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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:00 am 
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What's new in 4.0?
  • New "Windows 7" menu style that replicates the look and feel of the Windows 7 start menu
    • the programs show in a tree inside the main menu
    • search results and jump lists show inside the main menu
    • dedicated shutdown button
    • the unparalleled customizability you've come to expect from Classic Shell
  • You can search for files as well as programs
  • The menu can show the frequently used programs instead of the recently launched
  • Newly installed programs are highlighted
  • Many improvements to performance and responsiveness
  • Programs can be pinned directly from Explorer
  • New search feature for the settings
  • New more reliable way to start on Windows 8, that doesn't use a service

Why should you do this?
Participation in the beta has some benefits. You get an early glimpse into the new features in CS4. You get to influence the development of CS4 before the features are finalized.

The beta will begin early next week and will run for about two weeks.
Hurry up, seating is limited.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:00 am 
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I'd love to help...
I'm running Win7 Ultimate Service pack 1
4GB RAM, Core 2 Duo CPU
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Im ready to test version 4.0 :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:04 am 
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Here's a more detailed list of the new features and changes in Classic Shell 4.0:

Major new features in 4.0 are:


- Windows 8.1 support

- True Windows 7 style (with a new skin format)
- New Windows 8 optimized skin
- Easier to customize Start Menu items in Windows 7 style
- Windows Search integration
- the Frequently Used Programs list (see if they are indeed your MFU programs)
- highlighting of newly installed programs
- pinning from context menu
- a different method used to boot to the desktop that no longer requires a service

There are numerous other improvements and changes all around such as:

- a new turn off monitor command that you can add to your Shutdown submenu :mrgreen:
- search box for settings dialog and nested settings. Dependent settings are offset from their parent
- Country flags in the Languages tab
- Computer item can now show a list of drives as a menu without expanding them further
- Secondary Tiles for Modern apps show the personalized tile name and can be launched from the menu as well
- "Install Updates and Shutdown/Restart" functionality like the original Start Menu
- Aero Glass rendering if the MSFN member BigMuscle's AeroGlass for Windows 8 mod is installed
- Enhanced keyboard shortcuts like Home/End/Page Up/Page Down in addition to F2, Del, Alt+Enter etc working everywhere
- Shift+Win uses a hotkey instead of a keyboard hook so it will give less problems and work with elevated programs
- The icons and data are saved to a cache on disk at %APPDATA%\ClassicShell, so the menu should stay responsive all the time.
- Right-click for the Win+X menu works even when all corners are disabled
- New setting for the icon size for the classic button
- Windows 7 treeview style can show folders first
- Classic IE9 renamed to Classic IE as it has enhancements for IE9 and up
- Classic Shell 4.0 no longer supports Windows Vista


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:14 pm 
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I would like to be part of this testing.

Windows 8 64-bit Enterprise version


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:16 am 
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I sent a PM. Hope I included enough info. I thought I had registered here before but can't find any records of it in my e-mails.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:29 am 
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Start button go behing taskbar when installers looses focus, I want try if cs4 solve this.

Windows 8 Pro 64Bits i3 intel videocard.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Windows 8.1 on HP Envy m6 with over 8 hours a day of use for work at a software company...Ill let you know about bugs all right....lol!!!

Check out my other posts.

:DThanks!:D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:45 am 
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Are you still looking for testers, I would love to assist in testing 4.0 the features look awesome.
I am on my windows 8 machine from 4am till about 3pm working, so I have plenty of time to use it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Just send a message if it is not to let to get into the beta.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:27 am 
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Hi,i just upgrade on Win 8.1 and i would like to test new beta version on my PC!!! Thanks....


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:13 pm 
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i5 2500K
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:24 am 
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Win 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Hello,
I'm ready to test on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012


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