Windows 10: Start8 on Windows Tech Preview

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  1. Posts : 8,349
    Windows 10 Professional
       11 Feb 2015 #21

    If anyone is interested:

    Stardock has released Version 1.50 of the Start8 Start Menu replacement utility for Windows 8. This version adds support for the sleep function on Surface 3 and similar devices, and adds an option to show a list of Metro apps on the Start Menu.
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  2. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       11 Feb 2015 #22

    That's exactly what Microsoft should do is give people a choice text or icons doesn't sound like a big deal not sure why Microsoft thinks it is :/
    But yes ultimately start8 will most likely be re-activated by me
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  3. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       12 Feb 2015 #23

    Personally, I fail to see what the big deal is here, everyone has had the option to use custom start menu's since at least XP, whether it be a free option or paid.

    As far as Start8 goes, I wouldn't touch anything Stardock makes with a 10 foot stick, StartIsBack is a much better option if you are looking for something more realistic to the Windows 7 start menu. And no, I don't like the Windows 10 start menu but will deal with it, all they really did was to take the start page and condense it down to look like a start menu.

    For all the 10 fanboy's, as was said above, don't knock what you have not tried, it's a matter of personal preference, and no, $5 is not going to break anyone's bank account just to try something, there are a lot of us that just can't bare the plain jane vanilla gui that the no talent gui designers at Microsoft throw at you and call it "trendy".

    You can put as much lipstick on a pig as you want but in the end ..... it's still a pig.
    Last edited by edee; 13 Feb 2015 at 09:40.
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  4.    13 Feb 2015 #24

    edee said: View Post
    Personally, I fail to see what the big deal is here, everyone has had the option to use custom start menu's since at least XP, whether it be a free option or paid.

    As far as Start8 goes, I wouldn't touch anything Stardock makes with a 10 foot stick, StartIsBack is a much better option if you are looking for something more realistic to the Windows 7 start menu. And no, I don't like the Windows 10 start menu but will deal with it, all they really did was to take the start page and condense it down to look like a start menu.

    For all the 10 fanboy's, as was said above, don't knock what you have not tried, it's a matter of personal preference, and no, $5 is not going to break anyone's bank account just to try something, there are a lot of us that just can't bare the plain jane vanilla gui that the no talent gui designers at Microsoft throw at you and call it "trendy".

    You can put as much lipstick on a pig as you want but I the end ..... it's still a pig.
    Fanboy?? Well, I for one know, without spending any money, that I don't need Start8 or Classic Shell. And some of us like the new start menu more than Classic Shell, which I used with Win8.

    Jeff
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  5. Posts : 1,511
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       13 Feb 2015 #25

    Yea I wasn't joyed to use start8 but it was a hell of allot better than win-8's mess
    So concessions were made to get rid of it.
    Classic shell really changes too much imho but is a viable option Microsoft failed to provide users of obvious OPTIONS
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  6. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       13 Feb 2015 #26

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    edee said: View Post
    Personally, I fail to see what the big deal is here, everyone has had the option to use custom start menu's since at least XP, whether it be a free option or paid.

    As far as Start8 goes, I wouldn't touch anything Stardock makes with a 10 foot stick, StartIsBack is a much better option if you are looking for something more realistic to the Windows 7 start menu. And no, I don't like the Windows 10 start menu but will deal with it, all they really did was to take the start page and condense it down to look like a start menu.

    For all the 10 fanboy's, as was said above, don't knock what you have not tried, it's a matter of personal preference, and no, $5 is not going to break anyone's bank account just to try something, there are a lot of us that just can't bare the plain jane vanilla gui that the no talent gui designers at Microsoft throw at you and call it "trendy".

    You can put as much lipstick on a pig as you want but I the end ..... it's still a pig.
    Fanboy?? Well, I for one know, without spending any money, that I don't need Start8 or Classic Shell. And some of us like the new start menu more than Classic Shell, which I used with Win8.

    Jeff
    And that's fine but don't knock someone else's choice of going with something different because they don't like the design of the default start menu.
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  7.    13 Feb 2015 #27

    edee said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    edee said: View Post
    Personally, I fail to see what the big deal is here, everyone has had the option to use custom start menu's since at least XP, whether it be a free option or paid.

    As far as Start8 goes, I wouldn't touch anything Stardock makes with a 10 foot stick, StartIsBack is a much better option if you are looking for something more realistic to the Windows 7 start menu. And no, I don't like the Windows 10 start menu but will deal with it, all they really did was to take the start page and condense it down to look like a start menu.

    For all the 10 fanboy's, as was said above, don't knock what you have not tried, it's a matter of personal preference, and no, $5 is not going to break anyone's bank account just to try something, there are a lot of us that just can't bare the plain jane vanilla gui that the no talent gui designers at Microsoft throw at you and call it "trendy".

    You can put as much lipstick on a pig as you want but I the end ..... it's still a pig.
    Fanboy?? Well, I for one know, without spending any money, that I don't need Start8 or Classic Shell. And some of us like the new start menu more than Classic Shell, which I used with Win8.

    Jeff
    And that's fine but don't knock someone else's choice of going with something different because they don't like the design of the default start menu.
    I'm not knocking a thing. If you want to spend 5 bucks then go for it. I chose not to because I don't like Start8 and Classic Shell would fit my needs if I chose to go that route. And it's free.
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  8.    13 Feb 2015 #28

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Yea I wasn't joyed to use start8 but it was a hell of allot better than win-8's mess
    So concessions were made to get rid of it.
    Classic shell really changes too much imho but is a viable option Microsoft failed to provide users of obvious OPTIONS
    Keep in mind that once you have a version of Classic Shell you like you don't have to update it.
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  9. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       13 Feb 2015 #29

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    edee said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    edee said: View Post
    Personally, I fail to see what the big deal is here, everyone has had the option to use custom start menu's since at least XP, whether it be a free option or paid.

    As far as Start8 goes, I wouldn't touch anything Stardock makes with a 10 foot stick, StartIsBack is a much better option if you are looking for something more realistic to the Windows 7 start menu. And no, I don't like the Windows 10 start menu but will deal with it, all they really did was to take the start page and condense it down to look like a start menu.

    For all the 10 fanboy's, as was said above, don't knock what you have not tried, it's a matter of personal preference, and no, $5 is not going to break anyone's bank account just to try something, there are a lot of us that just can't bare the plain jane vanilla gui that the no talent gui designers at Microsoft throw at you and call it "trendy".

    You can put as much lipstick on a pig as you want but I the end ..... it's still a pig.
    Fanboy?? Well, I for one know, without spending any money, that I don't need Start8 or Classic Shell. And some of us like the new start menu more than Classic Shell, which I used with Win8.

    Jeff
    And that's fine but don't knock someone else's choice of going with something different because they don't like the design of the default start menu.
    I'm not knocking a thing. If you want to spend 5 bucks then go for it. I chose not to because I don't like Start8 and Classic Shell would fit my needs if I chose to go that route. And it's free.
    Wasn't speaking of you personally, there were comments made by others earlier in the thread, that's why I used the term "Fanboy's", those that bow to pretty much anything Microsoft throws at them.

    Myself personally, I customize the crap out of my Windows, I've been doing it pretty much since Windows 98, and I'll probably do so with 10 also, why? because there has not been a version of Windows yet that I personally think is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I personally think that the gui designers in Redmond could take a few lessons in design and graphics, hell some of the new icons in Windows 10 look like a 5 year old designed them.
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  10. Posts : 1,511
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       13 Feb 2015 #30

    @edee might make a nice tutorial on how to customize win-10 since Microsoft failed to do so
    Post some examples of you customizing
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