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Start Is Back - 2.1 release


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Softpedia approved StartIsBack, yay!
I'll try to get a digital signature, don't have such money yet. :rolleyes:


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Softpedia approved StartIsBack, yay!

Sweet!!!!

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To: Tihiy,

In addition to the method you presently offer to buy StartIsBack, would you also offer the ability for us to purchase StartIsBack (still via PayPal), but without a person having to set up a PayPal account?

I know that using my credit card I have purchased items online before via PayPal without having a PayPal account and without having to sign up for a PayPal Account.

I don't know if either of the following two links are of any benefit or not (but will post them just in case):

How to add the ability to accept donations [payments as well, I presume] to your website or blog, or request donations via email, via PayPal without the donors having to sign up for PayPal

How to use PayPal without a PayPal Account

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Thanks for the info. I wonder what the process is to get programs digitally signed.

Buy a codesigning certificate (you can get it for free for open-source projects from Certum, but otherwise they cost between $50 and $500 for the first year).

I'll try to get a digital signature, don't have such money yet. :rolleyes:

Check around at different CAs - I bought mine from GlobalSign because I needed a certificate that works for kernel drivers (they need Microsoft's cross-signing certificate, and usually cost more). I think Startcom is the cheapest (but doesn't allow for kernel-mode codesigning), and you also get unlimited number of https certificates.

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To Tihiy:

With right-click on start I can start explorer but since I´m using xplorer2 (from zabcat) I will be happy if there is a way to change it.

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Dear Tihiy,

Love startisback along with Ex7forWin8 and was wondering if there is any difference in memory usage between the two(I already purchased startisback but still don't use metro).

I also went back to Ex7 after trying startisback as I didn't see a difference functionally compared to Ex7 and would prefer metro disabled altogether unless there is a feature to do so in startisback. Is there any drawback to doing this or known bugs to using Ex7 over startisback when I have access to both? I noticed the start button search menu text is still grey when typing in both.(bug?).

Also I came across this earlier & thought you should know; http://7pmtech.com/t...sback-v11-orbs/

Thanks,
Joey

Edited by Jo3yization, 22 November 2012 - 01:44 PM.


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Love startisback along with Ex7forWin8 and was wondering if there is any difference in memory usage between the two(I already purchased startisback but still don't use metro).

I also went back to Ex7 after trying startisback as I didn't see a difference functionally compared to Ex7 and would prefer metro disabled altogether unless there is a feature to do so in startisback. Is there any drawback to doing this or known bugs to using Ex7 over startisback when I have access to both? I noticed the start button search menu text is still grey when typing in both.(bug?).

Also I came across this earlier & thought you should know; http://7pmtech.com/t...sback-v11-orbs/

Ex7forW8 has bugs which are described in its thread. StartIsBack offers more configuration options, more bugfixes and more features.
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VERSION 1.2 RC1
http://www.startisba...ack_setupRC.exe

Pretty boring version, nothing changed... except one thing
* StartIsBack now supports skins! It is able to load skins for start menu from msstyles directly, without any patches or tools needed!

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One skin is included, Aero 8 by MRGrim. You can find and download more Windows 8 msstyles (although there isn't much now) and place into StartIsBack install folder\Styles.

There should be 1.2RC2 with more fixes and changes. Or not. I'll notify the translators later.

Edited by Tihiy, 22 November 2012 - 02:55 PM.


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Since skins are now supported, is there any chance that the text colour could be fixed when using a high-contrast colour scheme?

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Since skins are now supported, is there any chance that the text colour could be fixed when using a high-contrast colour scheme?

I'll try to. Or we'll find good dark skin.

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thanks for new rc version

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[b]* StartIsBack now supports skins! It is able to load skins for start menu from msstyles directly, without any patches or tools needed!

That is pure awesome! So many people are going to be happy with that. Many thanks to you and MRGrim!

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Welcome

As if you could add the option to disable the window USER

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VERSION 1.2 RC1
http://www.startisba...ack_setupRC.exe

Pretty boring version, nothing changed... except one thing
* StartIsBack now supports skins! It is able to load skins for start menu from msstyles directly, without any patches or tools needed!

Posted Image

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One skin is included, Aero 8 by MRGrim. You can find and download more Windows 8 msstyles (although there isn't much now) and place into StartIsBack install folder\Styles.

There should be 1.2RC2 with more fixes and changes. Or not. I'll notify the translators later.

Awesome work mate, so happy that you were able to add this feature, we already knew SIB was the best start menu around but this is pure awesomeness, just want to say a big thanks for including my theme as well.

@romuald777 The user picture can be disabled pretty easy by modifying the msstyles userpicture:bool and content margins using Windows Style Builder, if that is something that a few are interested in I could release another version with it disabled, would be a shame though considering how much work Tihiy just put into being able to change it lol.

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1) Please Add Windows 8 Logo for Start Button
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2) Change Shutdown to last Power Button
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3) Enable Win+X Menu; Right Click in Left Corner!
A: Right Click in Start Button; show (Properties and Open File Explorer)
B: Right Click in Left Corner Start Button; show Win+X Menu

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Edited by magsood, 22 November 2012 - 06:43 PM.


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Welcome

As if you could add the option to disable the window USER


Here you go, just add to the SIB style folder and select it in your options

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Thank you

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I really like the way we can add a custom start menu now, I will use the Aero 8 msstyles you modified now as a base to create more start menus but I still feel it would be good to have the added option to add a custom user picture frame in the same way you have implemented the start button as that is a much easier option for the average user, also I noticed one bug with the start menu as it is at the moment, it does not seem to include properties from "Start Menu > Menus" in Windows Style Builder and as a result some changes that are made there will not be implemented.

Here is an example of where the problems are, if you look at my start menu when used with SIB it does not use the composited:bool to allow transparency in the programs list.

Maybe you could have the option to apply a complete theme as well instead of just the start menu.

Edited by MrGRiM, 22 November 2012 - 08:13 PM.


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Hello, for some reason ever since I have installed StartIsBack, I am getting semi constant hard lockups (where I have to reboot the computer to bring it back up). It didn't freeze before installing it. Any suggestions on what to try?

Thanks

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Hello, for some reason ever since I have installed StartIsBack, I am getting semi constant hard lockups (where I have to reboot the computer to bring it back up). It didn't freeze before installing it. Any suggestions on what to try?

Thanks

I don't know of anyone else having this problem, are there any other programs you installed that may be causing a conflict?

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Hello, for some reason ever since I have installed StartIsBack, I am getting semi constant hard lockups (where I have to reboot the computer to bring it back up). It didn't freeze before installing it. Any suggestions on what to try?

Search desktop for broken / network shortcuts. If you find any, tell me.

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Skin support is nice but it will only change the Start menu right? Not the Taskbar and window chrome? I think it will continue using UxStyle. That way, the style changes everywhere including Start menu. That said, you're doing a great job. :thumbup

Impossible to run NT6 without third party fixes.


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Getting this error, but only on one computer. Both have User Profiles on drive D.

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Getting this error, but only on one computer. Both have User Profiles on drive D.

Do you get that when running setup? Try right clicking the setup and running as administrator.

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Do you get that when running setup? Try right clicking the setup and running as administrator.

Better use adequate browser.

I didn't make that clear, but skinning engine is not the almighty solution. It serves only one purpose - provide rectangular skin for StartIsBack. It may have limitations and not intended to skin everything. I may create sth like UxStyle ofc, but that's not what i want.




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