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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #411


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    From what I've seen it is perfectly safe and you will still be able to use the Start Screen.

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  2. #412


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ok thanks
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  3. #413


    Australia
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    I have been using Classic Shell on Windows 8 and 8.1 for a long time without any problems.

    I only use the Classic Start Menu module and untick Classic Explorer module in the installer.

    The File Explorer ribbon provides copy & paste buttons etc so I don't feel the need to use the Classic Explorer module on Windows 8.
    However, I do use the Classic Explorer module on Windows 7.
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  4. #414


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome Tony
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  5. #415


    If I use Start Menu 8 from IOBit, does anyone see much of a reason to switch to Classic Shell? (ie. stability, metro looks, etc)


    (I might try it, only because so many folks here praise it's claims)
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  6. #416


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i had mine uninstalled for a while but went back to it as i liked it, but to answer your question might check this comparison view out. Classic Shell ? View topic - Compare Start Menus:Classic Shell vs StartIsBack, Start8 etc
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  7. #417


    Cool thanks!
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  8. #418


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    At How to Disable Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8 Taskbar? - AskVG it is clained that the latest edition of Classic Shell has an option to make the Taskbar opaque in Windows 8.1.

    Click image for larger version

    I use Classic Shell and always keep it updated. However the option checked in the image above is missing from my Classic Menu application. Just to make sure that I had the latest version, I re-downloaded the latest version (4.0.6) and reinstalled but no dice.

    Can anyone please help?
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  9. #419


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Not to bother because I have solved the problem. The option is on the "Windows 8.1 Settings" Tab.
    Quote Originally Posted by junglee View Post
    At How to Disable Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8 Taskbar? - AskVG it is clained that the latest edition of Classic Shell has an option to make the Taskbar opaque in Windows 8.1.

    Click image for larger version

    I use Classic Shell and always keep it updated. However the option checked in the image above is missing from my Classic Menu application. Just to make sure that I had the latest version, I re-downloaded the latest version (4.0.6) and reinstalled but no dice.

    Can anyone please help?
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  10. #420


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7

    Classic Shell 4.2.1 is released


    Hereís whatís 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 from XML files from command line: use ClassicStartMenu.exe -xml <settings file>
    • New setting to override the system DPI resolution only for the start menu
    • New setting to change the user picture
    • Improved support for touch and high resolution displays
    • Added support for Scottish, Catalan, Macedonian and Persian languages
    • Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes


    The new version can be downloaded from the home page Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

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    Last edited by Ivo; 11 Apr 2015 at 13:31.
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