Some Free Start Menu Orbs

Below are some of my own Orbs you can try out, or you can make your own as per the instructions here You can use Classic Shell or the Fork Open Shell for a better Menu Environment, and to change the Taskbar and customize the Start Menu Orb. Just add them below the Custom Button … Continue reading Some Free Start Menu Orbs

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

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

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 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