Win7 Professional, Classic Theme

bharney
2012-12-30
2012-12-30
  • bharney

    bharney - 2012-12-30

    Noob here. I have Win7 Professional and via Control Panel selected Classic Desktop theme, which to my delight makes Win7 look like XP. Would Classic Shell offer any benefits on top of this? I searched the website, facebook page, and here, and could find nothing re this.

     
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-12-30

    The classic theme simply affects how things look, not how they behave. The start menu is still confined to a small box in the corner (no cascading menu). The Explorer still doesn't have an Up button, and doesn't show the free space or the selection size in the status bar.

    So if you want improved usability, try Classic Shell. All features will work, except the ones that require Aero (like the Windows Aero skin for the start menu).

     
  • bharney

    bharney - 2012-12-30

    Wow, quick response. Thanks a bunch.

     

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