been a bit more clear. At least for my wrist (don't know about other people), flicking down to the bottom-right too much can lead to discomfort, whereas flicking down to the bottom-left is never a problem. I'm sure I can add a "Show Desktop" icon to the Quick Launch bar if necessary, in which case I would prefer that the button on the far-right go away since in that case it's just wasting space. If that far-right button could be swapped over to the left side (adjacent to either side of the Start button) then that would put the button in a more convenient location and allow the full functionality of the new "Show Desktop" button to be used.
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23 Dec 2009   #37
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Still using this, and liking the little program. I originally set it up just to test it, and then fell for in love with it. Great little application. Thanks Ivo.
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23 Dec 2009   #38
undine

win 7
 
 
What about Win 7 Explorer background color ?

I have been reading about this app., but cannot find anywhere where it says that it can change the Win 7 Explorer background color. I know that you can change it with the Classic Theme but not the others. Can anyone tell me if this app. changes the background color or if that might be added to the app ? Also, if not, can anyone point me at a way of doing so. THANKS to Ivo for working so hard to give everyone this free app.
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23 Dec 2009   #39
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

No, Classic Shell will do nothing to change the background color in Explorer. You may have to tweak your msstyles file somehow, but I don't know how. I've seen other threads on this forum asking the same question. Look for them and maybe you'll find your answer.
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23 Dec 2009   #40
kbzona

 
 

you didn't answer my question about the auto-arrange in explorer, so i'll ask again,
is it possible to implement that function?

btw, the size in status bar is superb!, thnk you.
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