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  1. Sorry if asked in the past. Doesn't the Taskbar icon margins setting work on a vertical taskbar? It doesn't have any effect. It works as expected when taskbar is horizontal.

    SiB++ 2.9.7, W10 20H2 (19042.630)

  2. Just noticed that Taskbar icon margins does not work on a vertical taskbar. Nothing happens, margins remain the same. Works normally on a horizontal taskbar.

    SiB++ 2.8.9, W10 Pro 1903 18362.418

  3. I'll renew an old request for your consideration, perhaps as a Xmas present: option to keep Recent Programs list sorted.

    It will make programs much easier to find, especially in a small-icons lengthy list. It also looks much more organized. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for the excellent new additions. About the centered taskbar icons option: it seems the tray icons are not taken into account when centering. If you have lots of tray icons, the centered icons will be close to the tray icons and they don't really look centered, since the distance between tray icons/start button is not equal.

    The suggestion is for an option to take tray icons into account (if possible, obviously) so that the taskbar icons actually look centered, instead of just being in the center of the taskbar.

  5. 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).


    On 11/14/2017 at 6:40 PM, JFX said:

    Is there any way to exclude programs form showing up in recent used list? Windows 7 has a NoStartPage registry entry for this, but SIb seems to ignore it.

    Doesn't right-clicking it and selecting "Remove from this list" work/stick?

  6. 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.

  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)

  8. Current Windows 8/8.1 behaviour is quite annoying and questionable security-wise.

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. I however do have a minor request, and I admit I don't know if it has been requested before, but would it be possible to install windows updates on shutdown/reboot?

    That would be great, although I think Windows 8 is to blame for that behaviour. It seems to require a reboot for immediately installing updates. A shutdown will not work (updates will be forced some days later).

    Also, an older request: have the Win key behave as default in the Start Screen, meaning having to just press Win to get back to the Desktop instead of say, Win+Alt. Currently, pressing Win takes you to the desktop but also opens the start menu.

  12. Incredible update. No Windows 8 installation should be without SiB. :thumbup

    Icon loading is much, much faster (there is still a tiny delay, but it's milliseconds and practically unnoticeable) and the blank icons are gone. Thanks.

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