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    A great program for us old XP users.

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  2. #242


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


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    Got it fixed. Installed WinAeroSkinforClassicShell.

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    I don't think so. The status bar feature of Classic Shell only works on Windows 7.
    On Windows 8 you see the total size of the selected files if: a) the selection is up to 100 files, and b) only files are selected (no folders). This may have improved on Win 8.1 but I doubt it.
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  3. #243


    My first custom buttons

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  4. #244


    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    I don't know what happened, but the following is my experience after installing the latest version of Classic Shell. After switching the selected Start button from "Aero" to "Classic" or "Custom", I cannot return to Aero. The dot is filled in but the logo doesn't appear. I didn't add any custom button myself, but merely used the one that appeared when I selected that option. Strangely, I can switch between Custom and Classic without any problem, but I can't restore the original full shell logo. I have tried both the Repair function and uninstalling/reinstalling to no avail. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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  5. #245


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post


    Got it fixed. Installed WinAeroSkinforClassicShell.

    Attachment 24059
    I don't think so. The status bar feature of Classic Shell only works on Windows 7.
    On Windows 8 you see the total size of the selected files if: a) the selection is up to 100 files, and b) only files are selected (no folders). This may have improved on Win 8.1 but I doubt it.
    You are right Ivo. It's not fixed.
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  6. #246


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,

    Not defaulting in 8.1 Pro Preview


    Gang I've used Classic Shell on 8.0 with no issues - fabulous tool.
    However, installed it the same way on a freshly built 8.1 Preview and its not defaulting to the desktop and I see no settable parameter to force it.

    can someone give me a clue???

    it works - the features are all there etc but I have to manually hunt down the "Desktop" app pane and hit it.... annoying
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  7. #247


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
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  8. #248


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    What's the basic difference between Classic shell and simply using custom toolbars

    Here's my Custom toolbar for most of the stuff I run -- so I can't really see the need for this program any more (although a great idea though until custom toolbars did the job simply and without having to fiddle anything in the OS).

    I'm certainly not against anybody developing things but in this case it seems the standard Windows 8 stuff can now provide most of what classic shell can provide.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The difference is that the Start Menu All Programs is a combined view of two folders - per user and All Users. With the toolbar method, you will have to create two toolbars to see the contents of both.
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  9. #249


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    I just updated to 3.6.8 and now no matter which start menu style I choose it's showing $Menu. I'm not using Windows 8.1. Could that be why?

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  10. #250


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Looks like the file ClassicStartMenu.L10N is missing or corrupted. Uninstall and install again.
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