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Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Shawn have just upgraded my Sandy Bridge but and installed Classic Shell but have no start orb anywhere on the taskbar.

    It saved all my settings except this one small problem any remedies please??

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  2. #51


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    Hello John,

    Run the "C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\Start Menu Settings" shortcut below to open the settings for Classic Start Menu.

    Next, click on the Start Button tab, see if Enable Start Button (Windows 8) or Replace Start Button (Windows 8.1) is checked, and click on OK.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #52


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Ok mate will give that a go if worse comes to the worst then I will get the Stardock8 like the laptop.
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  4. #53


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Ok Shawn all done though I can only get the XP Start or the shell for the start button but although would have liked to orb it is something eh.

    The really good news is the 8 has knocked 14 secs off the boot time now 25 secs compared to 40 secs in 7 the shut down is almost instaneous so just a tad slower on boot v the laptop. Going from app tp app is very quick too
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  5. #54


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    No worries John. In the same Start Button tab, you can select (dot) to use a Custom Button, then select the PNG image you want for it.
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Aug 2013 at 21:33.
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  6. #55


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Thanks Shawn you are a life saver as always
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  7. #56


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    You're most welcome mate.
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  8. #57


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Hmm Shawn got a bit lost in there mate I might just leave it as is and maybe get the Stardock
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  9. #58


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    Here's a screenshot to help. After you select (dot) Custom Button under "Button Look", you would click on Button Image and it's browse button at the end. From there you would select a .bmp or .png image you want for the Start button.

    You will have to play with trying different images and sizes of the image until you find one that works best though. I would recommend a 32x32 pixel image.

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #59


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Yes mate tried a dozen times now and the orb images are all ridiculous skulls and psychedelic nonsense from that link - I have tried downloading the orb images but some work some don't download .

    Bit disappointing but well if I have to stick with the scallop shell I'll have to
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