Classic Shell 4.1.0

Simple-to-use application that allows you to add removed features to your system, such as the classic Start menu, with many customization options
Classic Shell is a simple-to-use program that enables you to activate removed features in your system. It caters to all users who want to fully personalize their computer and gain access to hidden and useful options.

The complete package includes classic Explorer (adds a toolbar to Windows Explorer, replaces the copy UI and fixes some usability problems), Start menu (highly customizable), Internet Explorer 9 (customize the title bar and status bar of the web browser), and shell update (checks for new versions periodically).

As far as the Classic Start Menu is concerned, you can choose an appearance between Windows Classic, Windows XP, or Vista/Windows 7 mode.

You can specify the left click, Shift+click and Windows key actions (e.g. open Start menu or screen), display the Favorites area as a link or menu, set the menu delay time, skip the Metro screen, as well as disable the Start button.

It is possible to change the interface skin, show two columns, the user picture and name, activate white submenus, as well as reduce the glass color. These are just some of the options provided by Classic Shell.

The application is low-demanding when it comes to CPU and RAM, so it doesn't slow down computer responsiveness. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, since the app did not hang or crash. All in all, Classic Shell offers a simple solution to bringing back removed features in newer operating systems.

Reviewed by on September 16th, 2013


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
EXCELLENT
last updated on:
April 21st, 2014, 6:40 GMT
file size:
6.5 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Ivo Beltchev
license type:
MIT License 
operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2008 R2 / Server 2012
category:
C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Shell Replacements
download hub:
Windows 8 Start Menu

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softpedia rating

4.5/5

user rating 216

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What's New in This Release:
  • Improved support for Windows 8.1 Spring Update
  • Improved checks for new versions
  • Minor stability fixes
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Application description

Classic Shell is a designed to be a collection of features that were removed from Windows 7 and 8. The application add...

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