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Author Topic: Classic Shell brings back start menu for Win8, plus lots more  (Read 1318 times)

Fred Nerd

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Classic Shell brings back start menu for Win8, plus lots more
« on: January 07, 2013, 03:27:45 AM »

I don't know if anyone's played with this yet, but I saw it on Ask Leo and it looks really cool.
http://ask-leo.com/c...8_and_much_more.html
http://www.classicshell.net/

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Classic Shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:

    Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
    Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
    Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
    Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

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Re: Classic Shell brings back start menu for Win8, plus lots more
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 07:56:15 PM »
for posterity:
http://www.donationc....msg313377#msg313377

I tried Classic Shell [CS] on windows 8 and have not been overly impressed - it doesnt recognise the language in use (yes, I changed it, but before CS install). It doesnt look good imo - default symbol looks like an add for Shell. I've tried the styles offered and cant find any that fits in with default 8 install (cant find my CS version number - it's about a month old so may be updateable).

I dont use either Explorer though, and do use FARR, so maybe all it's goodies are a bit wasted on me :)
Tom

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Re: Classic Shell brings back start menu for Win8, plus lots more
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 08:34:03 PM »
40hz ears go up!

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Re: Classic Shell brings back start menu for Win8, plus lots more
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 03:33:56 PM »
I uninstalled 3.6.2 (current version is 3.6.5).
Machine would not reboot (went to black screen with cursor).

So I did a system restore via the recovery disk. Now it's installed 'again'.
I'll probably go to their forum when I have the time and ask for a recommendation.

It's obviously to do with Classic Shell, but I do have other tweaks made, so I cant blame it solely.
The dangers of tweaking :-\
Tom