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Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #60


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, you'll need to a 32x32 PNG for it to look right.

    However, the program Start8 does work best.

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  2. #61


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Ok Shawn I might just go with the Stardock8 it is only $5 anyway thanks for the trouble though
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  3. #62


    Installed Start8 + Aero Glass for Windows 8 and with some settings it looks like this:
    Click image for larger version
    Soo beautiful
    Just trying to find out the way to enable the blur on the Start8 Start Menu.
    Link to Aero Glass for W8
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  4. #63


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I tried various earlier versions of the AeroGlass tool and decided to wait for the final version as some minor issues were apparent. With 8.1 coming the tool will need even further refinements no doubt.

    Never did manage to get AeroBlur to work properly.

    This was yet another example of Microsoft acting high-handedly and deciding to do away with those effects in the interests of battery preservation. They forget that the vast majority of systems are plugged in and don't need to worry too much about power drain so, as they should have done with the Start button and menu, made it an option.

    That's why I like Vista so much, it has everything.

    BTW along with the AeroGlass tool you linked there is this which allows further adjustments including blur: Aero Glass Tweaker
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 26 Aug 2013 at 06:34.
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  5. #64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I tried various earlier versions of the AeroGlass tool and decided to wait for the final version as some minor issues were apparent. With 8.1 coming the tool will need even further refinements no doubt.

    Never did manage to get AeroBlur to work properly.

    This was yet another example of Microsoft acting high-handedly and deciding to do away with those effects in the interests of battery preservation. They forget that the vast majority of systems are plugged in and don't need to worry too much about power drain so, as they should have done with the Start button and menu, made it an option.

    That's why I like Vista so much, it has everything.

    BTW along with the AeroGlass tool you linked there is this which allows further adjustments including blur: Aero Glass Tweaker
    Yeah, that's one of the few things i hate about Windows 8.
    AeroGlass tool doesn't work Windows 8.1 due to changes of DWM to use Direct3D 11 instead of Direct3D 10.1.
    And yeah, Vista is one of the most best looking Windows version ever made. I used Vista theme on my Windows 7 installs.

    EDIT: Ex_Brit, you might want to look at this: Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 by ~wango911 on deviantART
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  6. #65


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Interesting, thanks ;-)
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  7. #66


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Interesting, thanks ;-)
    You're welcome
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  8. #67


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Talk about ask a question.
    I knew from my reading that windows 8 and 8.1 were not at the top of some people’s favorite list.
    But from my question I had no idea I would get a half of a nights reading. I thank you all for the
    and points of thought about which fix works best and is the most easily installed.
    In the last few posts 8.1 which I have, would seem to be somewhat more difficult to return the old start to?

    Am I reading this correctly?

    Thanks;
    Jake




















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  9. #68


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jake,

    No worries. You could just as easily install a program to restore the Start Menu in Windows 8.1 as well using one of the options in the tutorial.

    Another great option is Start8 by Stardock in OPTION FIVE. While it's not free, it is only $4.99 if one of the free programs in the tutorial do not meet your needs.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. #69


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Shawn;
    Again thanks for the info, when I asked the question I hadno idea what I would get back. The replies are hi in the forties, wonderfulhelp, but T M I for an old brain that took two years to get to handle XP.
    I will take a look at Start 8 after I hit send here.
    Jake
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