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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #101


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Ivo,

    Fantastic- I knew that was coming.


    Can't test it out just yet - thank you for the effort you put in on behalf of everyone else.

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  2. #102


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Nice.
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  3. #103


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Sir Ivo

    Thanks for the contribution.

    Just to ask permission if I can share the software? Thanks in advance
    Last edited by adamus; 01 Jul 2012 at 03:02.
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  4. #104


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    @ Ivo
    Best App yet for W8 to make the thing actually USEABLE on a workstation / laptop.

    I bet you hate it if people ask for extra features -- often this kills very good apps (Nero for example springs to mind) but it would be great if there was a method that would turn off the W8 stuff when you position your mouse at the edges of the screen -- so for example you don't see the "Charms" bar etc (whoever thougt up these stupid names).

    Very nicely put together piece of work --well done.

    (Great thing also is I can have my menu items in MY language too !!! -- W8 doesn't have many language packs yet compared to W7!!).

    Keep up the good wotk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #105


    Fantastic job, Ivo. surely now, with the slightly improved performance all round of Windows 8, this will satisfy those demanding a return to the desktop and the startglobe/menu?
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  6. #106


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by adamus View Post
    Sir Ivo

    Thanks for the contribution.

    Just to ask permission if I can share the software? Thanks in advance
    Yes share as much as you want and spread the word with everyone you know. It's free and open source after all (MIT license). Few people know about it despite it having reached a million downloads this April. Long way to go still.
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  7. #107


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by xpclient View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamus View Post
    Sir Ivo

    Thanks for the contribution.

    Just to ask permission if I can share the software? Thanks in advance
    Yes share as much as you want and spread the word with everyone you know. It's free and open source after all (MIT license). Few people know about it despite it having reached a million downloads this April. Long way to go still.
    It's all over our private Intranet now ---so that's a few more.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #108


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by xpclient View Post
    Yes share as much as you want and spread the word with everyone you know. It's free and open source after all (MIT license). Few people know about it despite it having reached a million downloads this April. Long way to go still.
    Thank you for the reply and consent.
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  9. #109


    Posts : 116
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet


    Yesss! Downloaded and installed great update.
    previous classic shell was already installed as I did a Win7 upgrade.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8-7-XP-98


    Thank you very much for this great tool! Only now will I consider Windows 8 as a serious (test) system. Bye bye Metro..

    I'm testing Windows 8 with this .reg setting:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoDesktop"=dword:00000001

    This works (as it did in XP and 7 before), but after installing ClassicShell, when I hit F5 (did that by accident on an empty desktop), the Trash Can icon appeared, so it looks like the Desktop is turned back on by ClassicShell? Can you confirm that?
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