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Radial Menu

Program: Radial Menu Version:1.5
Author: Jacob Iedema
Website: [ http://www.jacobiedema.nl/RadialMenu/ ]
Download: [ 4.9 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Radial Menu is a application launcher / desktop organizer for Windows. Click the button below to download the latest version of Radial Menu for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
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All Programs

Program: All Programs Version:1.0
Author: Openview Design
Website: [ http://www.openviewdesign.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=121 ]
Download: [ 335 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 8
Description: All Programs for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.0 is a program that lists and allows you to launch all of your Traditional Windows Desktop programs. In brief, it provides the functionality that the Windows 7 - Start Menu - All Programs provided. When installed, it creates a Task Bar Icon used to access the All Programs tree structure. (This task bar item can be moved to the left most position for maximum ease of use by holding down the left mouse button and dragging it to the left.) All Programs also provides the ability to copy an application link to the Desktop or pin an application to the Task Bar. Unlike typical Start Menu replacements for Windows 8.1, All Programs will not eliminate the existing Start Button in Windows 8.1. All Programs is simple, straightforward and a must have for any Windows 8.1 or 8.0 computer. All Programs is installed on per user basis. It does not affect all the users of a computer.
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7+ Taskbar Tweaker

Program: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker Version:5.1
Author: RaMMicHaeL
Website: [ http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker ]
Download: [ 1.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar. Most of the configuration options it provides can’t be tweaked using the taskbar properties or the registry. The tweaker is designed for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
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Auto Hide Desktop Icons

Program: Auto Hide Desktop Icons Version:2.75
Author: Nenad Hrg
Website: [ http://www.softwareok.com/?Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons ]
Download: [ 28 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Description: "Auto Hide Desktop Icons" is a lightweight portable Windows program. If you use desktop backgrounds, it helps you to see sometimes the wallpapers clean and in full bloom. With an automatic hiding and showing feature of the desktop icons, an adjustable timer and arbitrary activation options. It is the right desktop tool if the desktop is awash with icons so you can see more of your desktop background! As an optional feature: you can also activate the Auto Hide and Show the Task Bar feature. Have something from your Wallpaper, of course, only if you used one. But even if not, you can try this freeware tool. An installation is not required and if you not satisfied, you can delete it quickly.
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Start Menu Frequent Programs

Program: Start Menu Frequent Programs Version:1.1
Author: Brynt Younce
Website: [ http://www.bryntsoft.com/ ]
Download: [ 60.2 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7
Description: Start Menu Frequent Programs is a tool for viewing and editing special start menu shortcut information known as "User Assist". This information is used to determine which shortcuts are displayed automatically in the start menu and in which order, creating your frequent programs list. By modifying the run count of your favorite shortcuts and programs in this list, you can designate priority as desired while preserving the original functionality of this feature.
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Aero Enabler

Program: Aero Enabler Version:1.0
Author: pXc-coding
Website: [ http://pxc-coding.com/portfolio/aero-enabler/ ]
Download: [ 703 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 7
Description: Aero is normally not available on Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Basic. Furthermore there is an internal hardware check which only allows Aero to run on a system if passed. This tool can enable Aero for you and additionally disable the hardware check if required. NOTE for Home Basic users: Enabling the Aero feature does not mean that transparency will be enabled. Only Aero taskbar thumbnails and maybe some other features may be enabled by this utility. There is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.
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Handy Start Menu

Program: Handy Start Menu Version:1.98
Author: ChemTable Software
Website: [ http://www.handystartmenu.com/ ]
Download: [ 9.25 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? We suggest you install Handy Start Menu. This small utility makes computing much easier - it's easier to find and launch programs.
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ExDesktop

Program: ExDesktop Version:N/A
Author: DBC Studio
Website: [ http://dbcstudio.net/software/exdesktop/main.html ]
Download: [ 459 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Exdesktop is a desktop enhancement tool. With this Application ,you can use PNG and other types of image as a desktop icon. And you can set their own Visual effect (size, font, etc.) for each icon ,Furthermore you can add multiple shortcut links for an Icon.
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Labrys

Program: Labrys Version:0.9
Author: VTT
Website: [ http://vtt.to/labrys ]
Download: [ 13.3 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog. Unlike many other Start menu enchantment applications Labrys does not mimic layout or visual appearance of Start menus existing prior to Windows 8. Instead Labrys uses fresh approaches to provide rapid access to applications and command-line utilities with keyboard, mouse and touch.
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Allure

Program: Allure Version:1.1
Author: Empty Loop LLC.
Website: [ http://www.emptyloop.com/allure/ ]
Download: [ 349 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP
Description: Allure allows you to use/change the UI theme of Windows XP.
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Power8

Program: Power8 Version:1.5
Author: Mike "AgentMC" Makarov and Andrey Khabalevskyi
Website: [ https://code.google.com/p/power8/ ]
Download: [ 630 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar. Designed for Windows8, works under Windows10, XP SP3 and Se7en SP1 as well.
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SyMenu

Program: SyMenu Version:4.0
Author: Gianluca Negrelli
Website: [ http://www.ugmfree.it/ ]
Download: [ 1.7 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and a Start Menu replacer that allows you to organize your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover SyMenu automatically links any application installed on the host pc. All the linked items - SyItems - and all the indexed applications can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders, separators and labels and can be found with the internal search tool. You can customize SyMenu in a simple and quick way adding links to portable programs, documents, Windows commands, folders and urls. It's easy to add new SyItem dragging & dropping file from host pc or using the mass importer tool. Linked items can reside on the same USB device or even on host pc ever since SyMenu supports absolute path (such as C:\Windows\Explorer.exe).
Notes: Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.

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Start Menu Reviver

Program: Start Menu Reviver Version:2.0
Author: ReviverSoft.
Website: [ http://www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver/ ]
Download: [ 7.5 MB ]
Requirements: Windows /7/8.0
Description: The perfect Windows 8 Start menu combining the best of Windows past with the direction of Windows future.
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Metro Killer

Program: Metro Killer Version:1.0
Author: Tordex
Website: [ http://www.tordex.com/metrokiller.html ]
Download: [ 33 KB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.0
Description: Metro Killer disables the Windows 8 Metro User Interface, including new Windows 8 start menu and the Charms Bar. We recommend using Metro Killer with True Launch Bar to get access to your applications and get the "Turn Off Computer" button. Metro Killer does not require installation. Just run it and enjoy. To return things back, you have to restart your computer or kill and restart the Windows Explorer (explorer.exe). To kill the Metro User Interface in silent mode run Metro Killer with command line parameter /s. Metro Killer is free. You can use this utility as you want.
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Start Killer

Program: Start Killer Version:6.0
Author: Tordex
Website: [ http://www.startkiller.com/ ]
Download: [ 207 KB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.0
Description: Removes the Start Button and gives you more space on the taskbar. The Start Menu can be opened by WIN or CTRL+ESC keyboard keys. The Start Menu can be blocked. Hiding the Start Killer tray icon. Manage via command line.
Notes: Portable version available at site.

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StartW8

Program: StartW8 Version:1.2
Author: SODATSW spol. s r.o.
Website: [ http://www.areaguard.com/StartW8 ]
Download: [ 1.19 MB ]
Requirements: Windows /8.0
Description: StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use Start menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you. Get Start menu back in Windows 8! Start menu had been an essential feature of Microsoft Windows for almost two decades, used by countless users all over the world. But Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are shipped without it. Just like you, we refused to accept this situation, which is why we decided to make Start menu of our own. We put it back to Windows and we even added a few new features. We call it StartW8 and now you can use it too. It's free, quick & easy. StartW8 is the Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8, which replace missing Start button in Windows 8 for you.
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RocketDock

Program: RocketDock Version:1.3
Author: Punk Labs
Website: [ http://rocketdock.com/ ]
Download: [ 6.20 MB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7
Description: RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.
Notes: * Please note that Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Vista 64-bit Editions, Windows 7 64-bit Editions, and alternate shells are not yet supported.

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WinLaunch

Program: WinLaunch Version:0.4
Author: C0rrupted
Website: [ http://winlaunch.bplaced.net/ ]
Download: [ 20.6 MB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.0
Description: Turns your Windows Desktop into a Mac OSX styled desktop.
Notes: Is not a shell replacement, just a desktop tool that looks nice.

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Start Menu X

Program: Start Menu X Version:5.0
Author: OrdinarySoft
Website: [ http://www.startmenux.com/index.html ]
Download: [ 4.4 MB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.0
Description: Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Power users are a lot more demanding, and it's not surprising - instead of a petty dozen of programs we have hundreds! This means that we need a solution developed by professionals for professionals. Find out how to find and launch programs without scrolling, extra clicks and moves - this is Start Menu X. Get it now - virtual groups, one-click program launches, turn off timer.
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WinMetro

Program: WinMetro Version:1.0
Author: IObit.Com
Website: [ http://www.iobit.com/iobit-winmetro.php ]
Download: [ 7.38 MB ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.0
Description: WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It offers an easy solution for old versions of Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs, it turns your desktop into an informative and productive work station. It also offers the option to boot to Metro Start Screen directly.
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