Yes it is. That show desktop button is invisible in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 Windows 7 start menu and desktop - v1.0
Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:01 PM
I just created an account just to write this and say thanks a bunch load for this!
Been looking for quite a few apps to do this, but this is just awesome!
Does the job (Windows 8 Pro, 64bit) and no more tiles and I have a start button back!
Do lose multiple task bars though on more than one monitor, but I can live with that.
Thanks so much for this - really really awesome!
Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:25 PM
- Tool: accepts en-US mui files as fallback for any language
- Tool: improved open speed (does not try to patch explorer each time)
- Tool: command line options (see scripting guide)
- Explorer7: fixed 'Exit explorer' not unloading explorer.exe fully.
Scripting guide: http://tihiy.net/fil...8_scripting.zip
Tells you how to install / uninstall / patch silently. Also add a nice context menu to desktop menu to switch shells on the fly.
NOTE: if you run installer from explorer7, installer will restart explorer.exe elevated which can be undesirable. So better switch back to explorer8 before upgrading.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:03 PM
Ah, my bad, I remembered incorrectly for Windows 7.
Now I think I'm fine with the visible show desktop button under explorer7, it doesn't have to mimic the invisible show desktop button as Windows 8.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:14 PM
I'm wondering if the "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager" Service can now be stopped with Tihiy's shell installed/enabled,
unlike Windows 7, there's no "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager" service in services.msc in Windows 8.
if you delete C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe
under explorer7, you can enter desktop after reboot, but black screen after logoff and logon ie you lose the ability to logoff I don't think it's a big problem though.
under explorer8, unable to enter desktop after reboot, black screen instead. it's also a black screen after switch explorer7 to explorer8. ie dwm.exe is necessary for explorer8.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:30 PM
Not easy path, sorry. Easiest possible now would be - portable install, grab win7 files, then copy installed dir into mounted install.wim, then integrate desktopcontextmenu.reg from scripting zip into offline registry and save wim and re-create iso. Depending on your skill level, it could be hard. I could create easier way if you ask me how easy you want it to be.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:51 PM
This post has been edited by gendouhydeist: 29 September 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:12 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:49 AM
- Installer: can create shortcuts for all users or only this user
- Tool: now properly switches shells for non-admin users
- Explorer7: fixed MFU list displaying duplicate items; fixed minor memory leak
Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:04 AM
Edit: I haven't cursed anything yet! Why it doesn't allow me to choose the path this time?
Edit again: delete picture.
This post has been edited by Aloha: 30 September 2012 - 11:17 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:20 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:22 AM
Look at the picture I added to my last post.
Edit: Uh oh ... I have W8 on drive X:, does it mean that I have to change all C: in the .reg file to X:?
I'll try it again tomorrow and tell if it works then. Thank you for replying.
This post has been edited by Aloha: 30 September 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:06 PM
this is part of the Version 1.0?
I'll test it now
yes, it now uses the Vista style dialog
Number of downloads: 108
This post has been edited by MagicAndre1981: 30 September 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:29 PM
I also changed C: to X: in the registry file and "Switch shells" works fine now. Just one more thing. C: is where I have W7. Did the registry I merged last night change anything on drive C? I mean the registry that I hadn't changed its content.