Tip : A Minimalistic built-in Start Menu on Windows 8Posted: November 7, 2012 | |
Biggest concern over Windows 8 was the absence of Start Menu or Start Button, which we were very much used to in earlier versions.
Already developers are out with work around and Add-ons to address these.
A minimalistic Start Menu without fancy icons can be achieved without any third-party tools on Windows 8 . Follow the steps below.
- Go to Windows 8 Desktop
- Right Click on Taskbar and Select “Toolbars”, then Select “New Toolbar”
- On the Folder Selection Dialog box opened , navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs”
- Click “Select Folder”
Once the above steps are completed , you will find a Shortcut called “Programs” on your Taskbar. Hope this is more than enough replacement for the missing “Start Menu” on your Windows 8 .
See this Post on how Windows 8 provides better alternatives than “Start Menu”
If you ask me, whether I will be using this solution, the answer to be frank is NO. It would be like a retreat. There are many other ways of achieving this in Windows 8 and adopting this solution is like sticking to the old.