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Classic Shell skins - 'clrSharp Light, Light Floating, Dark & Dark Floating'

Four skinsets for Classic Shell [link] designed to match the windows 7 visual style Clearscreen Sharp [link] by K-Johnson.

There are four different sets, Light and Dark, with default and 'floating' styles.
All sets have Big and small icons, both with caption and without one.

Light Floating was originally inspired by the 'show hidden notification icons' popup of the Clearscreen Sharp VS.
The Dark style was made to better match the taskbar and original start menu.
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JamsBand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I'm using v. 3.6.2 with windows 7 and cannot change windows start button. Is that feature for windows 8 only? I have some button images I downloaded but the start button image under the start button tab in settings does not do anything. Any ideas?
Thanks for Classic shell!
JohnEdwa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
It works with win7.
You might have to restart explorer.exe for it to work, so try rebooting.
newgene01 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Can you do "blue"?
Like the WIN 8 !!
newgene01 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Can you do "blue"?
Like the "WIN 8" !!
Fejinwales Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I use this....and I want to thank you, as undoubtedly countless others do as well, and to say that I appreciate the incredible work you did with this.
If I had not known about this from Ivo (Windows Seven Forums from 2009) when I tried Windows 7 in a laptop, I would never have put Windows 7 in my new computer as the disappearance of the classic start menu was a huge mistake that was never rectified. We were left with the monstrosity that they call a Start Menu with no options to change it. And Microsoft state that 'they gave us what people asked for' in Win 7...yeah right.

Thanks Mr.Edward, you're a star.
htcandroid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I am looking for this effect [link] with trasnaparency.
I have tried all 4 skins but there is no transparency.

Any help would be appreciated.
JohnEdwa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
This skin was made when ClassicShell didn't support menu transparency, so there is no way to enable it with this skin I'm afraid.
martin10018 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Classic Shell is great and your skin too. But I cannot stand these ugly XP icons for shutdown and log off. Is there no way to get rid of them?
JohnEdwa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
You can change the icons from StartMenuItems.ini.
Find the "LogOffItem.Icon=shell32.dll,325" and "ShutdownItem.Icon=shell32.dll,329" lines.
"shell32.dll,329" means it is an icon from shell32.dll, icon group ID 329.
Use Resource Hacker to see what the icon group ID's are for all the different icons.
martin10018 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks! I will do that.
joewheelar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
will this work with a basic theme?
JohnEdwa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
It does, but the lack of glass effect makes both of them really dark.
satanisticlust Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Yes! Thank you so much! I'm not a fan of large start menus, and the classic menu was just so hideous. Great job!
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