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A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8

  1. #41


    Canada
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Added Start Menu Reviver.

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  2. #42


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is interesting.

    Here it is in win7.

    I prefer classic shell. Maybe there could be a skin a little along these lines.

    I suppose those who want playschool looks would like it.

    Uses about 25mb ram


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  3. #43


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit

    StartIsBack


    I have tried them all and StartIsBack wins hands down in my book. Tons of options including the option to show the taskbar on the tile screen. It is a paid software but dirt cheap. 2 license for $3 or 5 license for $5. 30-day trial is available. The Windows 8.1 version is already available (StartIsBack+) and the license is transferable from 8 to 8.1. Pay once for life.


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  4. #44


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    the taskbar in the metro screen is a nice touch,
    i use start8 so hopefully they will copy this idea in the next few updates.
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  5. #45


    Question for anyone listening...

    I think I tried Start8 about 6 months ago; I have a touchscreen all-in-one, so I use both the desktop and the metro apps.

    Do any of these allow you to keep the Start Screen too? Whatever I was using replaced the Start Screen with the menu, and I was unable to get back to it.

    StartIsBack looks good, but just wondering before I start installing and mucking things up.
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  6. #46


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ultralame View Post
    Question for anyone listening...

    I think I tried Start8 about 6 months ago; I have a touchscreen all-in-one, so I use both the desktop and the metro apps.

    Do any of these allow you to keep the Start Screen too? Whatever I was using replaced the Start Screen with the menu, and I was unable to get back to it.

    StartIsBack looks good, but just wondering before I start installing and mucking things up.
    I bought StartIsBack and it has a feature to toggle back and forth between the desktop and start screen. I have it set up to toggle using the windows key on my laptop. I don't have a touch screen so i can't say for sure that it will work the way you want. Why don't you try the 30-day trial and see if it does what you want. You can always uninstall and spend nothing. Change the selection I have highlighted in the picture and you will have a toggle from desktop to start screen just by pushing the windows key.

    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8

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  7. #47


    Thank you. I am trying not to install utilities willy-nilly on this machine. Sometimes I install them and forget they are there.
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  8. #48



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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    I have tried them all and StartIsBack wins hands down in my book. Tons of options including the option to show the taskbar on the tile screen. It is a paid software but dirt cheap. 2 license for $3 or 5 license for $5. 30-day trial is available. The Windows 8.1 version is already available (StartIsBack+) and the license is transferable from 8 to 8.1. Pay once for life.


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    I agree it works great and is dirt cheap. I paid $5 but for me it is really a donation to him, for 5 licenses which is beyond good and they are for life. I highly recommend this one and plan to add it to the seminars I give. Try it out for 30 days free also, way cool
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  9. #49


    Do any of these allow you to keep the Start Screen too?
    Sorry for the late reply ... but ... Start8 does keep the Start Screen. When you click on the start button, at the top of the panel is a small icon that, once clicked, puts you into the Start Screen. However, that may also be an option in Start8.
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  10. #50


    Nowhere
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    What is The Best Replacement ?
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