Posts Tagged ‘Explorer’

A home for old explorers

September 30, 2014

I was inspired by some of the leaked Windows vNext screenshots and decided to try to replicate the new Explorer Home special folder.

Explorer Home clone

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The final (menu) solution

July 10, 2013

Start Menu SizeGrip

How hard can it be to allow the user to decide the size of their start menu/screen?

To “open” or NULL, that is the verb

February 4, 2013

When you programmatically want to execute a shell item/path/URI you are forced to pick a verb even when you want to perform the default action (A.K.A. double click). This means passing NULL as the verb if you are calling ShellExecute[Ex]. When you do this the shell will do its magic to find the default verb:
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The application directory bundle shell hack

August 14, 2011

In the words of the great Raymond Chen: In Windows, the directory is the application bundle but that is a poor excuse for the lack of some kind of application bundle or fat binary support. I usually don’t care about eye candy but it would be nice (and a fun experiment) if we could get a application directory to look and act like a real application bundle. (more…)