What classic shell tools does Microsoft approve or find compatible to bring Windows 11 back to the classic shell?

geercom 86 Reputation points
2023-11-24T17:26:21.86+00:00

I am new to Windows 11. I will choose a classic shell program soon. I have used Classic Shell on Windows 10. I am heaing about other options such as Open Shell and ExplorerPatcher. If you can recommend one, great. If not, what classic shell tools are acceptable or better yet compatible with Windows 11?

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  1. gastone canali 151 Reputation points
    2023-11-24T22:57:09.0533333+00:00

    The 'explorer patcher' is an astonishing program. It's just one small executable; that's all. I use it to have the vertical bar in Windows 11. With a 16:9 notebook monitor, I need the vertical space!

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  2. geercom 86 Reputation points
    2023-11-25T01:31:34.3333333+00:00

    Thank you, Gastone. I might give it a try.

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