Not sure is it the same in Win 7.
I am using classic shell whit Win7 style in Windows 8 x64. It work well and I like it.
But unlike the original start-menu of Windows 7's shutdown, in Windows 8, it prompt up a dialog instead of shutting down the machine directly, it's deliberate or a bug?
P.S. the submenu of "Shut Down"'s shutdown work fine.
Yeah, that's by design. The main Shutdown gives you access to the shutdown dialog, where you can pick additional options. The sub-menu has the individual commands to shut down, restart, sleep, etc.
would you consider to add option to make the shut down button work exactly the same as Windows 7's one? 99% of the time when I look for the shut down button, I want to shut down the computer
Actually, you can do this now. You can go to the Customize Start Menu tab in the settings, find the ShutdownBoxItem, double-click on it, and change the command from "shutdown_box" to "shutdown". Also change the text from "$Menu.ShutdownBox" to "$Menu.Shutdown", which will remove the ... from the label. By convention ... in Windows means the command will open a dialog box instead of carrying the operation immediately.
There is currently a bug that doesn't let you use other commands there like "sleep" or "hibernate". Well, you can, but that's going to remove the sub-menu. That's because those commands were never intended to have sub-menus. It's an oversight that will be fixed in the next version. "shutdown" should work even now though.
Yes, I must have overlooooook that option. Thanks. Now it's perfect.
Man, this program of yours is so cool! Thanks for this info, I was just looking for exactly that!
I'm having what seems like the opposite issue. Win8, 32-bit. I cannot get shutdown_box on the menu at all. I used your suggestion above and can get shutdown to work, but not the menu, which is what I really want. The item simply does not appear at all.
Attach your settings XML file and I can look at it.
Ok, here it is, thanks
Set the Shutdown setting in the Special Items tab to "Display as a menu".
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