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  1. Amigafever

    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    I'll throw one more question. Is it possible to search and find settings included in the old control panel? This is about W10, I'm trying to open the "Programs and Features" window for example but can't seem to find it with a menu search. Only the "modern" App & features is reachable. The only workaround I can think is to add "Control Panel" as menu and everything is there. However, it is a pain to use: too many entries, very slow to open (more than 5 secs, every time) and for some reason the SiB search results will still not include some of these items ("Network and Sharing Center" is another example). Doesn't right-clicking it and selecting "Remove from this list" work/stick?
  2. Amigafever

    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    Is it possible to sort by name the recent/frequent list? If not, I hope you can consider it.
  3. Amigafever

    Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Exactly as described here, the forum has a user-agent issue with the Pale Moon browser. No replies possible under certain circumstances. The issue can be bypassed fairly easily by an advanced user (and the forum will work 100%) but it really is a forum bug.
  4. Amigafever

    Start orb scaling - request/question

    Scaling down options would be nice too - helpful for orbs that look a bit larger than they should.
  5. Amigafever

    Windows 10 cold boot fast, restart slow.

    Fast Startup is not enabled when a system restarts. This is by design and cannot be changed. Restarts are expected to last longer. When you shutdown, Fast Startup is enabled so when you turn it back on, you get a fast boot. A restart is different.
  6. Amigafever

    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    Many thanks for the excellent new version. It seems the search bar is a bit cropped here (1680x1050, 125% DPI, Win 10 Pro x64). Also, don't know if it's already available or possible, but a "detect pending Windows updates and install on shutdown" option would be great to have. update: switched the skins around and now it looks ok again (all skins ok)
  7. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    I think there is no warning that the user will be logged off during uninstall. This can lead to some serious data/work loss...
  8. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Thanks for the update. Got the same non-plus download as rseiler. This never happened with the previous SiB+ updates.
  9. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Using a left-vertical taskbar. With the new RC, the taskbar stays on top of the menu, practically hiding a good part of it.
  10. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Are you sure that 8.1 behaviour is the same? Have a look here: Thanks - hmm, I don't remeber ever seeing it. Even if it's now there, doesn't look like it's set as default, but merely as an extra shutdown type/option.
  11. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Thanks for the beta. A request, probably already asked for. An option to force installation of Windows' updates during shutdown, if it's pending. This will execute a full shutdown (the regular shutdown type in Win 7 and earlier), instead of the hibernation-type shutdown Windows 8 uses as default. Current Windows 8/8.1 behaviour is quite annoying and questionable security-wise. It'll only install pending updates with a restart. If no restart ever occurs, it'll force the update (and the restart) after some days onto the user. I know it's not directly related to SiB's function, but it is adds extra security for the user. Also, since SiB emulates older start menus, the option Shutdown and install updates (or sth. like that) was present in older Windows versions. Not sure about this, but I think it was the only option available when there where pending updates.
  12. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Do the auto-update check within SiB+ and it'll give you the download link directly.
  13. Amigafever

    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    After upgrading to SiB+ (1.5.1) and 8.1, I think it feels slower than the previous 8.0 version. When I perfom a search and hit enter, it can take at worst even 3-4 seconds for the menu to close and the program to launch. Doesn't always happen, but it's less responsive than SiB 2.1.2. Tried adding the StartIsBack folder to the antivirus exclusion list (not Defender).
  14. Amigafever

    Start Is Back - 2.1 release

    Thanks for the great updates. Noticed a minor issue, sometimes when signing out of the guest account and logging back in to main admin account, the Start Screen will open up instead of the Desktop.