Tag Archives: 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.

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

Start Menu 8 – Bring back the classic Start Menu to Windows 8/8.1

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.

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SMOz – Keep your start menu tidy and clean

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.

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