Ex7forW8 Alternatives

    Ex7forW8 is described as 'This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ex7forW8 for Windows, Android and Mac. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ex7forW8 are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (Free), StartIsBack (Paid) and Power8 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 29, 2021

    1. Open Shell is a fork of Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev. Flexible start menu that can mimic the menu behavior of Windows 2000, XP and Windows 7 and compatible with all recent versions of Windows 10 and previous versions of Windows.
    2. 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.

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    3. Adapt the taskbar to your workflow, not the other way around. Designed for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. (Most of the configuration options it provides can’t be tweaked using the taskbar properties or the registry.
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    4. 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.
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    5. The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar. Designed for Windows8 (v.1.0.1 tested under RTM 9200), works under XP SP3 and Se7en SP1 as well.
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      • Windows
      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...
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      • Windows
      Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more effectively and personalize the look and feel of your start menu.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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.
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    6. 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will make your computation much easier and more productive. This utility will help you to get rid of the inconveniences of the standard menu.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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