Topic Title: A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8
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 11/12/2012 01:47 PM
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I saw this posted on another site, looks like an interesting idea, so I decided to copy it and post it here:

This is in no way comprehensive, but if people know more, please add to the list:

Power8:
http://code.google.com/p/power8

 

StartMenu8:
http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php



Start Menu X:
http://www.startmenux.com/index.html



Classic Shell:
http://classicshell.sf.net



Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu:
http://www.spesoft.com/free-windows-8-start-menu.aspx



Taskbar Classic Start Menu:
http://www.desktopapps.org/



ViStart:
http://lee-soft.com/vistart



BringBack 8:
http://www.revel-software.it/BringBack.aspx



Handy Start Menu:
http://www.handystartmenu.com/



Start8:
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/



StartIsBack:
http://startisback.com/



Start Button 8:
http://www.startbutton8.com/index.html



Pokki:
http://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu



Win8StartButton:
http://www.quadsoft.org/moredownloads.php



StartFinity:
http://www.winability.com/startfinity/



Windows 8 Start Menu:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/w8-start-menu/



Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8:
http://tweaks.com/windows/63691/tweakscom-start-for-windows-8-restore-start-button/



Start Button for Windows 8:
http://windows8startbutton.com/



8StartButton:
http://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php



StartMenuPlus8:
http://www.winok-msixray.com/



RetroUI Pro:
http://www.retroui.com/default.asp



Viva Start Menu:
http://www.vivastartmenu.com/



Win8Starter:
http://www.win8starter.com/index-en.html



Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8:

http://www.wentutu.com/

 

StartW8:

http://www.areaguard.com/startw8



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Edited: 11/27/2012 at 11:17 AM by mlauzon
 11/13/2012 03:06 PM
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Added Win8Starter.



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 11/13/2012 11:49 PM
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Don't forget the best solution: Not using Windows 6.2.



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I kinda like the new startmenu. It would be nice to get rid of icons to make the whole thing take less space.



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 11/14/2012 06:53 AM
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Originally posted by: Hardwood I kinda like the new startmenu. It would be nice to get rid of icons to make the whole thing take less space.

 

There is an app out there, don't remember what it's called, that will make the tiles on the *****Start Screen smaller, and laid out better.



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To Hardwood - Have you tried: Right click on item, then 'Unpin from start'

Having managed to keep the 'Classic' start menu through various builds of windows from 95 through to Vista I was forced to change when I moved to Win 7, and tbh didn't enjoy it much.

The Win 8 implementation, once you get rid of all the rubbish, is actually quite good and I haven't found a need to replace it ...................... yet!!

Need to take a break now as I'm finding it difficult to accept that I actually included the words 'Win 8' and 'good' in the same sentence and suspect subliminal messages are being sent from my PC.

 11/14/2012 05:32 PM
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Taskbar Classic Start Menu: changed the link to their new site.



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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Seems I worded that wrong.

I'd like to have a display similar to "details" in a windows explorer window where icons are eliminated completely.

When you right click the startmenu and choose all apps (at the bottom), theres a BIG freakin' list. Getting rid of the icons would help minimize it.



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Added Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8.



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 11/18/2012 12:06 PM
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Start menu may return to Windows 8

After that stubborn Ahole was removed from the picture, the Start menu is (should, maybe, quite possibly) returning.

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I know about that, the article in its various forms has been making the rounds of the Web.



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 11/27/2012 11:18 AM
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Added StartW8.



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Originally posted by: black_zion Start menu may return to Windows 8 After that stubborn Ahole was removed from the picture, the Start menu is (should, maybe, quite possibly) returning.

I am laughing hard like a pancake with a chocolate moose on it with strawberryjelly and raging cow meat!

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