8StartButton is different
8StartButton is not just a start screen button, it is a full start button with a full new designed start menu. New: it even works if you prefer not to use the inbuild start button!
NEW: QuickAccess menu
A minimalistic QuickAccess menu lets you decide what to open each time you use the start button. Fully configurable! New: it even works if you prefer not to use the inbuild start button!
Get back what Microsoft skipped: a start button + start menu + more, completely integrated into Windows 8 - quickly installed and easy to use
Mark Wilson of PC Advisor
Customize and personalize your start button with in-build images, or use your own button pictures - or just hide it and 8StartButton will still give you a start menu!
Change the in-build start menu buttons' appearance, images, and commands, change tile order, add additional tiles and a lot more - some features registered edition only!
Full control over Windows 8 with the included quick access menus to shutdown and restart, and additional Windows features. All you need and all you missed!
Fully functional start button
Just as you're used it from previous Windows versions: a real start button + start menu: a brand new one - not a cloned one
Edit all start menu tiles, add additional tiles, and up to 10 custom start menu buttons. Skin the start button with own images
Fully functional start menu
A fully featured new tree view start menu with right click Explorer menu support - designed in the Windows 8 'Modern UI' style
Full control over Windows 8
Quickly access user folders, shutdown, restart and log off buttons, quick access to important system applications and much more
Don't like a start button in Windows 8?
8StartButton also works without the start button, if you don't like it. Just move your mouse into the bottom left corner of the desktop!
Registered and free edition
Compared to the registered edition, the free edition does not include customization features, like custom commands and custom tiles
Fully integrating into Windows 8
8StartButton integrates into Windows 8 and into the Windows 8 task bar - supporting all possible task bar orientations
Low memory and CPU usage
Requires only a bit of your system's CPU power (0% if idle) and physical memory (0.6 MB if idle)
Designed for Windows 8
8StartButton was designed for Windows 8 exclusively, unlike competitive products and does not clone the old start menu - it includes a brand new one
32bit and 64bit supported
8StartButton includes both a 32bit as well as a 64bit edition in one setup. Depending on the target system's architecture the correct version is installed
International user interface
8StartButton includes an English, a German, a French, and a Russian user interface. More languages to come. It is easy to translate the interface to other languages
Running as a system service
8StartButton runs as a system service for best performance. It integrates itself into any new user account automatically and does not require a lot of CPU usage and RAM
When you start 8StartButton for the very first time, the software guides you through it's main features by introducing itself -getting familiar with 8StartButton can't be easier
Right click context menu
To quickly access system events like system shutdown, system restart, and a lot more useful features the 8StartButton context menu provides everything required
Customize to fit your needs
The registered edition of 8StartButton supports the customization of 10 start menu buttons, as well as of all start menu tiles, plus 10 additional tiles
Includes more than 850 (!) icons
To make sure that you can quickly configure your own commands we have included a library of more than 850 (!) ready to use icons
See-through start screen and start menu, boot to the desktop
You can make the Windows 8 start screen translucent if it is displayed as your start menu. Same with the 8StartButton start menu. And: you can automatically boot to the Windows desktop!
Re-arrange start tiles by drag and drop
In the registered edition of 8StartButton you can re-arrange the start menu tiles by drag and drop. It can't be easier to customize 8StartButton
Online update check
If there's a new version of 8StartButton available, you will be informed automatically (internet connection required)
And much more
Download the free edition to find out yourself what's all in in 8StartButton!
"I installed 8StartButton and Windows 8 immediately turned into a full Windows that no longer misses something important."Christian Adams, satisfied user of 8StartButton
"[...] various tools [...] claim to add a Start menu back into Windows 8, but 8StartButton does it in the most instantly recognizable way."Mark Wilson of PC Advisor