Classic Shell für Windows auf Version 4.2.5 aktualisiert

Über die offizielle Webseite von Classic Shell lässt sich ab sofort ein weiteres Update für die gleichnamige Alternative zum standardmäßigen Startmenü des Windows Betriebssystems herunterladen. Dieses Update verbessert die Unterstützung für die Version 1511 von Windows 10. Weitere Informationen dazu finden sich hier. Mithilfe von Classic Shell lässt sich das Windows Betriebssystem mit dem Startmenü, wie wir es von früheren Versionen kennen, ausstatten. Zwar enthält das neue Windows 10 ein eigenes Startmenü, jedoch handelt es sich bei dem neuen Startmenü wohl nicht um das, was sich die langjährigen Nutzer gewünscht haben. Classic Shell unterstützt Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 und Windows 10. Das Update mit der Versions-Nummer 4.2.5 ist unter Windows 7 und höher lauffähig und lässt sich ab sofort über die offizielle Webseite herunterladen.


Download -> Classic Shell für Windows Version 4.2.5 herunterladen

Die Version 4.2.5 von Classic Shell steht auf der folgenden Webseite zum Download bereit:

  • Classic Shell – Start menu and other Windows enhancements
    Classic Shell is free software for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.
    Webseite ->
    Deutsch -> ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5-de.exe

Die Version 4.2.5 enthält die folgenden Neuerungen und Verbesserungen:

  • New transparency settings for skins.
  • New ability to uninstall Metro apps from the start menu.
  • Improved support for Windows 10.
  • Improved support for the Edge browser.
  • Improved search performance.

Detailed change log – New features in Classic Shell 4.2.5:

  • Classic Start Menu’s cascading menus are now more powerful than ever. You can now enter two folders in the Link property of an item, separated by a semicolon. You will get their combined contents in one sub-menu!
  • Support for search providers in Windows 7 style also: If a custom item has %1 or %2 in its command, it is considered a Search Provider and will show up during searches at the bottom of the results. You can use this functionality to add any website, or an external program with the appropriate parameters so the Start Menu search box contents will be passed on to this search provider.
  • The search for programs and settings reuses the result from the previous search until the new results are calculated for extremely fast searching.
  • New feature to uninstall apps for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 by right-clicking.
  • New setting for the Win key and Start button click to open the Windows Menu when in Tablet mode but Classic Start Menu otherwise.
  • The Metro and Midnight skins support transparency in both columns in Windows 7 style.
  • New support for per-monitor DPI. The text and menu elements are scaled independently for each monitor. The icon size depends on the global system DPI.
  • The limit for recent/frequent apps is raised to 40.

Other minor changes:

  • When dropping a file on a program in the main menu, the program is highlighted.
  • The Metro skin uses an accent color so at least the background will change correctly when the wallpaper changes.
  • The selection in the transparent Metro skins has a border to make it more visible.
  • Fix for the bug where All Programs doesn’t work with the tab key when the touch keyboard is shown.
  • Fix for the gap that appears in the Classic style when the MRU list is cleared.
  • When the menu hover time is set to 0, the multiplier for All Programs delay uses the value of 100 instead.
  • Pressing Enter during the search will execute the first found result when it is available.
  • Searching the Internet works with Microsoft Edge.
  • When Edge is the default browser, Favorites shows its bookmarks.
  • Fix for jumplists not showing up in the new builds of Windows 10.
  • If a Metro app name fails to resolve, it is added to a blacklist so the menu doesn’t become unresponsive while dealing with that app. If the app is later found in the Apps folder, it is removed from the blacklist.

Classic Shell für Windows -> Beschreibung

Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  • Find programs, settings, files and documents
  • Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

Classic Shell has been in active development for 6 years and has tens of millions of downloads.