ViStart 8, the best FREE start menu solution for Windows.
Weather you need your start menu back in Windows 8 or want replace your old start menu in the other Windows versions with something fresh and new. ViStart 8 is the only Windows Start Menu solution that you will ever need. ViStart 8 is far more superior than even the official Windows Start Menu.
After installing ViStart you get to choose one of the 3 enhanced start menus. The new ViStart 8 is completely redesigned and rewritten with the release of Windows 8 in mind so people can have their start menu back in Windows 8. ViStart 8 is also the ultimate start menu replacement for the Start Menu in Windows 7, Vista and even Windows XP. ViStart 8 has all the functionality the Windows 7 Start menu has and then some more. ViStart 8 is completely customizable and there are already lot's of extra start menus and start buttons available to customize your Windows look that you can download from the lee-soft.com website. One of the special new start menus is our Windows 8 Metro Style that comes pre-installed with ViStart, but you're not limited to that. You can now select from 3 advanced start menus after installing ViStart.
Giving you back control of your desktop! disable annoying windows 8 features like the CharmsBar and the hot corners with our new simple and easy to use control panel. Now you can effortlessly hide unwanted items on the right hand side of the start menu. Just right click and select "hide this item" or, maybe you want it to pop out to the side, well you can even do that too!
We've ditched the "Internet" and "Email" part of the start menu to make way for personalized pinned lists. Now you can right click any program in the start menu and select "Pin to start menu". Pinned items are essentially shortcuts that appear on the left hand panel in the start menu until they are manually removed by the user. Super Indexing and Improved File Searching that's better AND faster than Microsoft's! Originally ViStart would only find files from your documents, now ViStart can find files all over your computer.
Sometimes it's handy to see the recently opened files opened for a particular program. These files now appear on the side of the start menu. When you see a small arrow on the right side of a program, click it to see the most recently opened files for that application. Better still, ViStart finds even more files than what the original Windows start menu would.
What's new in this version:
- now there's 3 advanced start menus to choose from, plus extra start menus to download
- Brand new streamlined Control Panel for easier access to ViStart's features
- Skip the Metro and boot directly to your windows 8 desktop.
- Search and start Metro apps directly from Start Menu.
- Optionally disable annoying desktop features, like charmsbar