I think the point so far has been raised that it won't actually crash if the file manager and shell are one, and if anything it uses less resources if you wish to use the 2 together, and about concerns with security with the file manager and browsing the internet, i'm almost certain that just calls up the internet explorer dll's and any file manager could be used for thatPhysicus wrote:What if you put the stuff needed by both filemanager and shell into a dll? I'm not sure, but am I right: This will be loaded into memory only once, can even be used by other apps and does not crash if explorer crashes (?)
also about using your own file manager, i see no good reason why reactos couldn't include an extra registry setting in the registry, ware the shell is default to explorer.exe, a file manager setting could be added, like filemanager = explorer.exe or your prefered, and the windows key and e would bring up whatever is said in the registry? does that make sence?
a little offtopic, but what would be nice if the startmenu and systray functions of the ros explorer could be made into seperate dll's, so people could use there own shell, and not have to worry about the menu's, if they just called a dll to use those things, i have tried making clones of the explorer startmenu in vb before (i found it interesting! ) but i never finished it as i could never get the systray to work properly, it would only ever show a few of the icons, and even then they never updated, also, they looked rarther naff, a sys tray vb control would be amazing!