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Stardock Start8 Update 1.40

  1. #1


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Stardock Start8 Update 1.40


    Support for Windows 8.1 Update

    For those og you who use Stardocks Start8 Software, an update is available with the following changes


    • -Supports Windows 8.1 Update [April 2014]
    • -Fix to allow clicking on section titles in search
    • -Fix for issue with documents showing in most recent apps list
    • -Fix to exclude desktop items from recent apps list
    • -Fixed issue with touch to close on touch-enabled machines re-opening the menu


    Link: Stardock Start8 Update Changelog

    Link : Download

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  2. #2


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    StartisBack is a much better product, you don't get all the bloatware that is so commonly associated with any and all Stardock products. Oh ..... and StartisBack only costs half of what Start8 costs.
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  3. #3


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Only costs a half of $4.99 cents?
    I have no idea, not heard of startisback. I use start8 because of the extra features rather than the menue, im not aware of any bloatware? It does what it says on the box with extra tweaks. Not sure of what bloatware you're referring to? Have you ever actually bought it?
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  4. #4


    I own 3 copies of start8 and have experienced no bloatware with them. I like start8 because I can practically not tell a difference from the 7 menu, and the Stardock offices are right by my office.
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  5. #5


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I own 3 copies of start8 and have experienced no bloatware with them. I like start8 because I can practically not tell a difference from the 7 menu, and the Stardock offices are right by my office.

    I agree, I can't tell the difference, its nice like that
    tell em ... Good on ya cobba!, from me
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  6. #6


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    StartisBack is a much better product, you don't get all the bloatware that is so commonly associated with any and all Stardock products. Oh ..... and StartisBack only costs half of what Start8 costs.
    Bloatware? What you talkin' bout, Willis?

    I love Start8. It's small, lightweight, and easy to use. And the $5 price tag is a fair price.
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