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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #201


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    I was previously using Ex7ForW8 which is free, but imports Explorer7 files from Win7. However, after M$ updates came out, programs were taking 30 - 40 seconds to open from desktop compared to snap open from Modern Start screen.

    When I uninstalled Ex7ForW8 programs opened normally from desktop. So anted up $3 and got StartIsBack which is identical to Win7 but running off Explorer 8.

    Cheers mate Have a good un!

    ps If you ever feel like it, I'd be interested to know when you set up a new installation for someone:

    1. What you switch off? I normally switch off System Restore, all auto messages to M$ like error reporting, etc, ????

    2. How you clean your PC after it's accumulated junk over a period of time ... things like registry clean, left over file fragments, run anti-malware apps, system file check, etc.

    How do you stop such persons including unwanted stuff when they get updates that ask you to include add ons, etc.

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  2. #202


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Nothing like this. And it is donation-ware
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  3. #203


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro x86


    Whoah, How interesting...
    I'll Try it~
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  4. #204


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    The new version of Classic Shell 3.6.6 was just released. It adds a new setting to disable the taskbar transparency, improves compatibility with Windows Blue, and fixes some bugs.

    Download it from here: Welcome to Classic Shell
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  5. #205


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    The new version of Classic Shell 3.6.6 was just released. It adds a new setting to disable the taskbar transparency, improves compatibility with Windows Blue, and fixes some bugs.

    Download it from here: Welcome to Classic Shell
    Just installed it. Now my status bar Is black. How do I change it?
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  6. #206


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Maybe that's the task bar.

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #207


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    You probably disabled the taskbar transparency. It is the last setting in the Start Button tab.
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  8. #208


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    You probably disabled the taskbar transparency. It is the last setting in the Start Button tab.
    Thanks Ivo for the reply. It was not disabled, but when I checked disable, It fixed it. Thanks. By the way. Great program. I couldn't do without it.

    Clint
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  9. #209


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Hm, that's weird. What version of Windows are you using? Do you have a custom theme?
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  10. #210


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Thank you for sharing this info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    The new version of Classic Shell 3.6.6 was just released. It adds a new setting to disable the taskbar transparency, improves compatibility with Windows Blue, and fixes some bugs.

    Download it from here: Welcome to Classic Shell
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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