Open-Shell Menu is a free utility for changing the Windows Start menu to the classic version. The program is a replacement for the Classic Shell utility, which is no longer being developed and updated.
After installing the program, you can choose the appearance of the "Start" menu, a theme, adjust the size of icons, text and transparency. Also, the user can replace the "Start" button, enable / disable the automatic launch of the classic menu after restarting the PC.
Open-Shell Menu features and benefits
Start menu in classic style for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Windows Explorer toolbar.
Classic copy interface (for Windows 7 only).
Title bar and status bar for Internet Explorer.
Automatic import of settings from Classic Shell.
Advanced customization options for appearance and functionality.
It is distributed free of charge.
Has a user-friendly interface.
Changes in recent version
Improved compatibility with WindowBlinds.
Show Settings above Control Panel by default.
Display Modern settings search results above Control Panel ones.
Added options for aligning the start menu at the edge of working area instead of the taskbar
Easier access to taskbar options.
Don't change Taskbar text color/texture until relaunch.
Don't show jump list for Settings application.
Setup: Fix installer warning on Windows 7.
Use modern Help icon in Classic/Two column menu style.