Day 4 of using Windows 8 and I'm really missing a start menu on the "Desktop". I really like the new interface and love my Windows 7 phone, but I can see for a while I'm going to be spending most of my time in the "Desktop" screen. It's a lot of clicks to get back to the tablet view and to bring up a list of all the shortcuts and then launch a program back into the "Desktop" screen.
So I've written myself a "Start Menu" app that looks a bit like the Windows 7 start menu.
I've added a few buttons for the more used shortcuts.
As you might find it useful for a time whilst getting used to the new Windows interface, you can download it here free of charge:
You may need to accept the security warnings to download and install it.
Once installed you should have an icon on the desktop:
If you think there are other shortcuts that could be useful - let us know and we'll add them to the program.
(Note: This application is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including limitation warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Copyright (2012) DPH Software Ltd)