Published on August 21, 2015 By Island Dog In WinCustomize News

The Start10 1.01 beta is now available and current customers can download from their Stardock accountStart10 brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu.

Included in this update:

  • Bug Fixes
  • New feature to control the start menu transparency

For more information about Start10, please visit www.start10.com.
 

Object Desktop owners get Start10 for free!
Get Start10 along with other popular Stardock apps like Fences and DeskScapes by becoming an Object Desktop subscriber. Learn more here.

Upgrade from Start8 to Start10 today
Do you own Start8 and want to upgrade to Start10? See if you are eligible for an upgrade discount here.
 

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Comments
on Aug 21, 2015

Sorry, I like the windows 10 look.

 

on Aug 21, 2015

I like some of the additions that this adds to the Windows10 interface.  But turning it all back to a 7 appearance is not for me.

on Aug 21, 2015

I like some of the additions that this adds to the Windows10 interface.  But turning it all back to a 7 appearance is not for me.

True Customization as we came to love died with Win7. Time to move on, or stay back in the dark ages if you want a different look I guess.

on Aug 21, 2015

Phoon

True Customization as we came to love died with Win7. Time to move on, or stay back in the dark ages if you want a different look I guess.

Correction.

True NEED FOR Customization as we came to love died with Win7.

True NEED FOR A REVIVAL OF Customization as we came to love has returned with Win 8 and all beyond.

People weren't happy with the style and functionality of pre 7 or post 7 .... not entirely, anyway, hence the profound successes of Start 8 [and now 10]....

on Aug 21, 2015

Phoonreply 3True Customization as we came to love died with Win7. Time to move on, or stay back in the dark ages if you want a different look I guess. Correction. True NEED FOR Customization as we came to love died with Win7. True NEED FOR A REVIVAL OF Customization as we came to love has returned with Win 8 and all beyond. People weren't happy with the style and functionality of pre 7 or post 7 .... not entirely, anyway, hence the profound successes of Start 8 [and now 10]....

Sorry Jafo, I call BS on both counts.

Keeping people at Windows 7 look is NOT customization at all. Congratz to SD for capitalizing on the "need" (cough). I'm sure it put lots of $$ in the bank, but lets call it for what it is ok.. it is a UTILITY and nothing more. 

No one has done a damn thing to CUSTOMIZE Win8/10 at all.

on Aug 21, 2015

Phoon

No one has done a damn thing to CUSTOMIZE Win8/10 at all.

Again...if Win 10 cannot revert to a Win 7 interface on its own and Start 10 enables that then that is the simple definition of 'customize'.

Whether you personally want that interface or not is irrelevant as others do and are therefore 'customizing' their OS experience.

You may need to drag out a dictionary for the meaning of 'customize'...

on Aug 22, 2015

Well, to tell you the truth, I just really don't like the extremely flat and boring interface of Windows 10, a child could have done that. The start menu is way too wide, even with small tiles, and I don't like the look. It is absolutely horrible on a small laptop also, way to big. I just don't find anything about Windows 10 useful, my Windows 7 boots up and opens apps faster than Windows 10 also.

Microsoft should have just improved Windows 7, left the interface alone, and never have released Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10, a LOT of people would have been happier with that.

Start 10 helps a little, but I can't wait for a new SkinStudio and Windowblinds 10 to come out! 

on Aug 22, 2015

There will always be a group of people who do not like to see things change.  Me, I say move forward!

 

on Aug 22, 2015

LightStar

Well, to tell you the truth, I just really don't like the extremely flat and boring interface of Windows 10, a child could have done that. The start menu is way too wide, even with small tiles, and I don't like the look.

+1

on Aug 22, 2015

I am using a blend of old and new.  I don't mind change unless the only reason for the change is change. 

on Aug 22, 2015

Phoon

Phoonreply 3True Customization as we came to love died with Win7. Time to move on, or stay back in the dark ages if you want a different look I guess. Correction. True NEED FOR Customization as we came to love died with Win7. True NEED FOR A REVIVAL OF Customization as we came to love has returned with Win 8 and all beyond. People weren't happy with the style and functionality of pre 7 or post 7 .... not entirely, anyway, hence the profound successes of Start 8 [and now 10]....



Sorry Jafo, I call BS on both counts.

Keeping people at Windows 7 look is NOT customization at all. Congratz to SD for capitalizing on the "need" (cough). I'm sure it put lots of $$ in the bank, but lets call it for what it is ok.. it is a UTILITY and nothing more. 

No one has done a damn thing to CUSTOMIZE Win8/10 at all.

Start10 allows you to add a texture to your taskbar and customize the various Start10 menus.

Decor8 allows you to customise your Windows 8 start menu

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