Version 4.1

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Change Set: 28006
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Updated: Mar 28, 2014 by DJonesEmbedded
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Release Notes

What's New:

  • Registry for Minshell has been done. See Discussions
  • Now same version as in Compact13Tools.
  • The menu is now sorted


  • This download as above, is as the last release in the Source Code (Tab)
    • Is zipped up folder for 3rdParty folder.


  1. Delete <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell if it exists
    • eg c:\wince800\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell
    • Backup first if required.
  2. Download the release and Unblock it (File properties)
  3. Unzip contents to a temporary directory
  4. Copy the unzipped folder Compact13Minshell within the unzipped contents to <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\
    • Not the outer Compact13Minshell-27106 folder
    • ie Should now have new version of <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell
  5. Then refresh the Catalog.


  1. Unselect MinShell from OS Shell Components in Catalog.
  2. Select Third Party/Embedded101/Compact13MinShell component
  3. Rebuild the OS
  4. See documentation on changing the desktop image and background color whilst the OS is running: Compact 2013 Set Background Color and Image


Version 4.1 (This version)

  • The menu is now sorted
  • Now same version as in Compact13Tools.

VERSION 4.0 (Previous release)

  • Desktop Background image is not bound to resources but specified in registry.
Desktop Background image file now loaded from filename in as specified in registry so it can be simply changed
desktop.bmp is specified and default (fall back for if specified file isn't found)..
  • Desktop Background color is also in registry
  • These registry entries and all MinShell menu keys are now in separate registry tree under HKLM\Software\Compact13, away from Microsoft tree,
  • This version will now also be embedded into next release of Compact13Tools, not requiring this download. It will also have an app to auotmatically restart the shell if this Minshell is exited.


  • Major Release
  • Major restructuring of project to simplify extensibility of menu.
  • Apart from some basic menu components (eg. cmd) , all other menu components (and relevant registry settings for Minshell menu) are now in the Compact13Tools Codeplex project:


  • Fixed a couple of typos:
    • djshell.exe entries replaced with compact13minshell.exe in .BIB and .REG


  • Run added to menu

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