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

19 Jan 2010   #41
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Well, yeah, the problem is that Explorer is running and the DLL can't be uninstalled at the moment because it is in use. Click on Continue first. Then it will tell you that you need to restart. Don't restart (unless you want to), just log off should be enough.


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19 Jan 2010   #42
Greg S

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Well, yeah, the problem is that Explorer is running and the DLL can't be uninstalled at the moment because it is in use. Click on Continue first. Then it will tell you that you need to restart. Don't restart (unless you want to), just log off should be enough.
And the purpose of "Try Again" would be what?
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19 Jan 2010   #43
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

"Try again" means check if the DLL is still in use. Imagine if you are uninstalling a Photoshop plugin, and Photoshop is running. You can exit Photoshop and "try again".
In this case it is a bit more difficult because you can't just exit Explorer. You can probably kill it from the Task Manager, "try again", and after the uninstaller is done you can re-run explorer.exe.
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21 Jan 2010   #44
Vermaele

Win7 Pro
 
 

I confirm the latest version 0.9.9 is crashing explorer.exe when either clicking Restart or Shutdown.

This is a serious bug !
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21 Jan 2010   #45
cretaceous

xp/vista/win7
 
 

three little requests/comments:

any way you could add an option to show folder sizes ?

when using the folder tree view it only works if it originates from the root drive - so from a shortcut I don't get the '+' symbol next to my folders - is that fixable?

I think the up button should a round blue arrow like the W7 back /forward buttons !
(I think you may have commented on this request before)
I only have 'up' ,'properties' and 'delete' (small) buttons showing, which puts the delete button very close to up button - could you add a spacer of some sort?
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21 Jan 2010   #46
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vermaele View Post
I confirm the latest version 0.9.9 is crashing explorer.exe when either clicking Restart or Shutdown.

This is a serious bug !
Yes, it is. I will try to do a patch this weekend. Can you answer these questions please:
1) Does it crash every time?
2) Does it crash if you log off instead of restart?
3) If you've used 0.9.8 before, did it not crash in the same situation?
4) If you exit the start menu first (right-click on the start button, select Exit) and then restart, does it still crash?

BTW, these are questions for everybody experiencing the crashes, not just Vermaele. The more data I get the more likely it is to find the problem.
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21 Jan 2010   #47
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cretaceous View Post
three little requests/comments:

any way you could add an option to show folder sizes ?
This is not "little" by any means The answer is "no". Folder sizes are very expensive to compute and the status bar is for information that can be accessed quickly. Try showing properties for C:\Windows. It can take 15 seconds to update the full folder size. Would you not mind if Explorer freezes for 15 seconds when you move from one folder to another?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cretaceous View Post
when using the folder tree view it only works if it originates from the root drive - so from a shortcut I don't get the '+' symbol next to my folders - is that fixable?
I have no idea what you are talking about. Is that for Explorer or for the Start Menu? Can you provide more details and a screenshot please?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cretaceous View Post
I think the up button should a round blue arrow like the W7 back /forward buttons !
(I think you may have commented on this request before)
In the latest version 0.9.9 you can provide your own icons for the toolbar. Make one and set it up. I am not an artist and can't help you there.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cretaceous View Post
I only have 'up' ,'properties' and 'delete' (small) buttons showing, which puts the delete button very close to up button - could you add a spacer of some sort?
In the next version there will be an ability to customize the order of the buttons. I don't see why I can't add a separator as well.
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21 Jan 2010   #48
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi, everybody. I made a quick patch that MAY fix the restart problem. You can download it from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/files/
Look for StartMenuPatch32.zip and StartMenuPatch64.zip in the Version 0.9.9 folder. The first one is for 32-bit Windows and the second is for 64-bit.
To install it:
1) Exit the start menu (right-click on the start button, select Exit)
2) Go to the Classic Shell folder (for example C:\Program Files\Classic Shell)
3) Replace the ClassicStartMenuDLL.dll file with the one from the patch. You may want to rename the original file to keep for later
4) Run ClassicStartMenu.exe
5) Check if restart is working for you. Report your findings here
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21 Jan 2010   #49
bamajon1974

Vista
 
 

Ivo, regarding addition of copy-to, move-to etc. operations for the Explorer toolbar I inquired about recently, you indicated that there were no such icons readily available. I found a website that offers WinXP and Vista Explorer icons for free, are these the type of icons you are looking for?

glyFX Products : Vista Toolbar Icons and Graphics for Software Developers

Thanks!
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21 Jan 2010   #50
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

The next version (or the next-next, if you count the restart crash hotfix I have to do ASAP) will have a way of adding arbitrary buttons to the toolbar. You have to provide your own icons though.
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