Published on August 31st, 2012 | by sainikbiswas


How to bring your Start Menu back In Windows 8?

Microsoft removed the Start Menu in Windows 8. This was one of the greatest drawback of Windows 8 from a desktop users point of view. Fortunately, Stardock Software, the desktop enhancement company, has created Start8, a Windows 7 Style Start Menu to remedy the Problem. All you need to do is download and install the software in Windows 8.

The following features are supported by the Start8 Menu:

  • Windows 7 style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
    • Users can search for Windows 8-style (Metro) apps with it
    • Users can pin desktop and Metro apps
    • Full support for Jump Lists
    • Unified Search
    • Users can boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
    • Fast access to shut down, devices, music, documents, videos
  • Automatically matches color to the color of the taskbar
  • Start button is now skinnable
  • Optionally disable the desktop “hot spots”
  • Supports WindowFX 5.1 startmenu animations “currently in beta”
  • The Windows 8 Start screen becomes accessible from the Start menu
  • Start menu size fully configurable
  • Adds option for WinKey to show fullscreen Metro desktop

As you can see above the Windows 7 Style Start Menu which we desktop users so depend on is now also available on Windows 8.

We created a video for you to show how simple it is to install Start8 Menu on Windows 8 RTM.




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