Software Update: Classic Shell 4.2.3 RC

A new version of Classic Shell has been released and is offered as a release candidate. This program can make changes to the appearance of Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, the start button and the start menu in Windows 7, 8 and 10. In Windows 8 or later, it can also add a classic start button and start menu. The program is no longer open source, but still free to use. This update includes several improvements for use under Windows 10.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Improved support for Windows 10
  • Improved support for touch keyboard
  • New command to access the PC settings directly (Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)
  • New settings to control the color and opacity of the Windows 10 taskbar
  • Multiple minor improvements and bug fixes

Version number 4.2.3 RC
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Classic Shell
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License type Freeware