Classic Shell 4.0 Beta

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  1. MsftGaurav

    MsftGaurav MDL Novice

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    #1 MsftGaurav, Jun 15, 2013
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    Classic Shell 4.0 Beta for Windows 8.1

    Classic Shell 4.0's public beta is now available. Completely free, no license key, registration, or activation hassles, nothing. Get it @ classicshell.net. And good news, Classic Shell reached 8 million downloads. :D

    What's new in 4.0?
    • Windows 8.1 support :yeahyeah:
    • New "Windows 7" menu style that replicates the look and feel of the Windows 7 start menu
      • the programs show in a tree inside the main menu
      • search results and jump lists show inside the main menu
      • dedicated shutdown button
      • the unparalleled customizability you've come to expect from Classic Shell
    • New Windows 8 optimized skin
    • You can search for files as well as programs (Windows Search integration)
    • The menu can show the frequently used programs instead of the recently launched
    • Newly installed programs are highlighted
    • Many improvements to performance and responsiveness
    • Programs can be pinned directly from context menu
    • New more reliable way to start on Windows 8, that doesn't use a service

    There are numerous other improvements and changes all around such as:
    - Easier to customize Start Menu items in Windows 7 style
    - a new turn off monitor command
    - search box for settings dialog and nested settings. Dependent settings are offset from their parent
    - Country flags in the Languages tab
    - Computer item can now show a list of drives as a menu without expanding them further
    - Secondary Tiles for Modern apps show the personalized tile name and can be launched from the menu as well
    - "Install Updates and Shutdown/Restart" functionality like the original Start Menu
    - Aero Glass rendering if the MSFN member BigMuscle's AeroGlass for Windows 8 mod is installed
    - Enhanced keyboard shortcuts like Home/End/Page Up/Page Down in addition to F2, Del, Alt+Enter etc working everywhere
    - Shift+Win uses a hotkey instead of a keyboard hook so it will give less problems and work with elevated programs
    - The icons and data are saved to a cache on disk at %APPDATA%\ClassicShell, so the menu should stay responsive all the time.
    - Right-click for the Win+X menu works even when all corners are disabled
    - New setting for the icon size for the classic button
    - Windows 7 treeview style can show folders first
    - Classic IE9 renamed to Classic IE as it has enhancements for IE9 and up
    - Classic Shell 4.0 no longer supports Windows Vista
     
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  3. MsftGaurav

    MsftGaurav MDL Novice

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    ^^ Yeah I couldn't post the link to the Classic Shell forum because my post count is low. Thanks for the link. :busted_blue: :yeahyeah:
     
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  4. MsftGaurav

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    New build supports Windows 8.1 preview. Thanx :D You're:welcome:
     
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  6. MsftGaurav

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    The public beta of Classic Shell 4.0 is now available (as 3.9.0): @ classicshell.net The stable release will be 4.0 :yeahyeah::yeahyeah::yeahyeah:
     
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