Originally Posted by luigim
Try Windows Classic shell..
That is the start menu replacement I use on my windows 8 main box and Windows 10 laptop. (I replaced windows 7 on the laptop, never really liked 7).
Change a few parameters to suit how you like your start menu to look and you are in business. No more "mobile phone" crap on your start menu any more. You can even have that weirs one that windows 7 introduced where you type into the programs list to find things (yech!).
As for flashing "tiles" that some will download data from the internet to do their updating (and so blow through your data limit if you aren't on an "all you can eat" scheme) - stuff that for a game of soldiers, Mr Microsoft!. So no, the silly tiles and apps stuff that they foisted on us in 8 and after can get gone from any PC I own.
I want my start menu to be the traditional list of programs, and to stay where I put them with none of this most recent use or whatever that means you are on a fox-hunt to find things each and every time. I want program X to be exactly where I put it
every time. I also want a "settings" menu item so I can get to the control panel and do stuff there, and a menu item for logging off simply and properly without
having to wiggle my mouse in some weird bit of the screen, or sacrifice a chicken or whatever Voodoo M$ wants you to do..
Yep - the tiled junk might
work on a modern smart phone, but I am a Luddite who would really far rather prefer an old-model Nokia to make those "phone call" thingies. Text? - that's something 11 year olds do on their phones, I certainly dont
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