Windows 10: Classic Shell 4.2.1 is released

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  1.    11 Apr 2015 #1

    Classic Shell 4.2.1 is released

    Hey, everyone. I just released a new version of Classic Shell.

    Here’s what’s new:

    • Improved support for Windows 10
    • The start menu searches modern PC settings for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    • Added new Midnight skin with dark background
    • Added new flat Metro skin that uses the start screen colors
    • New ability to apply settings from XML files from command line: use ClassicStartMenu.exe -xml <settings file>
    • New setting to override the system DPI resolution only for the start menu
    • New setting to change the user picture
    • Improved support for touch and high resolution displays
    • Added support for Scottish, Catalan, Macedonian and Persian languages
    • Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes

    The new version can be downloaded from the home page

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    Last edited by Ivo; 11 Apr 2015 at 12:16.
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  2. labeeman's Avatar
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       11 Apr 2015 #2

    Thank you I got it. Thanks
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  3.    11 Apr 2015 #3

    Nice one Ivo, only thing is Rt-click does not Win-X for me - may just be build 10056.
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  4.    11 Apr 2015 #4

    Weird. I will try it when 10056 becomes official.
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  5.    11 Apr 2015 #5

    Yup, no big deal - most of the Win-X features can be accessed from the classic interface.
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  6.    11 Apr 2015 #6

    Thank you for the update Ivo!
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  7. Dude's Avatar
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       11 Apr 2015 #7

    Ivo, if Windows 10 sticks to the current start menu style shown in the builds, will you add an option to use the 8.1 start to classic shell?
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  8.    11 Apr 2015 #8

    What do you mean by "8.1 start"?
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  9. Dude's Avatar
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       11 Apr 2015 #9

    What I mean is everyone uses classic shell in windows 8/8.1 to bring back the start menu to show either W7 XP style. When 10 comes out, and if it uses a start menu as I think it will, it would be cool if I could use an 8.1 start screen as an option also.

    I would like to be able to use all the options available.
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  10.    11 Apr 2015 #10

    No, enabling the start screen in 10 is not planned. In fact, currently there are no plans to do anything with live tiles.
    Your best bet at the moment is to use the start menu in maximized mode.
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