Pokki is an innovative app which pins Windows and web applications to the taskbar. A while back I reviewed this application for Windows 7 when it was in its initial stage of development. Now, Pokki has also become available for Windows 8 with some very interesting features. With Pokki for Windows 8 you can not only add a Windows 7 style classic start menu to Windows 8 but also get Continue Reading →
After the exclusion of the start menu in Windows 8, many users have been left stranded by Microsoft to deal with the elusive Charms bar. In fact, if you are new to Windows 8 you might not even know that the Charms bar exists as it is displayed when you hover your mouse to the bottom right corner of the desktop. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible for a new Windows Continue Reading →
Ever since the introduction of the Windows 8 Metro UI and the Metro Start Screen many people have been willing to find ways to either turn off some or all Metro features or to bypass them. Since many users are more acquainted with the Classic Windows Desktop, for this reason they wish to avoid the Metro Start Screen when Windows 8 starts. Fortunately, a third-party developer “JoeX” has developed an Continue Reading →
For some odd reason Windows 8 does not come with a Start Orb. This means that users are stranded with the Metro UI, which many have found quite annoying to use on a desktop computer. If you want to avoid the Windows 8 Metro UI, and get back the good old start orb, then you need ViStart. Originally developed for Windows 7 , this application brings back the Windows 7 Continue Reading →
Ubuntu 11.10 does not come with the classic desktop environment and users can only login to either Unity 2D or 3D with the additional option to install Gnome 3 from Ubuntu repositories. The scrapping of the classic start menu in Ubuntu 11.10 was rumored earlier long before the Alpha release of Oneiric. After the initial version releases it became evident that the Classic Start menu was no longer a default Continue Reading →
Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle is a free software which allows you to toggle between the Metro Start screen and the Classic start menu in Windows 8 Developer Preview. Users who may find the half baked Metro UI annoying might find this portable application useful. It also makes Start menu switching tasks easy which I’m sure many users will appreciate since Windows 8 is still in its raw form. Using Continue Reading →
StartMenuXP is a free software (paid version also available with extra features), which gives you the Windows XP style classic start menu in Windows 7, with the option to also use the Windows 7 menu as well. It can be used either with the start menu or as a stand alone application.
Cardapio is a Ubuntu & Debian main menu launcher which can be used with the Unity Launcher . Other than looking like a horizontal classic menu, it also provides search functionality for files and folders like the Unity Dash., provided Tracker application is installed. Cardapio can be a good alternative to Unity Launcher features as it is more convenient to use. It can also be used as an applet and Continue Reading →