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Tihiy

Start Is Back - 2.1 release

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thanks for the new version, but I gave it up. It looks like you don't want to fix the elevated explorer issue

Well, you're the only one having this issue, no? Because it can start explorer elevated only if you run StartIsBack_setup.exe elevated.
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I think other have it, too but they don't know that they have it because they don't run any apps. I need to run it as admin to install it for all suers to C:\Program Files.

Can you use DuplicateTokenEx to get the old Explorer token, store it and start the Shell again with this token (CreateProcessWithTokenW)? I don't know how you run the Shell again.

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Installer runs with normal privileges. When you install for all users, it starts itself elevated. After elevated copy is finished installing, original unelevated process restarts explorer.

So you can't get explorer elevated unless you run installer elevated at the first place.

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Installer runs with normal privileges. When you install for all users, it starts itself elevated.

ok, this explains it. To avoid this second restart I've always started the setup elevated. :whistle:

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^^ and that's finally fixed

VERSION 1.3.2

http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBack_setup.exe

Fix: new program highlighting errorneusly fired for new users and roaming profiles

Fix: orb unhides when hidden taskbar is shown (IrfanView)

Fix: icons could fail to show in program list

Next version is under heavy development.

Heavy Development? What have you in mind? Automatic Coffee dispenser? mmmh

But really, its great at present.. If you hadnt come along , i would have flashed W7 back again.

I still detest W8

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^^ and that's finally fixed

VERSION 1.3.2

http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBack_setup.exe

Fix: new program highlighting errorneusly fired for new users and roaming profiles

Fix: orb unhides when hidden taskbar is shown (IrfanView)

Fix: icons could fail to show in program list

Next version is under heavy development.

Heavy Development? What have you in mind? Automatic Coffee dispenser? mmmh

I think having a "Modern UI applications" folder in start menu would be great imho, for example like Start8. :yes:

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What's the chance we can get a Windows RT (arm) version of this compiled (for jailbroken machines?)

If you need some assistance, I'm sure I can help.

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What's the chance we can get a Windows RT (arm) version of this compiled (for jailbroken machines?)

I would be interested to make this version, but for now thethered jailbreak nature and lack of option to run Windows RT in virtual machine limits my options. Let's move discussion to the PM.
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^^ and that's finally fixed

Yeah been using 1.3.2 for a while and it looks like it's really fixed. Thanks @Tihiy :thumbup

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Hi everyone, love SIB. Best start menu replacement I have used so far.

My questions is how is it set to autorun? I know it is just a .dll that explorer.exe loads, but where in the registry is it set to load automatically? Just curious as Sysinternals Autoruns does not detect it.

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Yeah probably but typically Autoruns can detect those. It detects other shell extensions.

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StartIsBack replaces two system shell classes in SOFTWARE\CLASSES branch.

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Thanks for the response. Could you elaborate a bit? How does this result in it running automatically? Why does autoruns not detect it?

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Hi i wrote an email to your Tihiy, but i dont know if you seen it anyways here goes look the picture for tweaks and bugs fixed i want to see in startisback which will make it feel like win7 100% !

startisback_tweaks_n_bugs.png

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I've adressed this in a email.

Now for Autoruns, it's not possible for it to detect every change in a COM registration registry database. COM database is a dark place where you can change one obscure entry and make your library load instead of another one in almost every process, since it's widely used inside all programs.

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Hi i wrote an email to your Tihiy, but i dont know if you seen it anyways here goes look the picture for tweaks and bugs fixed i want to see in startisback which will make it feel like win7 100% !

For Windows Update, I just have a shortcut which I drag to my All Programs folder (I might've had to put it on my Desktop first because of rights, and then drag it from there).

You might be able to make the shortcut yourself, pointing to

%windir%\system32\wuapp.exe startmenu

with

%windir%\system32

as the starting folder. Attached is my shortcut zipped up. Or you can search for it in the Start Menu, right-click it, make a shortcut from it, then put it where you want.

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Attached is my shortcut zipped up.

I can't see any attached zip.

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Attached is my shortcut zipped up.

I can't see any attached zip.

Sorry, forgot to hit a button. :D

Windows Update.zip

Edited by roirraW "edor" ehT
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StartIsBackCfg.exe doesn't play nicely with DEP unfortunately, it crashes.

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StartIsBackCfg.exe doesn't play nicely with DEP unfortunately, it crashes.

If you have DEP selected for "all programs and services" (not the default), then you might have to exclude StartIsBackCfg.exe from it. I believe this was mentioned early in the development, but as users have to manually change from the default DEP setting to this, it would probably be considered "normal" behavior to have to exclude it from DEP if DEP isn't set to the default "for essential Windows programs and services only".

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StartIsBackCfg.exe doesn't play nicely with DEP unfortunately, it crashes.

If you have DEP selected for "all programs and services" (not the default), then you might have to exclude StartIsBackCfg.exe from it. I believe this was mentioned early in the development, but as users have to manually change from the default DEP setting to this, it would probably be considered "normal" behavior to have to exclude it from DEP if DEP isn't set to the default "for essential Windows programs and services only".

Yup, that issue was fixed looooong ago. Default behavior works now.

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StartIsBackCfg.exe doesn't play nicely with DEP unfortunately, it crashes.

If you have DEP selected for "all programs and services" (not the default), then you might have to exclude StartIsBackCfg.exe from it. I believe this was mentioned early in the development, but as users have to manually change from the default DEP setting to this, it would probably be considered "normal" behavior to have to exclude it from DEP if DEP isn't set to the default "for essential Windows programs and services only".

It just strikes me as odd for any program developed in this day-and-age to crash when subject to DEP. I mean, as you say, I can exclude it, but it's a really bad coding habit to slide into. Check DEP. Check ASLR. This stuff should be enabled on everything you do as of at least five years ago.

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