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Everything posted by Tihiy

  1. GDI Heap Extender is a technology aimed to improve Windows 98/Me system capability to load more programs and run more stable by extending available GDI resources. Alpha 1-5 apply extender technologies now only to one type of GDI resource - DIB bitmap, which is most common heavy resource. Beta 1-2 covers all bitmaps and thus saves more resources. Eventually, this technology will be included into Revolutions Pack. Beta (meaning - untested) version is aimed to ensure: - This technology will work on all systems and all file versions. - This technology is applicable to real systems. - This technology does not introduce problems with performance and stability. So, you can help me much by testing it. What you shouldn't see: - Crashes, BSODs and lockups. - Graphical glitches. - Resource leaks. Be aware: - Any crash would be fatal, and any error during initialization will lock up your system. Download: http://tihiy.ahanix.org/rpXbeta2.zip Beta 2 installs on top of latest RP9 (RP9.1.0) and replaces existing RP9 "GDI Salvation" techologies. Extract zip somewhere, right-click on .inf file and select "Install". Also: Please don't duplicate error messages. Please don't redistribute. Please read this thread.
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    Please welcome on the stage again: the Start menu which refused to die! StartIsBack++ is the all-new StartIsBack version for Windows 10. What's hot about StartIsBack on Windows 10 now? - Full taskbar skinning! - Jumplists replacement! - Dark Mode support! - Ability to reduce resource usage by disabling newer Start menu and Cortana processes from prelaunching - Ability to use adequately sized (32x32) large icons and larger start menu button on taskbar - Modern icon glyphs on Start menu right hand pane - Modern blur, drop shadow and immersive context menus for start menu - Fully dynamic DPI aware start menu and configuration app - New modern style with round user picture - Lots of new minor additions and tweaks
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    OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    What is it? OldNewExplorer is the Windows 10 (and Windows 8.1, and 8) shell extension / tweaker which can undo "improvements" to file browsing made in newer Windows version. Everything is optional for your liking. - Restore devices / drives grouping Everything is 'Devices and drives'. That's stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8. - Restore libraries / remove folders Remove all those folders which were unoptionally added into Windows 8.1 This PC folder and put the libraries back to their place, without registry hacking / breaking apps. - Restore command bar / remove Ribbon Because some people consider it an abomination. - Restore details pane at bottom Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space. - Improve styling Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles. For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 8, maybe even Start screen! Download https://tihiy.net/files/OldNewExplorer.rar TEST VERSION READ BELOW 100% FREE Stupid FAQ - This is a TEST version, no installer. Potentially dangerous too! - This is for Windows 8.1. Also should work for Windows 8 as well, though 8.1 options do not apply there; - No changes are enabled by default. If something does not apply, try logging off / restarting explorer.exe; - Install is for all users, settings are per-user. For long thoughful posts use email.
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    Beta channel

    Please read latest pages to get StartIsBack++ beta
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.8 RC http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe
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    Bug when playing full screen video

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    StartIsBack after sysprep

    Did you use audit mode? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/customize-the-default-user-profile-by-using-copyprofile
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.8 BETA2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.8 BETA http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe
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    HDPI screen + LDPI screen

    Please show gigantic context menu. It's not supposed to look like that. Do you have skin cache files in %LOCALAPPDATA%\StartIsBack\Cache?
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    Crashes on external monitor

    Please provide crash details (search View all problem reports->Find Windows Explorer crash details) and/or crash dump if possible https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/wer/collecting-user-mode-dumps
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    That is a 1809 bug.
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    Sure, this limitation will be lifted.
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    Activation error message

    Write to support e-mail
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    How to enable scrollbar?

    Windows 7 start menu left pane did not have scroll bar.
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    StartIsBack+ 1.7.5

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome StartIsBack+! StartIsBack+ is the all-new version of StartIsBack for Windows 8.1. It's a FREE upgrade for all StartIsBack users. What's cool in StartIsBack+? New unique features: - "Everything at once". Hold down Windows key for half a second until search icon appears in the center of the screen; release it and have instant access to all your running apps, taskbar and charms or search bar at the same time from any app you use. Its a great multitasking helper which should be very useful for both tablet and classic PCs. You don't have to learn all keyboard shortcuts, run your mouse to the screen corners or perform awkward swipes. Just hold down Windows key on keyboard or double-tap Win logo on the tablet! (off by default) - Taskbar on Start screen. You can set StartIsBack to always display taskbar on Start screen and greatly reduce Start screen stress! Although this function appeared in SIB 2.1, it really shines in Windows 8.1 when you set your wallpaper for Start screen. General: - Start menu has been rebuilt from ground up. It no longer uses code present in explorer; but! No features were lost and actually has been improved with new features and many fixes for bugs present in original menu code. StartIsBack+ uses LESS resources than native menu! - Start menu utilizes start menu "soul" left in Windows; it's fully compatible with Windows 7 / StartIsBack settings and policies - StartIsBack+ does not require a process or service to run, comes with support / translation for all Windows languages (where MUI is available) - StartIsBack+ is better suited for tablets and convertibles. Start menu: - Start menu has been rebuilt from ground up. Lot of Windows 7 menu bugs were fixed - Items in right pane can be removed or tweaked in-place (hold shift with right-click) - Items in right pane can be configured as menu for more items (like Connect To) - You can add your own folders into right pane by drag & drop - All Programs can show folders before items - Start menu configuration is much more streamlined Start Apps (Modern apps) folder in All Programs: - Higher-quality icons are used - You can create a shortcut for Modern app from Start Apps folder directly via drag & drop - You can uninstall Modern apps directly from context menu Start button: - StartIsBack+ provides start button for each taskbar - StartIsBack+ uses built-in Windows 8.1 start button image (by default), but with different selection / animation effect to distinguish it Skinning: - Same skins included; Plain8 is the default - Start menu is a full sheet of glass; without hacks - Glass layer can be turned off totally; without hacks - StartIsBack+ allows using msstyles from Windows 8 unaltered (you still need UxStyle or whatever) Other changes: - All screen edges but bottom-left are enabled by default - Settings for bottom-left corner were removed - F3 on desktop no longer launches desktop search - StartIsBack+ settings for start menu are now stored in ..\StartIsBack registry key, not in ...\Explorer\Advanced. Existing settings are migrated. StartIsBack+ is for Windows 8.1 only. If you want to upgrade your Windows 8 with StartIsBack installed to Windows 8.1, make sure you have StartIsBack version 2.0 or above!
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    You can save http://startisback.com/langs/FR-FR.txt alongside StartIsBackCfg.exe renamed as FR-CA.txt.
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    StartIsBack+silent install

    Use group policy or registry entries to disable StartIsBack welcome dialog. [HKLM\Software\Policies\StartIsBack] NoWelcome = (DWORD)1
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    Beta channel

    In other news, StartIsBack++ 2.7 RC3 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe - Glyph on shutdown button
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    Beta channel

    No chance in hell. You have to run hot shitpot latest Win10 is.
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.7 RC2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe - Support for Dark tooltips on taskbar and desktop - Support for extended (shift+right-click) context menu for UWP apps: Copy path (AppID) and Open Folder.
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.7 RC http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe - Support for dark Run dialog on Redstone 5 - Custom folders thumbnails are shown - Custom folders glyph icons can be changed
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    StartIsBack always loads default library icons

    Yes, I guess it should be fixed
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.7 BETA http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe Support for dark mode on Redstone 5: - Configurator - Plain8 style