Alternatives to Classic Shell for all platforms with any license

  • Labrys Start menu

    Replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog. Unlike many other Start menu enchantment applications Labrys does not mimic layout or visual appearance of Start...

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  • Classic Start Menu

    Classic Start Menu is considered as a perfect replacement to Windows 7 Start Menu. It helps you to find programs and folders many times faster. You always know where you...

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  • Finalbird

    Start menu replacement. Finalbird integrates with file explorer for easy adding and accessing your favourites.

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  • Start Button 8

    How to add a Start button to Windows 8? Just install Start Button 8! The package contains a Start button and a convenient Menu. A ready solution for those who like...

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  • Ex7forW8

    This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe. Start menu retains full configurability you expect from Windows 7...

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  • Skip Metro Suite

    Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels...

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  • RetroUI Pro

    RetroUI - Skip the start screen, get a start menu, run Metro apps in a window, and finger-friendly app shortcuts from the desktop

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  • Spencer

    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...

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  • ViStart

    A skinnable start menu to replace your existing Windows XP start menu. It also allows you to get the Windows Start Menu back on Windows 7, 8 or 10. Features ...

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 8.1 Build 5208, released in March 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Gumbleville Launcher

    Gumbleville Launcher is a simple replacement for your windows Desktop. Do your computers settings sometimes look more like a jungle? Gumbleville Launcher simplifies your...

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Classic Shell Comments

free or open source?

Comment by salah
about Classic Shell · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It is on SourceForge.net, Does it mean it's open source?

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it was OpenSource until ver 3.6.8

now it became OpenSource again

Someone should make it for Linux and Mac LOL, no really it's so good Linux and Mac need it, don't forget BSD!. Linux has desktop environments that look like windows the little start menus like in gnome and XFCE, but there not that customizable. MacOS has a fullscreen start menu that looks like Windows 8's start menu except instead of metro it has a linux feel. Oh and for BSD it would be useful cause there aren't many people developing desktop environments for BSD. Really Classic Shell is customizable and beautiful. Love to see it run on all the Operating Systems! :-)

Someone should make it for Linux and Mac LOL, no really it's so good Linux and Mac need it, don't forget BSD!. Linux has desktop environments that look like windows the little start menus like in gnome and XFCE, but there not that customizable. MacOS has a fullscreen start menu that looks like Windows 8's start menu except instead of metro it has a linux feel. Oh and for BSD it would be useful cause there aren't many people developing desktop environments for BSD. Really Classic Shell is customizable and beautiful. Love to see it run on all the Operating Systems! :-)

Oh and for Classic Explorer there needs to be for Mac and Linux because I just cant stand it not having checkboxes and the Windows Explorer features are just too good!

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Comment by Satuim
about Classic Shell · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Just changed the icon to the new one and entered the authors name

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