Classic Shell

Classic Shell

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    352,981
  • Date Added:
    January 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    6.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,166
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Classic Shell"

April 07, 2013  |  By winstonebook

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

I love it! Though I use Windows 8 Start Button (based on Classic Shell) because Classic Shell doesn't completely represent the start menu.

Cons

Should have some metro hotspot removers. Other than that, you could use Skip Metro Suite to fix that.

Summary

Overall, I recommend this product.

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4 stars

"Excellent way around Windows 8 tiles"

March 31, 2013  |  By ajgmets69

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Smooth, Fast loading, simple interaction

Cons

None so far A+

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5 stars

""feel of '98, win XP, or win 7.""

March 23, 2013  |  By caktus

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Now if I can only give Windows 8 the "feel of '98, win XP, or win 7."

Cons

non, yet..

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5 stars

"Angles Sing"

March 19, 2013  |  By Stryker217

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

This is the most incredible solution. Thank you for providing an Ad-free workaround the the atrocious GUI that come standard with Win8.
YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT TILES AGAIN!

Cons

It didn't come pre-packaged with Win8.
Also, it doesn't make you pancakes.

Summary

Save yourself the trouble of re-learning the "Tile" system and get this instead.

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5 stars

"Life saver!"

March 07, 2013  |  By slugkatcher

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

It's not Windows 8

Cons

None so far

Summary

A pox on Microsoft and the abomination that is windows 8

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5 stars

"Nice. A life saver."

February 17, 2013  |  By lafenice21

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Great functionality. Customizable. And intuitive. No instructions necessary.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Just download, install and change the settings to taste. And BAM you've fixed one (of many) probs with Win 8. A life saver and really, the only way I'm going to keep Windows 8 on my computer. I hate the Start Menu and tiles.

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5 stars

"awesome software"

February 15, 2013  |  By jertam

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Let's you bypass metro competely. Gives you a start menu feel of '98, win XP, or win 7. Your choice. gives you a choice to the menu start button.

Cons

don't see any cons

Summary

This is THE BEST utility software for windows 8!

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5 stars

"Very practical!"

January 27, 2013  |  By dueda

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Quick, easy, smooth and free.

Cons

None. It's near perfect as it is!

Summary

1) Saves time when I need a program I can't remember by name, but I know is there somewhere... Also, it's unobstrusive and familiar.

2) The Start Screen has a lot of tiles I simply won't or don't need to use, and, to say the least, wastes too much room for some hundreds of games I've.

3) Lotta options make it even better. I really like to hide the "Logoff" option so users have to restart (boot) system; hot-swapping users never worked for me. Also, my full name doesn't need to be in the logoff button, making the menu pannel too wide.

4) I just miss TrueTransparency and WinFlip over Windows XP. Maybe they could add something like Mac's First Row ?

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5 stars

"Classic shell is an answer for Windows 8"

January 04, 2013  |  By iwillneverstop

 |  Version: Classic Shell 3.6.5

Pros

Provides a classic and even more flexible start button with a lot of options and settings.

Cons

None, not yet found.

Summary

I know that Metro UI is great for touching but the way Microsoft forces me to use the Metro Start Screen is unfriendly. I was hoping that Microsoft would change their mind to bring back Start menu but now I don't need anymore. Classic Shell brings the things we're familiar with and up to now, I'm totally satisfied.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.5
Version 3.6.5 has fixed a crash bug in the start menu for some 64-bit systems.
General
Publisher Ivo Beltchev
Publisher web site http://ibeltchev.users.sourceforge.net/
Release Date December 29, 2012
Date Added January 03, 2013
Version 3.6.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.48MB
File Name ClassicShellSetup_4_1_0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 352,981
Downloads Last Week 3,166
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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