Windows 8 having totally re-imagined, has seen many changes in both interface and functionality from the older versions. Speaking about the interface changes, one noticable point is the Missing Start button and menu which a normal Windows user feels bad of. Microsoft, in a view to bring a unified User interface across various devices, took away the start button to replace with a touch friendly Metro Start menu.
I have personally liked the new way of accessing Apps.But everyday I receive mails from many asking if there is a possibility of bringing back the Start button and menu.Which is when i found some third party Software which help to bring the classic style Start menu or a customised metro styled menu which is a perfect camouflage with Windows 8.
The third-party applications below will help you get Start button and menu on Windows 8.
Start 8 from Stardock is a promising application that brings a Metro styled Start menu similar to that of Windows 7.You can never tell that the menu is from a third-party developer, for it perfectly gets together with the Windows 8 ‘s Metro UI.
It is a paid Application.Users can get a thirty day trial.You can purchase it for $4.99.
Classic Shell adds a Classic styled Start button an menu similar to the previous versions of Windows.Apart from the start menu, this one brings small features that older versions of windows had and the newer ones miss, like Toolbar in Explorer, old style status bar and a list of features.
And the best thing is it is available free of cost.
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