Start8 is an application that brings back the start menu in Windows 8 and adds more functionality than the previous start menu had. This update brings a new feature which when enabled will automatically load the desktop on login instead of the normal start screen. This means you can skip the start screen entirely and login right to your desktop.
The other features of Start8 include:
- Adds a start button back to your taskbar
- Adds control over the "Start" menu size on the Explorer desktop
- Adds option for the "WinKey" to show fullscreen "Metro" desktop - Adds Run... option via right-click menu
- Adds Shutdown... option via right-click menu
- Choose a custom Start button image
Start8 is a free download and you must be running the Windows 8 consumer or release preview.