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Windows 7: ANN: Classic Shell 2.8.1 is out (cascading All Programs and more)

20 Jul 2010   #11
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

Whoo Hooo!!!

Classic Shell = My FAVORITE 7 appy!


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23 Jul 2010   #12
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 
Update: the new version 2.8.2 is out

Version 2.8.2 fixes all bugs found in the previous version. The biggest one was that the Windows start menu may freeze and become unresponsive if you use the "cascading All Programs" option.

There are also some new features:
  • Few new commands to use in your custom toolbars for picking different Explorer views - Details, List, Icons, etc
  • A setting in Explorer.ini to control the spacing of the folders in the navigation pane tree
  • A setting in StartMenu.ini to show Shutdown even in Remote Desktop sessions
  • The Hibernate command in the start menu will be hidden if hibernation is disabled
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26 Jul 2010   #13
watzwat

W7, XP
 
 

Hi. I needed to report a major problem with 2.8.2 - it is erasing registry entries! The ones I have seen it erase are ALL entries under

HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\

But I don't know what (if any) others it is altering/erasing.

A system restore fixed the problem, but only after I noticed startup programs not running down by the clock!

Please look into this asap!! Otherwise thank you for this most magnificent program!
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26 Jul 2010   #14
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh-oh. That would be a problem
Did you upgrade from an older version? Which one?
Did you try to uninstall 2.8.2 and then you noticed the problem?
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26 Jul 2010   #15
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hello Ivo

The new Version 2.8.1 and 2.8.2 will not my StartMenuItems.ini in the version 2.0.0 hat this funktionality perfect why ???

Here my StartMenuItems.ini:

; MAIN_MENU.Items - the structure of the main menu. You can add or remove items here
; REMOVE THE SEMICOLON FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT LINE TO ENABLE THE CUSTOM MENU STRUCTURE
MAIN_MENU.Items=PROGRAMS, MyKlooItem, MyComputerItem, SettingsMenu, SEPARATOR, DisconnectItem, RestartItem, ShutdownItem

; SettingsMenu - the name, icon and structure of the Settings menu
SettingsMenu.Items=CONTROL_PANEL, SEPARATOR, PRINTERS, TaskbarSettingsItem, SEPARATOR, ClassicSettingsItem
SettingsMenu.Name=$Menu.Settings
SettingsMenu.Icon=shell32.dll,330

; And so on. You get the idea.
MyComputerItem.Link=::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

MyKlooItem.Link=::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
MyKlooItem.Name=Datenkloo

RestartItem.Command=restart
RestartItem.Name=Neustart
RestartItem.Icon=C:\KOPIER.PRG\XP EXIT + REBOOT\ICON085.ICO

ShutdownItem.Command=shutdown
ShutdownItem.Name=Beenden
ShutdownItem.Icon=C:\KOPIER.PRG\XP EXIT + REBOOT\ICON086.ICO

TaskbarSettingsItem.Command=taskbar_settings
TaskbarSettingsItem.Name=$Menu.Taskbar
TaskbarSettingsItem.Icon=shell32.dll,40
TaskbarSettingsItem.Tip=$Menu.TaskbarTip

ClassicSettingsItem.Command=menu_settings
ClassicSettingsItem.Name=$Menu.ClassicSettings
ClassicSettingsItem.Icon=ClassicStartMenuDLL.dll,103
ClassicSettingsItem.Tip=$Menu.SettingsTip
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26 Jul 2010   #16
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

The format of the ini file has changed. It often changes between versions so it is not recommended to reuse ini files. The breaking change is the introduction of the property EnableCustomMenu. You have to set it to 1.
Since you probably overwrote your ini file, you will have to download the original from Source Forge. Go to the Files section and look for ClassicShellIniFiles_2_8_2.zip.
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26 Jul 2010   #17
watzwat

W7, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Oh-oh. That would be a problem
Did you upgrade from an older version? Which one?
Did you try to uninstall 2.8.2 and then you noticed the problem?
Yes it was an upgrade over 2.8.1.
See what happens from your end when you do the same thing. I am in IT so I am 99.9% sure it was 2.8.2 that did it. I tried it a second time to test (after the first restore), and the same thing happened. 2.8.1 works fine tho, except for one thing- the cascading menus sometimes don't show at all on the start menu, nor does 'shut down' work. 2.8.2 seemed to solve this, albeit with the other unfortunate side-effect mentioned.
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26 Jul 2010   #18
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I know what is happening. When 2.8.1 (also 2.8.2) is uninstalled, it deleted the Run registry key. This is a bug in the installer. I know how to fix it for the next version, but unfortunately it is too late as the damage is already done.
I am currently developing a fix, so at least when you upgrade from 2.8.1/2.8.2 to 2.8.3 it will do some tricks to try and preserve the Run key. I hope to release it in the next day or 2.
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27 Jul 2010   #19
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
The format of the ini file has changed. It often changes between versions so it is not recommended to reuse ini files. The breaking change is the introduction of the property EnableCustomMenu. You have to set it to 1.
Since you probably overwrote your ini file, you will have to download the original from Source Forge. Go to the Files section and look for ClassicShellIniFiles_2_8_2.zip.
Thanks Ivo you are the BEST !!!
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27 Jul 2010   #20
orzFly

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ivo,

I can translate it into Chinese. Tell me the way now.
Also I can translate your site into Chinese. So more and more Chinese people will know this software.
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