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Start Is Back - 2.1 release


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Ok, but I don't have the properties for clear recent items I Attacht a print Screen, why happened this I uninstall the beta and I istall the 1.3.3 version but the problem persist you can see the photo.


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Ok, but I don't have the properties for clear recent items I Attacht a print Screen, why happened this I uninstall the beta and I istall the 1.3.3 version but the problem persist you can see the photo.


This problem not from StartIsback .... A few days ago i had the same problem
The solution is to delete your recent item folder and restart your computer and the system will create a new recent item folder and every thing will be back to normal

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Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I would like to ask you to consider adding searching in the "games explorer" database from the start menu, like in Windows 7.

Since 1.3.1 newly installed games create shortcuts in Games start menu subfolder so it's searched like in Windows 7. If you don't have some shortcuts there, create them.

I don't think Steam creates shortcuts there, and creating them would a chore for every Steam game.

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I don't think Steam creates shortcuts there, and creating them would a chore for every Steam game.

Okay, i'll look into this. But to solve this broken record issue right now, go to
%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
and create there a folder named
Games.{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}

That will add games into search.

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Is there any progress on the icon-loading issue (blank-page icon)? Something else we could try on our PC's?

Also, if you wish, you're free to include the orb images I made.

Very nice buttons, keep 'em coming!

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Hello, I am a license holder.

I have a request that items are not underlined when I search for them.

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I have a request that items are not underlined when I search for them.

That's a funny glitch which is also in Windows 7. To fix this, go to Control Panel - Folder Options, choose 'Single-click to open an item' - 'Underline ... only when i point to them', then click Apply. Check 'Double-click to open an item' back after, if you're using double click.

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I have a request that items are not underlined when I search for them.

That's a funny glitch which is also in Windows 7. To fix this, go to Control Panel - Folder Options, choose 'Single-click to open an item' - 'Underline ... only when i point to them', then click Apply. Check 'Double-click to open an item' back after, if you're using double click.


Well that explains why I have never seen it then, first thing I do after install is change to single click lmao

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How deep can you change the layout of the startmenu?

I have a request. When you search for data/programs, the width is increased and the common entries like Run, Help, Documents are hidden. Can you also implement this when clicking on "All programs"? :whistle:
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Is there any progress on the icon-loading issue (blank-page icon)? Something else we could try on our PC's?

Glad to report that this issue is fixed in upcoming 2.0 beta 1.

When you search for data/programs, the width is increased and the common entries like Run, Help, Documents are hidden. Can you also implement this when clicking on "All programs"?

Not likely to make it into 2.0, but maybe later, maybe via some registry options. Not sure how this can work out.

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BTW, when you type in the Search box, the text has wrong colour.

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BTW, when you type in the Search box, the text has wrong colour.


Not for me.... :)

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Hi!
I just tried the app and after triing it, i did uninstall but after uninstall, it still skips the metro :o why is it? also did a system restore but no help :o

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I just tried the app and after triing it, i did uninstall but after uninstall, it still skips the metro :o why is it? also did a system restore but no help :o

What app version? Do you still have Start button after uninstalling? Nothing is modified in the system permanently so it's unlikely StartIsBack fault.

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Dear Tihiy
Let me present myself:
I am a freelance translator in Taiwan, I can translate it into Chinese (Traditional)
Tell me if anyone is already working on it, if not, it'd be a pleasure for me to do the translation.(May I get an additional license?, just for my girlfriend)
I know that I am asking too many things but:
could you include the names of the translators in the "about" section? I think they will be very happy.
check my website:
www.santiagoti.com
I wish you a happy new Chinese year
Best regards

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Is there any progress on the icon-loading issue (blank-page icon)? Something else we could try on our PC's?

Glad to report that this issue is fixed in upcoming 2.0 beta 1.

Perfect, thanks a lot!

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I've run into a bug where Start Is Back is not showing all the pinned items in the start menu. Even if I do a "remove from list" on all the auto added items I end up with most of the pinned items missing.

If I manually re-add the missing items, they have a (2) after them showing they are a duplicate.

Looking in
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

I see all the pinned links are there, but they are not working.

This is on Windows 8 x64. It's running on laptop that was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
All the links that don't work were created under Windows 7, and Windows 8 left them alone during migration.

I checked the security permissions on an old link (which does not show up) vs a new link (which shows up), and they are the same.

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I am a freelance translator in Taiwan, I can translate it into Chinese (Traditional)
Tell me if anyone is already working on it, if not, it'd be a pleasure for me to do the translation.(May I get an additional license?, just for my girlfriend)

Please write to support email (http://www.startisba...om/#support-tab) and i'll have you in mind when time to translate 2.0 comes.

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Looking in
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

I see all the pinned links are there, but they are not working.

This been mentioned earlier - just delete all those shortcuts from C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

Next, pin your shortcuts afresh - they will no longer be followed with a (2) :)


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Not likely to make it into 2.0, but maybe later, maybe via some registry options. Not sure how this can work out.


ok, thanks :)
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Not for me.... :)

Here's a comparision between StartIsBack 2.0 preview and Windows 7:
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Notice how StartIsBack's search text colour is lighter. This is even more noticeable in my high contrast mode (though the colour was originally pointed out to me by somebody else).

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Not for me.... :)

Here's a comparision between StartIsBack 2.0 preview and Windows 7:
Notice how StartIsBack's search text colour is lighter. This is even more noticeable in my high contrast mode (though the colour was originally pointed out to me by somebody else).

People keep saying that Win7 is also grey yet....none of my Win7 machines are grey. No clue what they are talking about. SiB text color is the same as the default text color that says "Search programs and files". Win7 is not and has never been like that. But if it's a pain to change then forget it. Not a big deal.

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StartIsBack 2.0 BETA 1 "THE ONE TO RULE THEM ALL"
http://www.startisba...k_setupBETA.exe
NOTE: if you've used beta 0, it's recommended to uninstall it with 'Remove settings and license data' checked.

Version 2.0 beta 1 represents significant and massive release. It also contains a lot of fixes for longstanding issues. It should be stable but it's not yet visually or feature complete.

New:
- Option to enable Start Screen hot corner on desktop
- Configure bottom-left hot corner function
- Configure Modern app closing function
- Advanced Win hotkeys configuration options
Changes over beta 0:
- Modern apps are not in MFU program list by default; Modern app settings are redone and added into Start Menu settings tree.
Fixes:
- Shortcuts for games with dot in name could be created incorrectly
- Longstanding: uninstall could fail to remove installation directory
- Longstanding: windows key could fail to show start menu on some systems
- Longstanding: search could be slow to update search results and icons
- Longstanding: switching users could squish start menu
- Various beta 0 bug fixes


Edited by Tihiy, 06 February 2013 - 04:46 PM.


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A note about 2.0 philosophy. As you should know, StartIsBack is not like others menu replacement programs.
StartIsBack offers experience which is as close as possible to default Windows 7 one.

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Yet 2.0 provides a lot of ways to configure Windows experience. By default, the most non-breaking and non-confusing options are provided.
There could be too many options; some were shaved by Occam's razor already. I need your feedback about wording and whole options overall.

Interesting and unique possibilities with 2.0:
- Launch Modern apps within Start menu. By default, they are displayed in All Programs 'Start Apps' folder (you can rename it). They're not visible in recently used list by default.
- Less Start Screen in-your-face. You can configure Desktop to appear when your modern app closes (crashes, snapped) or when you click in bottom-left corner. By default, desktop will show if you used it last.
- Disable Windows hotkey (may appeal to gamers).
- Use Windows XP style multi-column All Programs flyout (may appeal to xpclient).
- Make Ctrl-Win change Windows key mode so you can change swtiching models (Start screen / Start menu) at the press of a key.

I'm open to your feedback. Visual improvements will come in next version(s) so don't whine yet.

Edited by Tihiy, 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM.


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Thanks for the update, particularly adding bottom-left configurability in the UI (those who haven't been using the right-click menu down there don't know what they're missing).

I haven't revisited SIB since reporting this issue. Would you happen to know if enabling that feature can still cause application issues?
http://www.msfn.org/...62#entry1025262




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