Windows 10 make look like Win 7?

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afterburn Senior Member • Posts: 1,321
Re: Windows 10 make look like Win 7?

WryCuda wrote:

ciaran33 wrote:

Hi, my wife is struggling to use her Win 10 laptop, especially now that she needs to do Zoom meetings. She can whizz around her iPad and iPhone better than me, though I like my Mac Book Pro. I've had Windows laptops for years, but the Win 10 interface has me befuddled. There was a Classic Shell app to restore the old Win 7 look, but it hasn't been updated for years. (Dear me, I'm beginning to sound like a Luddite). Any thoughts?

Yes, for some users, Win8 was unusable until Classic Shell came to the rescue. I don't know the full story on CS for Win10, but I believe that the developers just gave up.

Win10 has multiple ways of starting programs...

  1. Start menu and Scroll the list (handy for less frequently used programs)
  2. Task bar items for frequently used programs (single click).
  3. Click on files in Windows Explorer to call up associated applications.
  4. Shortcuts on the desktop. Frequently used programs or Network links (double click).
  5. Use the "Gigantic Tiles" on the desktop.

#2 and #3 would be my most frequently used method.

#5 I always thought was some sort of joke, referring back to Win8. I think my wife accesses games that way.

#6 (and my most used method): the keyboard. Just hit the win-key and start typing the name of the program.

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