Start Menu Modifier Alternatives

    Start Menu Modifier is described as 'will allow you to open the star screen at the bottom or the top of your desktop, when you click on the Win flag key'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Start Menu Modifier for Windows, Android and Mac. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Start Menu Modifier are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), StartIsBack (Paid), Start8 (Paid) and Start10 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 21, 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. 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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      • 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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    4. 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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog.
    5. Start Menu 8 can help users who are not willing to change their behaviors and bring back the classic start menu. Users can enjoy a familiar start menu again with just one click while other styles are also available.

      Bundleware

      The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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