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Tihiy

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  1. Tihiy

    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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    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.
  5. That was resolved in ++2.7.2.
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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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    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

    Please read latest pages to get StartIsBack++ beta
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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
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    StartIsBack translations

    How do I translate StartIsBack? Start with sample which contains latest strings: http://startisback.com/langs/RU-RU.txt (there are other languages on server but only Russian is the latest; if you're skilled you can extract language file from StartIsBackCfg.exe) How do I test my translation? Put your file, named appropriately with you language code (ES-ES.txt, ZH-TW.txt, SR-LATN-CS.txt, etc.) into StartIsBack folder, alongside with StartIsBackCfg.exe; you have use this language as your system primary one. What to do later? Send me an e-mail or publish your file here. What do I get? You'll receive StartIsBack license for free. That is true if you provide a better / fuller translation than StartIsBack contains.
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    This is why we can't have nice things
  17. Please write to support e-mail.
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    Unable to pin programs to Start

    Please write to support e-mail.
  19. Revolutions Pack 9 Version 9.7.0, released Nov'10. Revolutions Pack (RP) is an unique program designed to improve Windows 98/Me user experience with: * Stability and Control. It provides new Ctrl-Alt-Del dialog allowing precise control over system resources. It includes technologies which are improving system reliability by protecting system resources and providing better resource utilization and cleanup. * Appearance and Personalization. Revolutions Pack has UberSkin with it - the most powerful free skinning engine built around closed-source OS. It is able to change almost any GUI element at no cost over usability. You want Windows XP skin looking better than real Windows XP? No problem. Now, with RP9, you'll also have all-out power over icons. RP9 reintroduces 32-bit icons - with shadows, smoothed edges and rich colors. Do you care? RP9 comes with fine set of icons which you can choose from - and restyle whole system icon set in one click. Where to click? In RPConfig - new control tool for personalization. It's the storage for your wallpapers, skins and icons - your style. * Usability and Effects. New RP version has neat little features like: ClearType - Microsoft subpixel font smoothing technology which greatly improves reading on LCD screens; Big buttons for taskbar - greatly improves task switching on big screens; Menu fading - if your eyes are tired from pop-roll menus; Hotkeys - for keyboard pundits. Now you can use WIN+UP/DOWN to maximize/minimize windows. And I've just started. Over all mantras, Stability and Control is the most important for whole RP9. That's why new Revolutions Pack is completely modular - you don't install what you don't want. That's why new Revolutions Pack won't touch any system file or registry key - it plays nice. It was created and polished to play nice with your applications and your system. Note: RP9 contains the great Watercolor Emico: Ergonomic Blue theme, by Gelosea, who kindly granted permission for its redistribution (in Win 9x/ME compatible format) with the RP9 package. Thanks Gelosea, you rock!
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    StartIsBack translations

    Please provide FR-FR file in UTF-16 encoding
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    Beta channel

    Yes, now if explorer is restarted more often than once per 30 seconds, an advice to disable StartIsBack is shown.
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    Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.6 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe - Support for Windows 10 Spring 2018 update pre-release builds: * Added support for Acrylic and Acrylic+ blurring styles * Microsoft Edge pre-launching can be disabled * Added Properties content menu item for metro apps - StartIsBack will stop working on unsupported Win10 builds even when installed per-user - StartIsBack will advice to disable itself on boot if explorer crash loop if detected - Minor fixes and improvements
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    StartIsBack++ 2.7

    Yes. You can create NoTaskbarSkin = 1 DWORD in HKCU\Software\StartIsBack to workaround crashing. If you're in crash loop, hold Escape key.
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    OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    What has to be modified in explorerframe.dll?
  25. Here are some lightweight tools made by me which you may have seen before, or may not. It's mostly abadon-ware (no further developed), but all stable and useful. They should work on 98/Me. Network activity indicator Nice applet blinking like 2000/XP does. Shows simple network stats and open ports. Link: http://tihiy.net/files/IpTest.zip Install: extract dll&exe into \windows\system, run install.reg and re-login. Uninstall: run uninstall.reg, delete dll&exe from \windows\system. Task manager Simple process manager which hooks Ctrl-Shift-Esc (not resident). Link: http://tihiy.net/files/Taskmgr.exe Install: copy exe into windows\system, run taskmgr /install Remove: run taskmgr /remove, delete exe Add/Remove program alternative I think it's clear what it does. Link: http://tihiy.net/files/programs.zip Shut down dialog alternative XP-alike shutdown dialog. Accepts command line flags [-f] [-r|-s|-l] ([force] reboot/shutdown/logoff). Link: http://tihiy.net/files/shutdown.exe
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