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WinMetro Alternatives

WinMetro is described as 'is specially designed to bring the newly introduced Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It offers an easy solution for old version Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to WinMetro for Windows and Rainmeter. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinMetro are 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, Classic Shell, Omnimo UI and Immersive Explorer.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP....

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  1. Open Shell icon

    Open Shell

    32 alternatives to Open Shell 

    Open Shell is a fork of the Classic Shell project for Windows that getting back the classic start menu to modern versions of Microsoft Windows.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Open Shell.
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  2. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker icon

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    26 alternatives to 7+ Taskbar Tweaker 

    Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options.

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    1.  Portable7+ Taskbar Tweaker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Classic Shell

    32 alternatives to Classic Shell 

    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.

    Discontinued

    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: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 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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    Omnimo UI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Rainmeter
    4 alternatives to Omnimo UI 

    Do you want your desktop to look futuristic, informative and stylish? With Omnimo you can create amazing homescreen-like desktops that will fit your every need. Inspired by the Metro UI, it delivers highly functional interactive panels to the desktop and more!

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    The most default Omnimo desktop ever.
  5. Immersive Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to Immersive Explorer 

    Immersive Explorer is an open source alternative to the default file explorer included in Windows (known as Windows Explorer).

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    1.  PortableImmersive Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Taskbar11

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      13 alternatives to Taskbar11 

      Taskbar11 customizes the look of the Windows 11 taskbar, which doesn't have any options by default. The taskbar can be set to the top or bottom (default) of the screen, it also allows for setting various icon sizes.

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      Windows 8 Transformation Pack

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      4 alternatives to Windows 8 Transformation Pack 

      Windows 8 Transformation Pack turns Windows 7/Vista/XP user interface to Windows 8. Including Windows 8 Boot Screen, Login Screen, Themes, Wallpapers, Icons, Sounds, Fonts, Metro/Modern UI, Aero’s Auto-Colorization, Taskbar UserTile and more.

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