RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Start Menu 8 v4.5.0.1

Restore the Start menu to Windows 8/8.1

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 September 2018
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 21886
Developer: IObit
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/#!/iobitsoft
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iobitsoft
Safeguard your PC with Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium for only $29.99, saving 50% from store.downloadcrew.com
IObit Start Menu 8 v4.5
Bring the Start Menu back to Windows 8

Start Menu 8 v4 is the latest revision of IObit's Start Menu replacement.

As usual with this kind of tool, it can boot you straight to the desktop and disable Windows 8's "hot corners". (Of course, if you're using Windows 8.1 then you can do this already.)

The program also adds a Windows 8 logo in the bottom left-hand corner of the taskbar. Click this (or press the Windows key) and a very close copy of the Start Menu appears, with links to your programs, system applets such as Control Panel, and the old power-down dialog.

Version 2 extends the package with more comprehensive searching. Display the menu, start typing, and Start Menu 8 searches your entire drive for matches.

The program can now display recently opened items for individual applications, allowing you to open a document direct from the Start menu.

By default any application opened from Start Menu 8 will no longer display the UAC prompt. We're not sure this is a good idea, but you can turn it off in just a few clicks.

Extended Explorer integration means you can pin any application to the menu by right-clicking it and selecting "Pin to Start Menu 8".

Along with the usual power menu options (shut down, restart, hibernate), Windows 8/ 8.1 users get a "Restart (Safe Mode)" entry.

The package also now runs on any version of Windows from XP up.

In theory, this is all very configurable. You're able to choose your preferred Start button, menu style (standard or Start Screen-like "Modern"), the menus to be displayed, power actions, hotkeys and more.

What's new in v4.5?

+ Fully supported the latest Windows 10
+ Improved Start Menu's load speed and stability
+ More accurate detection for Modern apps
* Fixed known bugs

Verdict:

A capable, configurable and free Start menu replacement.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Decor8

Decor8 1.08

Trial Software

Customize the appearance of the Windows 8 Start screen

Start8 v1.56

Start8 v1.56

Trial Software

Restore the Start button to the taskbar of Windows 8

ViStart 7.0 running in Windows 8

ViStart 8.0

Freeware

Enhance the Windows Start menu in XP – or bring it back in Windows 8 

Other Download Articles From This Category
SUMo

SUMo 5.8.4.406

Freeware

Quickly discover which of your favourite programs have updates available

Process Lasso

Process Lasso 9.0.0.502 (64-bit)

Free, for personal-use only

Prevent runaway processes from hogging valuable CPU time

Process Lasso

Process Lasso 9.0.0.502

Free, for personal-use only

Prevent runaway processes from hogging valuable CPU time

CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo 7.8.2

Freeware

Keep an eye on the health of all of your hard drives with this free tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $19.95
RRP: $49.99
Saving 60%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: