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chachazz
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[Free] [New] Start Button 8 - Start Menu X

by Dennis Nazarenko developer of Vista Start Menu / Start Menu 7

Start Button 8
Add a Start button to Windows 8? Just install Start Button 8!
The package contains a Start button and a convenient Menu.
Start Button 8 works perfectly with older versions of Windows.

Skins
Select a cool skin for the Start button or create your own one.

High speed
Start Button 8 uses GPU and multi-threading

Safety
Start Button 8 does not modify system files and is easy to install or remove.
Power buttons

Power buttons
Fast and easy access to configurable power buttons.
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Start Menu X
Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu.
Power users know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to launch programs from the system menu. We have created a solution for you!

Virtual Groups
Group programs by purpose (office applications, graphics, etc) without changing their location on the hard drive.

One-click start
The PRO version allows you to assign a primary program to any folder and start it simply by clicking this folder.

Flexible configuration
Customize the menu to your taste! Change the structure and add tabs.

Years of experience

Start Menu X is an embodiment of our 7-year experience in developing alternative menu solutions. (Start Menu 7 and Vista Start Menu)

Freeware - Windows 7 or 8, Vista, XP (32 and 64 bit)
Start Menu X - Windows 8 Start Button
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The Pig
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Question:
Windows 8 has a Start button, is this just something to change back to the old start button look?



chachazz
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said by The Pig:

Question:
Windows 8 has a Start button,

I don't think so..

»[Info] MS blocks WIN8 Start button, boot-to-desktop hacks
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The Pig
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I ask because after seeing this thread I found this!

»www.theverge.com/2012/2/29/28329···es-video

Microsoft has removed the Start button orb from Windows 8 but its replacement is a lot more fitting for the company's new operating system. A number of new gestures, for touch and keyboard / mouse, will activate various controls in Windows 8, but one of the new features is a preview-like task switcher. Activated from the lower left or top right of the screen, it allows Windows 8 users to switch through recently opened applications.

The Start button still exists and is available in the charms bar on the right hand side, providing access to the Start Screen. The button animates as it comes into view with what appears to be a flash of light over the Metro style logo. Although there is no Start button orb in the lower left on desktop mode, the functionality is fairly redundant thanks to the new Start Screen interface. It is a big break from Windows 95 though — an operating system that first introduced the Start menu and button — and one that signifies just how much change Windows 8 brings.



sivran
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It's also still available as a flag in the lower left corner. That one has a context menu with lots of useful stuff on it, too, unlike the one in the right sidebar.

But it's not a traditional start button as we've come to know it. It doesn't even follow the taskbar when you move it.
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The Pig
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So the link above is just to give you the old start button look?
Not that there is no Start button?



sivran
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1 recommendation

Yes.



chachazz
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Okay, it could have been more clear to say "Classic" Start Button. Thanks sivran See Profile for clarifying.
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vaxvms
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reply to chachazz

fwiw: My experiences with Start Menu 7 on Vista (Business and Home Premium) were very disappointing. SM7 was constantly crashing. I haven't had problems with Start Menu 7 on Windows 7
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88615298
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This whole Start Button whining is stupid. When you log onto Windows 8 YOU ARE ALREADY AT THE START MENU. That's like asking your GPS to a place you have already arrived at. I'm not sure why people want something that make using your OS less efficient. What would be the purpose of a Start Button on Windows 8?



darcilicious
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks. And apparently even puppies have problems sometimes
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Alcohol
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reply to chachazz

This is great. I don't like going into metro just to search for my programs.
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