Classic Shell 4.2.4

4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 (77 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008/Server 2012 / Open Source / 32,366 downloads

Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are: Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins; Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs; Find programs, settings, files and documents; Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10; Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer; and Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Windows 10 is officially supported

Reviews of Classic Shell

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2.4 (Aug 10, 2015)

    Simply very good. Using Win 10.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2.3 RC (Aug 4, 2015)

    very buggy on windows 10 ... Lots of explorer crashes
    I switched to "Start is Back" and all is well now
    I love Classic Shell but I hate explorer crashes and shell crashes

    Slug_Coordinator is right for windows 10

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2.3 Beta (Jul 28, 2015)

    For me using Windows 8 without Classic Shell is impossible. Classic Shell is absolutely best utility of its class.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2.3 Beta (Jul 28, 2015)

    StartIsBack++ is good but this is better

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2.3 Beta (Jul 27, 2015)

    StartIsBack++ RC blows Classic Shell out of the water. Its more true Classic and works flawless with Windows 10 RTM as well as 8. and 8.1

    You actually get the true style Task Bar and Start Button, the Menu is back and you can still run updates without it breaking... Classic Shell could use some lessons from the StartIsBack++ RC developers....

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