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Classic Shell

Start menu and Windows enhancement software

4.9 Stars (290)
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Classic Shell adds some missing features to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Vista like a classic start menu, toolbar for Explorer and others.

[b]Note:[/b] The software available here is not the latest version. Visit the new website to download the latest version and to access the new forums and documentation.

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  • Classic Start Menu for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (with skins)
  • Toolbar for Windows Explorer
  • Classic copy UI (Vista and Windows 7 only)
  • Show file size in Explorer status bar (Vista and Windows 7 only)
  • Title bar and status bar for Internet Explorer (9 and up)


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ease 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    What did I expect to get from this project? A WinXP like look to my Windows 7. Many seemed to advertise this project just like that. What did I get instead? Ugliest UI decorations in the world and to get those blows and whistles, I was forced to sacrifice a lot and thanks to that, it then got even worse. There's no real comfort of WinXP. This project does not give the original XP look and feel. Verdict? People should carefully think if what they say is really true before advertising anything, especially if it's freeware they are advertising as usually false advertising is used for commercial products. People who give 5 stars and just say: "It installs and it works!", well I think we need a higher discipline here at SF to prevent misinforming and abuse of power.

    Posted 07/15/2013
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