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#501
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I have still problems updating.

I hope to fix this.

 

start button not working in startisback+ beta2.does not display anything,menu...etc.

so far only the problem had,and the rest is good

Maybe bottom-left corner is on?

 

no.i looked in settings to exchange...... but nothing.

I hope to solve in the next beta




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+1.5 BETA 2

http://www.startisba...s_setupBETA.exe

 

Multi-monitor overhaul!

- New: option to hide start button separately on primary and secondary monitors
- New: option to open start menu / start screen on active monitor
- New: option to open Start screen on secondary monitor at logon

- Enabling bottom-left screen corner enables Windows 8 start button if taskbar is on botom
- Improved DisplayFusion compatibility

- Fixed beta: taskbar no longer loses translucency during Aero Peek
- Fixed beta: other taskbar translucency bugs
- Fixed beta: start screen hide at logon

- Fixed: if start button is hidden, bottom-left tip was cropped
- Fixed: rapidly changing theme crash

 

Multimon feedback welcomed.

Seems to be working well for me. Windows just made me update to 8.1 and the second start menu was one of my main gripes with SIB+ before.

 

I feel like regular SIB had an option to hide modern apps from search results. Was this a thing? Am I crazy? Is this capability in SIB+ somewhere that I'm just not noticing?

 

Additionally, it was a bit tough to actually find the button for the monitor options, and it's a pretty major feature in my opinion, I use additional monitors whenever I'm able. I think there's enough under that banner to warrant an additional tab, instead of it just being a link hidden in another set of options.



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+1.5 BETA 2

http://www.startisba...s_setupBETA.exe

 

Multi-monitor overhaul!

- New: option to hide start button separately on primary and secondary monitors
- New: option to open start menu / start screen on active monitor
- New: option to open Start screen on secondary monitor at logon

- Enabling bottom-left screen corner enables Windows 8 start button if taskbar is on botom
- Improved DisplayFusion compatibility

- Fixed beta: taskbar no longer loses translucency during Aero Peek
- Fixed beta: other taskbar translucency bugs
- Fixed beta: start screen hide at logon

- Fixed: if start button is hidden, bottom-left tip was cropped
- Fixed: rapidly changing theme crash

 

Multimon feedback welcomed.

Seems to be working well for me. Windows just made me update to 8.1 and the second start menu was one of my main gripes with SIB+ before.

 

I feel like regular SIB had an option to hide modern apps from search results. Was this a thing? Am I crazy? Is this capability in SIB+ somewhere that I'm just not noticing?

 

Additionally, it was a bit tough to actually find the button for the monitor options, and it's a pretty major feature in my opinion, I use additional monitors whenever I'm able. I think there's enough under that banner to warrant an additional tab, instead of it just being a link hidden in another set of options.

 

I agree with you 



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Happy Turkey Day in advance, Tihiy and everyone!  Been so busy with plans - getting married on Saturday and then honeymoon, haven't even had time to try 1.5 beta out much less the previous final.



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Congrats, roirraWedorehT! And I echo your "Happy Thanksgiving" to all in the US.

Cheers and Regards


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plus 1.0.5 win8.1

 

when i use ms ppt 2013 with a projector, the start button is always stay in the peojector



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Is there an option to hide this Administrative Tools folder from the All Programs section of the Start menu in StartIsBack+ ?  I'm currently using v1.0.5.

 

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The option in the StartIsBack configuration window seems to only show or hide the Administrative Tools folder on the right side of the menu, and the option on the Start screen -> Settings charm -> Tiles -> Show Administrative Tools doesn't seem to affect the desktop Start menu, only the Metro All Apps view.


Edited by hcge, 29 November 2013 - 01:47 AM.


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Is there an option to hide this Administrative Tools folder from the All Programs section of the Start menu in StartIsBack+ ?  I'm currently using v1.0.5.

No, but you can right-click it - Properties - set Hidden - Apply to this folder only. I don't think there will be a checkbox for that, one checkbox too many.



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Tihiy you can do Display StartScreen shortcut to be animated and its color will change automatically when you customize the home screen display? 
and solve the problem with the start button. Tnx

Edited by stelian88, 29 November 2013 - 12:48 PM.


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Hello ! Thank you for your really usefull and awesome StartIsBack :)

It's help me to like Windows 8 ^^

 

But, recently, I got some ideas, that I think can improve StartIsBack+, and make Start menu and ModernUI merge better.

Here some screens I made : https://www.dropbox....7625/x72l0l-pMu

 

In brief, make possible the displaying of desktop applications on the ModernUI interface. I think it's a good idea, and this can help the most recalcitrant user to go on Win8 !

 

 

Thank you ;)

 

(Sorry if my english is bad, I'm french ;) )



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Hello ! Thank you for your really usefull and awesome StartIsBack :)

It's help me to like Windows 8 ^^

 

But, recently, I got some ideas, that I think can improve StartIsBack+, and make Start menu and ModernUI merge better.

Here some screens I made : https://www.dropbox....7625/x72l0l-pMu

 

In brief, make possible the displaying of desktop applications on the ModernUI interface. I think it's a good idea, and this can help the most recalcitrant user to go on Win8 !

 

 

Thank you ;)

 

(Sorry if my english is bad, I'm french ;) )

Good idea!I saw pictures,something very similar to retro ui.Now i hope to take into account Tihiy


Edited by stelian88, 30 November 2013 - 02:05 AM.


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Know what else SiB needs that Windows 7 had? Remember how you used to be able to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER while highlighting an item in the start menu or start menu search to run the application as an administrator? Well, personally I think that needs to be brought back as well.

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Know what else SiB needs that Windows 7 had? Remember how you used to be able to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER while highlighting an item in the start menu or start menu search to run the application as an administrator? Well, personally I think that needs to be brought back as well.

That has always worked just fine for me.

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Know what else SiB needs that Windows 7 had? Remember how you used to be able to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER while highlighting an item in the start menu or start menu search to run the application as an administrator? Well, personally I think that needs to be brought back as well.

 

Actually, it works on StartIsBack+ ;)



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Yeah you guys are right it does work. Now anyhow. Don't know what I done earlier...



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But, recently, I got some ideas, that I think can improve StartIsBack+, and make Start menu and ModernUI merge better.

Here some screens I made : https://www.dropbox....7625/x72l0l-pMu

1) Replace desktop with start screen.

- How would you use start screen where you can't do things which you can do on a desktop?

- How would you access desktop files and folders?

2) Overlay metro apps with desktop apps, start menu and taskbar

- That would look terrible unless you put consistent design on all stuff. Translucency will be awful unless hand-tuned.

3) Hot corners and metro apps on taskbar.

- What use of top-left and bottom-left edge will be for?



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I imagined what I suggest as an option, that you can enable or disable. If you want to use the desktop only, you can :)

 

To answers to your questions :

 

1 - I don't see what you can do an the desktop, except a right-click ... And I don't have any icons on my desktop, just the trash.

So, is for that I suggest that, it's because I don't use my deskop at all and I want to use ModernUI, but with a start menu. For who want to do the same, it's could be a very usefull option.

 

2 - I don't think that would look terrible, as you said, at last personaly. And for the translucency, I don't know of it's hard to implements :/

 

3 - Why not completly disabled top and bottom left corners, they will be useless finally !

 

 

Voila ! As I said, it's just some ideas I got, and it's can be improve. Tell me what you think of that :)


Edited by bsymon, 30 November 2013 - 01:27 PM.


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I imagined what I suggest as an option, that you can enable or disable. If you want to use the desktop only, you can :)

 

To answers to your questions :

 

1 - I don't see what you can do an the desktop, except a right-click ... And I don't have any icons on my desktop, just the trash.

So, is for that I suggest that, it's because I don't use my deskop at all and I want to use ModernUI, but with a start menu. For who want to do the same, it's could be a very usefull option.

 

2 - I don't think that would look terrible, as you said, at last personaly. And for the translucency, I don't know of it's hard to implements :/

 

3 - Why not completly disabled top and bottom left corners, they will be useless finally !

 

 

Voila ! As I said, it's just some ideas I got, and it's can be improve. Tell me what you think of that :)

I do not agree with nr 3 = 3 - Why not completly disabled top and bottom left corners, they will be useless finally !



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Mmh ... The solution could be to put an option to enable or disable these corners, and everyone is happy :D



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StartIsBack +1.5 BETA 3

http://www.startisba...s_setupBETA.exe

 

 

- StartIsBack upgrade no longer may require reboot / uninstall

- Multi-monitor settings are now in separate page (if you have multiple monitors or run "startisbackcfg /mutimon")

- Modern apps are not shown in search if neither modern recent apps nor folder are enabled

 

- Optimizations for 'not using start menu' scenario (bottom-left screen edge - original start button enabled):
 * Start menu is not loaded into memory until used
 * Original start button opens start menu on mouse wheel click or when swiped up (on touchscreen)
 * Original start button works on taskbar on start screen as expected

 

- Minor UI changes



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I'm not sure if you noticed, but TrendMicro insists that StartIsBack+ download URL is malicious (check here). Not the file itself, nor the site, just the download URL. I suggest you tell them to reclassify the URL, and put a warning (that TM is broken and should be disabled to download the file) on the download page - in my experience, that's the fastest way to get AV companies to actually do something about false positives.

Edited by ender`, 01 December 2013 - 02:45 PM.


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I suggest you tell them to reclassify the URL

I've done that a dozen times and didn't get any reply.



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I've done that a dozen times and didn't get any reply.

Then put a warning that TrendMicro sucks on the download page - that usually works much better than anything else.

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wow! startisback+ 1.5 beta3 translated in Romanian  :thumbup



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Is there an option to hide this Administrative Tools folder from the All Programs section of the Start menu in StartIsBack+ ?  I'm currently using v1.0.5.

No, but you can right-click it - Properties - set Hidden - Apply to this folder only. I don't think there will be a checkbox for that, one checkbox too many.

Thanks, that worked, and thank you for this great program!

Didn't the old StartIsBack for Windows 8 have this option?  It's ok without it, beause it's easy to hide manually now that I know how.







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