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Asher Ward
Asher Ward

Best Windows 8 Start Screen Modifiers And Start Menu Apps

Windows 11 has some interesting new features, but its UI is polarizing. If you're like me, you downloaded a Windows 11 ISO and did a clean install on a test machine, but don't like the new version of the Start menu because it takes up more screen real estate and makes you click a button to see a complete, alphabetical list of all your apps.

Best Windows 8 Start Screen Modifiers And Start Menu Apps

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11. Hide the search box (optional). Since the search box doesn't actually work, your best bet is to hide it by using Regedit to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search and setting SearchTaskbarMode to 0 and then restarting Windows. The good news is that the Start menu replacements have their own search boxes built in.

If you don't have a gaming keyboard, it's still possible that the Windows key can be disabled with a third-party app. If you are using someone else's computer, or you recently inherited this PC without resetting the PC and starting with a fresh hard drive, check your computer to see if there is any software running which might interfere with or disable the Windows key. Some of the most common apps to look for include WinKill and WKey Disabler.

Windows 11 brings a new look to PCs, including a brand-new Start menu and a redesigned Taskbar. New, however, isn't always better. If you dislike the look of Windows 11, there are plenty of apps that make it easy to customize your PC. From bringing back the classic Start menu to having an animated background, these are the best apps to customize the look of your Windows 11 PC.

For now, Start11 is a great place to, well, start. It lets you customize the look of the Windows 11 Start menu. You can also use it to bring back classic Start menu designs, such as those seen on Windows 10 and Windows 7. It also supports restoring the Taskbar context menu, adding folders and pages to the Start menu, and creating shortcut links. You can even use it to move the Taskbar to the top of your display, which was an option on Windows 10.

If you have multiple screens, a workspace will be created on each screen atstartup. If you open a new workspace, it will be bound to the screen youcreated it on. When you switch to a workspace on another screen, i3 will setfocus to that screen.

The building blocks of our tree are so-called Containers. A Container canhost a window (meaning an X11 window, one that you can actually see and use,like a browser). Alternatively, it could contain one or more Containers. Asimple example is the workspace: When you start i3 with a single monitor, asingle workspace and you open two terminal windows, you will end up with a treelike this:

For example, you can configure bindings to jump to specific windows,you can set specific applications to start on specific workspaces, you canautomatically start applications, you can change the colors of i3, and youcan bind your keys to do useful things.

This option determines which border style new windows will have. The default isnormal. Note that default_floating_border applies only to windows which are starting out asfloating windows, e.g., dialog windows, but not windows that are floated later on.

If you assign clients to workspaces, it might be handy to put theworkspaces on specific screens. Also, the assignment of workspaces to screenswill determine which workspace i3 uses for a new screen when adding screensor when starting (e.g., by default it will use 1 for the first screen, 2 forthe second screen and so on).

If activated, marks (see [vim_like_marks]) on windows are drawn in their windowdecoration. However, any mark starting with an underscore in its name (_) willnot be drawn even if this option is activated.

You can specify which workspace should be put on which screen. This allows you to have a different set of workspaces when starting than just 1 for the first monitor, 2 for the second and so on. See [workspace_screen].

Use unique features not available in any other Start menu replacements, like a smartphone-like home screen to manage your favorite apps and sites, a real-time notification center, free app recommendations, and the ability to customize your Windows 8 experience (i.e. boot to desktop, disabling hot corners).

If you plan to always use NVDA on this computer, you will want to choose to install NVDA.Installing NVDA will allow for additional functionality such as automatic starting after sign-in, the ability to read the Windows sign-in and secure screens.These cannot be done with portable and temporary copies.For full details of the limitations when running a portable or temporary copy of NVDA, please see Portable and temporary copy restrictions.

This option allows you to choose whether or not NVDA should automatically start while at the Windows sign-in screen, before you have entered a password.This also includes User Account Control and other secure screens.This option is enabled by default for fresh installations.

If you have installed NVDA with the installer, then starting NVDA is as simple as either pressing control+alt+n, or choosing NVDA from the NVDA menu under Programs on