Classic Shell 4.2.1 is released
Here’s what’s new:
Improved support for Windows 10
The start menu searches modern PC settings for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Added new Midnight skin with dark background
Added new flat Metro skin that uses the start screen colors
New ability to apply settings...
This doesn't look normal. It is possible you have more than one start menu running at the same time. When Classic Shell is correctly installed, pressing the first icon should open the start menu (either in Windows 7 or Classic style, depending on your settings).
If you are having performance or freezing problems with Classic Shell, please post in the bug report forum here: Classic Shell ? View forum - Bug Reports and include as much relevant information as you have.
It can be a lot of things. It can be AV software doing its scheduled scan, or disk defragmentation, or pre-compiling of .Net assemblies (particularly soon after installing a Windows Update).
Software like Process Explorer can show which process is doing the disk access. You need to add a new...
Are you talking about two different machines, one that works fine with Classic Shell, and a new one that was having this problem from the start? Or is it the same computer that was working in the past and now doesn't?
Also, if you wait a minute after logging in, and then start the programs, do...
First, make sure you have installed the Classic Explorer component (not just the start menu). Second, look at these troubleshooting steps: Classic Shell: FAQ
And third, I see you have some other bars installed. Sometimes Explorer gets confused when there are multiple bars. Go to the registry...