Classic Shell 4.1.0

4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 (51 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Server 2012 / Open Source / 30,569 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 and Windows 8.1; Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer; and Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer.

  • Homepage

    Classic Shell

  • Uninstaller

    Yes

  • Latest Changes

    - Improved support for Windows 8.1 Spring Update? You can pin and unpin apps to the taskbar from the start menu

    - The start button scrolls together with the taskbar when they show on the start screen

    - Improved checks for new versions

    - Minor stability fixes

Reviews of Classic Shell

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    balanceinmotion

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Sep 24, 2014)

    great stuff

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Sep 19, 2014)

    Finally, something that makes Windows 8 usable. Great stuff

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    sumone

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Jun 17, 2014)

    Outstanding app. This software does what Microsoft has failed to do for its power users after XP.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (May 27, 2014)

    Great software. Brings back the old start button and menu. Either XP or 7 feel.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 4.0.6 (Apr 7, 2014)

    My fav tweaks:
    Start Button | check: Replace Start button Button look | Custom button | WindowsStartButtonSmall.png from http://classicshell.net/...opic.php?f=18&t=174
    Controls | Right-click opens Win+X menu
    Main Menu | Shutdown command: Sleep Shutdown menu items: restart, hibernate, shutdown
    Search box | uncheck: Search the internet
    Skin | check: Reduce glass color, Disable glass transparency
    Customize Start Menu | Move "This PC" to be second item, right under User files. Label: Drive Letters Display as link: Videos, Downloads Don't display this item: Games, Help

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