StartIsBack+ 1.6


StartIsBack+ returns Windows 8.1 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack+ radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. StartIsBack is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure.  StartIsBack+ is a free upgrade for all StartIsBack users.

What's new in this version:

  • Support for Windows 8.1 Spring Update
  • Pin Metro apps to Taskbar from Start menu
  • Setting to use modern apps close button to close app forcefully

General improvements:

  • Automatic downloading of updates. StartIsBack now will download new versions automatically in background, using BITS service, and offer you to install them
  • Default start button has shine effect
  • Default start button can be used with bottom-left corner again
  • Improved XP style All Programs menu new program highlighting
  • Improved XP style All Programs menu responsiveness
  • Improved Multi-monitor hot corners behavior


  • Modern app icons didn't show when dragging
  • Shutdown button didn't install Windows Updates by default
  • ‘Problem with shortcut’ dialog could be spawned on startup
  • ‘Display start menu adjacent to vertical taskbar’ worked incorrectly with auto-hide taskbar
  • ‘Remove and prevent access to Shutdown’ Windows policy also prevented logoff

Download: StartIsBack+ 1.6 | 1.1 MB (30 Days Trial)
View: StartIsBack Website

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