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#61 Javik

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:43

Most likely, it'll just be like UXtheme patching years ago. Remember how that always broke with updates?


Wrong, it's just a hook to some functions already present in Explorer, no files are altered Tihiy gave a detailed explanation of how it works on MSFN which I'd suggest reading before jumping to assumptions.


#62 LAMj

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 21:24

Can you test if it hides back if you switch to Metro and back to desktop?


Yes, I can confirm that. But on dual monitors setup, the secondary monitor still show it (which I think is not a big deal, it's actually useful =D)

#63 Tihiy

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 21:37

Yes, I can confirm that. But on dual monitors setup, the secondary monitor still show it (which I think is not a big deal, it's actually useful =D)

Okay, then it's fixed in beta 2.

#64 nekrosoft13

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 17:27

keep up the good work Tihiy!!

#65 c.grz

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 19:40

#1: Hate to be picky
#2: I don't know if anyone else has stated this, but...

If you need a 3rd party app to add functionality; it can't be called the "native" start menu.

Other than that, good work on recreating the start menu for people that need it!

#66 +Brando212

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 19:46

#1: Hate to be picky
#2: I don't know if anyone else has stated this, but...

If you need a 3rd party app to add functionality; it can't be called the "native" start menu.

Other than that, good work on recreating the start menu for people that need it!

from what i understand it he calls it 'native' because it's using code from windows that was thought to have been removed but only hidden

#67 ahhell

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 20:00

I don't get it. Instead of adding all this third party crap, why not try and get used to what is already there? :s

#68 Arceles

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:42

I don't get it. Instead of adding all this third party crap, why not try and get used to what is already there? :s


I prefer to call it "improve user experience" because the default one it's not enough

#69 firey

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 14:04

I don't get it. Instead of adding all this third party crap, why not try and get used to what is already there? :s


Because what's there sucks for some people, myself included. I won't be using 8, but if forced the first thing I'd look for is a start menu replacement, and a way to disable metro.

#70 Tihiy

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 21:28

Beta 3 has arrived and ready for widespread testing.

http://www.msfn.org/...ost__p__1015929

#71 OP flexkeyboard

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 21:32

Beta 3 has arrived and ready for widespread testing.

http://www.msfn.org/...ost__p__1015929


cool bean Tihiy!, I hope you fixed the hot corner reappearing and multiple displays issues.

#72 Tihiy

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 22:16

cool bean Tihiy!, I hope you fixed the hot corner reappearing and multiple displays issues.

Yeah, they were fixed in Beta 2.

#73 Tihiy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:06

Version 1.0 of best start menu for Windows 8 is available :rofl:

http://www.startisback.com/

#74 Winbuntu

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:48

Good news indeed and the price is freindly..

#75 nekrosoft13

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:44

I don't get it. Instead of adding all this third party crap, why not try and get used to what is already there? :s


because whats already there is crap. IF i buy windows tablet i will use metro start screen, but not on my desktop.



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