Unhidable Menu Bar

It has come to my attention that, after installing, activating, then uninstalling QTTabBar, you can no longer hide the menu bar.  Apparently, the original QTTabBar has the same problem.  This problem will be addressed in the next release.  If anyone would like to uninstall QTTabBar before then and regain the ability to hide the menu bar, no worries.  After you’ve uninstalled QTTabBar, simply navigate to the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser and delete the ITBar7Layout value.

EDIT: Clarification.

12 comments to Unhidable Menu Bar

  • Andy

    Hiding the menu bar works for me (Win 7 Ultimate 64bit). It worked with the last original Quizo release too (Win 7 32bit and 64bit).

    I’ve got three problems, sorry if they’ve been adressed elsewhere already or if they haven’t been implemented yet. I’ll check the bug tracker later.

    I can’t bring the menu bar back by pressing Alt.

    Mouse wheel clicking is broken. Middle clicking a folder opens a new tab. But I can’t activate the tab, a double click on the opened tab goes up one folder on the current tab (same behaviour than double clicking white space in the explorer window). It works as it should after I switched focus to another window or app.
    Sometimes, double clicking the current tab duplicates the rightmost tab.

    New explorer processes aren’t captured, they always open a new window.

  • Hi Andy,

    The menu-bar hiding is only a problem if you uninstall QTTabBar. Hiding the menu bar via the QTTabBar option works, but once you uninstall it there’s no way to hide it again. That’s the bug.

    Bringing the menu bar back via Alt is something I’m working on.

    I don’t quite understand your problem with middle click. By default, middle click creates a new tab and immediately switches to it. You’re saying the tab is created, but the current tab remains active? There was a rather large bug related to middle-clicking that I fixed recently which may or may not be related, so hard to say. (Note that double-clicking on a tab results in a user-settable action, and Up One Folder is the default. You can change this in the options menu).

    As for instance capturing, are you sure you have “Capture new Explorer processes” check AND “Do not capture window as new tab when opened from outside” unchecked? I have made that mistake many times myself. If you do, check if they’re still checked/unchecked in the new window when it opens.

    –Paul

  • Chris James

    Hi Paul,

    Well done with all your hard work so far. Is it possible to have QTTabBar installed and hide File, Edit, View etc at the same time?

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris

  • Yes. That option is in the Options dialog on the Misc tab.

    –Paul

  • oyb

    hi

    gridlines are not working in detail view, but in content view

    plugins are not working – or maybe i’m doing something wrong

    thanks

    fantastic work, btw

  • Hi oyb,

    Show Gridlines is one of options that the new ItemsView will likely never support; check out my post about What To Expect From Alpha 1 a few posts down.

    I haven’t started working on plugins yet.

    –Paul

  • oyb

    ok

    thanks

    keep up the good work

  • Andy

    Paul, thanks for the reply. I understood it about the unhidable menu bar and could reproduce the bug. Though pressing Alt to hide/unhide the menu bar works when QTTabbar is still installed and the toolbar is hidden.

    About the middle mouse-click glitch, the probleam appears only when “activate new tab” is turned off. Behaviour is like the following:
    - open a window and middle-click a folder > new tab appears
    - clicking on the tab to switch to it doesn’t work
    - when the “Up one level when dbl clicked…” option is activated, clicking on the new tab brings me up one folder level in the current tab I’m in

    - everything works after switching focus to another window and switching back immediately
    - say I open a new tab in the background, switch to another window, switch back to the window, I now can go to the tab as expected

    About new instances, yes I forgot to uncheck “Do not capture window as new tab when opened from outside”. But I never understood this, isn’t “Capture new Explorer process” and “Do not capture window as new tab when opened from outside” the same?

  • Hi Andy,

    I was able to reproduce the middle click bug; thanks for the report.

    As for instance capturing, I have the source code and even I don’t understand that option! (But I haven’t really examined that part of the code yet in detail). In any case, it’s a confusing option, and I plan to reword/restructure that one among many others.

    –Paul

  • Chris James

    Hi Paul,

    I’ve noticed when you have more than one tap open, if you try to click on another tab it won’t change to that tab. I have to control and tab to change tab.

    Chris

  • Andy

    Hi Paul,

    more on the middle clicking bug, a mousewheel click on a tab opens the selected folder in a new tab instead.

    - open window, middle click a folder > tab is opened in the background which can’t be selected
    - select another folder in the current tab > if I middle click the tab I created in step one, another tab is created with the folder I just selected
    (“activate new tab” option still turned off)

    And a guess about instance capturing and the two options, maybe it differences between windows that I open myself (clicking on folders) and explorer processes opened by windows (control panel, network and sharing center etc).

  • Ice

    Hi there. Thanks for sharing QTtabBar to the world. You guys are amazing. I was just wondering how I can hide the win7 explorer menu bar when QTTabBar is displayed. Any hints?

    Thanks!