Category Archives: Auxiliary & Enhance

[v2.9.5, v1.7.6, v2.1.2] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

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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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[v1.95] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

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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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[v7.5, v2.4, v3.5] AdGuard – Cross-platform ads blocking edge tool

AppNee will never violate its initial and final mission for profit – to recommend and share any great software we found. That’s why you can only see the recommendation for the AD blocking applications in just a few software download websites. Today, it turns to AdGuard.

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[v1.18] TidyTabs – Give every program a tabbed user interface

Opening multiple windows of Windows Explorer or interfaces of multiple programs is the basic operation that any computer user cannot avoid, which is not only a usage habit, but also to improve work efficiency. However, that actually reduces work efficiency to some extent. Because you’ll have to go back and forth in a cluttered windows layout to find your target window and switch between them (the taskbar is crowded, the windows on desktop are overlapped).

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Print Friendly & PDF – Only best PDF printer for all web browsers

Usually, to print or save a web page as PDF document, we can use the built-in printing function provided by web browser or choose the method of taking a screenshot before printing it out instead. But either will inevitably print out the ads and some other unnecessary contents on the page, thus wasting a lot of space on page. If you often need to print or save web pages, Print Friendly & PDF is the perfect tool to save much time, effort and resource for your printing work!

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[v8.x] Actual Window Manager – Feature-rich and comprehensive window manager

Actual Window Manager is a practical and intelligent desktop enhancement application, developed by Actual Tools from Canada. If you feel like you’re running out of your desktop space at work, then it can make a huge difference to your desktop. However, it’s important to note that the goal of this tool is not to change your window usage habit, but to make it get the maximum play and enhance.

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