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And a Start8 Clasic menu?

By on March 6, 2012 2:03:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

arrobiton

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Many people likes metro interface, but also may people don't, or like both metro and "old-style" start menus, So, could it be possible for Stardock to program an alternate version of Start8 looking like the Windows 7 Start Menu?

One of the features of the Win7 Start Menu that I most use is the posibility to pin a program to the start menu, and then use the most recent used docs list that appears when I move the mouse pointer to that pinned app. This is not present on the metro style interfaces, and I miss it.

There are many people there that wants to maintain the win7 start menu, so all of them wil be grateful if you provide them with it.

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March 6, 2012 4:37:50 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I too would love to see a Windows 7 style Start Menu for Windows 8 (in addition to the Metro style Start Menu you have created).

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March 6, 2012 8:07:23 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Congratulations! You have just created Windows 7.5! 

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March 7, 2012 6:14:47 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I don't really see how putting the start menu back put's windows 'back' to win7.5.

Win8 is much better in alot of respects(except the lack of a start menu).I love it otherwise,(besides the bland 'start' background)You can change the background to normal in gpedit.msc from solid,but doesn't seem to work.

I don't see the big deal of having even similar to what stardock has done,but customisable to your own proggies as i don't use half of them on start8.

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March 7, 2012 7:49:25 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Flybarless,
Congratulations! You have just created Windows 7.5! 

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March 8, 2012 8:40:52 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Many people likes metro interface, but also may people don't, or like both metro and "old-style" start menus, So, could it be possible for Stardock to program analternate version of Start8 looking like the Windows 7 Start Menu?

 

Totaly agree!

 

All the dumb poeple ignoring users needs are damned.

 

Let the user choose what to do and how to do.

 

Vote for startorb and classic menu.

 

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March 8, 2012 11:33:37 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

When I installed Start8, I was hoping to the Classic Start Menu.

 

I was admittedly rather disappointed to see the Metro Start Menu pop-up.

 

If the Classic Start Menu cannot be enabled through Start8, there is no point in using Start8.

 

I have uninstalled Start8 and reverted to the one application that has come the closest to restoring the Classic Start Menu; VistaStartMenu.

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March 9, 2012 1:13:53 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

http://lee-soft.com/vistart/

 

Check it out if it's the classic start bar you're after. It even responds to the windows key. God I hate apps. Seriously, what is the point of full screen apps where you can only interact with one program at a time. I thought the product was called 'Windows' & that its strengths were in multitasking!

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March 9, 2012 10:33:02 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

ViStart does not work properly, and it tries to install a couple of highly questionable extra applications which some might even call malware.

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March 9, 2012 11:13:11 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

But ViStart is the only app we have now that gives us something like a start menu. Really, it lacks many features, but it's better than nothing.

What I hoped was to have a real classic start menu with all the features it has on Windows 7, developed by Stardock. And this, without removing the Windows 8 start page. Both can coexist, as ViStart proves.

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March 9, 2012 3:09:40 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting arrobiton,
But ViStart is the only app we have now that gives us something like a start menu. Really, it lacks many features, but it's better than nothing.

 

Wrong.

 

Obviously, you did not read my earlier post.

 

But, do what you want, it is your PC.

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March 11, 2012 1:51:43 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I did, but I misunderstood ViStart and VistaStartMenu was the same. Thanks, I will try it.

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March 11, 2012 10:26:18 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

thank you so much,this is the great idea

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March 11, 2012 7:07:00 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

There is an updated version called Start Menu 7.

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March 12, 2012 2:32:42 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I've installed the last version of Start Menu 7 and it looks nice.

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March 14, 2012 10:30:34 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Can you make an option to start8, so the taskbar is visible when you are in full screen Metro?

 

Something like this: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-a-comprimise-for-desktops-users-is-needed

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