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Windows 7: Classic Start Menu, is it available....

27 Feb 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Sorry, I should not have said click. I am genuinely interested in playing with this. If I have it right - click the orb, HOVER over Documents, or whatever you have called it, then hover over programs. Whereas normally I just click the orb, and all programs to get the same thing?

We are talking nano seconds here, so it is not speed I am loking at, just interest.

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28 Feb 2009   #12

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

I followed the website info and it works.
One click on the start Orb, mouse over Documents, Programs, (through program folders tree to) Utilities, CCleaner. One click to open program.
Two clicks in total to open ANY program in the menu tree.

With the default menu, click orb, click All Programs, click Utilities, Click CCleaner folder, click CCleaner, to start program.
5 Clicks in total.

Classic Menu only needs 2 clicks as folders open as mouse drags across them.
Also Classic Menu shows ALL of your menu listing tree of folders, to me that's much easier, being able to see all of the items at once.

It may depend on how many programs you have installed, if you only have a few, the default menu would show them all. If like me you have lots of programs installed then an open tree like menu is much easier to use.
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28 Feb 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Only a hover and 3 clicks for me. I don't have a Ccleaner folder. - I have dragged all my .exe's out and deleted the folders. one click on the Orb. Hover for All programs. Click Utilities, click Ccleaner.exe (shortcut). I would say, for speed, three clicks would beat 4 hovers and two clicks anytime!
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28 Feb 2009   #14

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

Just a thought but dreamescene, sidebar and other things can be ported from vista to 7, does anyone know which files would need to be edited or replaced to possibly enable this from vista...?? if you understand what i mean? It could be possible.. im not sure.. it needs to be tried.
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01 Mar 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I think there is a Brink tutorial on the sidebar, but it didn't want to work for me.
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08 Mar 2009   #16

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

I've been using the different ways to show the start menu and unawaves method is very good, it gives you a classic menu flow without altering the default menu which is unaltered.
This is exactly what I wanted, the old type of flow menu, but still benefiting from the new menu features.

Thanks unawave.
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29 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 Pro

The Side bar looks like this its nothing more than a folder with shortcuts in it

I had to doctor the picture a bit for privacy as Im a Developer for a Major company.

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08 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 x64 SP1 - Ubuntu 10.10 x64 - Linux Mint 10 (dual boot + Virtual Box)

unaware: nice tip but it may have a problem when you copy all user items to <username> items, it happened to me, see this post please, and if anyone has ideas to solve it I would be gratefull!!!:

Help Classic Menu - Shortcuts attributes - BIG mistake
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12 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have been looking for something that would change the start menu to the classic one for some time, however my luck has been limited. The closest that I could find is CSMenu (CSMenu Official Site), however it is not the same. I can't change any of the settings that I can for the real classic start menu. I also use the windows classic theme and the colour of CSMenu doesn't match the classic theme. I recently discovered a program called classic shell (Welcome to Classic Shell). This program is the best thing I have ever used. You can actually have your classic start menu back! Most programs that you find tell you the same thing, but this is the real deal! Not only does it give you the start menu, but it allows you to change settings for Windows Explorer. Every feature is optional. PLEASE try this program and you WILL be pleased. Email me at {EMAIL REMOVED} so I can know how popular this program is.

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06 Apr 2010   #20

7 Ultimate

Hello ,
A nice customizable classic start menu for Windows 7: Seven Classic Start - Classic Start menu for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
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