Category Archives: Auxiliary & Enhance

[v2.6.3] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

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[v2.6.3] 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".

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[v1.60] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

[v1.60] 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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AutoOff – Shut down Windows at a specified time

AutoOff – Shut down Windows at a specified time

AutoOff is a very practical computer ticking time  shutdown tool developed by StarCodec from Korea, completely free for both personal and commercial use. It was originally only designed for periodically signing out, locking, restarting, sleeping, or shutting down the computer, but slowly it can be used to do more and more things - especially performs some simple commands in cycles.

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Paste As File – Directly paste clipboard contents as files

Paste As File – Directly paste clipboard contents as files

Usually, to save a whole web page or just part of the content to our local disk, we have only two ways for choise: 1) use the browser built-in print function (Ctrl + P) to save an entire page as a PDF file; 2) copy the corresponding content and paste them into a local, new created TXT or DOC file, which requires at least 4 steps to finish: copy the text and/or image -> create a new file and name it -> open this new file -> paste the content from clipboard to file and save the file.

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[v5.3] Windows Firewall Control – Manage Windows Firewall in an easier way

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[v5.3] Windows Firewall Control – Manage Windows Firewall in an easier way

Windows Firewall Control (WFC for short) is a practical tiny app that is equivalent to a GUI extension application of the built-in Windows Firewall. It enables users on Windows Vista or higher to set up firewall rules in a much simpler and more intuitive method.

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Quick Access Popup – Multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher

Quick Access Popup – Multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher

Quick Access Popup (QAP for short, successor of Folders Popup) is a free and open-source multi-purpose shortcuts launcher and folders switcher written in the portable programming language AutoHotkey (AKA: AHKScript, AHK for short) by Jean Lalonde from Canada.

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