Stardock Start8 1.1

Software, System Tools. January 17, 2013 by samura1.

Bring back the Windows® "Start" menu with Start8"! Anyone who is familiar with Windows Start Menu wouldn't be able to quit using this little functionality on another Windows platform. Don't you think?

Stardock Start8 1.1 Updated Patch on Jan 06, 2013
Start8 returns the same Windows 7-style Start menu you have depended upon, while adding enhancements just for Windows 8.

What's new in Stardock Start8 1.1
Added rename support in the tree
Added drag & drop including rearranging items in the all programs tree.
Added feature : Folders pinned to the startmenu allow you to view the first X items as a jumplist
Added opening Winkey+X menu option instead of start menu
Added feature : Custom places locations. Add a Dropbox location for example.
Additional language support
Search box now allows %appdata% etc
Improved go straight to desktop on login feature
Added option to disable multiple monitor corner stickiness feature of Windows 8
Added option to make right clicking the start button when at the bottom of the screen open the Win + X menu
Added support for automatically checking for updates every week (control from About page)
Added support for shell: link execution via search
Right clicking on empty areas of the Start menu shows the Configure Start8 option.
Modified custom places to support libraries
Tweaked pin to start menu code
Modified jumplist code to handle case of pinning an item resulting in the unpinned items disappearing sometimes
Modified jumplist code to handle the case of pinned items not showing after clearing recent docs lists
Tweaked jumplists code to handle jumplists not showing for all apps when recently opened programs option is disabled in the OS.
Modified config UI to grey out the inactive start menu style.
Tweak to resolve a rare race condition crash on guest account login.
Modified code to make recently run apps list update directly after launches rather than after the next time the menu is closed.
Menu key on keyboard now opens menu for selected search results.
Additional workaround for slow recent apps list population due to Windows defender bug.
Expanded the size of some UI elements to handle translations to more wordy languages
Jump lists now respect the OS setting for the number of entries shown
Shutdown button no longer ignores clicks if the mouse has moved
Start menu lines now appear correctly even in higher dpi modes
When at the bottom of the screen the startmenu no longer allocates space for one additional places list item
Added option to make custom places appear at the top of the places list.
Fixed issue with Putty and jumplist not showing blank entries which did not launch the right things
Fixed issue with Live Photo Gallery not opening images up in preview mode
Performance enhancements in the all programs tree to workaround a flaw in Windows Defender
Resolved a problem with the start menu position when the taskbar was on the right and there is a docked app
Send to sub menu now allowed on the tree right click menu.
UI supports translation via lng files. See \lang\en.lng file for info
When using the search box to view folders the performance is now improved
Tweaks to search to reduce memory usage slightly
Option to make places list entries take less room thus allowing more to show in less space
Rearranging pinned shortcuts is now faster
Places menus no longer select the first entry
Recent items list no longer includes folders
Deleting an item from the all programs list will delete it instantly from the tree vs waiting until the next refresh
Tree now includes hidden items
Added registry key option to hide tooltips in the startmenu. This is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8\HideTips = 1

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Install Start8 and copy patch to folder where Start8 is installed.
Open Windows Search and search for services.msc
Stop the Startdock Start8 service, change its startup mode to 'Disabled'.
Log out of the Windows and re-log in, then run the Patch and click the 'Patch' button.
Start back the service, change the startup mode to "Automatic" again and log out and re-log in once again.

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