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Should I use Start8 For Windows 8 ?

  1. #1


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    Should I use Start8 For Windows 8 ?


    Hello Guys I want only A start button to access The Metro Start Button because I don't like to click the invisible corner on the Task bar . So I want to ask that should I use Start8 for this purpose?.

    I have read somewhere that Start8 cause Black Screen at startup and other boot errors. Should I use Start8?

    Is there any other Utility, Tweak or software who can do my job. I just want a start button at the left-bottom corner of my taskbar which when I will click it wiil access the Metro start screen.

    Thanks............

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    Posts : 153
    windows 8 pro x64
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  3. #3


    I paid for Start8 and it's been just fine for me. I went with Start8 as I also wanted the Decor8 package and they have a deal where you can get both for $7.99.

    It's caused me absolutely no trouble at all.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    If all you want is a button to show the start screen, both Classic Shell (free) and Start8 (paid) will do the job. Both will allow you to set the button and the Win key to open the start screen instead of the start menu.

    Classic Shell has more capabilities for the start button (it allows the start button to be larger than that taskbar). Start8 has more capabilities for how to show the start screen (it can show it in smaller size instead of fullscreen).
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Looks like startisback will not work from windows blue onwards.

    Classic Shell not working with current Blue build either - I expect Ivo will fix that.

    Iobit and startmenu x both working ok.

    Don't know about the others.
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You can use this little program: Download the Desktop Shortcut to the Windows 8 Start Screen | 7 Tutorials
    Scroll down near the end, you'll see a download link: Show Start.zip
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    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 This will do what you are asking to replace the invisible corner

    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 This will take you to All apps screen which allows you to see all Apps pinned & not pinned to Metro Start (lets you scroll without right clicking)

    Don't forget you can right click the invisible Start in lower left corner for more Accesibility

    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    Hello Guys I want only A start button to access The Metro Start Button because I don't like to click the invisible corner on the Task bar . So I want to ask that should I use Start8 for this purpose?.

    I have read somewhere that Start8 cause Black Screen at startup and other boot errors. Should I use Start8?

    Is there any other Utility, Tweak or software who can do my job. I just want a start button at the left-bottom corner of my taskbar which when I will click it wiil access the Metro start screen.

    Thanks............
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Another little tip. If you install Rocket Dock (which is extremely handy), you get a shortcut for "All Control Panel Items". That proved to be very useful. Note: The picture shows only part of it.

    Click image for larger version


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  9. #9


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Thank You All Very Very Much For The Help..................
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  10. #10


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Hello Guys Will this software Work?

    8StartButton

    https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/
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