StartIsBack 2.1 Final
StartIsBack returns to full-featured Windows 8 start button Start menu, the same as in Windows 7. StartIsBack significantly improves the usability of the desktop and make a new screen in an orderly, more convenient, fast and stable.
Boot to desktop
Your session would start with the desktop. Always. Unlike other solutions, StartIsBack goes directly to desktop every time without flashing Start Screen even for a millisecond.
Original fully-featured Windows 7 start menu
StartIsBack restores original Windows 7 start menu with all its features: search, drag&drop, pinned and recently used apps, fully customizable settings. Start button and Start menu look and behave exactly as they used to in Windows 7.
Desktop and Modern interfaces are clearly separated
StartIsBack is the only tool which is able to provide consistency in Windows 8 by separating desktop and modern programs. Real work is done on desktop while new Start screen turns into launcher for modern apps only.
Make Start screen clutter-free
Windows 8 forces you to organize new Start screen which can quickly become a long list of mess with automatically pinned programs. This is no longer the case with StartIsBack. If you turn Start screen into Apps screen, you won’t have the pain to manage two Start places.
StartIsBack does not run any additional services or programs. It integrates into your computer smoothly. It does not require any other tools or frameworks to install and can be installed without administrative privileges. Start menu is fully localized into your language with same metrics and names Windows 7 had.
Rich customization and configuration
StartIsBack allows you to configure many aspects of appearance and behavior of Start menu and Modern UI elements. This is done in most reliable way, within attractive and easy configuration UI.
Changes in 2.1:
Hot: Advanced option – Show taskbar on Start screen. Very useful on tablets!
Configurator fully supports high-DPI screens and RTL languages
Desktop toast notification is shown when new StartIsBack version is available
“Pin to Start menu” is available in all programs context menus, not just in File Explorer
Excluded shortcuts for system shortcuts available in right pane from MFU
Multiple license activations are possible on the same Windows installation, same license key, but different hardware
Fix: ‘Start is apps’ feature breaking toast notifications
Fix: closing desktop returns to desktopv New translations
NOTE: due to Microsoft request, all start button images containing Windows logo were removed. You can download them separately
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