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  1. #31


    I,m out of step! I am very happy with Vista start Menu. Does everything, and more, that the old menus could do. But, darn - No start button on the left hand corner of the taskbar! LOL.

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  2. #32


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If it works for you - great.

    I tried Vista start menu - it was fine - but I thought startmenu 7 - from the same developer was better.

    Ivo's program is a little different - it is doesn't have the big expanded menu like startmenu7, and it doesn't have the white transparency option.

    On the other hand, it is more compact, and the start orb works well.

    I am sure the developers of these programs will continue to work on them - demand is likely to increase.
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  3. #33


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    Microsoft Windows


    By "big expanded menu" do you mean multiple columns. You can enable that in the Classic Shell menu from the "Menu Look" tab, "Use multiple columns" option or "Auto" which uses multiple columns if they fit on the screen or else automatically reverts to a scrolling single column view.
    Last edited by xpclient; 26 Jun 2012 at 23:52.
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  4. #34


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    No, I tried having two columns- opening a directory from there caused explorer crashes.

    Works fine without that.
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  5. #35


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    Are the crashes reproducible every time or what exactly do you get the crashes so it can be fixed in Classic Shell.
    Last edited by xpclient; 26 Jun 2012 at 23:52.
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  6. #36


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    FWIW, 2 columns working well for me, even when opening folders. Maybe there is something specific to SIW2's machine.

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  7. #37


    If I install the Vista Start button, is it going to make it impossible to switch to Metro if I want to? Or just difficult? Or will it leave Metro alone?
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  8. #38


    Cancel that question. The Vista Start Menu gives me a desktop icon that works fine. It does not interfere with Metro at all.
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  9. #39


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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Excellent Program I even managed to add a Computer shortcut to the menu on the right side and replicate power button options,

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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Special Objects?


    Does anyone know where I can find a list of the "special objects", so that I can create more tools for the Windows Explorer toolbar?

    For example, how would I create an "Open with default program" button (like the one on the W7 Windows Explorer Command bar)?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    FWIW, 2 columns working well for me, even when opening folders. Maybe there is something specific to SIW2's machine.
    It seems to be working properly on my W8 CP.
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