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Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #70


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by dracul View Post
    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
    You're most welcome Jake. I hope it'll meet your needs.

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  2. #71


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Shawn;
    I looked over a lot of the list of Starts, got into ClassicShell 4.0 for 8.1. It took just a little reading, but I got itand now have a start menu almost like XP. This I understand much easier thanthat collection of tiles. This I think I can work with and to put a cherry ontop; I opened the wife’s side, hit the button and up came the new start menu.
    Thank you for the help, also everyone that joined in;Thanks.
    Computers are far from my strong part, but if you or anyoneon the list need help with firearms just ask on the privet EM.
    Jake

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  3. #72


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news Jake. I'm glad that one will work for you.
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  4. #73


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1

    start menu


    Dub
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  5. #74

    Comparison of Windows 8/.1/.1.1 Start Menus


    This is the first time I've actually seen a by-features comparison chart that is pretty much completely objective. No one is trying to sell anything here, and I think the information is very valuable as we wait on Microsoft to bring back a Start Menu for Windows 8--something the company has already stated recently that it is definitely going to do (but which for some mysterious reason is taking them an aeon to get get done!)

    Take a look at these Windows 8 Start Menus and say what you will. Anyone who has read a couple of my posts already knows where I stand on this... Enjoy!
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  6. #75


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Kudos to whoever compiled that chart!
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  7. #76


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Kudos to whoever compiled that chart!
    Thank you I made that chart and tried to keep it an unbiased, objective comparison. Btw if you are not satisfied with Classic Shell's menu glass color not 100% matching the Taskbar color, then I made a free skin with an installer for it. That modded skin matches the Start Menu color with the Taskbar color: Get the best looking Start Menu for Classic Shell 4+ with Winaero Skin 2.0 | Winaero
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  8. #77


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I'm looking for a freebie along the lines of Handy Start Menu. I want something that will automantically categorize the applications it knows. But it also has to make it easy to create new categories and add shortcuts via drag and drop.

    I added a category with Handy Start Menu. I could not get it to accept a shortcut. So I get an empty entry in the Start Menu. Really strange. I know there was an auto categorizing start menu that worked in Vista but I forget the name of it. At any rate I'm looking for a Handy Start Menu alternative that's intuitive.


    Edit: I tried Start Menu X but it gives some error about 64 bit DLL registration failure. It starts up. But I wonder what the DLL does that won't work now. I'll install again to get the error msg.

    Edit2: the DLL is shellext-proxy-64.dll

    Edit3: I guess this is supposed to allow skipping the Start Page on boot. Oh well. Guess I'll try it anyway. Even install as admin didn't allow it to register. Maybe it doesn't expect recalcitrant users like me who are still running 8.0.
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 20 Jun 2014 at 13:05.
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  9. #78


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I have used Classic Shell and Start8 [Stardock]
    Classic Shell is free and Start8 is $5 [after a 30 day free trial]
    Both are excellent programs.
    I can't choose which is better. Start8 has a more modern user interface [UI]
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  10. #79


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jhexp67 View Post
    I have used Classic Shell and Start8 [Stardock]
    Classic Shell is free and Start8 is $5 [after a 30 day free trial]
    Both are excellent programs.
    I can't choose which is better. Start8 has a more modern user interface [UI]
    Hello Paul, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Both are excellent choices, but it depends on what you like best that counts. I'd say give them both a play for a while to see if one stands out better to you.
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