StartIsBack++ restores original Windows 10 start menu with all its features: search, pinned and recently used apps, fully customizable settings. Start button and Start menu look and behave exactly as they used to in Windows 7.
StartIsBack is lightweight and secure: it does not require administrator rights to install, consumes minimal amount of system resources, does not run additional processes or services.
What's hot about StartIsBack on Windows 10 now:
- Live badges for modern apps on taskbar and Start menu!
- Ability to reduce resource usage by disabling newer Start menu and Cortana processes from prelaunching
- Ability to use adequately sized (32x32) large icons and larger start menu button on taskbar
- Modern icon glyphs on Start menu right hand pane
- Modern blur, drop shadow and immersive context menus for start menu
- Fully dynamic DPI aware start menu and configuration app
- New modern style with round user picture
- Lots of new minor additions and tweaks
Changes in StartIsBack++ 1.1.9 Beta (to-be ++1.2)
New: partial taskbar skinning! Windows 7 skin enhanced with taskbar skin
Improved start menu display performance
Critical fix: StartIsBack causing windows animations chopiness
Critical fix: Some items are not opening propertly from start menu search results
- Adjusted French language metrics
Fix start button orb going below start menu
You can create "StartPane_MinHeight" DWORD in registry to tweak minimal start menu height