Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source

  1. stealth2920's Avatar
    Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       #761

    I'm still using 4.3.1 also and it works just fine.
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  2. jacatdilly's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #762

    R-U-Sure?

    Unless Microsoft added back in glass color code on insider builds further on, 4.3.1 is no good anymore for me.

    As soon as I upgraded to Win 10 1903
    Classic Shell version 4.3.1 would only half work.
    If I used the "Metro" skin there would be color on the start menu. (That skin uses special metro assigned colors)

    If I switched to a skin that uses glass color, the color would not show anymore.
    Would only show a menu with 50 shades of grey.
    I even tried "Start Menu X". That showed grey menus as well.

    My only solution was to use Open-Shell public release version 4.4.131
    and not the other beta builds as they have issues.

    Yay, GitHub gave me back glass(aero) color back.
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  3. stealth2920's Avatar
    Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       #763

    Works for me the way it always did. No different.
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
    Posts : 2,221
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Internet Security Specialty.
       #764

    No worries.

    Latest build of Classic Shell is just fine on 1903.

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  5. jacatdilly's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #765

    Thank you for letting me know @stealth2920.
    There have been qty 5 Windows Cumulative updates, that have installed since I switched to Open-Shell.

    So what I did was reinstall Start Menu X
    Checked their Windows 10 & Metro skins if color-nope still black and grey.
    I see there is a note "Attention! This skin was designed for Aero and may look different."
    Yes, without color. :)

    Uninstalled both Start Menu X and Open-shell
    Installed Classic Shell 4.3.1

    Hey, the glass color is back!
    One of those updates has fixed the aero glass color, at least on Classic Shell.
    I'm sticking with Classic Shell.


    Now if only Microsoft could fix timed computer sleep to work again.
    I see there is another update to install. Could this be my lucky day?
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  6. HRPuffnstuff's Avatar
    Posts : 453
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #766

    Too bad that MS doesn't just incorporate classic shell into W10 and call it a day.
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  7. Soapm's Avatar
    Posts : 248
    Win10
       #767

    Anyone, besides me, getting this error when logging on after updating to 1903?

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-1.jpg

    After this I get a big red box saying, "User Account Control this app has been blocked" that looks similar to this.

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-3.jpg

    All my googling says to unblock the app but as you can see, this app isn't blocked (at least not the normal way...)

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-2.jpg

    Any idea how to work around this? How about a direct link to openshell? When I google, all I get is the spam site like majorgeeks and of course the git hub but I don't know how to compile an app...
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  8. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 22,784
    Win 10 Pro 19041.264
       #768

    It is working fine for me in 1903-18362.267
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  9. HRPuffnstuff's Avatar
    Posts : 453
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #769

    I've never encountered any errors using CS 4.3.1 on 1903 any build.
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  10. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 32,941
    Windows 10 Home 64bit v1909 and insider builds
       #770

    Soapm said:
    Anyone, besides me, getting this error when logging on after updating to 1903?

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-1.jpg

    After this I get a big red box saying, "User Account Control this app has been blocked" that looks similar to this.

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-3.jpg

    All my googling says to unblock the app but as you can see, this app isn't blocked (at least not the normal way...)

    Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source-capture-2.jpg

    Any idea how to work around this? How about a direct link to openshell? When I google, all I get is the spam site like majorgeeks and of course the git hub but I don't know how to compile an app...
    Direct link to the Open Shell downloads page Releases . Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu . GitHub
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