StartIsBack++ 2.8.7

StartIsBack is a great way to relieve your (and your users) Windows 8 pain. StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. StartIsBack is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure. Boot to desktop; Original fully-featured Windows 7 start menu; Desktop and Modern interfaces clearly separated; Make Start screen clutter-free; Totally native; Rich customization and configuration; And More to come! Think of it as a transition path which Microsoft should have made for Windows 8. StartIsBack+ is the all-new version of StartIsBack for Windows 8.1. It's a FREE upgrade for all StartIsBack users. With Windows 10 StartIsBack++ is your pick.

Changes in ++ 2.8.7:

  • Improved dynamic translucency: window covering taskbar will make it half-translucent (like ChromeOS)
  • Better icon is used for All Programs folders in high DPI
  • Allow to override default menu pane with StartMenuDefaultView key
  • Fixed Win10 start menu not highlighting start button in 1903
  • Fixed jumplist RTL issues
  • Fixed Run as administrator missing from desktop UWP apps
  • Fixed search terms reappearing as search results


Download | StartIsBack++ 2.8.7 ( for Windows 10 )

Download | StartIsBack 2.1.2 ( for Windows 8 )

Download | StartIsBack+ 1.7.6 ( for Windows 8.1 )