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Classic Shell for Windows 8


Ivo

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Hello Ivo,
is it possible you add a switch to disable hot corners on desktop only and leave the hot corners activated on Metro startmenu and Metro apps ?
Classic Shell does not affect the hot corners in Metro. If yours don't work, you may have disabled them some other way.
 

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NiFu

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Classic Shell does not affect the hot corners in Metro.
Thank you - it works as you say. I thought in earlier version "disabling hot corners" disables also hot corners in Metro - or I have disabled them some other way (like you say).
 

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Dirty Butter

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I am using a touchpad and was getting charms showing on Desktop applications randomly. This solved it:
Look in the Control Panel or the Device Manager for settings that you can tweak. The must be a way to disable gestures.
Since I don't use the Start screen at all, I disabled the touchpad edgeswipe properties, and that seems to have fixed it. Thanks!
 

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mertzi

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Great to hear there's now support for Windows 8.1, even if it's beta. I've been worried about having to ignore the update in October because of MS' new bad idea of a start menu replacement. Classic shell is one of the most important apps for me as it makes the Windows 8 experience almost perfect. I love everything with Windows 8 in desktop mode except the lack of a start menu and classic shell was a life saver when I made the jump from Windows 7. Love being able to have a minimalist one column xp style start menu. Great job!
 

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IanDrexP

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Thanks for this! Great for Windows 8 :)
 

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Ngzek

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Thanks its working great. I have been looking for a long time
 

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Airbot

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Classic Shell 4.0 released.


Version 4.0.0 general release (Oct, 5 2013):
New "Windows 7" menu style that replicates the look and feel of the Windows 7 start menu
the programs show in a tree inside the main menu
search results and jump lists show inside the main menu
dedicated shutdown button
the unparalleled customizability you've come to expect from Classic Shell
You can search for files as well as programs, using the Windows Search
The menu can show the most frequently used programs
Programs can be pinned directly from Explorer
New programs are automatically highlighted in the menu
The list of Classic Shell settings can be searched to easily find the setting you need
New more reliable way to start on Windows 8, that doesn't use a service
The start menu can use the native Windows 8.1 start button
New status bar for Explorer that shows the total size of the selected files and the free disk space
Improved support for downloading and installing language files
Many improvements to performance and responsiveness
Classic Shell

Newer Windows 7 style skin looks a lot better now. :thumb:
 

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Dirty Butter

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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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junglee

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Ditto

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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my2cents

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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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xpclient

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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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    I do the testing and give feedback on User Experience and ideas for Classic Shell.

oldspook

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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 Win8’s Explorer can’t 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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cognus

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

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Clint

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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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