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  1. #391


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    I've just gone to change the view of photo thumbnails with Classic Shell in Windows Explorer; but it's gone!
    How do you want to change the photo thumbnails? Classic Shell doesn't have any features that are directly related to photos.
    Sorry, I missed your post somehow .

    In the bar I used to have different view buttons and I could quickly press the one I wanted. Great feature. I still have the options:

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    BUT - No toolbar (no matter how hard I search for the relevant option!).

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  2. #392


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    I've just gone to change the view of photo thumbnails with Classic Shell in Windows Explorer; but it's gone!
    How do you want to change the photo thumbnails? Classic Shell doesn't have any features that are directly related to photos.
    Blimey, you've replied to another thread I'm in on the same topic (I've doubled up somehow ) with some in-depth advice. So I'll try that.

    Many many thanks for helping.

    EDITED: Many thanks Ivo, problem solved via the other thread, with your great help.
    Last edited by Dubbledoo; 17 Apr 2014 at 12:20. Reason: Problem solved via other thread.
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  3. #393


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Last edited by Clint; 21 Apr 2014 at 07:20.
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  4. #394


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Thanks.
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  5. #395


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


    just had my first spate of issues with classic shell a few days ago on a new lenovo z410 w/8.1. I was having issues with the first run [after restart or cold boot] of apparently anything that I had pinned to the desktop taskbar: control panel, IE, Explorer, Chrome.
    it was strange - clicking any of those for the first time would give a visual feedback - a quick 'flash' but the app would fail to start.
    spent hours chasing everything else, then finally uninstalled classic shell and the problems vanished.
    dunno what the real underlying issue was
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  6. #396


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    just had my first spate of issues with classic shell a few days ago on a new lenovo z410 w/8.1. I was having issues with the first run [after restart or cold boot] of apparently anything that I had pinned to the desktop taskbar: control panel, IE, Explorer, Chrome.
    it was strange - clicking any of those for the first time would give a visual feedback - a quick 'flash' but the app would fail to start.
    spent hours chasing everything else, then finally uninstalled classic shell and the problems vanished.
    dunno what the real underlying issue was
    What version of Classic Shell are you using? Did the problem occur with older versions of Classic Shell? Do you have Update 1 for Win 8.1?
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  7. #397


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


    good question. I think when I was having the issue was about 2 weeks ago, and I doubt that Update 1 was installed at that point.
    I've never had any issues that I know of with Classic Shell on 8 previously.
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  8. #398


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Are you talking about two different machines, one that works fine with Classic Shell, and a new one that was having this problem from the start? Or is it the same computer that was working in the past and now doesn't?

    Also, if you wait a minute after logging in, and then start the programs, do they work?
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  9. #399


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


    multiple machines in the past. the new z410 had issues from the beginning [that is, issues with classic shell. other issues were typical setup things]

    it occurred to me after uninstalling and seeing the system 'normal' finally, that there are probably options in Classic Shell to NOT takeover management of the task bar. as it is going into an office production environment, I just thought it best to leave alone that which seemed to create issues
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  10. #400


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7

    Where to download skins for classical shell?


    Where to download skins for classical shell?
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