Since Windows 8, Microsoft has significantly upgraded Windows user interface. Unfortunately, it removed the classic start menu of Windows XP/7 that all Windows users are accustomed to use. This immediately caused great inconvenience to hundreds of millions of Windows users around the world. And this action taken by Microsoft also led directly to a serious consequence – Windows 8 failed to leave the users a good first impression, and resulted in the Windows 7 users’ rebound.
Continue reading [v1.56] Start8 – Get classic start menu back for Windows 8/Server 2012
WindowBlinds is a Windows system interface beautifying/skinning software developed by Stardock Corporation. Compared with the common theme files (Visual Style), it provides a better and overall beautification function. It is currently the only 3rd party Windows beautifying tool got Microsoft’s permission, which can perfectly support all latest Windows builds.
Continue reading [v10.65] WindowBlinds – Most popolar Windows GUI beautifier
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.
Continue reading [v1.55] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu
Stardock‘s Fences can be regarded as one favorite of computer users with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). If you’re used to place many files or shortcuts on desktop, then Fences is absolutely a good helper should not be missed. It can reorganize your desktop icons in a perfect order, thus greatly improve your daily work efficiency.
Continue reading [v2.12] Fences – Desktop shortcuts & icons automatic organizer