View Full Version : Looking for a Windows 3.1x Shell Replacement

April 14th, 2007, 11:13 PM

Ages ago I had a CD full of shareware and freeware DOS software. One of the titles was a Windows 3.1 shell replacement which gave the desktop a Motif style. I loved it to bits. This was when I was still running an Acer 486DX66 in 2002/2003.


I can't remember the name of it nor can I find anything remotely like it on Google. Does anyone remember it? To be honest I'd be surprised if anyone does :)

It had a dark blue desktop background by default and implemented virtual desktops. I think it allowed you to browse the filesystem through the desktop menu too. Anything else, I can't remember.



April 15th, 2007, 12:37 PM
It's not the one you're looking for, but I've used a Windows 3.1 shell called Calmira II that makes Win3.1 look and (mostly) operate like Win95. Latest edition can be found here www.calmira.de

It's freeware and the website is in English.


April 15th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Calmira ia neat and makes the desktop look like "95", but you can't use keyboard navigation instead of mouse.