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Newgen Start Menu Widget
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Published: January 18, 2012
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Presenting the Start Menu widget!

In an effort to try create widgets that will reduce the reliance of the original Start Menu, this is the final result. You can browse All Programs through this widget (as shown above, eg. Browsing Administrative Tools), and you can pin programs for easy access later (you can choose to unpin them too, however, you'll have to refresh the list to see it get fully removed).

Not only that, you can access almost all Control Panel options through this widget.

Let me know what you guys think, and whether there are bugs/room for improvement
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Amark863's avatar
how to install this?
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prorogerowen's avatar
Why I cant access the "all program" in the start menu widget???
When I go in, it just black screen with "All Program" on the top...
Please solve this question, I have same question in my Picture and Games widgets.
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az85252's avatar
does it work on windows 7 and newgen 8.0??
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usteg's avatar
yea, it does.
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Hoolabalooza's avatar
hich program is used to make it work??
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SARdriver's avatar
Hey. Will need some assistance on this one. None of the folders show up when I click All Programs. And most of the buttons really don't do anything at all.
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usteg's avatar
what windows version are you using right now?
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SARdriver's avatar
Windows XP SP3.
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usteg's avatar
aah, that would explain it. The way XP and Vista/7 creates the Start Menu stack is different, and i've only implemented the algorithm to read Vista/7's Start Menu. With the lack of input from XP users, I didn't really think it would be necessary.

I will include XP support for this widget in the next update
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Quaz1957's avatar
us - "your work look's brilliantly designed-developed - i would like to try your widgets - there's no install or standalone - how do i apply for use - pls advise, thank's !!"
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usteg's avatar
look for the newgen directory, and just unzip the file into the widgets folder. You should see it listed with all the other widgets when you want to add a widget in newgen
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Quaz1957's avatar
us - "ahh, ok - that was too easy to figure - many thank's for your instructive reply - i can't thank you enough for taking the time to reply back to me with your advisement - once again, thank you kindly !!"

ps: "once copy/paste in app.folder, i should be able to enjoy your work."
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usteg's avatar
cheers, do provide me with feedback about it, things that could be improved upon or any bugs
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chertin's avatar
Wallpaper...?
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usteg's avatar
will provide you a link for it soon
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TheDhruv|Professional Interface Designer
good work for newgen
Keep it up
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usteg's avatar
thanks mate
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CAB20|Student Artist
Thanks friend now if it works well thank you very much :hooray: :D :) ;)
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usteg's avatar
no problem
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CAB20|Student Artist
No friend I have not installed firefox, and I'm using Windows 7
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usteg's avatar
then i know what the problem is, go to the Start Menu widget folder, open up the pinned.data file with notepad, and delete the first line. Should stop the crashing
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CAB20|Student Artist
This great, although I have a problem when you get an image is closed all Newgen [link] :D
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