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StartIsBack is described as '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' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to StartIsBack for Windows. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like StartIsBack are Classic Shell, FastKeys, StartAllBack and Start11.

StartIsBack alternatives are mainly System Tweakers but may also be Text Expanders or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of StartIsBack.
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  1. Open Shell icon

    Open Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Open Shell is a fork of Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev.

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    It function as well as startisback whlie being completely free

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  2. Classic Shell icon

    Classic Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableClassic Shell is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    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. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.

    ⚫︎ PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. StartAllBack icon

    StartAllBack

    • Windows

    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.

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  5. Start11 icon

    Start11

    • Windows

    Customize the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 / Windows 11 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more effectively and personalize the look and feel of your start menu.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStart11 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. Start Menu X icon

    Start Menu X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStart Menu X is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  7. Power8 icon

    Power8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Start menu replacement for Windows.

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    Start8

    • Windows

    Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features:.

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  9. Start Menu Reviver icon

    Start Menu Reviver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  10. Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog.

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    Labrys Start Menu running on WIndows 10
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