Windows 8 Start Menu alternatives thread

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ineedh3lp, Oct 11, 2012.

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What W8 start button solution do you prefer?

  1. Power 8 (by Power8 Team)

    9 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. StartMenu8 (by IObit)

    12 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Start Menu X (by OrdinarySoft)

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. Classic Shell (by Ivo Beltchev)

    104 vote(s)
    33.9%
  5. Spesoft Free Windows 8 Start Menu (by Spesoft)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. ViStart (by Lee Matthew Chantrey)

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Revel BringBack 2012 (by RevelSoftware)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Handy Start Menu (by HandyStartMenu)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Start8 (by Stardock Corporation)

    97 vote(s)
    31.6%
  10. None / Not interested

    79 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. ineedh3lp

    ineedh3lp MDL Junior Member

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    #1 ineedh3lp, Oct 11, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  2. ineedh3lp

    ineedh3lp MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks, I've added it.

    NOTE: I have added a poll so you can vote for your tool of choice. If you vote, please post a message as to why you prefer one tool over the other(s). Thank you!
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Using win7 explorer by Tihiy, so no option to vote. Best Startmenu to me.
    Regards
     
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  4. PepeCZ86

    PepeCZ86 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 PepeCZ86, Oct 11, 2012
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    I was try all this start menus for Windows 8 and BEST is on 100% "Start8 (by Stardock Corporation)"
    Yes ClasicShell is free blabla, but Start8 cost now only 4,49$ and every is finished and works best (best speed,theme,without bugs, same as in w7 but in w8 coat,minimalistic,without slowing, smallest resource utilization,etw) ... for me is Start8 best :cool: (but who doesn't have 4.49$ :D so for him is best ClasicShell)
     
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  5. ineedh3lp

    ineedh3lp MDL Junior Member

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    Please post a link to the home page/download page of the tool you are referring to.
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    Thanks DM-moinmoin and Windows Fan for the additional lists, I have added them at the bottom of the main post.
     
  6. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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  7. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    I voted none. I tried a few but I am all about change and actually like the UI in Windows 8. I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and had not used it for a while. I recently booted to it and realized that the start menu is not at all important to me. JMHO.
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    You're trying to influence the poll result, don't you :D
     
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  9. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    #11 dummekuehe, Oct 12, 2012
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    Tried most of them.
    "Handy Start Menu" does not work properly but looks promising
    "Revel BringBack 2012" looks nice but the button does not work properly. (Yes I watched the video. Button-Toolbar won't activate)
    "Classic Shell" is very good and I used it before I switched to Windows7 Explorer by Tihiy.
    "Start8", tried it back when it was just Metro in a box. Was the same s**t as Metro without a box. But I just tried it and they added an option to switch to a Windows 7 like start menu and i have to admit it seems 100% perfect.

    Edit: What I hate about Start8 is that you can't install it for just one user account. It has a service that's always on. There is also no way to close Start8. Disabling the service does only work if you reboot afterwards.
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #12 s1ave77, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
    >>>>
    :biggrin:. May be, font in my signature is too small...:D.
     
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  11. ineedh3lp

    ineedh3lp MDL Junior Member

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    UPDATE: I have rearranged the first list entries according to the recent poll results, tidied up the list a bit (removed screenshots and videos of unpopular solutions, but kept the links) and added StartIsBack (by Tihiy) to the list. Unfortunately I can not add StartIsBack to the poll because I can't edit poll entries.
     
  12. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    @ineedh3lp

    I think Screen shot of Start8 (by Stardock Corporation) is unfair here's a better one.

    View attachment 18125
     
  13. hana

    hana MDL Novice

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    I think the metro start screen is the best
     
  14. caleyd

    caleyd MDL Novice

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    I originally liked Classic Shell as it is free. I'm a Stardock customer so I decided to try Start8/ It is IMHO the best as it is exactly the same as the Windows 7 Start Menu.
     
  15. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    oh my why didn't we think of that
     
  16. ineedh3lp

    ineedh3lp MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks, GameDev, added to the list.
     
  17. anonymuos

    anonymuos MDL Novice

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    Yeah different and unfamiliar.