Two questions and one request

  • David Huang

    David Huang - 2011-05-10

    I have two questions.


    The Pinned Items on Windows Start Menu can be included in the Classic Shell
    Start Menu by adding a custom command from "Customize Start Menu", which
    points to the folder where the Pinned Items reside, i.e.,
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu .

    But that method requires waiting for a sub-menu to appear and then moving the
    cursor again to hover on the intended item on the sub-menu.

    Is there any way to show the Pinned Items straightly on Classic Shell Start
    Menu, without further cascading to a sub-menu?


    Is the IE9 add-on with the GUID of {64964764-1101-4bbd-8891-b56b1a53b9b3}
    necessary? I tried disabling it and Classic Shell seemed to work well

    I have also a request.

    The IE9 dialog of selecting actions for downloading executable files (Do you
    want to run or save ???.exe ...) is not good. The "Save as" option and the
    "Save and run" option are next to each other. Therefore, when you want to do
    "Save as", you have to be very careful to avoid clicking on "Save and run."
    Would you consider improving it?

  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2011-05-10

    1) Not possible. The contents of the main menu come from 3 places - the common
    start menu folder, the user start menu folder, and the recent programs list. I
    really don't want to add one more. It would just become a mess. Instead of
    pinning programs, just drag them to the main menu. It will take you less than
    a minute to do.

    2) This is the "Classic Explorer Bar" add-on for Windows Explorer. If you
    don't want a toolbar for Windows Explorer, of course you can disable it.

    3) Changing that dialog will require a full replacement of the download
    manager. I have no interest in doing that, sorry. There are already few third-
    party download managers out there. No need to add one more.

    • Dwaine Wright

      Dwaine Wright - 2013-05-03

      I love classic shell, but this add in:
      is added to IE with no name or description, no publisher information, etc.

      I'm sorry to say it, but this projects an image of "less than professional" development and simply adds to the quagmire of IE plug-in hell. How am I supposed to distinguish your product from malware?

      You owe it to your users to make this easy to identify, explain its purpose and provide choice. Otherwise, your GUID looks like the work of just another malware hack trying to do no good.

      Love the product, hate the way the plugin has been implemented, without even knowing what it does!

      • RpD

        RpD - 2013-05-17

        @Ivo Beltchev
        I have to agree the 'registry name' does you no favors, nor (more importantly) your users, when they have to google that hash to find out what it is... luckily IE provides a 'search for this addon' feature.

        I don't know if it's technically difficult or just 'unconcern' for such details... but it would really do you and us a lot of good to put a 'friendly' name on that addon entry. Please?

        Last edit: RpD 2013-05-17
  • David Huang

    David Huang - 2011-05-11

    2) This is the "Classic Explorer Bar" add-on for Windows Explorer.

    Well, then, it's beyond me.

    As a test, I disabled {64964764-1101-4bbd-8891-b56b1a53b9b3}, closed IE9,
    restarted the PC and saw to it that this add-on be disabled. But Windows
    Explorer still displays the Classic Explorer Bar.

    I use Win7 x64 SP1.

  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2011-05-11

    It is possible you are disabling the 32-bit version, but Windows Explorer uses
    the 64-bit version.

  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2011-05-11

    BTW, how do you disable the add-on?

  • David Huang

    David Huang - 2011-05-12

    I disabled the add-on from 32-bit IE9's "Manage add-ons" dialog. I didn't
    touch the registry or use any 3rd-party BHO remover.

    I've just checked the 64-bit IE9 and found that the same add-on had been
    disabled automatically, under "Manage add-ons".

    Actually I don't want to disable the Classic Explorer Bar. It's just a matter
    of curiosity. If the Classic Explorer Bar can work well, then it's not a

    FWIW, on my PC, lots of opions are de-selected under the View settings of
    Folder Options and under the "Visual Effects" settings of System Properties,
    as shown respectively in the following two pictures:


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