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".
Although Windows 8 is so short-lived, presumably there are still some users having an affinity to it. So Metro Killer seems to be outdated, but still has its application value.
As is known to all, Windows 8 removes the traditional start menu, which makes a lot of old users unaccustomed. Although the Windows 10 Technical Preview has brought back this feature, before the Windows 10 officially released, for users are still using Windows 8/8.1, we still can use Start Menu 8 to get our long-expected start menu back.
In order to make the start menu "slimmer", the first thing we think of is to uninstall as many unnecessary softwares as possible, but the effect is always not obvious enough. Although we can create a new folder to classify and arrange manually, the frequent drag-and-drop operations are much easier to be in chaos.
As everyone knows, the start menu of Windows 7 or Vista of has a quite beautiful semi-transparent effect, and has the practical embedded search function.
Have you ever felt that there are too many items in the context menu of Windows Explorer? Or think it lacks some essential and useful options inside? Of course, the people can use "Win + R" to run some common programs who are used to the shortcut keys. But for the ones neither like to use hotkeys nor like the beautiful Launchy, if there is another choice?