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Courtenay, BC

[Updated] Start8..Ver.1.11..Feb 6/13

Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar
Enables quick access and searching of your installed applications
Adds Run... option via right-click menu
Adds Shutdown... option via right-click menu
Choose a custom Start button image

Change log...

Added Start8tweak.exe advanced configuration for extra options including enabling / disabling Start8 on a per account basis.
Added email category to search results.
Added support for Modern UI app closing to return to the desktop rather than the Windows 8 menu on advanced settings.
Added native support for the DisplayFusion secondary taskbar.
Added support for BMP files as start button. RGB (255,0,255) is permitted for transparency.
Added registry entry to control if hidden items should be included in the All programs list.
Added registry entry to control if the user picture should have a border or not in the default theme.
Added registry entry to control if the tree has a horizontal scroll bar.
Added support for Search the Internet button on search results via registry key.
Documents, Pictures, Music, Computer and Recorded TV places will use the name set in explorer for them if the user has renamed them.
Shutdown button menu will have an item selected when accessed via the keyboard.
Adjusted start menu sizing to prevent bottom item on the places list from being slightly clipped in certain circumstances.
Modified shutdown menu to prevent surplus separator line showing when the machine doesn't support sleep or hibernate.
Right to left language versions of Windows now show the user picture.
Right to left language versions of Windows now have icons rendered the correct direction.
Tweaked to prevent .lnk text showing in tree on occasion.
Tweaked code to better handle closing a docked Modern UI application when at the desktop when the charms bar is set to disabled.
Fixed an issue with right click on the places list
Jumplists close when you pin / unpin something / delete it


Washington, UT

Start8 1.11, is the best thing to happen to Windows 8 since its release.

PS - for me it has been rock solid/stable.

Seattle, WA

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Seattle, WA
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