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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #381


    I have a Windows 8 phone and it's brilliant - but for a PC the Metro environment just doesn't work (for me) and apart from where I'm forced to use it, it's all but dead to me. For tablets and phones great, for anything else... ooooh dear. It's a clunky integration and makes Microsoft look a bit foolish.

    The only gadget I used was the CPU clock which I really miss, but now I use Task Manager minimised, so I don't even need to hit the desktop button - but yeh, I do miss the clock.

    Why would Microsoft think an OS (that really is superb) on a 4" touch-screen device would transpose well to a full size PC? It didn't work the other way around. Seriously, it makes no sense!

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  2. #382


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Why would Microsoft think an OS (that really is superb) on a 4" touch-screen device would transpose well to a full size PC? It didn't work the other way around. Seriously, it makes no sense
    I like win8.1.1 the way it is, big app icons and all, maybe because I don't own a tablet or smart phone ,and I can compare the 2 ,I don't know ,but I just like win8.1
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  3. #383


    Let me ask it again, more slowly, will the classic shell start menu allow metro apps in the side-by-side configuration as shown in the Twitter picture once the functionality is released by MS?

    To help, I'll explain the possible answers:

    Yes -- I have knowledge that classic shell will support this configuration when the functionality is released by MS
    No -- I'm certain that this configuration is not possible with classic shell active
    Don't Know --
    The question makes no sense -- what I guess you were trying to say above. If so please explain so I don't have to keep asking this question.
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  4. #384


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    Win 8.1 Pro
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  5. #385


    Thanks Tepid --
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  6. #386


    I doubt Classic Shell would copy another style, they're about supplying those that enjoyed the 7 version. BUT - I wonder if Microsoft new start menu will be customisable so as to imitate the old 7 menu. In a way I hope not, because now I would feel like it's being unfaithful to the brilliant Classic Shell.

    I certainly wouldn't use the start menu as shown in those Twitter pics. Poor Microsoft, they never get it quite right - there's always something. But I suppose you really can't please all of the people all of the time.
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  7. #387


    I've just gone to change the view of photo thumbnails with Classic Shell in Windows Explorer; but it's gone!

    Any ideas. I've gone through the settings via the start button, but unless I'm missing something (I may be rushing), the option is not there.

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  8. #388


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    The only gadget I used was the CPU clock which I really miss
    Why you don't install 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 ? Works fine.
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  9. #389


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    I've just gone to change the view of photo thumbnails with Classic Shell in Windows Explorer; but it's gone!
    How do you want to change the photo thumbnails? Classic Shell doesn't have any features that are directly related to photos.
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  10. #390


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    The only gadget I used was the CPU clock which I really miss
    Why you don't install 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 ? Works fine.
    Thanks for that.

    In fact I've ummed and arred about it before, but I was a little unsure of security issues and affecting Start-up times. So at some point I was going to hassle the brains here for their opi
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