After the release of Windows 8, many people were confused with its Modern UI. The traditional Start Menu was removed in favor of Metro Start screen. Considering the fact that many people get used to the old look, its developers decided to boost an alternative, namely Start8.
Start8 is a customization application designed to bring back the old Windows start menu without compromising productivity. But still, you can access to the Windows 8 Modern GUI. Its main goal is to replicate the functionality of its brother in Windows 7 and it’s a kind of link for the most applications on the system.
Installation is straightforward and fast, taking almost no time at all. During the setup process you will be asked to choose either the original Windows 7 Start menu or the Windows 8 style, which includes the Metro user interface. Once you launch Start8, you are allowed to customize almost any option. For instance, you can change the Start menu design, font, icon sizes, color, style, and so on. In addition of giving you more freedom over the Start menu, it allows quick access the Control Panel, open the Documents, Pictures and Music folder. It also take advantage of host of more powerful options, such as restart, log off, sleep, or hibernate.
To conclude, Start8 can help users feel at home when upgrading to Windows 8, by bringing back Windows features. Those who want to take a grips of Start8 may use it for a limited period of time.