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StartW8 Alternatives

StartW8 is described as 'FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use "Start" menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to StartW8 for Windows. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like StartW8 are Classic Shell, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, FastKeys and StartIsBack.

StartW8 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 StartW8.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon...

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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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  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. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker icon

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options.

    ⚫︎ Portable7+ Taskbar Tweaker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ AutocompletionFastKeys can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    ⚫︎ PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. StartIsBack icon

    StartIsBack

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStartIsBack is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableStartIsBack can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Pokki icon

    Pokki

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

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    Discontinued

    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.

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  7. 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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  8. Power8 icon

    Power8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Start menu replacement for Windows.

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    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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    Start8

    • Windows

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

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