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startX is described as 'startx is a fantastic application resident in the menubar that creates a true text-based menu with the groups of Lauchpad applications As for the start menu of Windows, it will be much easier and more immediate run an application' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to startX for Windows and Android. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like startX are Classic Shell, StartIsBack, Pokki and Start Menu X.

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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 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.

    Explorer Settings


  3. 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.

    Boot to Desktop
  4. 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.

    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    The program seems to be no longer updated.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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  5. Start Menu X icon

    Start Menu X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Screenshot


  6. Power8 icon

    Power8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Start menu replacement for Windows.

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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.

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  8. Start8 icon

    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.

    Start menu
  10. Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Labrys Start Menu running on WIndows 10
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