Classic Shell

Classic Shell makes your Windows Vista/7/8/10 work with a very customizable classic start menu that is very powerful and has limitless possibilities. I've imported quite a few of my web tutorial on it here to my blog, as a preventative measure, you can find them in the Classic Shell Category You can download it here: … Continue reading Classic Shell

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Disable/ Enable System Devices – Camera, Mic, Network, etc..

For this Tutorial, I'll be demonstrating how to use DevCon to Enable / Disable your Microphone & Webcam and/or Network Adapter and other System Devices by disabling specific Imaging & Sound or other Devices Installed on your system.. It works best if your Microphone is plugged into a separate Audio device than your speakers, such … Continue reading Disable/ Enable System Devices – Camera, Mic, Network, etc..

How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files

To Make your own Custom Icons:  - You can use a graphics program like GIMP or Photoshop to create your graphic PNG file You can also import an existing Icon for editing, as such: Extract the Icon from the DLL or EXE file first,as described here: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=302 Then import it to your graphics program and edit … Continue reading How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files

Creating 32-bit Start Menu Orbs [UPDATED FOR ANIMATED ORBS!] (Classic Shell)

**[UPDATED!] 255-frame Animations described in the 4th Part of this thread** . The format "32-bit PNG" seems to confuse many people, so i'll explain it here, and how to make a custom Start Menu Orb . The above orb set was created by Wesley, available here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=194&p=1667#p1667 _____________________ *Step 1 - Create Start Menu Orb: Make … Continue reading Creating 32-bit Start Menu Orbs [UPDATED FOR ANIMATED ORBS!] (Classic Shell)

Add Multiple Custom FileLocatorPro/AgentRansack Searches to your Search Bar

. Here is how to add Multiple Custom AgentRansak (aka FileLocatorLite) searches, allowing you to specify Search Location, Search Criteria, Type of Search, & Begin Searching Automatically as soon as the Custom Search Button is Pressed It Uses the existing Search box, and still searches the Contents of the Start Menu.. It can also be … Continue reading Add Multiple Custom FileLocatorPro/AgentRansack Searches to your Search Bar

Add Useful Commands to your Start Menu, incl. “Run” Sub-Menu – Classic Shell

Right-click the Start Menu, select 'Settings' Click "All Settings" at the bottom Click the "Customize Start menu" Tab Right-click "RunItem" in the left Column Click "Edit Item" Check the button "Split Button Item" at the bottom Click OK Right-click "RunItem" again Click "Create Sub-Menu" Click where it says "<empty menu>" Scroll to the bottom of … Continue reading Add Useful Commands to your Start Menu, incl. “Run” Sub-Menu – Classic Shell

Add Countdown Timer Alarms to your Start Menu – Classic Shell

Method 1 (Preferred Method): Method 1 (The Preferred Method): now, instead of using Nircmd, you can use Orzeszek Timer, which is way better, since you can see the timers, & cancel them by closing the window, and it doesnt launch any media players or interfere with your music listening.. the Command Line for Orzeszek Timer … Continue reading Add Countdown Timer Alarms to your Start Menu – Classic Shell

Replace “Programs” with “Program Launcher” in your Start Menu

. This one is more of a 'fix' until we can get multiple columns displayed for pinned items, and/or linking to multiple folders** _______________________________________________________ Step 1 - Create the Folder: Right-Click Start Orb & select "Settings" Click "All Settings" and go to the "Customize Start Menu" tab In the Right Column, scroll down & double-click … Continue reading Replace “Programs” with “Program Launcher” in your Start Menu

Add “Shutdown Timer” menu Item to your Start Menu – Classic Shell

Here is how to created the above Shutdown Timer Menu for the Classic Shell Start Menu: (I do this mostly because I like to listen to music as I leave the house or fall asleep..) **UPDATED to include an implementation of Shellexecute.exe, added to create Method 1.. Method 2 is without ShellExecute.exe, and linking to … Continue reading Add “Shutdown Timer” menu Item to your Start Menu – Classic Shell

Add VLC Playlist Submenus with Hidden or Fullscreen Start

Add a VLC Playlist Sub-Menu to Classic Menu Set VLC: Preferences > Interface > Instances > check "Allow Only One Instance" > Save - Create VLC Button: New Item Right-Click > Rename "VLC" Right-Click > Edit Item Command: D:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Label: VLC Icon: D:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe Open Up (for sub-menus) Split Button Item OK … Continue reading Add VLC Playlist Submenus with Hidden or Fullscreen Start

Replace Recent Apps Menu with a “Recent Apps” fly-out Menu in Classic Shell

Right-click the Orb & select "Settings" Click the "Customize Start menu" tab Scroll to the bottom of the Right column and drag "Recent Items" to the top of the left column, between 'Search' & 'Programs', or as you like it Right-Click that 'RecentItems' and select "Edit Item" In the Label field, type 'Recent Apps', or … Continue reading Replace Recent Apps Menu with a “Recent Apps” fly-out Menu in Classic Shell