So decided to share a bit of my three day experience with BlackBox on windows 8. First thing I noticed is that bsetshell.ehe not completely solve the problem startup blackbox as alternative shell (just after launch explorer.exe loaded standard interface). This is due to the fact that bsetshell.ehe replaces only the value in the registry branch HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Well this is not a problem change value in KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, that solves the problem (at the end I will describe how to change, but doubt that anyone who reads this does not knows). Attention!! when you completely replace shell to blackbox is as a result no metro interface, no side settings panels (this applies for wi-fi settings), but in the blackbox system tray will appear all system icons . The second problem was the Ribbon interface explorer.exe, with him bbleanskin looks awful.
This solved with a simple program OldNewExplorer that returns the old view from the windows 7.
Today I was faced with a third problem, I work in the field of windows phone / windows apps development, and there is
As it turned out, and WS XAML style designer not want to work without the default shell (only this situation with wp/w8 ). It turns out totally refuse from windows shell is impossible.
Well then come back to the first problem, just when we fit the system shell loaded with explorer. And only an extra taskbar remains
and it is treated through a third-party application Taskbar Eliminator.
Will advise or question, I gladly hear them.
Well now how to replace the shell in the registry.
Create a txt with the code
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]"shell"="C:..your path..blackbox.exe"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]"shell"="C:..your path..blackbox.exe"
rename from txt to reg, and start.
To bring back just write the instead of the path to blackbox explorer.exe