Enable Classic Start Menu for Windows8

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2013

 Classic Start Menu

I feel bit hard to find the programs in Windows8 using new start screen.  May be it would be much easier when you get to use it but this is very huge change for users who worked with old start menu. 

People may have looking for an option to enable old Start Menu in Windows8. Here I would like to share couple of application which you can use to enable the Start menu in windows8. 

Pokki Menu offers one click access to your apps, notifications and more. Search and access your apps, files, control panel, and power options with Pokki’s Windows 8 Start Menu. Pin and organize your favorite apps and websites just like you would on your smartphone.

Classic Shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Start8 by Stardock offers Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements . The main features are: 

  • Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
  • Pin desktop and Metro apps to the start menu
  • Jump List support
  • Unified Search for apps, settings and files
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • One click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videos