Classic Menu for Office Alternatives

    Classic Menu for Office is described as 'Frustrated by endless searches for features on the ribbon? This software brings back the classic and familiar menus and toolbars to Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 (includes Office 365)'. There are three alternatives to Classic Menu for Office for Windows and Android. The best alternative is Classic Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Classic Menu for Office are Spencer (Free) and NiceDesktop (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2021

    1. Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.


      The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.

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      Classic Shell brings back the old-style Windows Start Menu. Classic Menu for Office brings back the Office 2003 style menubars to Office. They serve entirely different purposes.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Bring back the Classic Windows XP Start Menu to Windows 8 & 10. With one click you have access to all of your Start Menu entries. Plus direct access to the Control Panel, Administrator command line and Run dialog.
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    2. A free tweaking tool for Windows and Android. Tweaks your wallpaper, mouse cursor, sounds, and has free screensavers. More features may be coming soon. Requires Windows 8.1+ or higher.
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