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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

Classic Shell (free) is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features. Look here for the full list.
Free: http://classicshell....t/features.html

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

Bring back the Windows "Start" menu with Start8
http://www.stardock....t8/features.asp

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:46 AM

Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher
Free: @ Deviant Art


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

Start Button 8 / Start Menu X
Free: http://www.startbutton8.com/index.html

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

A new utility ... StartIsBack!

Restored Desktop to its place With StartIsBack, computer starts to desktop. Always. Unlike other tools, which 'skip' Metro by sending keypresses, StartIsBack loads Metro alternative way and keeps it in its place.

Restored Windows 7 Start Menu and Start Button There are tons of start menu clones (check the thread here), but they're all inferior. StartIsBack restores original Windows 7 start menu (with very special magic). It's NOT a replica, it's 100% original Start Menu as you remember it, with search, drag&drop, customization, etc. Start Menu is shown on Win key, as you expect. Start button is behaving as you remember it.

Disabled hot corners By default, all but charms hot corners are disabled. You can customize which corners to show on desktop. And this works better than in any start menu clones i've tried.

Modified Start Screen Now, we have Start and Start. Start Menu and Start Screen. Both search and start programs. Isn't that schizophrenic? So! Start Screen is no longer Start Screen. It's Apps Screen and shows only Metro programs (optionally). This way, Metro and Desktop experience are separated and Start screen is just a launcher for funny Metro apps, while real work and programs run in Desktop.

Also not in your startmenu replacer No extra services running, no extra processes running, no files patched, no admin rights required, fully translated into your language.

Additional features
  • You can close Start Screen with Alt-F4* F3 on desktop launches standard search
  • Press Ctrl+Win to invoke Start Screen (configurable)
  • Choose start button orb from thousands of alternate ones
  • Use msstyles with natively skinned start menu
Webpage: http://www.startisback.com/
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at MSFM forum

(Trial 30 days. $3.00/2 pc - $5.00/5 pc)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:09 AM


Power 8
https://code.google.com/p/power8/