Stardock Start8 1.03 Final

Stardock Start8 - This program is designed to enable the classic style "Start" menu and Windows Explorer 7. It has support for skins, fully customizable interface and functionality. Provides the ability to run "Metro" as "Start" menu - not the entire screen. It allows you to regain the traditional Start menu search and application integration Modern Windows 8.

Features Stardock Start8:
Enhanced style menu "Start" Windows 7 in Windows 8
Search by Metro applications
Download directly from the desktop Windows 8
Start screen of Windows 8 (Metro) is available from the "Start"
Unified search for applications, settings, and files
Access to shut down the PC, devices, music, documents, and video in a single click
Custom Size "Start" menu
Start Screen Windows 8 is available in the "Start"
Clean user interface enhances usability Start8

Start8 will boot your computer from the Windows 8 right on the desktop and not in the new operating system interface. Start8 also allows you to attach and run applications from the store directly from the Windows Start menu.
This means that you can enjoy all the benefits of the initial screen, "eight", without sacrificing the old familiar menu.

Among other things Start8 offers:
Option to run Windows 8 home screen from the Start menu;
Quick access to shut down the computer, device, music, documents, and video;
Animation support WindowFX 5.1;
Opportunity tincture Start menu;
The ability to change the appearance of the Start button;
Automatically adjusts color to match the Start menu, taskbar.

Full changelog for the v1.03 update.
New Desktop page in config UI
New options to control which taskbar the start button appears on
New UI option to control if the bottom left hand corner hotspot functions
When disable all hot corners is disabled you can now select icons etc on the top 4 pixels
New UI option to hide Windows 8 Modern UI applications from the Windows 7 start menu
New UI option to use ctrl + winkey as an alternative for right winkey
New UI option to use shift + winkey as an alternative for right winkey
New UI button to recreate the pinned shortcut to the Windows 8 start menu if deleted
New option to toggle if the user picture should be visible or not
Highlighted folders lose their highlight once opened if they have no highlighted child items
Fonts rendering with the default theme with translucency disabled uses full cleartype now vs greyscale cleartype
Shutdown button and all programs button now have text for screen readers
Pressing enter on a jumplist shortcut now launches the jumplist item vs the application
Search items now have Open File Location menu item
Keyboard context menu button now opens the right click menus
You can now drag a shortcut to the start button (which opens the menu) and then onto the menu in order to pin something. For now it will add to the bottom of the pinned list. Once added you can rearrange it by dragging it to the location you want.
Items on the right hand list can be dragged onto the left side of the startmenu to pin them, or off onto other applications such as explorer windows and the desktop to create shortcuts. Jump list items can be dragged off the startmenu and into appli
Items on the right hand list now have Show on desktop option in their right click menus.
cations or explorer windows.
Most search result items can be dragged off the startmenu and into applications or explorer windows.
Tree items can be dragged out of the all programs tree and into explorer windows etc. They cannot be rearranged in 1.03, but this is planned for the next update.
v1.01 deadlock fix fully implemented as there was a bit missing in the previous version.
Empty folders in the all programs tree now have an (Empty) child to avoid confusion.
Blank lines in the Modern UI applications list no longer occur when you pin IE shortcuts to the Modern UI start menu.
All programs now looks at the \Start menu folder rather than \Start menu\Programs to ensure applications which install outside the normal folder tree are not missed.
Start button hot corner when in the Modern UI start menu will go to the desktop rather than opening Start8.
Start button hot corner when at the desktop and accessed via the left hand switcher no longer misses clicks at the bottom left.
Fake tile shortcuts added to the Modern UI start menu will not show in the Start8 menu.
Registry option to disable Pin to Start8 startmenu also now disables the menu in explorer windows.
Hovering over the all programs button and then typing in the search field will no longer confuses Start8.
Added option to search locations other than the default libraries to the UI.
Added option to make holding down winkey for more than half a second simulate a right windows key press.
Added new theme based on default theme but with black edges
Modified Windows 7 theme to pickup defined colours
Added new theme option for Windows 7 solid (non DWM style)
Modification to trial code to handle a situation where the trial would not start properly on some setups.
Holding down ctrl when clicking on Shutdown, Reboot or Sign out will add the force flags.
Holding down shift when clicking Shutdown will force a full shutdown vs Fast Startup shutdown.
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