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 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 39029

This is my favorite skin for the past many months and will continue to use it. A big thanks to Juniper7 and Splitwirez for awesome skins.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Open Shell 4.4 and later

 Post subject: Open Shell 4.4 and later
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 15148

A new update being tested to Open Shell fixes the broken Settings search on Windows 10 clean installs (1803 and above). It was broken so nothing from Settings pages showed up in the Start Menu search results after Version 1709 where it last worked. Upgrade installations were not affected. Currently,...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: XP Metro-Glass Win10 [7style] and [Classic]

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:23 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 39029

Yes both skins terrific but Luna-based in 7 style is always a treat. Thanks Juniper7! :P

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Reconciling and Removing System Folders

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:35 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 23489

If you add a custom item, you can combine folders by using a semicolon in the LINK field. See here how to combine folders: Also you can apply the Hidden attribute to any folder to not show in the Classic Start Menu wi...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Shutdown misdirection

 Post subject: Re: Shutdown misdirection
Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:48 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 19847 ... up-policy/

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Mod of Windows Aero.skin7 with colorful RGB Shutdown button

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:45 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 26186

Updated this skin's shutdown button, jumplists and user image for higher DPI. The jumplist padding and shutdown button padding is larger even for normal DPI. For user image, you can pick a skin option. Special thanks to juniper7 for the big user picture frames and all the right parameters. For the U...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu search moves items when it finds new results

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:08 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 32942

Since Classic Shell is no longer under development since 2017, I can only suggest you to try various search options in its Settings to see if they make a difference.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu search moves items when it finds new results

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:00 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 32942

Do you have a hard disk drive or an SSD? I suggest you move to an SSD since it's 2019. That should mostly resolve this slow search/results jumping issue.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Start Menu skins suitable for Windows 10

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:59 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 133113

Just remember, Classic Shell got it first - both the "Light skin" and the "Dark skin (Midnight) before MS got "inspired": :lol:

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open Menu with the First Item Selected

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 17172

If you are using Classic single column or Classic with two columns styles, you can turn the Shutdown sub-menu power actions into icon-only buttons in the main menu to save clicks. Like this: Here are Shutdown icons:

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Keep Run Menu commands

 Post subject: Re: Keep Run Menu commands
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 14125

Maybe this will help: ... indows-10/

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: XP Start button without the button background

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 31712

Very nice and thank you juniper7. I added a little shadow and glow to hover and pressed states: :P

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Disable property bar (Organize → Layout → Details pane)

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:21 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 22516

There is a Group Policy for it already at User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer/File Explorer -> Explorer Frame Pane -> Turn off Details Pane.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Testing Half transparent Smokylike Glass.skin7

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:53 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 32766

Juniper7's skins are unparalleled, many of them worth bundling with Classic Shell. :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Custom Classic Shell theme disappears on reboot

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:03 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 8294

Copie o atalho do link para C: \ Arquivos de programas \ Classic Shell \ ClassicStartMenu.exe. Cole-o em C: \ Usuários \ SEU NOME DO USUÁRIO \ AppData \ Roaming \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Menu Iniciar \ Programas \ Inicialização Copy link shortcut to C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe....

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:34 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 5280894

Well the answer is simple. DON'T upgrade to Windows 10. Stick with Windows 7 and 8 as I am doing. I don't understand why people are using Windows 10 as it is so terrible. Yes you and I and some others on this forum are smart enough to understand that Windows 10 is crap and won't ever "upgrade&...

 Global announcement   Topic: Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:12 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 5280894

Hello. I am a huge Windows enthusiast since the earliest releases of Windows, and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback. Why my interest in Classic Shell's development is ending is: Windows 10 is an unacceptable monstrosity the way it is currently designed. It contin...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: classic explorer no longer works under windows 7

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 9522

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: What's the future for Classic Shell?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:36 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 93157

Ever since Windows 10 made the OS less customizable and a pain to use, Ivo has lost interest in actively developing it due to other important projects and I have lost interest in testing it on Windows 10 so Classic Shell is in maintenance mode. New features and new releases will be very slow or unli...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Changing Metro App Folder Icon in Program List

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:33 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 12284

Check out this post: viewtopic.php?t=921

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:33 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 13944

Right click Taskbar -> Properties. Go to Jumplists tab and enable the option to store recently opened files/documents. Thereafter, they should start showing up as you open them.

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Classic Master Browser?

 Post subject: Re: Classic Master Browser?
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:04 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 7238

Or you could downgrade those PCs to Windows 8.1 and see how much better it is and how well it runs with Classic Shell compared to Windows 10. Another option is an Android phone but not a very good one if it's not always on and always running the app. But I sometimes set the SAMBA server Android app ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: shutdown launches separate windows pop up for shutdown

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:27 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 5777

What style of the menu are you using?

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Windows Easy Transfer

 Post subject: Re: Windows Easy Transfer
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 7971

There is no such feature in Classic Shell. It is only a Start menu and some Explorer add-ons.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Export setting to a registry file

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:11 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 8823

Export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\IvoSoft reg keys. Make sure the Start menu is not running while merging these keys. Any Classic Explorer changes will also take effect after Explorer.exe is restarted after adding the reg information.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Not compatible with custom themes?

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:31 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 6455

Classic Shell comes with its own skinning system. Custom visual styles are not supported at all. You can create a Classic Shell Start Menu skin using Resource Hacker similar to the one in the visual style and it will forever work and look the same across all Windows releases. Here is the skin refere...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Recent Documents" empty

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:07 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 13944

What Windows version are you using?

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: NumLock "on", InitialKeyboardIndicators, hybrid shutdown

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:16 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 7243

Windows 8/8.1/10 all have hybrid shutdown on by default. Classic Shell simply follows the default Windows setting. The Reg values have changed across each Windows version: I don't know what they are for the latest Windows 10 release. I...

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Some Start button

 Post subject: Re: Some Start button Topic is solved
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 19377

What is your button about? :)

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Notification Center does not open, even not with Win+A

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 6627

Hmm this exact problem was reported by some more users here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7028 No fix has been found yet.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: FCU?

 Post subject: Re: FCU?
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:10 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 17059

Are you facing any specific issues? People report that it is already compatible.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open new window using CTRL click on parent button

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:48 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 8239

On Windows 7, the Up button is added to Explorer by Classic Explorer. On Windows 8/8.1/10, Microsoft added it back themselves but forgot the Ctrl+click function. So simply add the Up button to your Explorer toolbar and use it instead. Click+clicking it should open the parent folder in a new window. ...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: CSV file for directories and subdirectories.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:43 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 17878

While the idea is good, no one is going to modify their app installer for Classic Shell because after all, it is a third-party product, not something made by Microsoft and integrated into the Windows OS.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary, Creators and Fall Creators Update

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:16 am 

Replies: 169
Views: 686158

@kiampp, that is a screenshot of Explorer from Windows 7. To disable the Ribbon on Windows 8/8.1/10, use OldNewExplorer:

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update [FCU] Support

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:24 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 28096

@PatrickMcHargue, have you tried using the Classic Shell Utility to remove it completely including your Settings and then clean installing? Because of the way Windows 10 is serviced and updated, it routinely creates crashing issues for Explorer because Microsoft's upgrade process is imperfect even a...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Start Menu opens and closes after Session Logon

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:29 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 6555

If the remote computer has many tasks set to run at logon or startup, I think it's normal if some of them are stealing focus as you just log in to your session. Just wait for a few seconds. If you can identify which apps or tasks are doing this and they are not necessary, you can disable them. SysIn...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic shell installation query

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:23 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 6021

You can install Classic Shell at any time after Windows 10 is installed. However note that as Windows 10 updates and upgrades itself automatically over time, you may have to do a repair install of Classic Shell or remove it using the Utility (

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: classic shell start menu not working at all

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 9441

Right click the Start button. Do you see a Settings item? Click it and go to the Controls tab (if Show all settings is checked, otherwise it's the Basic Settings tab). On the Controls tab, make sure "Left click opens" and "Windows key opens" are both set to "Classic Start Me...

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: "Update and Shutdown" Button Icon (Windows 7 Style)

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:31 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 28832

Ah I stand corrected. Since this parameter is not present by default in any skin, I hadn't even noticed it in the Skin reference. Thanks juniper7 for noticing it.

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Win 10 desktop continually restarts, until CS 4.3.1 removed

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 14343

The way Windows 10 is serviced and updated, it routinely creates crashing issues for Explorer because Microsoft's upgrade process is imperfect even after years of trying and cannot even properly migrate desktop app settings after the upgrade - it ends up deleting certain configuration in the Registr...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: [Solved] Favorites in Navigation Pane?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:57 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 17831

Don't know if this still works: ... -explorer/ and ... indows-10/

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: switch_user and lock commands mixed up?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 6656

It is not mixed up.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Pin" the Start button to taskbar?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:19 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 13569

I also use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker so it just might be a particular setting in it that causes this. If you can find it, let us know and let the developer of 7+TT also know about it. P.S. I think you may have checked "Hide the Start button" option in 7+TT. That will obviously cause this behavior...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: "Pin" the Start button to taskbar?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:49 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 13569

Is there any other program that may be changing the position of elements on your taskbar?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Programs menu expands too quickly, no easy mouse escape

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 13258

Go to General Behavior tab in Start menu Settings and uncheck the option "All columns are same size". See if that makes the 4 columns of the submenu fit besides the main menu. Or you can hold down the Shift key before/while expanding the Programs item to expand it as a single column scroll...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: 8.1 Store apps shortcuts on Desktop

 Post subject: Re: BUG!
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:16 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 6000

That is a Windows 8.1 limitation. The Desktop is not part of Classic Shell and the shortcuts are also created by Windows, not Classic Shell. As a workaround, use this method to create a desktop shortcut to the app:

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Move All Programs

 Post subject: Re: Move All Programs Topic is solved
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 20460

No for Windows 7 style. Already possible for Classic with two columns style. For Windows 7 style, there is also a separate "Delay multiplier for the All Programs button" setting to prevent opening it fast.

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Windows 10 1703 and CS 4.3.0 or 4.3.1 freezing

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:08 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 5837

Are any of the user accounts standard users (non-admins)?

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 Creators Update - Second taskbar

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 8164

So why is this a bug report? It does not seem to be related to Classic Shell. :D

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: How to stop specific programs from turning up in search?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:27 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 8405

Over time, the menu remembers which items have been launched from the search and presents them first. If you launch Word a couple of times, it should become the top-most. You can't re-order search results but there are a couple of tweaks you can do. Open Classic Start Menu Settings and go to the Sea...
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