Thanks for the link to 2.1.
I very thoroughly uninstalled SIB 2.0. (Using Total Uninstall, first the supplied uninstaller, I had monitored the installation.
Then I installed 2.1
I do see one fixed item on the SIB menu now, at the top, above the recent items, a link to the Metro Start Screen.
However, when I right-click on another program or shortcut and choose "Pin to Start Menu", I still go to the SIB menu, and the pinned item is not there.
I even tried (SIB options) disabling the showing of recent items there, so then all I saw was that Start Screen. Tried pinning other items to the start menu again, and once more they did not show up in the SIB start menu.
Just checked the Metro Start Screen, and the items I pinned were pinned to the Metro Start Screen (although not to the SIB menu).
The computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad X230, running a clean fresh install (just a few days old) of Windows 8 Pro, all the recent updates.
I also noticed that the items I pinned to the Start Menu do appear in the second part of the SIB menu, the menu one sees after clicking "All Programs". I see also (in File Explorer) that shortcuts for the pinned items were added to the folder c:\users\"me"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. (The same place where the shortcuts for the "All Programs" menu is located. But they do not appear in the first main SIB Start Menu screen, where I see on the left only a link to the Metro Start Screen, and recent documents and apps. (In what folder are links pinned to the main screen kept?)
What might be going on? Any settings or registry changes to try?
In case it makes any difference, I have the Quick Launch toolbar enabled in the taskbar. (shouldn't make a difference, but just in case.....)
Don't know why he didn't put it on the first post. I got version 2.1 from here:
As said, I have version 2.0, which was the most recent one when I downloaded a couple days ago. But I see people referring to 2.1. Is there a 2.1 available now.. Does this feature work better in 2.1?
I have no trouble pinning shortcuts and .exe files to Start Menu, and they always work fine. Maybe you should uninstall the old version before installing the new one.
Edited by maikii, 30 March 2013 - 11:57 AM.