Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 Windows 7 start menu and desktop - v1.0
Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:00 PM
- Tray icon settings are stored separately for explorer7; wipe no longer needed
- Show Desktop button has slightly different style
- Windows start-up sound is always played
You must uninstall previous versions first to reset tray icon settings for the last time.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:39 PM
Probably not many forum users are using Windows 8
Guests are unable to download files.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:30 PM
Great work keep it up.
B.T.W You derserve all the credit for being able to enable aero glass in Win8RTM.
I know it not working GREAT BUT ITS A START.
I think you could make it work PROPERLY, I hope you will look into IT.
I will not be making any more POST
Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:55 PM
"- You may NOT repackage, translate, adapt, vary, modify, alter, create derivative works based upon, or integrate any other computer programs with, the Product in whole or in part."
"- You may NOT decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Product except to the extent that you may be expressly permitted to reverse engineer or decompile under applicable law."
Microsoft is not forcing anything on anyone, if you want to use a Start Menu, use Windows 7 or earlier. Or use a third-party program. I personally love the Start Screen. They (rightly) decided to move forward in Windows 8. Much like Windows 3.1 - > Windows 95.
Nevermind that the Start Screen still has instant search, pinning, and also live tiles, better screen estate, item grouping, etc.
If we had your way, we'd still be using the Program Manager.
They kept the new Start Menu until Windows 7. That gave it a good life of 8 years. Now we're on to bigger, better things.
When Windows 7 was in beta, adherents of the Classic Start Menu were told "it's time to move on", yet the same people who rebuked these adherents don't want to lose their Windows 7 Start Menu. Irony at its finest.
Oh and as for the people complaining about it being "hard to shutdown", do yourself a favor and press Alt+F4 while you're on the desktop.
If memory serves, you can create a shortcut in Windows 8 to shutdown or restart your computer. Place it on the desktop, taskbar, or pin it to the Start Screen.
Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
Shutdown.exe -r -t 00
This post has been edited by JJerome: 17 September 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:02 AM
This talk is pointless because my work is legal for me. For you, it is too, unless you have a law which explicely disallows this. Also it's pointless because you troll.
In other news, i didn't have time to work on project but hope to bring good news soon.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:30 AM
The user of your patch doesn't modify any Windows files, but someone else does for you. ...Isn't that a loophole?
Oh contraire. I wonder how Microsoft would feel about such an endeavor? Perhaps we should ask to make sure that it's O.K?
...One post is trolling? That's new.
This post has been edited by JJerome: 18 September 2012 - 12:31 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:58 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:21 AM
And I have no interest in legal persecution. I merely stated that it isn't (to my knowledge) legal.
Please, I don't wish for you to misunderstand me. I've only come here to prevent another Windows from being panned. Your patch is to my objective...how do I put it delicately? A fly in the ointment.
Now on the surface, this appears to be a contradiction, since people may actually want to use Windows 8 due to your patch. However, sometimes a product becomes such a convenient whipping boy that we lose sight of what it really is... Windows 8 is maligned in the same way, and by the same crowd of clueless tech bloggers. Your patch gives the impression that the start menu is absolutely necessary for the operating system to be usable, not to mention throwing out Microsoft's hard work.
This post has been edited by JJerome: 18 September 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:29 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:43 AM
While Microsoft may have become a more litigious company since then, their attitude toward small independent projects, even those that make money and/or may walk a thin line of legality (like MDL) has ranged from benign curiosity to passive indifference.
Many Micrisoft Employees used Mark Russinovich's System Internals Tools before he was hired by the company which he sold (and did require substantial reverse engineering of Windows System Internals); as well even more Microsoft Employees use Nir Sofer's excellent tools and utilities today, some of which take a far more aggressive approach then anything Tihiy has done...
I can confidently report there are Microsoft employees that are as pleased with Tihiy's project as Fans in this thread, and if there is ever any contention over Tihiy's work he'd have probably heard from Micosoft already and will have a very generous notice if that changes...
This post has been edited by hoak: 18 September 2012 - 12:06 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:18 AM
Actually MS already know, some member of this forum already try to post about Tihiy's excellent works on MS forums.
And their reaction? They delete it on sight, almost to made it never there.
And no, they not even bother to comment their feeling abot Tihy's works..
So, i'm trully suggest you ask them, again.
Hard work can be misguided though,
with many who find a way to circumvent the Metro or Start Screen (full-screen taskbar) floating in the net,
why can't MS take hints about it?
- How to disable Metro (now dubbed as Name-less Crap) Interface?
- Wheres my aero/glasses? why can't folk at MS take hints that Ugly-Fication is more DisTractIng than beautificaion? (as folk at MS want us to believe the otherwise?)
- Why are hell, I must use my computer like I use my tablet ?
MS Hard work should be directed at something more useful, not for crap like windows8 user-interface.
- ← AIO Temp File Cleaner for Windows
- Windows 8
- I uninstalled Start is back, and now my screen display is being wonky. →