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Windows 7: ANN: Classic Shell 0.9.8 -now with skinnable start menu

14 Jan 2010   #21
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Can you provide more details, please? Stops working how? Doesn't show any text, shows the wrong text?

Did you try the simple things, like reboot, uninstall + install, etc?
I would recommend getting the latest version 0.9.8. It has many fixes, and one of them might be what you are looking for.


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14 Jan 2010   #22
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Can you provide more details, please? Stops working how? Doesn't show any text, shows the wrong text?

Did you try the simple things, like reboot, uninstall + install, etc?
I would recommend getting the latest version 0.9.8. It has many fixes, and one of them might be what you are looking for.
I'm losing the text and icon in the statusbar
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14 Jan 2010   #23
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Is that when you open an Explorer window for the first time? Does refreshing (press F5) fix the problem? Do you not even see the "5 items selected" text?

If so, you may be experiencing what is described here: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/faq.html#explorer_status_blank
A workaround for that is coming in the next version 0.9.9. Hopefully it will be available for download this weekend.
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14 Jan 2010   #24
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Is that when you open an Explorer window for the first time? Does refreshing (press F5) fix the problem? Do you not even see the "5 items selected" text?

If so, you may be experiencing what is described here: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/faq.html#explorer_status_blank
A workaround for that is coming in the next version 0.9.9. Hopefully it will be available for download this weekend.
Yea, that's my problem but the refresh doesn't work. Closing the window, forgetting about it, opening another window later on will show it again. Another window later and the cycle starts over. But, yea I feel like that's my problem. Thanks and I wish you well on the fix.
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18 Jan 2010   #25
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

A new verison 0.9.9 is available for download: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/



It has many new features and bugfixes. The most notable are:
  • skins can have variations (for example Aero but with small icons)
  • many options for the start menu and Explorer are exposed through ini files. for example you can change the menu delay, expand the user's pictures folder, etc
  • the structure of the start menu is customizable in a text file. you want Shutdown to restart instead, no problem. you don't want Help and Support, gone. you want to change the icon for Favorites, as you wish. anything you like
  • new Email button in the toolbar
  • "New Folder" command for the start menu to organize it more easily. "Auto Arrange" command to keep the folder always sorted
Enjoy
Ivo
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18 Jan 2010   #26
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
A new verison 0.9.9 is available for download: Welcome to Classic Shell




It has many new features and bugfixes. The most notable are:
  • skins can have variations (for example Aero but with small icons)
  • many options for the start menu and Explorer are exposed through ini files. for example you can change the menu delay, expand the user's pictures folder, etc
  • the structure of the start menu is customizable in a text file. you want Shutdown to restart instead, no problem. you don't want Help and Support, gone. you want to change the icon for Favorites, as you wish. anything you like
  • new Email button in the toolbar
  • "New Folder" command for the start menu to organize it more easily. "Auto Arrange" command to keep the folder always sorted
Enjoy
Ivo
Uninstall previous or over the top?
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18 Jan 2010   #27
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

You can install this one on top of the previous, but still it is recommended to log off or reboot after that.
For cleanest upgrade you should uninstall the old version, log off, install new version.
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18 Jan 2010   #28
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
You can install this one on top of the previous, but still it is recommended to log off or reboot after that.
For cleanest upgrade you should uninstall the old version, log off, install new version.
Thanks for the heads up Ivo!
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19 Jan 2010   #29
jerrytom

win 7
 
 
Great new release!

Would it be possible to provide more detailed instructions as to how to add Restart to the start menu, using the startmenu.ini file? Thanks very much.
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19 Jan 2010   #30
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Here's how you do it: SourceForge.net: Classic Shell: Topic: HOWTO: Add Restart to the main menu
Make sure you use StartMenuItems.ini and not StartMenu.ini.
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