Classic Shell 4.1.0 / 4.2.0 Beta
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What's new in Classic Shell 4.2.0 Beta:
- Improved support for Windows 10
- New ability to apply settings from XML files from command line:
- use "ClassicStartMenu.exe -xml "
- New setting to override the system DPI resolution only for the start menu
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- LICENSE TYPE:
- MIT License
- FILE SIZE:
- 6.5 MB
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Ivo Beltchev
- USER RATING:
- C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Shell Replacements
PART OF: Windows 8 Start Menu download hubsee alternatives
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.
Classic Shell was reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on December 15th, 2014
Runs on: Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2008 R2 / Server 2012 / 10 / 10 64 bit