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    so for centrafuse, do i just hit the "run as shell button" in the settings? or do i still have to mess with the registry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bboy_jon
    so for centrafuse, do i just hit the "run as shell button" in the settings? or do i still have to mess with the registry?
    It's been a while I played with Centrafuse but if there is an option to run it as the shell I would use that option. More than likely it is going to do all the steps described earlier for you. I'd take a look of in the Centrafuse forum to see if anyone has had any problems with this or not. If it's an available option, it should be okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bboy_jon
    so for centrafuse, do i just hit the "run as shell button" in the settings? or do i still have to mess with the registry?
    Yes, it's as easy as that. This is definately the best way to do it, since it's reversable. So if you ever want your desktop back just disable it again and reboot.

    Also for starting other apps needed, you can add those in Startup Commands. CF will then load all those apps at startup so you wont need your windows startup folder.

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    how would i add the "my computer" id mainly close it to do hard drive stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bboy_jon
    how would i add the "my computer" id mainly close it to do hard drive stuff
    If you dont need the Windows Shell, but just Explorer to navigate throug your HD's then you can embed Explorer.

    Then you can use Explorer inside CF like I doo

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    AHHH good thinking, run it as an external app?

    sweetness ill do that tomorow, so basically i will NEVER EVER have to exit centra lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITL
    just put a frodo shortcut in the startup folder under the START > Programs list...
    When people want to run their front-end as the shell, normally they don't even want explorer to be running. What's the point of having a program running that you're not going to use. Besides, it is a memory hog.

    I'm running a stripped down version of XP right now. I have 16 applications running counting RR, winamp, iGuidance, and SkinBedder. In this configuration I'm using 106Megs of RAM. Windows by itself was using 66Megs. Explorer, IIRC, uses about 12Megs just by itself. Wasted memory. Plus it shortens the boot time with one less thing that needs to be loaded (or saved to memory when hibernating). My system is up in about 5-10 seconds.

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    geezus

    ya mines 40 seconds using the regular size xp pro

    i tried nlite, but it ended up witht he same boot time and more problems (alot of missing necesary files)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bboy_jon
    geezus

    ya mines 40 seconds using the regular size xp pro

    i tried nlite, but it ended up witht he same boot time and more problems (alot of missing necesary files)
    PM coming your way with more information on the build that I'm running.

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    Great Idea but but because "explorer.exe" is not running.... no other progs are running either

    ie.....


    I need a bluetooth thing to load up and my wireless interntet to conect....

    but becase explorer is not loaded.... these things dont start


    so all that loads is my frontend (RR) on its own.... and the GPS dont work (as bluetooth not loaded) and internet dont work (as wireless internet thing not loaded)



    is there a way to get these two things to boot aswell as just my front end?
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