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classic shell...but also boot too desktop

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    classic shell...but also boot too desktop


    is there any FREE software like start8 that provides classic shell menu but with "boot to desktop" option?

    thanks

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    Yes - Classic Shell - free - good app. Very customizable. I like it a lot.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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    I'm amazed, at how many options are actually available in the latest Classic Shell (4.0.5)

    It's backward compatible for Windows 7 too, to change the "look" of the desktop.

    I just automatically install Classic Shell when I'm setting up a new PC with Windows 8 or 8.1,
    for my customers who are used to running Windows XP, Vista or even Windows 7.

    I can set up their new desktop to look exactly like their old desktop.
    Older users really don't like change, so the Classic Shell gives them a desktop that looks like their old XP desktop.

    Oh....did I mention.... Classic Shell is FREE!

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    i couldnt find "boot to desktop" in classic shell? hence me asking if theres any like classic shell but has boot to desktop on it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
    i couldnt find "boot to desktop" in classic shell? hence me asking if theres any like classic shell but has boot to desktop on it..
    Did you update to 8.1 ? if you did, wait for newest update after April 8th, it has Boot strait to desktop feature.
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    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
    i couldnt find "boot to desktop" in classic shell? hence me asking if theres any like classic shell but has boot to desktop on it..
    Did you update to 8.1 ? if you did, wait for newest update after April 8th, it has Boot strait to desktop feature.
    Hey CountMike, no need to update. Windows 8.1 already has boot straight to desktop feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
    i couldnt find "boot to desktop" in classic shell? hence me asking if theres any like classic shell but has boot to desktop on it..
    Did you update to 8.1 ? if you did, wait for newest update after April 8th, it has Boot strait to desktop feature.
    Hey CountMike, no need to update. Windows 8.1 already has boot straight to desktop feature.
    I know but I seem to remember that it had to be set manually.
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    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Did you update to 8.1 ? if you did, wait for newest update after April 8th, it has Boot strait to desktop feature.
    Hey CountMike, no need to update. Windows 8.1 already has boot straight to desktop feature.
    I know but I seem to remember that it had to be set manually.
    Yes, you do have to set it up manually (just check a box). But it has the option to do that nevertheless.
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
    i couldnt find "boot to desktop" in classic shell? hence me asking if theres any like classic shell but has boot to desktop on it..
    Here it is:

    Click image for larger version

    Also in Taskbar Properties:

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #10


    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    That was a great post David. You are always so helpful.
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