Category Archives: Auxiliary & Enhance

[v1.55] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

[v1.55] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 tried to partly restore the classic start button & menu, even increased semitransparent effect for the start menu, but its usage is still not convenient enough. Especially on the fluency of menu operation, its overall performance lags far behind the classic start menu of Windows XP/7. And in fact, this is definitely not caused by users' habit, but the failure on design (Microsoft blindly pursues avant-garde design while ignores one fact/reality - The vast majority of users is using Windows 10 on a PC, rather than a tablet with touchscreen.

[v2.0.8] Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware – Let you emulate Mac OS X on VMware products

[v2.0.8] Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware – Let you emulate Mac OS X on VMware products

By default, VMware product does not support creating a Mac OS X virtual machine directly, there is no such an option at all. To install and run Mac OS X operating system in a VMware virtual machine on Windows/Linux/Mac OS X, you have to setup an unlock patch for your VMware product (it can be VMware Workstation, VMware Workstation Player, VMware Fusion or VMware ESXi/vSphere Hypervisor) first, so as to remove this restriction.

[v8.4] Hotkeycontrol – Customize and create Windows hotkeys

[v8.4] Hotkeycontrol – Customize and create Windows hotkeys

Since Logitech first started producing all kinds of multimedia keyboards, the keyboard has transformed into a console with all sorts of system functions from the original pure-text input tool. But most of our keyboards do not come with these convenient function keys, such as volume control keys, media play keys, etc. So is it possible to modify the default keyboard keys to support launching/calling the system functions? The answer is yes.

[v2.0.9] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

[v2.0.9] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

StartIsBack (StartIsBack+, StartIsBack++, AKA: StartIsBack Plus, StartIsBack Plus Plus) is a series of auxiliary desktop enhancement software, specially designed for replacing the gaudy and notorious Metro UI of Window 8/8.1/10 with Windows XP/7's classic and efficient start menu (has the most popular style and function) - which process can also be referred to as "Restore the classic start menu".

[v7.3.3] True Launch Bar – Extremely strengthen your Quick Launch Bar

[v7.3.3] True Launch Bar – Extremely strengthen your Quick Launch Bar

True Launch Bar (TLB for short) is a Quick Launch Bar enhancing software, which is specially developed to extend or even replace the traditional quick-launch toolbar of Windows. But you should be clear that, it is not a taskbar beautifier, instead, it is to take over the area of quick launch toolbar on taskbar. In other words, the scope it works is just the toolbar.

KeyCastOW – Visualize on-screen Windows key pressing

KeyCastOW – Visualize on-screen Windows key pressing

Some Mac OS users may know something about KeyCastr - an open-source, real-time keystroke displaying application, which can be used to assist recording a variety of demonstration videos. However, no software like KeyCastr could satisfy us ideally (including Carnac) on Windows, until the appearance of KeyCastOW (short for KeyCast On Windows), developed by Brook Hong from China.