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Tihiy

Start Is Back - 2.1 release

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Very good job!!

One small problem:

So I opened the start menu had pinned a program called Start Apps, but after the installation of 2RC no longer have ... As I return to the Start Apps on there?

Thank you.

I have unistall and reinstall and it solve the problem!!!

Continue the good work!!!

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Hi Tihiy,

In Version 2.0 Release Candidate of StartisBack, one of the new additions you mention is: "StartIsBack is disabled in Safe Mode"

When Windows is in Safe Mode I understand why it may be a good thing to have it be automatically disabled, but still. . . can it be 'manually started' by the user if so desired? A little bit of ease and familiarity while moving around to seek a cure for what ails the PC can be a real help.

regards,

Laurence

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Nice improvements. But the preview of the startmenu is limited to 4 themes. If you have more installed, you can see them in the preview.

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Hi Tihiy,

In Version 2.0 Release Candidate of StartisBack, one of the new additions you mention is: "StartIsBack is disabled in Safe Mode"

When Windows is in Safe Mode I understand why it may be a good thing to have it be automatically disabled, but still. . . can it be 'manually started' by the user if so desired? A little bit of ease and familiarity while moving around to seek a cure for what ails the PC can be a real help.

regards,

Laurence

+1 I agree that should be an option, initially you may want any 3rd party code disabled, but also the familiarity when troubleshooting is also something that can really help...

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When Windows is in Safe Mode I understand why it may be a good thing to have it be automatically disabled, but still. . . can it be 'manually started' by the user if so desired? A little bit of ease and familiarity while moving around to seek a cure for what ails the PC can be a real help.

There will be a way to enable SIB in Safe Mode.
Nice improvements. But the preview of the startmenu is limited to 4 themes. If you have more installed, you can see them in the preview.
That's intended so far but will be fixed. Edited by Tihiy
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There's a weird problem with themes in high contrast mode: if "Disable Start Menu transparency" is enabled, Start Menu goes fully transparent in the non-default themes.

Also, could you include my orb images in the installer, too?

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Also, could you include my orb images in the installer, too?

I'm not sure, the color of the flag does not fit for many taskbar/window colors. Edited by Tihiy
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That's intended so far but will be fixed.

ok, thanks :)

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I'm not sure, the color of the flag does not fit for many taskbar/window colors.
I took the colour from the charms bar (though that one does have black background, regardless of theme). Still, I think it looks fine with most themes.
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I noticed a small cosmetic problem while translating: on the Advanced page, the "px" label is covered by the scrollbar (at least in 120DPI mode).

Also, the section labels (eg. "Configure Start menu items and behavior") are always dark blue, even in high contrast themes (makes them hard to see with black background).

Two more translation-related questions:

- is it possible to translate the control panel icon name?

- previous translation versions had some strings for the DLL, but these are missing in the most recent RU-RU.txt example file - are they not supported anymore?

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Version 2.0 Release Candidate 2

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

Since 2.0 is a big release, let's take time and polish 2.0 further. There will be 2.0RC3.

New:

- Changed Mod+Win 'Change Windows key mode' function to be less confusing. It no longer fires Start Menu / Start screen directly; to provide visual feedback, it flashes Start screen / Desktop thumbnail in bottom-left corner to reflect changed Windows key mode.

- Improved 'Activate by Web browser' experience

- New program folder highlighting in All Programs XP style

Fixed:

- Fixed Appearance styles/orbs list overflow issues

- Minor fixes

Edited by Tihiy
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- Changed Mod+Win 'Change Windows key mode' function to be less confusing. It no longer fires Start Menu / Start screen directly; to provide visual feedback, it flashes Start screen / Desktop thumbnail in bottom-left corner to reflect changed Windows key mode.
This flashes on my secondary monitor for some reason.

Also, at least in RC1, the highlight colour was still orange, even in high contrast theme.

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Fixed:

- Fixed Appearance styles/orbs list overflow issues

thanks for fixing this :thumbup

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After using Start8 and StartIsBack for a month each your V2.0RC1 finally made me buy a 5-pack of StartIsBack. Great work! :D

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what can I say?

You are walking towards perfection. Keep on and don't stop.

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Hi,

First of all I have to say that this is a fantastic piece of software. I prefer startisback to start8, but I have a problem. In start 8 you can define what you want start button to do when left clicked, metro or windows 7 start screen.

Is there an option to activate metro start screen by using left click? I could't find it. Would you be so kind to add this feature to the next release. I think that someone will find it useful.

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Tihiy youre great this is the best version that you designed, the Start Menu is the same as Windows 7, and thanks for include the Jump List to to the menú of StartIsBack, is the best start menu created, Good Job. :thumbup

Edited by santij07
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Hi Tyhiy,

is it possible to make the startbutton smaller if you change the taskbar to small taskbar. In start8 it is possible.

thx

commander

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Tihiy just one thing when Windows 7 have updates to install or are intalling in the shutdown botton appear a logo warning that to remember that the computer need to restart to terminate updates operation like the photo i post.

Edited by santij07
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Tihiy just one thing when Windows 7 have updates to install or are intalling in the shutdown botton appear a logo warning that to remember that the computer need to restart to terminate updates operation like the photo i post.

I've seen that warning with SiB at least *sometimes*. Or am I imagining it or like I like to say - dis-remembering it? :D

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Tihiy just one thing when Windows 7 have updates to install or are intalling in the shutdown botton appear a logo warning that to remember that the computer need to restart to terminate updates operation like the photo i post.

I've seen that warning with SiB at least *sometimes*. Or am I imagining it or like I like to say - dis-remembering it? :D

That actually works for me! I have all my workstations setup so the users get NO notification at all. No popups, no questions, nothing. That way when they shutdown at night it gets rebooted that way. Why bug the crap out of them for nothing?

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Is there an option to activate metro start screen by using left click? I could't find it. Would you be so kind to add this feature to the next release. I think that someone will find it useful.

You can hide Start button, pin shortcut to Start screen to the taskbar and enable bottom-left screen corner. That will be close enough.

is it possible to make the startbutton smaller if you change the taskbar to small taskbar.

Just find a smaller button. Maybe I should include a smaller button.
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Hi ty, I found this little bug....right click over a shortcut that dont point more to a file, when the alert will show ,the avatar "pop" in front of the menù. See the attachment for a better understanding

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Edited by Aizen
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