Windows Shell Replacement

Category:
System/API
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
kenneth dean

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
This VB application replaces the windows shell, with a new, simpler look. Despite the fact that the application is named "AntiMicrosoft" and that the author refers to himself as "villan sorcerer", FreeVBCode.com found that shell to run fine with no negative side effects in its tests on Windows 2000, except for the minor problem that it made the taskbar invisible without making it visible again upon exit. However, that can be fixed putting the following lines into the app somewhere before exit:

Dim Handle As Long
Handle& = FindWindowA("Shell_TrayWnd", vbNullString)
ShowWindow Handle&, 1


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download new_shell.zip