Classic Start 8 Alternatives
Open Shell is a fork of the Classic Shell project for Windows that getting back the classic start menu to modern versions of Microsoft Windows.
- - Open Shell is the most popular Windows alternative to Classic Start 8.
- - Open Shell is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Classic Start 8.
Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows, and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.Discontinued
The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.
The Windows 11 version of the Startisback replacement shell. This software allows you to make Windows 11 look like previous versions of Windows or a modified version of itself.
- - StartAllBack is the most popular commercial alternative to Classic Start 8.
StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free.
Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.
The program seems to be no longer updated. Social pages are not updated since 2014. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website.
Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals.
Virtual Groups Group programs by purpose (office applications, graphics, etc) without changing their location on the hard drive.
The PRO version allows you to assign a primary program to any f.
Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features:
- Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
- Pin desktop and Metro apps to the start menu
- Jump List support
- Unified Search for apps, settings and files
- Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
- One click access to.
Start Menu Reviver offers an improved Start Menu for Windows 8/7 that blends the traditional Start Menu functions with the Windows 8 design concept and provides quick access to all your desktop and Modern GUI (Metro) applications.