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  1. #11


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    OK, so I simply deleted the desktop link, rebooted, and it never came back:

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    A very nice program BTW but I'm surprised nobody ever brought that to your attention before. You know the old saying "It was curiosity that killed the cat" and I was simply a curious beta tester. I saw, I clicked...

    Cheers

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  2. #12


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    It is there so it appears as a tile on the start screen. Every tile must have a shortcut. Microsoft has decided to put the Desktop shortcut in the Programs folder. If you delete it you will lose the Desktop tile.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    It is there so it appears as a tile on the start screen. Every tile must have a shortcut. Microsoft has decided to put the Desktop shortcut in the Programs folder. If you delete it you will lose the Desktop tile.
    Not sure exactly what you mean but everything still works ok for me. I stll have my desktop tile on the Metro screen. See here:

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  4. #14


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    If you open All Programs do you not see an item called Desktop? Should be near the top.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    If you open All Programs do you not see an item called Desktop? Should be near the top.
    Its all good. Test ended. Thanks for your help.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Apparently, Classic Shell now installs an IE toolbar. I declined to activate it. Is this something new? Never used Classic Shell before.
    Classic Shell installs a toolbar into Windows File Explorer, not Internet Explorer. It adds all the commands from the File Menu for 1-click access (even on Windows 8, the awful Ribbon makes you hunt for commands on its numerous tabs or forces you to use tiny 16 x 16 icons at its top on the Quick Access Toolbar). You can just disable the vertical space hogging Ribbon using Winaero's Ribbon Disabler and then enjoy the simpler toolbar with the commands you need. You can also add custom commands to the toolbar which operate on selected files.

    For Internet Explorer, Classic Shell restores the page title, the status bar page loading progress indicator and status of the website security zone/Protected Mode on/off.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Just wanted to stop back and say how much I am enjoying this new beta version. It appears to integrate well with 8.1 Preview and it is full of user controllable options. Moreover, it has a very nice looking interface as well. Thanks to the developer(s) and testers for turning out a great product.
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