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Stardock’s Start11 brings a more familiar Start Menu to Windows 11

Eager Windows Insiders have been putting preview releases of Windows 11 through the paces for a couple of months now. While there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s upcoming OS, testers are finding some of the changes incredibly frustrating — like the tweaks to the taskbar and start menu. For those who haven’t seen it […]

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Stardock’s Groupy brings tabs to Windows apps that don’t normally have tabs

Most modern web browsers support tabs, allowing you to open multiple pages without adding multiple windows to your desktop. Some other programs use tabs as well (they’re a big part of my podcast editing workflow in Reaper, for example). But there are a lot of apps that don’t use tabs… even if they should. Enter […]

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ModernMix lets you run every Windows 8 app in desktop mode

There are two different types of apps that run on Windows 8 devices. There are full-screen apps that use the “Modern” user interface and which you can download from the Windows Store. And there are desktop-style apps that look like software you’ve run on every version of Windows up until now. Modern apps are touchscreen-friendly […]

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Lenovo, Samsung bring the Start Menu back to Windows 8 — and so can you!

Windows 8 hits the streets in just a few days. It represents one of the biggest overhauls of this venerable OS user interface since Windows 95 came into our lives seventeen years ago. Back then Microsoft urged users to “Start Me Up” with the new Start menu. Now two decades later the company is ready to […]