You have to love Stardock Software
I am tickled pink by this company.
This is the perfect example of capitalism at it’s finest. They saw a need in the market and man did they ever fill it!
Stardock have released a near-final build of Start8, the utility that adds the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop.
In addition, Start8 also provides a fully functional post-Windows 7 style Start menu!
Some of the new features:
- Adds a classic style “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar.
- Includes support for:
- View and launch installed applications (including Metro/Modern)
- All Programs menu, quick links to commonly accessed folders (Documents, Music, Photos, Computer, and more).
- Adds searchable Start menu options for Windows desktop applications, Metro/Modern applications, and documents.
- Adds a “Start” button to the Windows 8 taskbar.
- Automatically load directly to your Windows desktop on login (vs the start screen).
- Pin favorite shortcuts directly to the start menu for easy access.
- Includes support for “jump lists”/recent documents for recently accessed programs.
You can get Start8 here.