Stardock Releases Start10, a Start Menu Customization Tool for Windows 10

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The return of the Start Menu is probably the most anticipated change that Windows 10 brought. But, even when Microsoft re-introduced the Start Menu, there are some people who are not satisfied with it. So, if you’re one of them, the famous developer of User Interface customization software, Stardock, announced its new program for Start Menu customization, Start10.
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Some people are just not satisfed with the presence of Live Tiles in Windows 10 Start Menu, as they prefer more traditional, Windows 7-like Start Menu. You can actually get rid of the Live Tiles in Windows 10 Start Menu, by removing each one of them individually, but to save your time, and also give you even more customization options, Stardock released its own Start Menu tool, which can bring you Windows 7 look with just a couple of clicks. You can also keep Live Tiles if you want, but there are a lot of other customizations.

Start10 brings the look of the Start Menu that we used for years in Windows XP and Windows 10, so some users will definitely be more familiar with it, than with the classic, heavily app-focused, default Start Menu in Windows 10. Besides other additions, Start10 also organizes your Start Menu with the familiar ‘folders’ design. Current Windows 10 Start Menu is organized in alphabetic order, which can make it quite long, while the Start10 will shrink it a lot with ‘folders.’ For example, Microsoft Office applications, which are all listed individually in the default Start Menu, will be now all found in the “Microsoft Office” folder.

Also, the search bar is now placed in the taskbar by default, but with Start10, you can bring it back to the Start Menu. The program also offers a few taskbar customizations, like color, alpha, blur and texture, and the ability to remove Start10 search, and swap it with Cortana.

But unfortunately, you can get Start10 for free, as it’s available for the price of $4.99. Also, if you want to find more information about this this handy, Start Menu customization tool, visit its official website for additional details.

You can also tell us in the comment section below, which one do you prefer more, the default, Live Tiles-centered Start Menu in Windows 10, or the customized, Windows 7-like Start Menu without confusing Live Tiles, like the one you can ‘create’ with Start10?

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