True Launch Bar is a superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also available in True Launch Bar. True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch since it uses the same folder for its shortcuts. Still, there is one huge difference,
PopSel offers simple pop-up menus to launch programs, documents, web links, Explorer windows, batch scripts etc.. PopSel loads fast, and does not remain in memory. With PopSel you can reduce the number of icons on your Desktop, or make extensions to the Quick Launch Tray. You can offer a selection of program calls with different parameters etc.. PopSel can also be integrated into other programs, if they support launching an "external program".
Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else. Quick Cliq speeds up your daily computer activities by giving you links to folders, files, programs, links, and command line operations as well as window management, extreme clipboard manipulation, and “Memos” that hold frequently used bits of text, like e-mail signatures.
Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.
Start Killer removes the Start button from your taskbar. When you run Start Killer it remove the Start button from taskbar and give you additional space on taskbar, when you close Start Killer the Start button is again shows.
Vista Start Menu is the convenient alternative to the plain Start menu you find in Windows XP and Windows Vista. The program uses your cognitive abilities (visual memory, reflexes,etc.); however, while it is easily understandable for beginners, it is also highly efficient for experienced users.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and has taken the Windows interface to a whole new level. Unfortunately, the preview did not come with a desktop feature that the world makes use of billions times a day, the “Start” menu. Luckily, we have a solution!
Most users feel that Application launcher is the most essential Application for them to install. Application launcher can save our desktop space and assist us in boosting our productivity. With Krento you can launch your programs or open web pages from a circular 3D dock. You can save and load your docks, having more than one application set available.
Thinix RetroUI™ Pro is an easy to use software application that makes your Windows 8 based PC work and behave as if it were running Windows 7. It allows you to keep all of the benefits of Windows 8 and use Windows 8 Apps, but brings back the easy, intuitive design of Windows 7.
Win+X Menu Editor serves to provide you a simple and useful way to edit Win+X menu without system files modification in Windows 8. It keeps untouched your system integrity.
Sh'elf is an on-demand desktop with drag and drop. Good for alternate shells, or as a second desktop.
Sometimes the Start Menu does not function when left clicking it. I am currently using Zorin OS 6 (64-bit). I also had this problem in the past using Zorin OS 5.2 (32-bit and 64-bit). Hopefully this bug will be fixed.
Aero QLaunch was designed to be a quick launch toolbar in 3D. This utility is very lightweight and easy to use. It places an icon in your system tray. Just hover with the mouse over it and the quick launch bar will be revealed. For Windows 7 and later. DirectX 10 support required.
In the recent release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft made a huge change in their operating system, by completely removing the Windows Start button. as of yet, no registry setting has been discovered to find the lost start button, making the only option for consumers third party software.
Quick Menu is a lightweight application that allows you to instantly launch the desired application with a single mouse click. Pressing "control key + middle mouse button" triggers the launcher menu which lists predefined shortcuts.
Get all the features of Windows classic Start menu back into Windows 7! Seven Classic Start returns the convenience of Windows original Start menu to Windows 7 users, making the new system easier to master for users of Windows XP and Vista.
New version! - Aston Menu is a feature-rich Windows start menu replacement with the enhanced functionality. Absolutely all Aston Menu elements are skinnable and can be animated, which makes it yet more attractive.
A replacement for the default Windows®XP and Windows Server 2003 graphical shell (taskbar, start menu and "tray"). The default explorer shell uses quite a lot of run-time resources and can be quite slow to use for "Power Users". This shell provides the following features but uses only a fraction of the resources that explorer.exe uses: