Vista Start Menu 3.35
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Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
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Vista Start Menu does away with Vista's translucent aero theme, making it opaque, and builds it out with several levels of features and customization. It prevent programs from jumping around, as is their wont sometimes in the standard Vista Start menu, and it throws in a basic zoom feature accessible via CTRL Plus and CTRL Minus. It adds loads of keyboard support, so if you access the menu via the keyboard button, programs, folders, and sections of the Start menu are clearly labeled with hot-key numbers and letters.
Making cosmetic changes and surfacing directories is much easier with this app, since right-clicking anywhere from your username icon to any program will reveal a list of choices that include opening the host directory. Even though the program can be set to run as Vista starts, its uninstallation is boilerplate and easy.
However, we encountered a few snags. There's a Pro upgrade available, but it's unclear whether some features--such as search tabs and power up and down options--weren't accessible to us because they're restricted to the paid version or because of a software bug. Still, if you're a die-hard keyboard user or just looking to make the Vista Start menu a bit more customizable, we recommend you give Vista Start Menu a try.
Vista Start Menu is an alternative to the plain Start menu you find in Windows XP and Windows Vista. It is meant for beginners as well as for experienced users to make your Windows experience run efficently. Finding icons and information is meant to become easier.