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Old 01-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Windows 10 custom start menus

Although Windows 10 brought back the start menu, not everyone is happy with it. Here are a couple alternatives:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/297...sic-shell.html

   
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Thanks for that link...Win10 start menu is really ugly...'-}}


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I might be interested in the Win 10 start menu, but I worry about the "All Programs" display. One site said it doesn't group into folders, but instead has a continuous expanded list.

   
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I'd take a look at Classic Shell--there is other software like this but I don't know much about the offerings and I use Classic Shell--as I bet it will allow you to tweak and control the program display. I'm pretty sure they have a Win10 compatible version.


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Classic Shell is discussed in the article I posted about (above). The other choice is Start10.

   
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That's it! Couldn't remember the name...will have to go re-read the article. I just recently discovered--a DUH! moment--that one can export the Classic Shell settings (for both the Start Menu and Explorer--2 different export files) which makes things MUCH easier since configuring CS is tedious...'-}}


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configuring CS is tedious...'-}}
Which is one thing that turned me off. But maybe I should look at it only in terms of what it does after configuration.

   
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andrew: But maybe I should look at it only in terms of what it does after configuration.
I think so as I find it very helpful. I could email you both my Classic Shell Start Menu and Explorer backup files--they are xml files--zip'd for you to try. I'm not sure if they'd work in Win10 but I'll bet they do and they'd at least give you a place to start without being too tedious.

Let me know if you'd like them...


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Thanks for the offer. I'm not using Windows 10 and I'm happy with the Windows 7 menu. If you recall, I had a Windows 8 computer briefly and I also beta tested on a virtual computer. That's when I tested menus.

   
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I use Classic Shell on my Win7 system. The primary reason is that CS fixes that stupid and annoying problem with Explorer where the file list moves and floats instead of staying put. If CS only did that it's worth installing but there are other goodies in it too...

Let me know if you want me to email you the settings...


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