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StartMenu8 v1.0 available now
Bringing back the Windows® “Start” menu
The Best Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8
StartMenu8 is specially designed for Window 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly. It’s the best start menu replacement for Windows8.
1. Send your Feedback
- E-mail us your suggestions or comments directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join discussion on our forums
The top 10 most valuable beta contributors will be given a Special Present. And their names will be printed in the StartMenu Final version.
2. Share StartMenu8 with your families, friends, and colleagues
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Twitter
- Share on Google+
3. Download Free
Current Version: v1.0
File Size: 4.46 MB
License Type: Freeware
Operating System: Windows 8
+ Improved Support for Windows 8
+ Improved User Interface
+ Improved "Search" Function
+ Improved "Settings" Function
+ Added "Frequently used programs" Function
+ Added "Deactivate hotkeys when full-screen task is detected" Function
+ Added "Left click to open Windows Start Menu" Function
+ Added "Powerbotton action" Function
+ Added More Supported Languages
+ Fixed General Bugs
4. Key Benefits
More Efficiency and Convenience
StartMenu8 not only brings back the convenient Start Menu to Windows 8, but also allows you to bypass Metro screen on start of Windows 8 and boot to desktop directly.
Easily Switch between Metro and Desktop interface
You can easily switch between two modes by pressing and holding the Windows key, depending on your preference.
Faster Access to Programs and files
StartMenu8 brings back Start Menu where you can get quicker access to programs, documents and files, control panel and settings.
Unified and instant Searching for both desktop and Metro apps decreases the time taken in Searching and makes your work more efficient.
Customizable to your needs
You can pin programs to Start Menu and Taskbar for quicker access to your favorite programs. It's easily customizable to have everything you need at just one click.
Safe and Secure
IObit StartMenu8 is safe and secure, and is 100% free of malware.
6. Help us translate
Please download StartMenu8 Language.lng firstly.
Please help us translate both of them via following method:
- Open the '.lng' file with Windows "NotePad" or any other text editors. And you can translate these English words into your own language now.
- All you need to do is translating the words to the right of “=”. Note: Please Do not translate "%s", "%d", "<a>%s</a>" or "<a>%d</a>".
- Please strictly follow the format. Please send you translations to email@example.com
(edit: We should not allow downloads of translations to be attached. They should be vetted by you prior to posting them. This would be a great avenue for malware.)
Thanks -so- much in advance!