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Overview

Taskbar Classic Start MenuTaskbar Classic Start Menu adds to the system notification area an icon. By clicking this icon, you can bring up a popup menu, which is similar to the Start Menu in Windows 2000 and Me. The program is designed for users who want to launch their programs using classic Start Menu, which in Windows 7 is missing.

This menu can automatically hide unused items (in the same manner as Windows 2000 and Me Start Menu did), show only the common or only the personal items, or they both together (separately or merged), or display a number of items with the user-specified second additional icon. It is possible to separately specify the size of icons, both for top-level items and sub-folders, to choose to display in multiple columns of a given height or one, with or without separators. Top-level menu shows a vertical banner with the name of the program, which can be replaced by any custom picture or removed at all.

Alternatively, this menu can be called from any place of the screen by pressing a button in the About box.

System Requirements

Taskbar Classic Start Menu requires Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. It doesn't work on earlier versions of Windows.

License

This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Screenshots

Different menu display options are shown below. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Collapsed Menu
Collapsed Menu
  Expanded Menu
Expanded Menu
Large Icons
Large Icons
  Single Column
Single Column
Floating Menu
Floating Menu
  Transparent Window
Transparent Window

Download

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What's New?

September 11, 2012

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 4.0.0.2000 released.

Changes in this version:

  • The menu now can be called from any place of the screen by pressing a button in the About box.

May 6, 2012

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 3.2.0.1131 released.

Changes in this version:

  • Ability to specify the color of demoted menu items.

May 6, 2012

Taskbar Classic Start Menu has been moved to http://www.desktopapps.org.

April 20, 2012

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 3.1.1.1100 released.

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed a bug that caused the automatic inclusion of sounds.

July 5, 2011

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 3.1.0.1088 released.

Changes in this version:

  • Ability to specify the mouse button to open the menu.
  • Different program events now can be assigned with sounds.
  • Ability to specify a limit of the menu text length.
  • Ability to display the splash screen at the application startup.
  • Added options that allow to improve the program's performance.

June 7, 2011

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 3.0.0.870 released.

Changes in this version:

  • The menu now contains all the items present in the classic start menu in Windows, not just programs.
  • Ability to change additional icons that items may have, if they are displayed.
  • Ability to separately specify the size of icons, both for top-level menu, and for sub-folders.
  • The top-level menu now shows a vertical banner, which can be replaced by any custom picture.
  • Support for display windows and buttons visual styles.
  • The right mouse button when you click on the item is now a context menu of Windows Explorer.
  • Double right click on the icon in the notification area will not cause any action.
  • The program has become available in Russian.

May 24, 2011

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 2.0.0.333 released.

Changes in this version:

  • Menu now can hide unused items and then be expanded by pressing the "chevron" item (Windows 2000 and Office 2000-like behavior).
  • Personal programs now are marked with the second additional icon along with the default.
  • Common and personal programs can be merged (like in Windows).
  • Added the web site's URL in the About window.

May 24, 2011

The source code of the program now is available for download.

May 13, 2011

Taskbar Classic Start Menu 1.0.0.115 released.

Copyright © 2011-2012 Vladimir Belyaev
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