Windows 8 Start Screen Launcher v1.1
This simple executable will launch the Start Screen on Windows 8, so you just need to pin it to your taskbar and no need to install those other applications that mimic the old StartMenu since you only need a button lo launch StartScreen.
This will just trigger a message to Windows that will launch the Start Screen.USAGE:
• Execute Deploy.cmd, it will rename the executable to .EXE for you.
(Win8StartScreenLauncher.ex_ ~> Win8StartScreenLauncher.exe)
• Just pint Win8StartScreenLauncher.exe to your Taskbar
(drag and drop in an empty area), and that's all.
• Don't like the default icon? Customize it:
If you don't like the default icon, you can download any other icons from IconArchive.com or other free icons library site. Once downloaded those icons, just drag and drop over this application, it will create a new link that will be using that icon. Finally, pin that new shortcut to your Windows taskbar.Worried about your memory usage?
This executable just launches the StartScreen, after that it kills itself
, i.e. this application won't stay in memory.Download from the link above right, 272KB.
or just hit here ~> [link]
There is also another executable "Win8StartScreenLauncherNoStartMenu" that will handle those third party StartMenu applications that hooks messages that Windows 8 listens to launch the StartScreen.Alternative
CreativeCommons version written in assembly, 3.5KB get it here ~> [link]