Need Proven Recommendations for W10 Start Menu replacements

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  1. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro, 10 Pro, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security
       20 Apr 2018 #1

    Need Proven Recommendations for W10 Start Menu replacements


    Hey all -

    I read that Classic Shell is no longer in development, but turned over to Sourceforge (open source.)
    Start 10 (Stardock) is OK, but I really like my Win XP flyout menu which it doesn't really implement.

    Is there anything else of high quality and reliability that is constantly updated?

    TIA!

    Compumind
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  2. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       20 Apr 2018 #2

    Well, Classic Shell has always been open source the author and caretaker took it to his own website for a few years. He no longer has the desire to continue with effort and time. So he returned it to Soundforge and closed his own page on it.

    Were all hoping someone will take up Classic Shell again I personally would pay for it if someone does. In the meantime, I will continue using it until it no longer works.

    I guess since its open source no one want to invest any money or time in something they don't think they can't make money on?
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  3. Posts : 1,145
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       20 Apr 2018 #3

    Compumind,

    You can create a menu system of your own that has XP-style flyout submenus using Taskbar toolbars - here are some examples

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    You need to set it up yourself in the first instance and can always jiggle it about as your needs change. I have been using these for several years and I would no longer even consider any alternative.

    See Add Taskbar Toolbars - TenForums

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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro, 10 Pro, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security
    Thread Starter
       20 Apr 2018 #4

    @Try3 -

    Thanks. I am looking for something a bit more ornate, but I appreciate your contribution! :)
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  5. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.253
       20 Apr 2018 #5

    I've been using Startisback for number of years. Its in-expensive and works quite well and is supported. Look at it here -> http://www.startisback.com/
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  6. Gordon7's Avatar
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       21 Apr 2018 #6

    Classic Shell v. 4.31 works in all version of Win 10! Just checked in new RTM 1803 - every thing works OK!

    Their Forum is still fully active and you will get help, if needed!

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    link to Forum: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/vi...8147&start=100
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  7.    22 Apr 2018 #7

    I also use StartIsBack and find it to be a good alternative to Start10.
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  8.    22 Apr 2018 #8

    I've been using Stardock's Start10 (used to be Start8) since Win8 first came out. It costs $4-5 a copy and works like a champ. Another one worth investigating.
    --Ed--
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  9.    22 Apr 2018 #9

    I also use Start10, here is what it look like:
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  10.    22 Jun 2018 #10

    On my PC - Norton views Start10 by stardock as malicious.
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