For users that dislike the Windows 8 tile-based menu and want the layout of previous Windows version or Windows 10 start menu, the can obtain it with the aid of this application. Start Menu 8 is a desktop customizer which helps you to disable the Windows 8 tiled desktop and bring back the start button and start menu for Windows 8 and 8.1.
Upon deployment, the application immediately removes the Windows 8 tile-based menu and introduce the Start button and menu without having to go through some complicated steps.
The application allows you to customize the Start button, you can choose the Classic Windows 7 style or opt for Modern or Windows style.
The application offers you the ability to include the items you want to the menu. You can drag and drop items onto the Start icon and they will be automatically added to the Start menu, pin items to the Start menu and create custom groups to arrange and organize your programs.
You can create keyboard shortcuts, change the Start menu font size and background color, and choose the number of programs and most commonly used items to display.
Overall, this application allows you to bring back the traditional start button and menu and lets you customize it as you see fit.
It is part from system miscellaneous category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The Start Menu 8 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.