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Author Topic: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5  (Read 2417 times)

Curt

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Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:14:10 AM »
http://www.win8starter.com
-they have both a free and a €5 version

http://www.engelmann.../eng/news.php?id=420

Quote from: engelmann
Windows 8: We want our start button back!

Windows 8 redoes everything. But many users hardly believe their eyes: the start button on the task bar has disappeared. And a start menu cannot be found anymore. With all due appreciation for innovations: that won't do! The Windows-8 software Win8Starter therefore restores the old status quo and guarantees that the users of Windows 8 can start their daily PC-routine as usual.

In short:

- New app: Win8Starter
- Special software for Windows 8
- Retrieves start button and start menu
- Lists all the installed programs
- Grants access to control panel, printer etc.
- Full text search with intelligent pre-search
- Fast shut down of Windows 8
- Freeware version available
- Price: 4.99 Euro
- Link: http://www.win8starter.com
Quote from: win8starter
Some of the most important Win8Starter functions
  •    The familiar start button and a start menu are available again on the Windows 8 desktop!
  •    Like in the past: Expand your Win8Starter menu easily per "Drag & Drop" by your own program links.
  •    List of most frequently applied programs and functions. All program entries can be moved and arranged anew.
  •    Also included: Your familiar user folders and the direct links to system folder and –functions like ‘Documents‘, ‘My Pictures‘, ‘My Music‘ ‚ ‘Computer‘, ‘Control Panel‘ and ‘Printers and Devices’.
  •    No complicated switch-off of Windows 8! Select as usual and directly via the start menu between the options like ‘Shut down‘, ‘Lock‘ and ‘Restart‘.
  •    Lists all the installed programs and all the applications available under Windows 8
  •    All the programs and files that the user requires become faster and more directly accessible!
  •    All functions can be adjusted conveniently via the Win8Starter settings dialogue, among them the fade-in and fade-out of start menu buttons! The dialogue offers nearly all the settings options that you know from older Windows versions.
  •    Full text search with intelligent pre-search, which in most cases shows the results under the installed programs and documents when entering a term.
  •    Furthermore, (compared to Windows 7 start menu) you can add the following useful Windows programs to the button bar: Calculator, Editor, Paint, Task manager, Registry Editor, CMD, Adaptive, System information, System configuration, Explorer and Remote Desktop connection.
  •    Win8Starter is no hack! Win8Starter runs as separate program instance; no system files or registry entries are configured, deleted or changed.
  •    Uniform look: Win8Starter automatically adjusts to the set window color of Windows 8.
  •    Available languages: English, German. More coming soon.

Restrictions of the free version:
no settings; no automatic adjustment of menu color; no possibility to add your own shortcuts.

http://www.win8starter.com


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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 02:23:11 AM »

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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 08:05:00 AM »
Or 0.
http://classicshell.sf.net

Thanks for this! It's great to have the classic program list back. Also, I won't be shutting down my Win7 system accidentally any more, as "sleep" and "shut down" are now at a safe distance from each other, as they should be... :up:

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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 08:40:30 AM »
I've gotten used to the Start button over the years, even find it handy for a few categories of occasional tasks.

Still, at it's inception I thought it was a lame and limiting feature (I moved to Windows from OS2), dumbing things down.  I've never changed my mind.

It's a crutch best eliminated,  so I won't be going out of my way to duplicate it when I move from XP to Windows 8 (when someone gives me a new Surface).

Getting rid of the ribbon in Office and reverting to the more useful classic menu/toolbar setup?  Now that's a different story....  ;D

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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 12:10:28 PM »
That was something I posted on another board - how the one feature that MS got the most grief for is now the feature that people are scrambling to put back in.

Oh, and there's also Win+X for $0 also.

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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 11:08:05 AM »
Oh, and there's also Win+X for $0 also.
Such as described here?
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Re: Windows 8 start button + menu: €5
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 12:57:14 PM »
Oh, and there's also Win+X for $0 also.
Such as described here?

I wasn't talking about that one specifically.. thanks for the link!  Really cool information on that site!

But mine was on how-to geek.  Forgot to link it up.  It's a little bit more touchy-feely for those that are registry-impaired.