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.
- - Classic Shell is the most popular Windows alternative to StartForDesktop.
- - Classic Shell is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to StartForDesktop.
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.
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.
- - StartIsBack is the most popular commercial alternative to StartForDesktop.
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The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
A simple and fast task launcher and switcher. Press a custom assigned mouse/keyboard key, the menu pops up at the place of the mouse cursor, move to the desired task, release the key, and that is all! Can not be quicker or easier!.
GiMeSpace QuickMenu Features
Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start 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The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/