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    Windows 7


    @gborn: I noticed in your screenshots that you are using the Settings in English. You can translate the UI in German if you download de-DE.dll and place it in your Classic Shell folder.

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    Four days ago, I installed a program for adding the Vista Start Menu to Windows 7. I have a desktop icon instead of a Start button, but it works fine and does not interfere, at all, with the Metro interface.
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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    How are you getting the right click menu in ViStart NightHawk? Doesn't work for me.
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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    How are you getting the right click menu in ViStart NightHawk? Doesn't work for me.
    I don't have ViStart on I simply gave that a look as well as the Start8 but stayed with the Start menu 7 SIW pointed to.

    As far as the right click menu in 8 that's down in the same lower left corner as the Start screen pop up. Only instead of a single left click you right click to bring up the menu for things like the Admin tools, Disk Management, Run, Search, etc. there.

    What would be good for the Start menu 7 however would be the shutdown, restart, logoff button the other two see whlie it has the Start button which tends to be under the taskbar at times. When manually pinning the Programs folder as a new toolbar the desktop shortcuts you can create for those items are simply dragged into the Programs folder and appear beneath the program folders you normally would find in the Start menu.

    When using one of these addons the best place found for the taskbar position was at the top not bottom as you typically see as default. Thar avoids misclicks with the Start screen and right click menu at the bottom.
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