OldNewExplorer: A must have utility for Win8/8.1
So what it is?
OldNewExplorer is the Windows 8.1 and Windows 8shell extension / tweaker which can undo “improvements” to file browsing made in newer Windows version.
This small utility will help you to enable Preview pane, help to disable ribbon,Hide Up arrow and much more..
Simply, this will help you to make your windows 8/8.1 look more like windows 7.
Also unlike other patch’s this will not break the boot, this is a guarantee that this will work flawlessly.
Some more developer’s note:
– Restore devices / drives grouping
Everything is ‘Devices and drives’. That’s stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8.
– Restore libraries / remove folders
– Restore command bar / remove Ribbon
Because some people consider it an abomination.
– Restore details pane at bottom
Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space.
– Improve styling
Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles.
For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 8, maybe even Start screen!
This utility will also help windows theme developers to add themeable control panel images and side panel images, geniune image and shellbrd orb in their .msstyles!
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A must have app on windows 8 & 8.1 Do give it a try. Personal favorite tool!