Windows 8 - Day 4 - where's the start menu gone...

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:

http://www.dphsw.co.uk/downloads/Win8StartMenuInstaller.msi

You may need to accept the security warnings to download and install it.

For IE click "More info" and

"Run anyway".

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)


This entry was posted in Windows 8. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


nine − = 7

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>