Anyone Got Start10 to Work? OpenShell Works For Me.


geekinchief

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So now that Microsoft has killed the classic mode option, I am trying some third-party alternatives. Start10 doesn't work for me (it sometimes (but not always) shows a start button in the lower left, but clicking on it does nothing). I see that on Stardock's forums one person reported getting it to work after doing something with WindowBlinds but it didn't work for me.

OTOH, OpenShell works pretty flawlessly. As long as I align the taskbar icons to the left, the custom Start button covers the Windows 11 Start button and clicking it brings up the OpenShell Start Menu.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
I couldnt get it to work either, will wait a few builds down the road.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700 2.90GHz
    Motherboard
    Prime Z490-P
    Memory
    32 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 34" Ultra Wide Screen.
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 on each monitor
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB SATA SSD
    Crucial CT250BX100SSD1 SATA SSD
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB SATA SSD
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 NVMe
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB M.2 NVMe
    PSU
    850 Watt
    Case
    Fractal
    Cooling
    5 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Corsair K55
    Mouse
    Arrogant
    Internet Speed
    300MBs/100MBs
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes Pro
I've tried Startisback and OpenShell since the first leaked ISO, tried StartIsGone after the first Insider Build, but they are not working like it was in Windows 10. In Windows 11, those apps just co-exist with the original start button from the new Taskbar.

I haven't try to combine this method here:
Windows 11 Uncombined and Unlocked Taskbar

And then installing StartIsBack. Hopefully it will works.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    Unbranded
    CPU
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor 3.20 GHz
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    Asus M4A785T-M
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    Kingston 16GB DDR3
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    NVidia GeForce GTX 650
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    VIA HD Audio
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    2x LG 20" Display
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    1600 x 900 60MHz
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    WD Blue 1TB HDD
    ADATA 500GB SSD
    Midas Force 500GB SSD
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    Enermax 500W
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    Unbranded
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    Unbranded
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    Logitech Wired K120
    Mouse
    Logitech Wired B100
    Internet Speed
    20MB Download 1,5MB Upload
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    McAffee, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Are you sneaking?
Guess I am getting old, been using Classic shell for years, just found out about Open shell, it works great for me (so far)
 

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    Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Beta
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    Self made
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    Ryzen 9 3900X 4.35GHz OC
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    MSI MPG X570S Edge MAX
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    32GB Corsair 2400 2800 OC
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 2070
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    On MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32 inch curved 4k
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160P
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    M.2 times 3, 1 SSD 3, HD
    PSU
    Corsair 750 semi mod
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    Phanteks
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    NZXI 280MM
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    Mech
    Mouse
    Not sure
    Internet Speed
    1 GB/S (Comcast)
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Malewarebytes/Windows defender
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    Second self made PC - 82 years young and still going (first Windows for me was 3.1)
I tried both StartIsBack++ and Open-shell and only the latter works. The first one locks up if you right-click it.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5600X
    Motherboard
    ASRock Steel Legend
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GT 710
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23",24", 19" - flat panels
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    None - only M.2 SATA and NVMe drives
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    stock Wraith cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair gaming
    Mouse
    Logitech M720
    Internet Speed
    1Gb
So Start10 apparently works if: A.) You enable the old taskbar with a registry tweak or WinAero B.) You don't use the "Windows 10 Style" design -- "Windows 7 style" and "Modern style" both work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
So Start10 apparently works if: A.) You enable the old taskbar with a registry tweak or WinAero B.) You don't use the "Windows 10 Style" design -- "Windows 7 style" and "Modern style" both work.
Thats interesting, will have to give that a go. Which reg key do you modify?

EDIT

Works well with WinAero and got rid of two icons on the right.


2021-07-14_07-53-03.jpg

The down side of this is that the taskbar clock disappears but I have it on my other screens so not much of a problem to me.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700 2.90GHz
    Motherboard
    Prime Z490-P
    Memory
    32 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 34" Ultra Wide Screen.
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 on each monitor
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB SATA SSD
    Crucial CT250BX100SSD1 SATA SSD
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB SATA SSD
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 NVMe
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB M.2 NVMe
    PSU
    850 Watt
    Case
    Fractal
    Cooling
    5 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Corsair K55
    Mouse
    Arrogant
    Internet Speed
    300MBs/100MBs
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes Pro
So now that Microsoft has killed the classic mode option, I am trying some third-party alternatives. Start10 doesn't work for me (it sometimes (but not always) shows a start button in the lower left, but clicking on it does nothing). I see that on Stardock's forums one person reported getting it to work after doing something with WindowBlinds but it didn't work for me.

OTOH, OpenShell works pretty flawlessly. As long as I align the taskbar icons to the left, the custom Start button covers the Windows 11 Start button and clicking it brings up the OpenShell Start Menu.
I use a combination of OpenShell and ExplorerPatcher together and you can still get the win 11 start menu as well if you want it ....worth a look
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
@geekinchief Here is my combo of openshell and explorerpatcher. I got a recycle bin pinned to taskbar, 3rd party clock along with action centre and command centre etc.taskbar.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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