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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Pinning a Drive to Start Menu in Windows 7

To Enable: Create a New Text Document & open it Paste the Following Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}] @="" Save & Rename it: EnableDrivePin.reg (with "hide extension for known file types" disabled in Tools > Folder Options > View) Double-click to run it Go to a drive you cant normally pin to the start … Continue reading Pinning a Drive to Start Menu in Windows 7

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 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 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