Add a refreshing Start menu to Windows 8 with Pokki

As you all must be aware of the fact that Windows 8 has been lacking traditional start menu as it got replaced by the metro start screen. If you are missing the start menu, then you can easily get back the old start menu in your Windows 8. There are number of software available to bring back the traditional start menu. Here is the tutorial describing about one such type of utility tool that can bring back the old start menu to Windows 8.

Add Start menu windows 8 PokkiThere are different ways to bypass Metro start screen get back start menu in your Windows 8 OS. Utility programs like Classic Shell, ViStart, StartMenu8, Start 8, and Power8 can be readily used to get back the start menu in Windows 8.
A developer called SweetLabs Inc. has developed a new program called Pokki Menu. This utility program not only brings back the old start menu to Windows 8 but also has been modernized to be used in much easier and enjoyable way i.e. it has an entirely different take on the start menu. It adds start menu that you are familiar with.

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The Pokki’s Start menu gives a refreshing new design to the various locations including Favorites, All Programs, and Control Panel. When you click on All Programs, you get to see all the application folders and list of all programs installed on your system. You can also see a placeholder for a star adjacent to each item on the folder, which can be used to bookmark as your favorites and this will appear on a grid in the Favorites section of the start menu.

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Pokki also add a search field at the top of the menu to search for any programs in the system. You can directly open an explorer window to a specific folder, such as Documents, Music, and Pictures. Like the traditional start menu, this utility tool also provides options to shut down, restart, sleep, hibernate, log off, switch users, or lock Windows. It also adds a dedicated button to access the Windows 8 Start screen quickly.

Pokki not only adds the start menu, apart from it, this tool also brings out an entire ecosystem of apps to Windows 8. This allows you to run web apps on the desktop in the similar way as it is done on Smartphone’s. The apps brought by pokki are built on open web technology such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript and have their own app store from where they can be installed. Many well known web apps and games like Angry Birds, YouTube and Instagram can be installed and pinned directly to the taskbar. It supports push notification that displays start menu as an overlaying icon in the taskbar.

When you right click on Pokki’s Start orb, you can see the Settings option where you can customize certain aspects of the program. With Pokki you can disable hot corners and directly boot to the desktop bypassing the Metro start screen entirely.

If you want the start menu back in Windows 8, Pokki is an awesome tool to go with. This utility program not only adds start menu, but also brings other attractive features with it.


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