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 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: If I want W10 to look like 8, is a theme enough?

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 35143


you can basically pick your own image or color, and transparency on the taskbar tab via classic shell
Its entirely cosmetic changes tho

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: If I want W10 to look like 8, is a theme enough?

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:21 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 35143


1. a theme alone is unlikely to get you the exact look; even if you were to use the one directly from windows 8. there are alot of things defined outside of a theme that would likely need tweaked in the registry 2. classic shell can help with the taskbar, and most of what the start menu on 8 had. ho...

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

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:54 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 56429


Anyone can learn to code.. tbh.. If you were willing to spend about 20 hours learning. also a bit of advice is to dive right in and learn from what you need as you go rather than trying to follow a course.(though if you have 0 programming knowledge a turn by turn course might be the way to go. once ...

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

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 56429


Ah sorry to hear that :P kinda figured your eyes were bigger than your stomach :P still good to dream big. Just start small and have a gameplan.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: deleting items in context menus

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 20131


Context menus as in the menu that is shown when you right click? Classic shell doesn't touch that, short of adding 'pin to start (classic shell)' If you want to remove this right click the start button and go to settings then type 'pin' into the searchbox then check the bottom setting. As for other ...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Windows 10 updated, classic start needs to reconfig

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:46 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 26275


Its not the limited size of your OS drive classic shell itself uses very little space. However I would recommend you try to clear more space on that drive. If its an SSD it will shorten the life of the drive to run at near capacity for extended times. If its a HDD it'l just need a frequent defrag It...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Back ground color?

 Post subject: Re: Back ground color?
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:11 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 24516


If you mean the start menu: Right click the start button go to settings then skin tab: change the skin from metro Or type color into the search box; check 'override glass color' and change that value If you mean the taskbar color; right click the start button go to settings Click 'show all settings'...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: Toolbar TOTALLY on left can't move to right

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:24 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 18380


Ive had luck creating a second toolbar to its left and stretching it all the way over, thus forcing it to the right?

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: How can I restart Classic Explorer and Start Menu?

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:22 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 22340


Oh sorry I know you can right click the start button and select 'exit' to close that component of classic shell. then you have to run classic shell again Do this by navigating to its install directory (default is C:\Program Files\Classic Shell) and running ClassicStartMenu.exe As for an automated wa...

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

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:52 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 7494467


This is correct; Technically you can even use a windows 7 activation key.. even if it was never on that computer. You can still literally go to a used PC store, and snap a picture of the windows 7 activation key, then use the official windows 10 installer to get a genuine copy of windows 10. The onl...

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: How can I restart Classic Explorer and Start Menu?

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 22340


sadly this forum is basically in stasis, the classic shell project has been abandoned for 2 years now :P
open shell is the spiritual sucessor, but i dont think they do many updates either

 Forum: Translations   Topic: Help file translation to Italian

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:32 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 91316


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/issues/216 This is the thread I used to contact them Also I already got an email from them stating that they intend to do what they can to incorporate your older translation into a future version. If you feel that the new one is changed enough to warran...

 Forum: Translations   Topic: Help file translation to Italian

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:28 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 91316


correct; it is 99.9% similar to classic shell, the only difference being a few instances of the word 'classic' being replaced with 'open' and a few small bug fixes

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Can win10 use classic shell and look like win 7 as xp ?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:40 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 25757


Classic shells "Classic with 2 column" and "classic" themes perform very similarly on windows 10. so it shouldn't be to hard to migrate if necessary. Most programs that worked on windows 7 should also work on windows 10 however not all do. If you are worried; You can always insta...

 Forum: Translations   Topic: Help file translation to Italian

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:11 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 91316


Sorry to disappoint you, but classic shell is no-longer in development. Open shell is its most notable successor https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu I'll forward this post to them for you

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Win10 question

 Post subject: Re: Win10 question
Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:14 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 25546


Not specifically; classic shell with the 'windows 7 style' makes the start menu similar; and potentially the taskbar similar, but other UI elements remain unchanged, like the boarders around windows. These can be fixed with skins, though I would tread with caution when following that route (besides ...

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

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:40 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 39564


Not that I'm aware of. if the drives are properly indexed this should be a non-issue, as all the files should be visible from the start. Classic shell DOES support alternative search engines which may or may-not solve the issue... (if indexing doesnt help) Below is from the classic shell help file(r...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Start menu color fitting my taskbar color in win7

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:37 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 46761


I assume you checked 'enable menu glass' in the settings?
type 'glass' into the searchbox and all relevant settings should pop up

 Forum: Start Buttons   Topic: Change Start Menu Program Icon

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 40187


Is this under 'all programs'? If-so right click the start button and select 'open' Browse to try and find the shortcut in question. If it isnt there, try right clicking the start button and selecting 'open all users' Once you find the shortcut right click it, and select 'change icon' there may be a ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open Shell - Jump LIsts in Win7

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:54 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 29907


This should be enabled by default i think, but right click the start button go to settings and type 'jump' anything relevant should pop up. im not sure specifically which features are available on which OS but as you noted If this setting is available but not working let me know, though there isnt m...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Open shell supported here? Elsewhere?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:48 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 26923


neither forum seems to be very active; if you have a specific request or bug to report its probably best to do it there. https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/issues if you have a specific question, feel free to post it here. there are still a few of us keeping an eye on the forums (mostly j...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Ugh, taskbar issue ((

 Post subject: Re: Ugh, taskbar issue ((
Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:05 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 42361


Im not 100% but taskbar modifications are a newer feature and its likely they dont support windows 7. there are several other settings that are OS specific.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: What is the best altnernative to Classic Shell?

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 25624


If your looking for the closest to classic shell, yes open shell (which is classic shell with some changes)
If you want to try something new; here is a more comprehensive (albiet possibly outdated) list of what every menu has to offer
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2399

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Two Merged Startup Folders

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 25480


Generally its better to edit classic shell settings via the UI Right click the start button and select 'classic shell settings' then check 'show all settings' then click the 'customize start menu' tab then right click the 'Programs' menu item Then remove 'programs' from the command field Then click ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Two Merged Startup Folders

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 25480


As far as I'm aware it has always behaved this way (at least since windows 7) When a program installs (It should) ask if it should create a shortcut for 'all users' If the user (fred) says yes; it creates a shortcut in the 'all users' folder RATHER than creating 2 shortcuts, one for 'joe' and one fo...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:50 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 23042


then your options are very limited A: go to classic shell, and remove the 'programs folder' creating a new folder then copy all the contents of the programs folder and paste them in this new folder. This new folder will appear the same, however any new apps will no-longer have their shortcuts added ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 23042


aside from: it was probably already there. Try right clicking the start button and select 'open' see if its there if-so delete it. if-not try right clicking the start button and selecting. 'open all users' that should solve the issue, unless the app is being really persistent and re-adding the short...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: why does this shortcut get created automatically?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 23042


the app itself is likely creating the shortcut in the start menu folder for windows.
Right click the start button go to settings
search 'pinned'
and select 'use pinned folder'
Hopefully that solves it.

 Forum: Feature Requests   Topic: Add "Manage Wireless Networks" menu item by default

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:57 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 24501


this folder doesn't seem to be available in windows 10 :(

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

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:09 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 7494467


Ah been a while tenzen :) Thats some good kool-aid. Allow me to offer my opinion on your post point by point; Yes microsoft is forcing everything towards a phone-like interface; I doubt anybody can deny that. >Evidence points to this being a joint-operation with the NSA to [highlight=#ececec] remove...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Removed Items Keep Coming Back

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 22464


I assume you mean the most recently used programs list..? are you re-using the program after removing it? Alternatively you can remove the recent/frequent programs list entirely Right click start button and go to settings type 'recent' into the searchbox and then set the first result to 'dont show' ...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: What's the shortcut for showing the startscreen with CSM?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 15970


The default key is shift+windows However this can be changed/removed simply right click the start button and select 'settings' then check 'show all settings' then edit the controls tab to your liking.

 Forum: Classic Explorer   Topic: graphics files on desktop

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:24 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 22866


Not a classic shell setting; but this link seems relevent
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 5b8?auth=1
I dont think its desktop specific though, so it would apply in windows explorer too

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:42 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 51305


Meh i know the overall background can be transparent. the search specifically I dont recall. you've got more skins under your belt than me; so most likely not possible :P. I was just commenting that even if it was possible, anything with detail makes it really hard to read text on a transparent back...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:46 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 51305


Transparent background is doable, but it can be very distracting, especially if there is a window behind it ;)
and yes to change the magnifying glass you would have to replace the resource with a new one :P

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Search Box Customization

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 51305


Yes it is: which type of skin are you working with? a .skin7 or a .skin? http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6142 This thread has a huge pile of skins, and should contain something that changes the fields you are looking for. If you want more Here is specifically a black searc...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:36 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 231502


#Banned JK, Its never really been against the rules unless its blatant advertisements of an unrelated product. I would very much consider start9 related as it shares inspiration with classic shell; and features for one are generally relevant to the other. Trying to sell shoes on amazon? yea thats ag...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 19567


Skins are stored in the skins folder in the install directory (default is: C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\Skins)
They need manually backed up. and are not stored in the .xml when you 'save .xml' from classic shells settings.

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 231502


Personally I use rainmeter with a clipboard plugin; but I am keeping an eye on it. if they ever include file support It will be amazing. Instead of copying a backup of a .dll to your desktop before replacing it. you could simply cut it. then throw the new one in its place, without having to worry ab...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Classic Shell backups

 Post subject: Re: Classic Shell backups
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:28 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 19567


Maybe this post is relevent. http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7040&p=30218&hilit=icon+database#p30218 Heres the important bit: [highlight=#dce1e5] Yes, Classic Shell stores a cache of the icons in this folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\ClassicShell [/highlight] [highlight=#dce1...

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

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 pm 

Replies: 172
Views: 7494467


It would absolutely break with a windows 11. though afaik they intend to upgrade windows 10 moving forward rather than focus on new operating system like windows 11. this includes adding new features and such. Several insider versions of windows 10 HAVE already broken classic shell Compatibility; lu...

 Forum: Start Menu Skins   Topic: Skin with glyph icons in column 2 to match Win10 taskbar?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:33 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 231502


:P youll find with some tweaking windows 10 isnt the worst thing in the world. it does like to randomly install new apps for you, even if like-me you haven't opened the windows store in over a year :) The recent insider version introduces clipboard history support. (IE you can get that text you copi...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: A crazy story

 Post subject: Re: A crazy story
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 20113


Doesn't really sound like a run-of-the-mill scam, especially if he isn't offering anything in return. You could always question him further, like asking him why he thinks you would have offered him $20. also If the email address was saved; it may be someone you actually have talked to in the past. (...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: New Owner?

 Post subject: Re: New Owner?
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 13390


Yup https://github.com/passionate-coder/Classic-Start (Duno who runs this one but a quick search scraped it up and I havnt tested) https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu (made by thx_4_the_hard_wk from the forums and I there are reports of sucess on the latest builds of windows 10, where Ivo'...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Start button is off by 1 pixel when using Classic Shell.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:45 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 40270


Other than sample that color, and change the buttons color in photoshop? nope

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Platform use question

 Post subject: Re: Platform use question
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:18 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 21385


I have used it on a tablet, and it works fine. (not specifically a surface)

If its windows 7,8, or 10 it should run fine
If it has windows RT it wont even install.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 pm 

Replies: 169
Views: 921246


The Newest build of windows 10 is incompatible with IVO's version of classic shell. you can try https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/classic_start.html for a newer version. (Just note: this version is not officially supported here at classicshell.net and since it was developed by someone other t...

 Forum: Chitchat   Topic: Is cryptocurrency worth it?

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:25 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 22863


Depends, but mostly no.. If you had bought bitcoin when it first came out you would be rich if you cashed out... the same thing with any notable currency.. however its nearly impossible to tell which ones are going to grow.. and which collapse (bitcoin has crashed recently, though its still worth al...

 Forum: Bug Reports   Topic: Classic Shell not working on Windows 10 17704.1000

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 44295


Try: https://github.com/passionate-coder/Classic-Start/releases/tag/v4.4.109-dev It is the current off-shoot of classic shell. Note that it is no-longer being developed by Ivo Beltchev and tho there have been no reports of malicious intent. I can not guarantee its integrity. (maybe once classic shel...

 Forum: Classic Start Menu   Topic: Accidentally lost my Classic Start Menu, how to get it back?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 16918


Im not exactly sure what happened; but its likely that you accidentally closed out of classic shell if you right click the start button there is an 'exit' option. This would close classic shell; Restarting your pc or running the .exe should restore it in this event.
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