Windows 10: Windows Classic Look Theme in Windows 10

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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #21

    Have started another thread here:

    Windows 10 Classic Theme - Super User
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #22

    I guess it's with some sense of nostalgia that I want the classic theme back, similar to how I feel when I see MacOS Classic or SGI Irix.

    There's also a wave of calm that sweeps over me when I see a UI that doesn't try too hard to fit in. That doesn't try to please the endless hordes of hipsters and gamers whom, while they certainly love to hate on others, wouldn't know how to design something proper themselves even if their lives depended on it.

    Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for properly designed flat interfaces, and I'm sure there are a lot of nice ones in Windows 10 -- but the classic theme is an important part of human history, and users should at least be given the option to try it even if it's just for historical / educational purposes, or simply nostalgia.


    Perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle

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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #23

    Well you'll find a solution to the right-click menu problem in the ThinkPad Forums thread. Credit goes to IBMPad:
    IBMPad on forum.thinkpads.com said:
    For the context menu problem, try to add this registry value (DWORD) :
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlightedFeatures\ImmersiveContextMenu = 0
    Now all we need is a fixed taskbar, and the classic theme will work just as well as it did in Windows 8.
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #24

    Regarding How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme? - Super User -- which of the 3 methods did you guys use?

    I tried the first one and it broke my Windows.

    Thanks!
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #25

    bulldows95 said: View Post
    Regarding How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme? - Super User -- which of the 3 methods did you guys use?

    I tried the first one and it broke my Windows.

    Thanks!
    Really? That's kind of surprising to hear, because that's the method I use, and I've never had it break my Windows. If you're running Windows 10, try renaming it to ClassicThemeA.exe and see how it works.
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  6.    09 Aug 2015 #26

    bulldows95 said: View Post
    I guess it's with some sense of nostalgia that I want the classic theme back, similar to how I feel when I see MacOS Classic or SGI Irix.

    There's also a wave of calm that sweeps over me when I see a UI that doesn't try too hard to fit in. That doesn't try to please the endless hordes of hipsters and gamers whom, while they certainly love to hate on others, wouldn't know how to design something proper themselves even if their lives depended on it.

    Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for properly designed flat interfaces, and I'm sure there are a lot of nice ones in Windows 10 -- but the classic theme is an important part of human history, and users should at least be given the option to try it even if it's just for historical / educational purposes, or simply nostalgia.

    Perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle

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    Those old Mac themes were awesome, IMO. I loved the platinum theme from OS8/OS9.
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  7.    09 Aug 2015 #27

    Butters said: View Post
    Really? That's kind of surprising to hear, because that's the method I use, and I've never had it break my Windows. If you're running Windows 10, try renaming it to ClassicThemeA.exe and see how it works.
    You on Home or Pro? I tried it on Home which I've since come to learn lacks a lot of stuff so...
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  8.    10 Aug 2015 #28

    bulldows95 said: View Post
    You on Home or Pro? I tried it on Home which I've since come to learn lacks a lot of stuff so...
    Oh, well I'm on Pro, so maybe that has something to do with it. But that's still kind of surprising to me, given how Windows works the same in both versions. What exactly happened that broke your system?
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #29

    bulldows95, did you also disable DWM? Because that does have potential to break Windows, but I can't imagine how ClassicTheme.exe would.
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  10.    22 Aug 2015 #30

    Nope, I kept DWM if I recall correctly.

    If others could confirm that ClassicTheme.exe doesn't work on Windows Home edition, that would be great.

    Thanks!
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