rseiler

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  1. Just a heads-up that SIB+ 1.7.5 installs but never appears in the leaked 10036.
  2. I have an odd problem on 8.1 x64 (tested with 1.6.2 and 1.7 beta). I can't run a program returned in search results as admin. So, if I navigate to Notepad via the menu (All Programs, Windows Accessories), right click Notepad, and select Run as Admin, it works. However, if I simply search on "Notepad" and then right click on the result (in Program section), and select Run as Admin, it tells me that "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." Of course, it does. This happens with all programs returned in search results (not Notepad-specific). I then tried SIB+ in a test install of the same OS and did not see the problem, so I'm not sure what to think or how to go about resolving it. I really don't think that it was always this way or I would have noticed it before now.
  3. For the record, I'm using Opera 12.xx. I wouldn't have expected that would have mattered, since isn't the download sent to whichever default browser you have?
  4. Thanks for the update. Just though I'd mention an apparent error in the update mechanism. With 1.6.0 installed, I happened to reboot. Afterwards, I received the notice from SIB+ of a new version. However, it downloaded this, which is the non-plus version: h--p://www.startisback.com/StartIsBack_setup.exe
  5. No, the whole menu. There's a pause (sometimes) before it displays.
  6. Remember several months ago when it turned out there was a menu display delay issue because of various icon caches? I'm seeing a similar effect (again, only sometimes) seemingly since upgrading to Update 1 and 1.6. Like before, I think the way it happens mostly is when the menu hasn't been used in a while. I have no idea if it's the same cause, but the effect, at least, is very similar.
  7. Is the end nigh for Startisback+? http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/02/microsoft-will-soon-bring-back-the-start-menu-in-windows-8-1
  8. Yes, it looks like the beast is dead now, as it's lightning fast, thanks! I had also seen the UAC issue this last week, but I hadn't realized yet that it was related to SIB even though I'd never seen it happen before then. It's working now too.
  9. It's 24 hours after installing 1.5, which is when at least one explorer.exe was restarted. I'm assuming it's the one with the much higher PID: explorer.exe PID=1080, I/O Reads 865, I/O Writes 17, I/O Read Bytes 3,748,426, I/O Write Bytes 424,321 explorer.exe PID=7016, I/O Reads 11,988, I/O Writes 509, I/O Read Bytes 12,415,398, I/O Write Bytes 2,087,649.
  10. I installed 1.5 last night. Machine was on overnight. This morning, first click of Start saw the same delay. It's a fast system: 8GB RAM, Core i5-2500, SSD. And this never used to happen at all. I guess what I'll have to do is wait several hours and then have Process Monitor running when clicking Start.
  11. Has anyone seen a pause/delay when clicking the SIB+ 1.05 button for the first time in a session, or the first time in a while (sorry I can't be more precise)? I am, and I don't recall seeing it before a few weeks ago (I've been on 8.1 for a few months). It's almost as if it's thinking about something for 7 or 8 seconds. It's then instantaneous on subsequent presses, but some hours later it'll go back to first-press slowness again.
  12. As a "best practice," is it advisable to uninstall SIB+ before (and reinstall after) big updates, such as the massive (230MB) "General Availability Update Rollup" update for 8.1? Or is there no way that SIB+ could cause problems for such things? I guess using the "disable" feature is an option, though I haven't tested yet to see if that stays disabled after reboot.
  13. When crashes happen? If it's outside of using menu and launching apps, it's hardly StartIsBack fault. You can try test version as well. It's only happened when using the Start menu, or using the right-click menu in the lower left, or using a quicklaunch menu I have. It could be a coincidence, but the incidents have increased greatly since 2.1.
  14. I've had 6 Explorer crashes in ntdll.dll since 2.1, and 1 before. I know Explorer crashes were a topic last year, but I wasn't using it then so can't compare with then. Also, while I'm not sure StartisBack is the reason, it's my top suspect. Will the beta help? I can also just uninstall to see how that goes.
  15. I just re-confirmed it with 2.0.2. Did you use Outlook 2013 (I can't confirm for any earlier version)? If so, what kind of mail account did you use to test with? I'm testing with POP3, and it's a total wipeout with your start screen uncluttering feature enabled: no toast, no notification sound. The mail just magically appears. At least you see the new mail symbol in Outlook's taskbar icon, otherwise it would be impossible to know if mail came in.