Classic mode in Windows® 7
What are the different ways to turn Windows 7 back to Classic mode? What are its advantages?
Each version of the Windows Operating System from the Microsoft comes with a theme and user interface options specific to that version. These updates are made by the company to improve the efficiency of the Operating System and make it easy to use and attractive for the user. Windows 7 feature the Windows Aero mode which allows the user to have interactions with the programs more easily without leaving the work that you are doing in an application. But some users prefer to have the older theme of the Windows. Some prefer this because of the their better efficiency to work using the classic mode and some may not be able to adjust with the jam packed features and interface options of the latest version. For all such customers, Microsoft is providing a classic mode option in every new Operating System which allows the user to change the Windows user interface into classic mode without losing the new features in the Operating System.
Benefits of Classic mode and the tips to turn Windows to Classic mode are:
- Easy to use
- Activating Classic mode in Control panel
- Change the theme
Easy to use
Many people prefer Classic mode because of its easiness to use. As professional and business people are always busy and work every second, some of them may not like to spend time to adjust with the new theme and OS modes like Windows 7 mode. They prefer to carry their work in the Classic mode which would give them better effectiveness in their work. A majority of the people who like the Classic mode are attracted towards the simplicity and straight forwardness of it.
Activating Classic mode in Control panel
You can change the Control panel view into the Windows classic view in the Control panel. To open the 'Control panel', select the 'Start' button in the bottom left corner of the Windows 7 desktop. From the list of start up menu programs that appears select 'Control Panel'. The Control panel would open up. In order to view all the icons in the 'Control panel', Click on 'View by' on the top right and select 'Large icons'.
Change the theme
It is easy to change the Windows 7 taskbar into classic mode. First click on the 'Start' button and then select 'Control Panel'. Now from the list of icons that appears select 'Appearance and Personalization'. Then click on 'Personalization'. Now click on the 'Theme' button. You can select the Windows classic theme from the list of theme that drops down when you click on 'Theme'. Now all the icons, appearance and the taskbar would be changed to the classic mode.
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