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
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

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RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • During installation disable some features as shown below

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  • Disable “Classic Explorer”, “Classic IE”, “Classic Shell Update” as shown below

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  • Open “Settings” by right clicking on windows icon

 

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  • Tick “Show all settings”

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  • Select “Cascading sub-menu

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  • Set ” Max recent programs” to “30
  • Tick “Sort by name
  • Set “max items in jumplists” to “30

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  • Set “program pane width” to “60
  • Set “Jumplist pane width” to “120

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  • Untick “Highlight newly installed programs
  • Check that “Menu delay” is set to “400”

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  • Tick “Small Icons
  • Click “OK

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