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[BETA] [Free] Stardock Start8 v.098 Beta 3

Start8 Beta 3 Update Available Now
October 3, 2012 5:33:00 PM

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Stardock heard the cries from Windows® 8 users when they found out the start menu had been removed from Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day, packed it with additional functionality, and named it Start8™.

FEATURES
Adds a Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
Pin desktop and Modern UI apps
Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
Fast access to shut down, devices, music, documents, videos
Skinnable Start button
Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu
Configurable Start menu size

NEW IN THIS BETA (0.98 Beta 3 update):
• Added Facebook link for promotion and 10% off coupon.
• Search responds more quickly when you press enter
• Modern app searches now show modern apps without having to type their entire name
• Improvements to the boot to desktop feature
• Added website entry to search
• Added hibertnate as an option to the shutdown menu
• Added back the option for fullscreen Modern start menu
• Extended control panel search to show custom entries
• Fixed issue with custom start button images being resized down
• Fixed search using lots of cpu/memory if the Windows search service was disabled
• Fixed pinned items on the taskbar stopping jump lists from working on pinned start menu items
• Fix for the start button now always loading the graphic on bootup when you used the flag option
• Fix for issues with some of the right hand links not showing / hiding based on the config settings
• Fix to move the user picture when taskbar is at the top of the screen to avoid overlap
• Fix to enlarge start menu if additional right hand options are enabled
Download: »www.stardock.com/products/start8···ad_popup
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