Sonntag, 19. August 2012

Screenshot of Windows 8 Pseudo Start Menu

Here is a screenshot of my Windows 8 RTM machine with the pseudo start menu. Click into the picture to see the complete desktop of my machine. And read my last post, to see how it was done.

How to build a Windows 8 Start Menu

Recently I read  How to Get the Classic Start Menu Back in Windows 8 from How-To-Geek.

Having my toolbar attached to the left it creates a menu near the left bottom corner. That is great.

The only problem is, that there are two start menu folder

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

To combine the two folders into one I create this little PowerShell function, which creates or updates a combined version at C:\Startmenu.

All to do to complete the trick is to use this path instead of the above pathes given by How-To-Geek to create the toolbar.

PS.: the new Windows 8 UI (formerly called Metro ) is just the backside of the desktop, it is nearly useless for Desktop Users.