Windows 10 make look like Win 7?

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Re: Windows 10 make look like Win 7?

Austinian wrote:

Simon Garrett wrote:

Austinian wrote:

Simon Garrett wrote:

ciaran33 wrote:

Thanks guys, appreciate the replies. I'll look into Classic (Open) Shell.

Open Shell took over Classic Shell when the developers of Classic Shell no longer had time or inclination to do it.

The W10 start menu is OK, but I prefer Open Shell as it has a more compact display of the start menu, it's easier to find things and it's more flexible. And it's much more like Windows 7!

Does Open Shell read and obey the "Menu Settings.xml" file from Classic Shell?

I'm not sure. I installed Open Shell first on a machine that had Classic Shell installed, but I can't remember if it took the previous settings or whether I had to set them again.

I guess I'll find out if/when Classic Shell fails.

I expect I'm in a minority in this thread, but while I found "Classic Shell" to be very useful for Windows 8.0 (but not 8.1), I find the menu system in Windows 10 to be actually better than that of Windows 7.  It's just a matter of acclimatization.
As always (and especially for Win 7 vs 10 topics), YMMV. 🙂

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