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About CompUser

  • Birthday 11/22/1955

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    Windows 8 x64
  1. Thanks for another fine product, Tihiy! This looks and works great. Is there any possibility of being able to boot to the desktop/Start Menu on the primary monitor, with the Start Screen launching on a secondary monitor, like was possible with StartIsBack+ on Windows 8? Thanks. By the way, I'm assuming StartIsBack++ will require new licenses with the final release? Will the purchase options be posted at the same location as before? Thanks again!
  2. @Soritzi: In Windows 10 Settings, Personalization, Start, turn off "Use Start full screen", then when you press "Ctrl+Win" or "Alt+Win", you should get the Windows 10 Start Menu instead of the Start Screen. That's how I have it set, and it works great.
  3. I've seen this question asked a few times already (once by me), but haven't seen it answered by anyone who actually knows. Is there going to be a StartIsBack for Windows 10? Tihiy, I know you're busy with your real job and all, so I was just wondering, and hoping. Thanks.
  4. Last Saturday, I went online to one of my favorite sports blog sites, and having noticed a dramatic slow-down in stories posted to the site over the past few weeks, I got the gut feeling that it was about to shut down. Later that day, it did just that. Each of the staff writers posted a farewell, and they shut the site down. Now I'm wondering if there's anything in development for StartIsBack on Windows 10, or if this is about to come to an end as well. So anyway, I have to ask, is there going to be a new version of StartIsBack for Windows 10? Thanks.
  5. OK, I tried again, and for some reason I can't figure out, it installed this time. However, there are three problems. First, I have no Shut Down button in the Start Menu. Second, I have no access to the Start Screen because none of the hot corners work, and none of the options for launching it in combination with the Windows key work either. Third, on the Start Menu, All Programs Menu, everything is sort of faded out and hard to read. Any help with these would be greatly appreciated, and sorry for the multiple posts.
  6. I have a question for anyone who is able to run StartIsBack on Windows Technical Preview Build 9860. How? I had it installed and (sort of) working on the first release, but when I try to install it on Build 9860, I can't get past the error "This version of StartIsBack is not intended for this Windows version". I've tried everything I can think of, with both versions 1.6.2 and 1.7 Beta, but it just won't install. Thanks.
  7. Oh well, StartIsBack didn't work after installing the new build, so I was going to uninstall and reinstall it. Of course, it uninstalled with no problem, but the installation program won't run so I can't reinstall it. I've tried troubleshooting compatibility, telling it to run as Windows 8, but no go. I just can't get past the "This version of StartIsBack is not intended for this Windows version" error. (Even downloading a fresh copy of the installer didn't work like it did with the first build.)
  8. Microsoft is releasing it's first major new build for the Windows 10 Technical Preview (Build 9860) today, and will push it out via Windows Update during the next few days (nights). Or it can be downloaded and installed manually via PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Preview Builds. Microsoft says the download size will vary from 2 Gb to 2.7 Gb. I think I'm downloading it now, but there's no indicator of progress other than the spinning-circle-of-dots thingy. Oops, the circle-of-dots thingy just stopped spinning, and has been replaced by an "Install now" button. Wish me luck.
  9. Well the Windows 10 start menu still sucks IMO. You can't have a flyout control panel menu on the right column, or a Run item, or Recent items like you can with Windows 7 (and StartisBack). Me, personally, I am going to use StartisBack unless Microsoft lets us pin items - including submenus like Control Panel and items like run - on the RIGHT column. I don't mind the live tiles, but I want to be able to pin text based non-icon items too on the right like I can with SiB. So, StartisBack still has a place in Windows 10, for people like me. Why should it be free? Do you give your work away for free?
  10. I have a quick question for (prematurely) using StartIsBack with the Windows 10 Technical Preview. In Control Panel, Taskbar and Navigation, Start Menu tab, should "Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen" be checked or left unchecked? I've tried both ways, but when it's checked I lose my monitors and they just start randomly flashing on and off if StartIsBack is installed. If it's unchecked, the desktop (with StartIsBack start menu) launches when I log on, but the start screen doesn't launch on the secondary monitor as is selected in the StartIsBack settings. The only way I can get to the Start Screen is to click the icon in the Start menu, then it opens on the primary monitor, replacing the desktop. Just curious if this is just me, or if this is typical. Thanks.
  11. Maybe I jumped the gun a bit. My start menu has gone hybrid when using StartIsBack. The right column is a Windows 7 menu that appears just as it's customized to be in the StartIsBack settings, but the left column is Windows 10. And there's no start screen unless I tell Windows to use the start screen instead of the start menu, in which case there's no start menu. Plus, when I am using the start screen, I can't move it to an alternate monitor. So I guess the error message/warning about StartIsBack not working well on Windows 10 yet" is right. Oh well, it's very early and I didn't really expect StartIsBack to work anyway. I'll keep it installed and play with it, though. See what happens.
  12. Very interesting. Have you changed something already, Tihiy? I decided to download StartIsBack again using the link in your comment above, and then installing it from the newly downloaded installer. I got an error that said "StartIsBack won't work well on Windows 10 yet!", clicked OK, and it not only installed, but it seems to work fine.
  13. Define 'good'. Works here on x86 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlus_setupBETA.exe On 64-bit Windows 10, it gives the error "This version of StartisBack is not intended for this Windows version." I tried to troubleshoot compatibility, and got the same result.
  14. Hi Tihiy, hope all is going well with your new employment. With windows 8.1 Update 2 supposedly coming out two weeks from today (12 August), I was wondering if StartIsBack will continue to work with it, even with it's new built-in start menu? Thanks.
  15. A little StartIsBack publicity at Softpedia.com: http://news.softpedia.com/news/StartIsBack-Start-Menu-Gets-Windows-8-1-Update-Support-Free-Download-436107.shtml "Of course, software developers are also tweaking their apps to provide full compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update, and StartIsBack is one of the first programs to get improved in this regard."
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