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What's your favorite Start menu alternative?

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  1. #1


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    What's your favorite Start menu alternative?


    Just trying to see what everyone's preferred method is.

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  2. #2


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    All the programs I tried were very poor, none is like the real Start menu, so I am using Metro Start. It takes two clicks, it is even faster than the W7 menu when you place your icons near. I don't have so many programs installed, so I reach them all very fast.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    I use the Metro Start screen.

    Once you add the apps you like to the Start screen, organize the apps into groups, and name the groups, it's not so bad. It just takes getting used to over the old way. Plus, you can always add folders as toolbars to the taskbar as well.

    I do find myself using the Windows key more often to toggle between Start and the desktop though. LOL
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I use the Metro Start screen.

    Once you add the apps you like to the Start screen, organize the apps into groups, and name the groups, it's not so bad. It just takes getting used to over the old way. Plus, you can always add folders as toolbars to the taskbar as well.
    Cheers for posting the links to those 3 tutorials... Just about to start customising my start menu
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  5. #5


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I mostly use Executor but I also have a customised desktop context menu. Metro is just far to limited.
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    For the moment I use the Metro start screen until something better comes along.
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    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Start Menu 7 works pretty well.

    Executor looks interesting.

    They aren't in the poll.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Start Menu 7 works pretty well.

    Executor looks interesting.

    They aren't in the poll.
    I was looking for Start Menu 7, but I couldn't find it.
    Eight forums doesn't allow me to update polls That's one thing I really loved about an other forum I go to.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Start Menu 7 added to poll.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I could have sworn I selected 'Other' when I voted...
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