I’ve seen a number of third occasion Home windows Eight Begin Menu substitute applications throughout the preview stage of Home windows Eight over the previous yr. The one I’ve at all times favored essentially the most is Begin Eight from Stardock. Now, the corporate has a brand new beta model that’s been redesigned, and it’s one of the best Begin Menu substitute for the Home windows Eight desktop I’ve used but.
When Stardock final up to date Start8, it included the power to bypass the Home windows Eight Begin display and convey you straight into the desktop. It nonetheless has that function, and has been redesigned to actually feel and appear like the standard Begin menu in Home windows 7.
Right here’s an instance of it operating on the Home windows Eight Professional RTM.
Choose All Packages and also you’ll have entry to conventional desktop and Trendy Model Home windows Eight apps.
Start8 brings again the familiarity you’re accustomed to with the Home windows 7 Begin Menu, together with the search field – a lot simpler than going to the Begin Display to do a search.
After all clicking on a Trendy Model (previously known as Metro Model) app will open it in that interface. For instance right here I’m opening the Home windows Eight App Retailer.
Then simply hit the Home windows Key to get again to the desktop.
It nonetheless offers you the choice to customise the look of the Begin Button as properly.
The brand new Start8 model is presently in Beta stage and it’s free. It’s not clear but if it’ll nonetheless be free when the ultimate model is prepared. In the event you’re irritated about there not being a Begin Menu in Home windows 8, and desire a strong and acquainted substitute, I extremely suggest Start8 over any of the opposite choices on the market.