Start8 gives Windows 8 users the ability to bring the start menu back to their desktop. Not only does it bring the start menu back, you also get many customization options and can either go with the more traditional Windows 7 look, or go for a Windows 8 style.
It also goes beyond just the start menu by giving users the option to go directly to the desktop when logging in, skipping the Metro interface altogether.
New in the v0.95 update:
- Adds a completely new UI
- Pinning support for jump lists
- New default theme
- New start button
- Metro/Modern apps have their own "Modern UI Applications" folder
- Search now searches Control Panel
- Search now adds directory and UNC path browsing
- Shift + right-click shows RunAs optio
- Ctrl + shift when launching an app will launch elevated