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Start8 brings the Start menu and button back to Windows 8


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

In preparation for the Windows 8 launch, Stardock has released a near-final version of its highly anticipated Start8 utility.
Start8 is a program that adds the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop as well as provides a fully function post-Windows 7 style Start menu.

What’s New:
  • Windows 7 style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
    • Users can search for Windows 8-style (Metro) apps with it
    • Users can pin Metro apps to it
    • Full support for Jump Lists
    • Unified Search
    • Automatically matches color to the color of the taskbar
  • Start button is now skinnable
  • Users can boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • Optionally disable the desktop “hot spots”.
  • Fast access to shut down, devices, music, documents, videos
  • Supports WindowFX 5.1 startmenu animations (currently in beta)
  • The Windows 8 Start screen becomes accessible from the Start menu
  • Start menu size fully configurable
  • Adds option for WinKey to show fullscreen Metro desktop.
Download http://www.stardock....roducts/start8/

#2 m.oreilly

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

that's neat! once win8 drivers and such match win7 performance, this would make using win8 sorta acceptable

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:21 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on 30 August 2012 - 03:05 AM, said:

that's neat! once win8 drivers and such match win7 performance, this would make using win8 sorta acceptable

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

LOL!!!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I'm using Vistart 2.0 as my classic shell, but it is quite primitive, as long as you cant right click the itens in the list. I hope that Start8 resolves such problems. :)




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