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Everything posted by Tihiy

  1. 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 http://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.
  2. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    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! - 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
  3. 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
  4. Start orb scaling - request/question

    StartIsBack mostly does not support scaling beyond 200% yet. Will improve this.
  5. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    Yep, older versions does show overlay icons on small taskbar buttons. However, this is no longer a case since it does breaks app icons for some apps like Telegram.
  6. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    StartIsBack++ 2.5.1 is out http://startisback.com/#download-tab
  7. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    Reproduced this /silent http://startisback.com/GroupPolicy.zip Yep will be fixed
  8. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    Where do I get it?
  9. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    What is the theme you're using?
  10. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    Sorry, that wall of text does not help. Provide a crash dump if possible.
  11. Beta channel

    Please read latest pages to get StartIsBack++ beta
  12. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Try fix: http://tihiy.net/files/OldNewExplorer.rar
  13. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Please try to capture crash dump, because I'm unable to reproduce the issue. Some "anti-spyware" or shell extension may affect this.
  14. Beta channel

    I'm going to assume you're only one which uses this.
  15. Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.5 RC2/3 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setupBETA.exe
  16. Styles do not work

    Yes. This is required for old third-party msstyles.
  17. Styles do not work

    Create DWORD value named 'NoStyleCache' with value 1 in HKCU\Software\StartIsBack.
  18. Styles do not work

    Are you using stock msstyles? Do you have WindowBlinds installed?
  19. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

  20. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Yeah, fixed silver cream style in Sudden departure should also be fixed.
  21. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    It's the same link and it always was.
  22. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8 released with support for FCU and possible fix for 'sudden departure'
  23. Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.5 RC http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setupBETA.exe This release containts some macOS-esque features:
  24. Beta channel

    StartIsBack++ 2.5 BETA2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setupBETA.exe
  25. Beta channel

    I guess I guess Sure is, how to get Win7 and Win8 frame styles otherwise