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Start Menu 8

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 139 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,785,211
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19,673
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Start Menu 8 recaptures the navigation structure that you are familiar with from Windows 7. The Windows 8 interface, called Metro, did away with the Start button and replaced it with the flat-paneled menu used on Windows phones and tablets.

Pros

A familiar interface: The Start button and menu has been a mainstay of Windows since Windows '95. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to do something new, but the truth is that it is hard to adjust to something new after so long. Start Menu 8 resurrects that old interface to make navigation familiar again.

Stylistic options: Start Menu 8 lets you completely customize your new Start button. First, you can choose what you want the button itself to look like. You can either select a button that looks like the classic Windows 7 button, or opt for something more modern that looks like it fits in with the Windows 8 style.

Customized menu: When you walk through the setup process with Windows 8, you can select exactly what you want to have included in the menu. This lets you keep it basic and only include your most commonly used items, or comprehensive so you can navigate through your entire system from the menu. A great addition is the ability to incorporate a menu for your Windows 8 Metro apps.

Cons

Time to set up: The only real drawback is that it took a fair bit of time to set up exactly the way that we wanted it. A few presets or similar quick-start options might have minimized the time it took to get going.

Bottom Line

This program takes only a few minutes until you're returned to a more familiar interface. You can customize the menu exactly as you want, so you can either have a menu just like the one in Windows 7, or you can create your own customized option.

 
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5 stars

"It's easy to learn how to use it."

February 22, 2016  |  By RootsBellflower

2016-02-22 18:55:35  |  By RootsBellflower

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 3.0.0.1

Pros

Worked well did what I wanted. As freeware, its output is great

Cons

Nothing inconvenient.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.1
  • Full support for Windows 10
  • Improved search function: faster and more stable
  • Supported switching Windows 10's Start menu between classic style and Windows 10 style by pressing Windows key or left clicking Start button
  • Supported 43 languages
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 20, 2016
Date Added January 21, 2016
Version 3.0.0.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.21MB
File Name sm8-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,785,211
Downloads Last Week 19,673
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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