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  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8.1

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Start Menu X 5.42


The interface of Start Menu X is just awesome. First you are able to choose among several different themes. Second, you are able to replace the standard Start menu icon in the bottom left of the screen with a predefined one. For instance, you can put a Bad Piggy. Start Menu X supports the drag-and-drop feature, so you can easily throw programs within a particular group. Besides that this software is fully globalized in 20+ different languages such as Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, etc. In addition, you can adjust the scale and set a fixed width for the columns within the Start Menu X interface.

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Basic Operations

By default Start Menu X launches with the Shift + Windows button combo. However if you purchase the application you will be able to run it with a single click only. Thanks to the drag-and-drop functionality, organizing your workspace turns out to be a piece of cake. We were impressed by quick access to the power panel, which enables you to not only restart, shut down, etc., your PC, but also to schedule when exactly you want this to happen. Cool, right?


We are very happy that such software has come to life not only because it enables us to replace the standard Start menu, but also because it allows us to skip the irritating Start screen of Windows 8/8.1, which turns out to be a big failure. Start Menu X is really great software, which will enhance your user experience a lot, thanks to its handy features like Virtual Groups, skin customization, etc. We strongly recommend that you try this application and experience what we experienced while we were testing it.


  • Free
  • Ability to skip the Start screen of Windows 8/8.1
  • Drag-and-drop support
  • Ability to group apps
  • Skin customizations


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Reviewed by: Konstantin Kostadinov

Start Menu X is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Start Menu X is clean from viruses. The current version of Start Menu X has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Start Menu X 5.42 is 100% safe for your computer.

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