Laurence

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  1. Hi JorgeA, I just tried all the links and most all are still working as advertised, except for Lenovo QuickLaunch and Toshiba Desktop Assist. And perhaps those two apps might still be found on their respective sites - someplace. Ah hah, so another start button/menu (i.e. Start Menu Reviver) joins the ranks eh. Welcome to the party. :-) I'm not sure why. . . (scratching head and wondering to self) but I am looking forward to the release of Windows 8.1. And I say I'm not sure why, because the way I have my Win8 set up I very seldom see or use any of its new metro interface (unless I have specifically chosen to do so). Still, fixes, and worthwhile enhancements or 'renovations' will be accepted; here, all improvements are welcome, all other is not. All the best to you JorgeA. regards, Laurence
  2. Hi JorgeA, I just tried all the links and most all are still working as advertised, except for Lenovo QuickLaunch and Toshiba Desktop Assist. And perhaps those two apps might still be found on their respective sites - someplace. Ah hah, so another start button/menu (i.e. Start Menu Reviver) joins the ranks eh. Welcome to the party. :-) I'm not sure why. . . (scratching head and wondering to self) but I am looking forward to the release of Windows 8.1. And I say I'm not sure why, because the way I have my Win8 set up I very seldom see or use any of its new metro interface (unless I have specifically chosen to do so). Still, fixes, and worthwhile enhancements or 'renovations' will be accepted; here, all improvements are welcome, all other is not. All the best to you JorgeA. regards, Laurence
  3. In one of the threads of the Stardock Start8 forum, I see that "Start8 1.14 beta now available": it has "Updates for Windows® "Blue" compatibility testing" It will be interesting to see how many of the now available Start Menu's, which presently do not work as advertised (or at all) in the build of Windows "Blue" floating around in the wild, receive updates so that they do. We now know of one. As long as they work in the officially released Windows version, that's the main thing. regards, Laurence
  4. Hey, Laurence! I think that @sgj may actually be the creator (as opposed to the finder) of this Start Menu replacement. Now that it's available in English, we can add it to the list. (Not that I have anything against the Polish language, of course -- Spanish is my native tongue, and I wouldn't list a Start Menu that was available only in Spanish, either. The idea is for as many people as possible to be able to use it and know what's going on with the utility.) --JorgeA Hi JorgeA, Whoops! My Bad. I can only lay rightful claim to having an understanding of English. But if I could, I wouldn't mind knowing a programming language! If only I had of been taught Assembly, Basic, C and C++, etc. beginning from my earliest days - look out Microsoft. JorgeA I hope you have been and remain well. regards, Laurence
  5. This link is incorrect. English version: http://www.sgjps.com/en/project/StartForDesktop I was wondering if or when another start menu might be discovered. Good find SGJ. Did you happen across StartForDesktop or were you looking for start menu's? regards, Laurence
  6. I too have been waiting for another method for payment. PayPal and I are not on speaking terms. regards, Laurence
  7. Hi Tihiy, In Version 2.0 Release Candidate of StartisBack, one of the new additions you mention is: "StartIsBack is disabled in Safe Mode" When Windows is in Safe Mode I understand why it may be a good thing to have it be automatically disabled, but still. . . can it be 'manually started' by the user if so desired? A little bit of ease and familiarity while moving around to seek a cure for what ails the PC can be a real help. regards, Laurence
  8. It's also funny to notice that someone is paying attention to the Start8 forum. Ribbing aside, from what I read and see, StartisBack is certainly moving along fast and furious in its development, adding features and bug squashing. I like. regards, Laurence
  9. Hi roirraW "edor" ehT, Although you well may have already seen this by now: Start8 is back as of DisplayFusion v5.0.0 (Beta 9). DisplayFusion Beta Change Log regards, Laurence
  10. Hi JorgeA, It looks like another one on the list may have bit the dust. Dead link: Win8 Charms Gesture + Start to Desktop regards, Laurence
  11. Hi JorgeA, When you next update the list (and obviously only if you want to make the change) there are three programs which presently do not point to their own home pages: 8StartButton, Tihiy's StartIsBack, StartOnDesktop. Two point to downloadcrew.com and Tihiy's is pointing to the MSFN forum. 8StartButton home site is: https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php StartIsBack home site is: http://www.startisback.com/ StartOnDesktop home site is: http://www.joshcellsoftwares.com/2012/01/StartOnDesktop.html regards, Laurence Christmas is getting closer by the day. . . go figure eh. ;-)
  12. Hi Laurence, Thank you for following up on this! Let me know if they ever reply. I'll keep their listing unchanged pending verification (from them or from a user) that the bug has been fixed. --JorgeA Hi JorgeA, Today I received an email from Wentutu support. . . (inhale & exhale :-)), and in it they stated the bug (which Servelius reported on in this forum) has now been fixed in their latest release. regards, Laurence PS) Wentutu's response email in Full:
  13. Another. . . Start 4 Seven (free) It works in Win8. It is very basic and portable (no install process), and includes a WinXP style Start Button (you chose where to place it onscreen: the center, or the lower or upper left or right), and the button provides what looks to be a complete All Programs list. It does not provide any built-in means to bypass the Metro/Modern start screen, nor automatically start with Windows. regards, Laurence
  14. Thanks for the bug report! Did you notify the author? Maybe he will fix it. Has anybody else experienced this issue? --JorgeA I did, I reported the bug and suggested a few options, but the author wouldn't reply. If your Windows 8 is on drive other than C, you'll see what I mean, Wentutu can't see other drives. Huh, thanks for letting us know. I'll keep the listing but add a note to this effect. Please do post the news if you ever hear back from the author, or if the problem gets fixed. --JorgeA Hi JorgeA, Unfortunately there is no information on Wentutu's website regarding the version of their software, or what fixes if any have been made between releases. However, having said that, I downloaded their Start Menu again this morning; and according to the version number (discovered only upon initializing the install process) now at v.1.6, and the file size which is 47 kb larger, and the Digital Signature is now time stamped Nov. 27, 2012 - I am going to 'assume' that something has changed, and am wondering if 'Servelius' (or any other who had experienced the same bug, and has the same computer setup as Servelius) might give it another go to see if the bug he reported has now been fixed. This morning I also emailed Wentutu's support and asked about the above, but from what I read, I won't hold my breath waiting for a response. . . but just in case. regards, Laurence
  15. Hi Laurence, Do you know if this one works on a Win8 system? The website says that it requires Vista or Win7, but I couldn't find any mention of Windows 8 specifically. --JorgeA Hi JorgeA, I couldn't remember if I had tried that one out, so just gave it another go around; yes, it installed on my Win8 system without any hiccup (that I am presently aware of). Yes sir, it looks like Ezy Start Menu is the first casualty. And JorgeA, "the list" is looking up, revised and improved! regards, Laurence