I've tried many other Start Menu apps on my Windows 8.1, but this really comes out on top. Comes as Pre-Activated.
Start menu is back! The missing Windows 8 start menu is back. Get the most useful and authentic start menu for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Genuine start menu - Your faithful desktop friend which helps you:
- Launch programs you use frequently
- Open documents you're working on
- Find stuff you're looking for
- Go to system places in one click
- Easily shut down your system
- Feel at home with Windows 8
- StartIsBack fully integrates with Windows 8 and provides original Windows 7 start menu experience, enhanced with many new features as well.
- Supports all Windows languages!
Less Metro annoyances - StartIsBack will help you to:
- Disable 'hot screen corners'
- Show taskbar on Start screen
- Remove clutter from Start screen
- Boot to desktop without 8.1
- With StartIsBack, it's possible to achieve the balance between two Windows 8 worlds: Metro and Desktop.
- StartIsBack is optimized to deliver best possible experience on classic PCs, tablets, convertibles and notebooks!
Unique experience - Personalize your system as you want it:
- Choose a skin for start menu
- Choose start button appearance
- Choose shortcuts in Start menu
- Make Start menu work like XP one
- Set up hotkeys for Start menu / Start screen / Advanced functions
- Configure translucency for Start menu and Windows taskbar
StartIsBack is actively developed - you can now get all-new StartIsBack+ for the Windows 8.1:
- New unique "Show everything at once" function which you will instantly love - just hold Windows key on your keyboard (or double-tap Windows logo on your tablet) and access charms, search, your started apps in Desktop and Modern interfaces at the same time, in any app you're using.
- You don't have to run your mouse pointer to the screen corners or perform awkward swipes anymore!
- Easier, broader Start menu configuration
- Full integration with Windows 8.1 start button
- Get shortcuts for Modern apps on your desktop
- Uninstall Modern apps from Start menu
- Improved multi-monitor support
Version +1.7.5 - 6 March 2015:
- Compatibility with Stardock WindowBlinds
- Experimental compatibility with Windows 10 Technical Preview
- Fixed problems with KB3000850 update installed
- Fixed minor issues
- just install. Pre-activated version.