Want the Start Button in Windows 8 back? You can get back the Windows XP style start button in Windows 8 with a tiny program. I’m sharing this here because many people are uncomfortable with the missing of Windwos 8 start button. Actually it’s not missing. Microsoft changed the traditional Windows style in Windows 8. They removed the Start button and introduced a new start screen with app tiles. It’s because of the touch friendly version of Windows. Any way to get a real Windows XP looking and functioning Start button in Windows 8 or Windows 7 try Classic Shell.
Here are the full features of Classic Shell.
- Drag and drop to let you organize your applications
- Options to show Favorites, expand Control Panel, etc
- Shows recently used documents. The number of documents to display is customizable
- Translated in 35 languages, including Right-to-left support for Arabic and Hebrew
- Does not disable the original start menu in Windows. You can access it by Shift+Click on the start button
- Right-click on an item in the menu to delete, rename, sort, or perform other tasks
- The search box helps you find your programs without getting in the way of your keyboard shortcuts
- Supports jumplists for easy access to recent documents and common tasks
- Available for 32 and 64-bit operating systems
- Has support for skins, including additional 3rd party skins
- Fully customizable in both looks and functionality
- Support for Microsoft’s Active Accessibility
- Converts the “All Programs” button in the Windows menu into a cascading menu (Vista and Windows 7)
- Implements a customizable Start button (Windows 7 and 8)
- Can show, search and launch Windows Store apps (Windows 8)
- And last but not least – it’s FREE!
Got the feel that you are back to home! Right?