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


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:

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…)