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what is the best start menu program for windows 8.

#1greekgamerPosted 9/12/2013 3:07:53 PM
I read about some awhile ago but don't recall the name of the programs. I want the classic start menu from windows 7 but also want to keep the new one from 8.
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#2PathlessBulletPosted 9/12/2013 3:11:24 PM
Default W8 start menu is best start menu. You really shouldn't need an ugly button from prehistoric Windows versions cluttering up your desktop.
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#3OreoBoy206Posted 9/12/2013 3:11:33 PM
ClassicShell or Start8
#4NicodimusPosted 9/12/2013 3:12:06 PM
Windows 7.
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#5greekgamer(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 3:13:31 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
Default W8 start menu is best start menu. You really shouldn't need an ugly button from prehistoric Windows versions cluttering up your desktop.


it's not that bad it's just not as easy to get to the program you want as the old one. want to keep the new one for the widgets.
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#6greekgamer(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 3:14:36 PM
OreoBoy206 posted...
ClassicShell or Start8


what one should i try first?
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#7chrono625Posted 9/12/2013 3:15:03 PM
greekgamer posted...
PathlessBullet posted...
Default W8 start menu is best start menu. You really shouldn't need an ugly button from prehistoric Windows versions cluttering up your desktop.


it's not that bad it's just not as easy to get to the program you want as the old one. want to keep the new one for the widgets.


It's nearly identical.

Press the windows key and begin typing the program name

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put it on the metro menu

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pin it to your task bar

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put it on your desktop
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#8gastamanPosted 9/12/2013 3:15:08 PM
greekgamer posted...
OreoBoy206 posted...
ClassicShell or Start8


what one should i try first?


ClassicShell is free. I'd try that first.
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#9PathlessBulletPosted 9/12/2013 3:18:06 PM
greekgamer posted...
PathlessBullet posted...
Default W8 start menu is best start menu. You really shouldn't need an ugly button from prehistoric Windows versions cluttering up your desktop.


it's not that bad it's just not as easy to get to the program you want as the old one. want to keep the new one for the widgets.




I'm not really seeing how that's a valid criticism since you literally press the letter your widget starts with for it to become visible and your 30 most recently used applications are right there on the menu w/o having to scroll over but.... different strokes.
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#10BeknessPosted 9/12/2013 3:24:14 PM
I used to use Pokki, but I uninstalled it and just got used to windows 8.