Bring back the classic Start Menu to Windows 8 – for free

Do you miss the classic, pre-mobile, desktop environment? Do you feel that the new Metro UI is just not the right way to do things with a mouse and keyboard? Do you want me to stop asking d*mb questions and get to the point already? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions,

Updated Sep 19, 2016Apps

Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have some very good news for you. It turns out you can do something about it, you can make a change if you’ll just want to. Yes, you can!

No, I don’t mean you can stop me from asking d*mb questions, but you can change your Windows 8 / 8.1 experience by downloading and installing a start menu application.


Meet StartIsBack

StartIsBack is the name of a free application which helps you achieve any of the following:

  • Disable ‘hot screen corners’
  • Show taskbar on Start screen
  • Remove clutter from Start screen
  • Boot to desktop without 8.1

StartIsBack optionsAnd there’s more, StartIsBack is also highly customizable, meaning, it allows you to change the default start button icon, change the way items are sorted by it, and also change the way it behaves.

But of course, mere words wouldn’t be enough to describe all the capabilities which lies within the app, if you really want to know what else can StertIsBack do, I recommend you download it and try for yourself.

After trying this app myself, I am pleased to say that it works very well, supplying the goods it claims to be, and for me it brought back the sanity to Windows 8, how about you?