1.) Slow startup as shell
It works as the shell but starts up very slowly, slower than explorer launching and double clicking on a centrafuse shortcut. I have cleaned up services and startup programs and it still starts slowly. Windows shows the welcom screen and then stays on "loading personal settings for a while" and then centrafuse pops right up and no explorer.
Interesting enough, I can hear the music playing 20 seconds before I can actually see the Centrafuse interface.
2.) Embedded Apps
I have set Centrafuse to launch Firefox, Thunderbird, and Netstumbler as external apps. After you close the window, it leaves a grey box in centrafuse and you have to click back into the media screen, then back into apps to launch another embedded app. It would be a cool feature to go back to the media screen automatically after launching and application or at least get rid of this grey box issue.
I will also try to find a work around for not being able to run my startup programs like my wireless client without having explorer as the shell.
Anything you need to run on startup that was previously in your startup folder, just move to the registry here:
That should work even with CF as the shell.