Windows 10: get back to classic view on start menu

Discus and support get back to classic view on start menu in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; hi, I have a friend, when he clicks on start, he gets a row of large app icons, how does he get back to classic view on windows 10? thanks in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by alistairmck, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. get back to classic view on start menu


    hi, I have a friend, when he clicks on start, he gets a row of large app icons, how does he get back to classic view on windows 10?


    thanks in advance

    :)
     
    alistairmck, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. jack s. Win User

    Windows 10 Classic View not found

    For Windows 10, Microsoft lists the following way to use the Classic View (as in Windows 7):

    To change the Start menu to Classic view

    The classic view of Start menu is based on previous version of Windows.


    • Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button

      get back to classic view on start menu [​IMG]
      , clicking
      Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking
      Taskbar and Start Menu.

    • Click the Start Menu tab, click Classic Start menu, and then click
      OK.

    That sounds OK, except that in the latest version of Windows 10 "Appearance and Personalization" is not found in the Control Panel--only "Personalization," without an option for Classic Start menu, is given. So what has Microsoft failed to say or update?

    I realize that third party apps (to give a Windows 7 experience) are available, but I would like to know what Microsoft itself offers in terms of the Classic View.

    Similarly, in Windows 10 is there a way to add folders to the C-drive in the classic way, as opposed to creating a folder in Desktop under This PC and then adding folders there? (I do not want to go to Desktop, then a Desktop folder, every time that I want
    to view or create a folder--those are tiresome extra steps compared to the Classic way of creating a folder on the C-drive.)
     
    jack s., Aug 10, 2019
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  3. newtekie1 Win User
    [Tip]Classic Shell - Get back classic features of the Windows UI(Classic Start Menu)

    You can get Classic Shell Here. It is open source and free.*Rockout :rockout:

    When installing, do note that you can install the Classic Explorer and Classic Start Menu features seperately, so if you don't have use for one or the other don't install it if you want to save a little hard drive space. Though the total install only takes about 4MB with both features installed.


    get back to classic view on start menu ClassicShell_1.png


    Now there are so many tweaks that Classic Shell offers there is no way I will be able to go over each one. But I do suggest if you are missing a UI feature from an older version of Windows that was removed from Win7, try Classic Shell, because I haven't seen a feature yet that wasn't in there. But I'm just going to go over a few features that I use and like for now.

    First of all, the Classic Start Menu. It is pretty self explainitory. Right when you finish installing Classic Shell, the Classic Start menu will be active by default. Now you can set different keys to open either the Classic Start Menu or the Standard Start Menu. Personally, I usually have it set to that clicking on the start button opens the Classic Start Menu, while pushing the Windows key on my keyboard opens the Standard Start Menu.


    get back to classic view on start menu ClassicShell_2.jpg


    Also, with the Classic Start menu Shutting down goes back to the classic Windows XP style.


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    You can access all of your settings for both Classic Explorer and Classic Start Menu by going to the program folder in the start menu.


    get back to classic view on start menu ClassicShell_4.jpg


    Some of the features I use for Classic Explorer are the Up Arrow(which is enabled by default) along with disabling breadcrumbs. If you aren't sure what breadcrumbs are, look at the screenshot, breadcrumbs are the new way the address bar works in Win7, I think it was a way to eliminate the up arrow. Anyway, now that I have an up arrow again they are pretty worthless. So I disable them so that the actual path is dislayed in the address bar.


    get back to classic view on start menu ClassicShell_5.jpg


    One last thing I like to do is disable the Alternate File/Folder conflict dialog boxes. I actually prefer the new style that came with Win7. By default these options are enabled, which brings up the classic style dialog box whenever you are trying to copy over a file/folder that already exists.


    get back to classic view on start menu ClassicShell_6.jpg


    There are hundreds of little UI tweaks available in Classic Shell. So I would suggest you try it. If you don't like it, uninstalling it removes all the tweaks and returns everything to normal. And you can pretty much turn off every tweak you don't want, I know some people that use it just for the Up arrow in Explorer.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    newtekie1, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. Techtu Win User

    get back to classic view on start menu

    Giveaway of the Day - Classic Start Menu Pro 3.8

    Source
     
    Techtu, Aug 10, 2019
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