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 →
Post Update: This tool no longer works with newer Windows 8 versions as it was originally designed for the Windows 8 developer’s preview. Since the inception of Windows 8, tweaking the Metro UI seems to be the top priority of Windows 8 users. Some like turning off the Metro UI, whereas, others prefer controlling the Metro user interface. Windows 8 Start Screen Editor is a portable tool for Windows 8 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 →
Post Update: This tool was designed for the Windows 8 Developer’s Preview and does not work with newer versions. You can use these alternative tools instead, which are working fine with the latest version of Windows 8. ViStart: www.wmlcloud.com/windows/how-to-get-back-classic-start-menu-in-windows-8 StartMenu8: www.wmlcloud.com/windows/add-windows-7-start-menu-in-windows-8-with-startmenu8 Metro Controller is a portable software which allows to partially or completely disabling the Metro UI. This might be useful for users who may not wish to use the 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.
JumpPad is a portable Mac OS X style Launchpad for Windows Vista and Windows 7. It uses features like hot corners, has configuration options for icon size and folder paths to add shortcuts. The aim of JumpPad is to provide the new Mac style launcher for Windows.
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 →
Many users preferred using the classic start menu in Windows XP and Windows Vista. Unfortunately, this feature was scrapped from Windows 7, which left a lot of user quite unhappy. Taskbar Classic Start Menu provides a way to bring back the classic start menu by adding an extra menu in Windows 7 system tray. This menu contains all the Classic Start Menu features. XP and Vista users can also benefit Continue Reading →