Windows 10 | Hack to dirty desktop

January 17, 2016

 

Hi guys

Starting from Windows 8, Microsoft has clearly switched their target consumers to mobile users and snatched the clean desktop experience from power users.

Windows 10 is basically a huge PHONE OS, however, significant efforts were made by Microsoft to reduce the gap between a mobile OS and pure desktop experience by the addition of a semi effective start button. Yet it satisfy the frustrated me? Not entirely

For example, I have multiple versions of Oracle developer installed in my box, starting from Developer 6i, Developer 10g & Developer 11g in the same box & almost all elements within the developer stacks share the common names like forms developer, reports builder etc. Using the jump list was NEVER my cup of tea as it takes time, efforts to distinguish. Though the new start menu allows one to drag and drop the apps to desktop, send to desktop is a sure missing option which could truly confuse a person who switched from XP/7 recently.

I’m responsible a middle size IT infrastructure and was promoting the usage of classicshell, the free start button/ start menu alternative that brings a kind of Windows XP/7 style start button/menu experience back to both Windows 8.x and Windows 10 OS.

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You can obtain ClassicShell here

With periodic updates, this freeware remains one of the best solutions for crippled start menu available with Windows 10 OS.

Install it, Open Classic start menu settings, check “Show all settings” & make the few settings as seen with the below images and you are all ready to enjoy a cleaner desktop experience

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You can setup the most comfortable start menu style here

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Skin allows you to disable the frames around the icons.

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Once the above you are all good to start experiencing the classic start menu on your Windows 8/10 box

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rajesh

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Windows 8, Should Microsoft enable the start menu?

November 17, 2012

Huge arguments everywhere! Being developers all around the clock, #windows7bugs believes, the choice should be left alone on individual user.

We are trying to demonstrate, how a classic menu approach would make things a bit better for developers, techies who have to browse through pool of sub-menu elements to do their everyday job!

Windows 8 new startup interface

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Okay, we are techies and we will find out what we want from the tiled interface (after spending pretty decent time) pool and “try” to pretend that we are with the move

Worse scenarios, we just use classic shell and get straight on to our desired application. We are not ashamed to say we are from the ol ol schools Smile

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Bravo, now we can see Microsoft sending away few techies who thought they would be remembered for their “outstanding” visionary approaches with a no-harm meant “start” button elimination and easy access to applications through “metro” tiled application UI!

Yes, Microsoft, bring back what was there, let the users decide whether they want to change, finally like our employer always reminds us “Customer is the GOD”. So listen to customers and give them what they ask for.

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admin


Windows 8, Classic Shell

November 12, 2012

Okay guys, after a week of “tolerating” windows 8 without a start button, being developers who are always trying to get “stuff” through start button –> programs, decided to go back to “Classic Shell” approach.

Neat and free, this small application could make a developer’s life pretty easier with a mouse click access to all programs! Give it a try and download it from here

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admin