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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #311


    I didn't even make it through the day without getting rid of Microsoft's pitiful 8.1 Start button and returning to Classic Shell. Thank you for such a useful tool!

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  2. #312


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butter View Post
    I didn't even make it through the day without getting rid of Microsoft's pitiful 8.1 Start button and returning to Classic Shell. Thank you for such a useful tool!
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  3. #313


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    A new version of Classic Shell was just released. Version 4.0.1 contains some minor tweaks and fixes.

    Read more about it here: Classic Shell: History

    Download it from the main page: Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  4. #314


    I use Stardock Start8. What does this software do that Start8 doesnt?
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  5. #315


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    What does this software do that Start8 doesn't
    It doesn't make you open your wallet! I have use both and I do have a paid version of Start8 sitting here just waiting to be reinstalled on 8.1; however, once I tested the new Classic Shell, I decided to stick with it because it is highly customizable (much more so than Start 8) and I can leave my wallet on the table. To each their own I guess...
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  6. #316


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
    I use Stardock Start8. What does this software do that Start8 doesnt?
    It's a superset of Start8 that does much more than just bringing back the Start Menu - all for the cost of FREE. Plus anything you don't need can be turned off
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  7. #317


    San Diego
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Hi, everybody

    The latest version of Classic Shell supports Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The new features are:

    • A customizable start button. You can pick from Classic, Aero and Metro styles, or select your own image. Unlike Start8 and ViStart, this is a real start button. It can extend beyond the taskbar, and works well for any taskbar position, even in auto-hide mode.
    • A new Metro skin for the start menu. For people who like Metro, but not the start screen.
    • All settings are updated to reflect the changes to Windows 8. For example the status bar settings are gone, because the status bar in Win8ís Explorer canít be customized.
    • The check for new version is more responsive and can be disabled during installation.


    Download it from here:
    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    Ivo
    I like the start button you have in the picture but it is not one of the selections. How/where did you get it?
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  8. #318


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    there is a lot to the latest 'classic shell'. really well done.
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  9. #319


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Classic Shell 4.0.4 released 1/18/2014:

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  10. #320


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Just installed ver. 4.0.4. Now I don't have it listed in programs or a desktop shortcut. I have installed it 2 times.
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