Stardock has announced the 1.5 update of Start10, an easy-to-use program that returns the Windows 10 start menu to a more familiar look and feel.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has arguably taken a step back in menu design, making the icons smaller and removing much of the organizational features Windows users have grown used to. The focus is still on apps, which are preloaded, pre-organized, and viewed as tiles rather than in the simple list of programs in Windows 7. Start10 returns the familiar Start menu to Windows 10 and allows for additional customization of the look and feel with just a couple of clicks of a mouse.
Start10 also maintains the familiar “folders” metaphor. In the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10, everything is listed in alphabetic order in the Start menu, which can make the start menu quite long. In previous versions of Windows, applications like Word, Excel, and the other Office applications were found in the “Microsoft Office” folder on the start menu.
Additionally, people who use Stardock's award-winning desktop software, Fences, are now able to have that same organization within the Start menu. Consumers with many desktop icons can now have those same icons sorted for easy access on the Start menu.
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