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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:46 am 
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Hi

Viewing the screenshots on the site, I thought that by installing the program,
Explorer would get the 3D retro look from older versions of Windows.
But the only difference (in Explorer) is that it adds a toolbar with icons (aligned to the right).

Should I still adapt some settings somewhere
in order to get rid of the flat look of Windows 8.1
or did I misunderstand the features of this program?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:27 am 
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Classic Explorer doesn't change the window theme. Here are the features it supports: http://www.classicshell.net/features/#explorer


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:40 pm 
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http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Ro ... -417858455
http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Ae ... -415317318
http://vishal-gupta.deviantart.com/art/ ... -435855252

What you are looking for is a custom theme; above is a few examples, and below is a link to search for more:
http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/?q ... offset=120


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:15 pm 
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Classic Shell runs on Windows 7 also which is why you might have thought it gives you back the 3D retro look.

You will need to install a freeware first like UXStyle (http://uxstyle.com/) which lets you use custom unsigned themes and then install/apply one of the themes Jcee mentioned above. There are many themes at Deviantart.com but note that any theme only works with a specific OS, so a theme made for Windows 8 will not work with 8.1. A theme made for Windows 7 will have to be updated for Windows 8 too.

Disclaimer: Anything that happens to your PC from using third party software recommended in the Classic Shell forum is purely your responsibility.

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I am a Windows enthusiast and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:24 pm 
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Thank you for the links. I had a look.
They show nice stuff but I'm really looking for the retro 3D look, maybe it was named Classic View in XP, I don't remember.


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