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Classic Shell ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Airman Basic, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

  2. XS11E

    XS11E Flightless Bird

  3. Zanqeutil

    Zanqeutil Flightless Bird

  4. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

  5. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:47:51 -0500, Airman Basic wrote:
    >
    > Haven't seen it discussed,does Classic Shell
    >
    > http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/index.html
    >
    > work with Win7 starter edition?


    I don't have an answer to that specific question, but it may not be
    as necessary as you think. For instance, one feature is bringing
    back the "Recent Documents" menu. But that's actually not needed.
    Click the Start button and start typing the file name or a recently-
    used document; Windows finds it for you.

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  6. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

    On 10/16/2010 9:47 AM, Stan Brown wrote:
    > On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:47:51 -0500, Airman Basic wrote:
    >>
    >> Haven't seen it discussed,does Classic Shell
    >>
    >> http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/index.html
    >>
    >> work with Win7 starter edition?

    >
    > I don't have an answer to that specific question, but it may not be
    > as necessary as you think. For instance, one feature is bringing
    > back the "Recent Documents" menu. But that's actually not needed.
    > Click the Start button and start typing the file name or a recently-
    > used document; Windows finds it for you.
    >

    I was looking for something to change the desktop appearance, which you
    can't do with starter.
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 16 Oct 2010, Airman Basic <airman_basic@hotmail.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > I was looking for something to change the desktop appearance,
    > which you can't do with starter.


    You can, somewhat. I found a utility that allows you to change the
    desktop wallpaper on Win7 Starter. It's not as convenient as it could
    be, since it forces you to reboot for the new wallpaper to take effect,
    but it's better than having no control at all. If you can't find the
    utility I'll see if I can find out where I got it from.
     
  8. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:06:00 -0400, Nil
    <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:

    > On 16 Oct 2010, Airman Basic <airman_basic@hotmail.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    > > I was looking for something to change the desktop appearance,
    > > which you can't do with starter.

    >
    > You can, somewhat. I found a utility that allows you to change the
    > desktop wallpaper on Win7 Starter. It's not as convenient as it could
    > be, since it forces you to reboot for the new wallpaper to take effect,
    > but it's better than having no control at all. If you can't find the
    > utility I'll see if I can find out where I got it from.



    Read here:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html
     
  9. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:06:00 -0400, Nil wrote:
    >
    > On 16 Oct 2010, Airman Basic <airman_basic@hotmail.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    > > I was looking for something to change the desktop appearance,
    > > which you can't do with starter.

    >
    > You can, somewhat. I found a utility that allows you to change the
    > desktop wallpaper on Win7 Starter. It's not as convenient as it could
    > be, since it forces you to reboot for the new wallpaper to take effect,
    > but it's better than having no control at all. If you can't find the
    > utility I'll see if I can find out where I got it from.


    Irfanview can do it in Home Premium, and no reboot is required. (I
    just now tried it.) I'd be interested to hear whether it can do it in
    Starter also.

    Irfanview is a free image-viewing and -editing utility that can do
    everything up to and including red-eye correction in photos. I use
    it quite often, and have been happy enough with it that I sent a
    voluntary contribution.

    http://www.irfanview.com

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  10. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 16 Oct 2010, Stan Brown <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Irfanview can do it in Home Premium, and no reboot is required.
    > (I just now tried it.) I'd be interested to hear whether it can do
    > it in Starter also.
    >
    > Irfanview is a free image-viewing and -editing utility that can do
    > everything up to and including red-eye correction in photos. I
    > use it quite often, and have been happy enough with it that I sent
    > a voluntary contribution.
    >
    > http://www.irfanview.com


    I'm a big fan of Irfanview, but it's not able to change the desktop
    wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter.
     
  11. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 15:51:18 -0400, Nil wrote:
    >
    > On 16 Oct 2010, Stan Brown <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    > > Irfanview can do it in Home Premium, and no reboot is required.
    > > (I just now tried it.) I'd be interested to hear whether it can do
    > > it in Starter also.
    > >
    > > Irfanview is a free image-viewing and -editing utility that can do
    > > everything up to and including red-eye correction in photos. I
    > > use it quite often, and have been happy enough with it that I sent
    > > a voluntary contribution.
    > >
    > > http://www.irfanview.com

    >
    > I'm a big fan of Irfanview, but it's not able to change the desktop
    > wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter.


    Interesting. Thanks for the info.

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     

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