Classic Shell v4.3.0

Classic Shell is a free software that enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it:

  1. Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  2. Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  3. Find programs, settings, files and documents
  4. Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  5. Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  6. Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Classic Shell

Classic Shell


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License: Freeware

Version: v4.3.0 (30 Jul 2016)

Change Log:

– Improved support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AKA Redstone)
– Taskbar skinning – change background color, texture, and text color
– New Metallic skin with many new skin features
– New menu animations
– New ability to execute some start menu commands from the command line
– New buttons for Explorer to change folder settings and to create zip archive
– New ability to change the font and size of the status bar in Explorer
– Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes
– Installer is available in Spanish- Compatibility with Windows 10 Redstone 1 Build 14393
– The Settings window has Minimize and Maximize buttons
– The Settings window can be moved with Alt+Space -> M
– Multiple reliability improvements to showing Windows 10 Start Menu
– Fixed the problems with the taskbar on secondary monitor on latest release of Windows 10
– Fix for jumplists in the Midnight skin when the search box is hidden
– Added Icelandic to the list of supported languages
– The flag icons on Language tab in Settings are larger if the DPI is 144 or higher
– New internal skin option “SEARCHBOX”, which is true when the search box is visible to allow skins to use different settings based on that
– New internal skin settings, Main_icon_size and Main2_icon_size. You can set them to “none”, “small” and “large” independently to get different sized icons in left and right column of a 2-column menu
– For a skin, the emblem alignment can have two values. If the first alignment refers to the second column, and there is no second column, the second alignment will be used.
– Emblem1_alignmentH=left2|right2
– If you put “none” in the tooltip for Edit Menu Item dialog (from Customize Start Menu tab), the tooltip won’t show for that item (similar to “none” for the Icon field)

NB: For Classic Shell 4.2.5 and earlier, version 4.3.0 also incorporates all the features and changes from Classic Shell 4.2.6 beta/4.2.7 beta:



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