Classic Shell is one of the best alternative Start Menu apps for Windows. It was extremely popular in Windows 8, because as we know, this system didn’t have a ‘classic’ Start Menu that all other versions of Windows have. And even if Microsoft brought back the Start Menu in Windows 10, not every user likes its design, so some people prefer using third-party Start Menu apps, such as Classic Shell.
And now some good news for users of this app, Classic Shell is compatible with Windows 10, even after the Windows 10 Fall Update (it’s is very important to say this, because we know that some programs had compatibility issues with Windows 10 after the Threshold 2 Update).
Now let’s take a look at some of the features of Classic Shell for Windows 10. First thing first, most people choose Classic Shell before Windows 10’s default Start Menu because it brings the traditional look of the Start Menu from Windows 7. As you can see on the picture below, Classic Shell makes your Windows 10 Start Menu almost exactly the same as the one in Windows 7.
Also, once you run Classic Shell, it will serve as your default Start Menu in Windows 10, but it will include a shortcut to the stock Start Menu, just in case you want a quick change. There are also a customization options, which allow you to change the look of the Start Menu, as well as the Start button.
Generally, Classic Shell functions great on Windows 10, and it fits very well with the environment of the system. So, if you think that default Start Menu of Windows 10 is missing some feature, you probably can find that feature in Classic Shell. Classic Shell is completely free, and you can download it from this link.
What do you think about Windows 10 Start Menu? Would you rather use it, or some third-party Start Menu app, like Classic Shell?