Microsoft have made a very bold move with Windows 8, not only giving us a completely new Metro UI, but also removing the traditional start button that’s become central to every Windows OS to date. Some people love it, others hate it. Personally I sort of like the fact that the new start menu is the Metro Start Screen and I think people will come to like it.
But of course, there’s always going to be people who just don’t like change. So I’ve discovered a way for you guys that will let you get back the start menu button.
Stardock who have a plethora of Windows modification tools have come up with a new one – Start8
Start8 will bring back the famous Windows start menu, albeit a new and improved one. First off, it re-inserts the familiar Windows 7 Orb in the far-left corner. Then it adds in a Metro Style start menu, which retains the brilliant search functionality. Also by right clicking on the Start Orb you’ll also have the option to Shut Down or Run.
- Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar
- - Enables quick access and searching of your installed applications
- - Adds Run… option via right-click menu
- - Adds Shutdown… option via right-click menu
- - Choose a custom Start button image
So maybe you guys want this feature, maybe you don’t. Either way follow the download link below if you want to download Start8 and try it out.Download Start8