Classic Shell

by Ivo Beltchev

Software that emulates the look and feel of past Windows versions

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Ivo Beltchev

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Classic Shell is a functional recovery program that has been removed from the latest versions of Windows 8 and 10. It adds a classic Start menu, a toolbar in Windows Explorer and is able to return many smaller functions.

The Classic Shell's classic start menu has the following features:

Classic Shell software allows users to restore the familiar classic Start menu and toolbar for enhanced navigation on Windows 8 and 10.

Drag and drop function for convenient location of applications;

Options for displaying Favourites and unfolding the Control Panel;

the display of recently opened documents. The number of documents displayed can be adjusted;

the program does not disable the standard Start menu, it is available by simultaneous pressing the Shift button and clicking on the Start button;

When you right click on an item, a menu appears that allows you to delete the item, rename it, sort it, etc;

the "All Programs" submenu unfolds to the full screen.

Classic Shell offers a classic and more familiar Windows Explorer. This function has such features:

adds a toolbar that contains the most common operations (copy, paste, delete, properties, etc.), the panel is fully customizable;

changes the file copying dialog to the more familiar one from Windows XP;

handles pressing Alt+Enter in Windows Explorer and shows the properties of the selected item.

As for Internet Explorer 9, the following options are available to you:

adding a title bar at the top of the window that displays the full title of the page;

Display the page loading process in the status bar of your browser;

Display safe zones in the IE9 status bar.

Windows 7 or later
1GB RAM or more
At least 50MB free hard disk space

Restores familiar start menu interface for Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Customizable with various skins and features.
Lightweight and doesn't slow down your computer.

May not support the latest Windows updates.
Not beginner-friendly due to complex settings.
Lack of regular updates and bug fixes.

Fri, Feb 9, 2024

Classic Shell is a software program that aims to bring the features of earlier versions of Windows (7, 8, 8.1 and 10). It achieves this by installing a modified taskbar, start button and ribbon.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aidan
YES! I love it! Not only is the little shell photo cute, but it's a wonderful idea. I'm 28 and STILL getting used to Windows 10 because I grew up on Windows XP and miss it every day haha. This is an awesome option for people who just don't want to accept change and keep everything the same so they can still function on their computers without a problem. :)
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jacob Parker
Classic Shell is a free software suite for Microsoft Windows that provides users with a collection of customization options for the Start menu, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, and the taskbar. It is designed to restore the classic style of Windows 95, 98, and XP and provides users with a range of features such as a customizable start menu, classic-style toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer, skins for Internet Explorer, and a classic-style Start button. It also includes a set of additional utilities such as a shortcut manager, a copy handler, and a classic-style control panel.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Lewis F*******w
I have been using Classic Shell for a few months now, and have found it to be a great tool to improve my computer's functionality and to make it easier to use. It has a lot of useful features, such as the ability to customize the Start menu, and the ability to switch between different versions of Windows. I also like the fact that it is free and open source. The software is easy to install and configure, and the user interface is straightforward and intuitive. I have not encountered any major bugs or issues while using Classic Shell, and it has generally worked as advertised. It has allowed me to customize my PC to my own preferences, and for that I am grateful.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Adam Holsonback
I recently installed the Classic Shell software on my computer. I found it to be a great tool for customizing the start menu and making it more intuitive. It was easy to install and configure and I have already started to see the benefits. The Classic Shell software added some great features like the ability to easily search for items, customize the start menu, and add items to the start menu. It has also made my start menu look much nicer. I also found the Classic Shell software to be very stable and reliable. I have not had any problems with it so far. I am very happy with the Classic Shell software and would definitely recommend it to other users. It is a great way to customize the start menu and make it more user friendly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ben N*******l
Using Classic Shell has been an extremely helpful tool for me, as I find it much more convienient then the standard Windows interface and menu system.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ryan Kriens
This software provides a customizable start menu and file explorer interface for Windows operating systems. It includes features such as the ability to add or remove shortcuts, change the menu style, and customize the appearance of the icons. Users can also access frequently used programs and settings quickly through the search bar. Classic Shell also offers the option to switch between different versions of the Windows start menu.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Callan G*******w
Classic Shell is a customizable software that allows users to modify the start menu and other features of their Windows operating system.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Muhammad
Intuitive with a nostalgic feel, this tool effortlessly enhances the functionality and customizability of your computer interface.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jamie
User-friendly, customizable, enhances navigation, nostalgic interface feel.
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