Thursday 4 October 2012

Classic Shell for Windows 8

I'm not a big fan of Windows 8's lack of Start Button on desktop machines.  Until now, I've been recommending Start8, but Dan recommended I look at Classic Shell as well.

And it rocks.  And it's free.  Windows 8 now looks more like this (their screenshot):

When installing, though, the default is for it to updated Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.  Uncheck these - they are not necessary in Windows 8.

One note - when uninstalling (as I did briefly to correct my mistake and deselect these two unnecessary features), you have to reboot.  No biggie.

Advantage over Start8?  Typing [Start] c:\ [Return] works as expected again!

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