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StartIsBack++ 2.8.1 [Update]


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

StartIsBack++ 2.8 changelog:

Support for Windows 10 Version 1903:

  • Light Mode support

  • Light Mode Plain10 style

New Extraordinary Taskbar Perks:

  • Dynamic taskbar transparency

  • Centered taskbar icons

  • Segmented taskbar

Taskbar Perks is a paid add-on if you bought personal (not business or reseller) StartIsBack license before Feb 4, 2019 (at old price).

Changes in StartIsBack++ 2.8.1:

  • Fix jump list color missing with non-acrylic blur
  • Start menu will default to All programs view if My programs view is empty

Download: StartIsBack++ 2.8.1 | 1.2 MB (Free to Try, $3.99 to Buy)
View: StartIsBack Home Page

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