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Giveaway of the day — Start Menu 10 Pro

Start Menu 10 has unique interface solutions: virtual groups and one-click launch.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 295 (56%) 231 (44%) 60 comments

Start Menu 10 Pro was available as a giveaway on August 14, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.9
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Resize Photos and Images with Customizable Output Settings.

Start Menu 10 has unique interface solutions: virtual groups and one-click launch. The program shows you a list of recently and most frequently used programs. It provides special features of cognitive perception and visual memory.

Start Menu 10 has the customizable list of folders and applications. Add any of 25 system folders of any of your folders to this list and get quick access to recently used files and any place on your computer.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

OrdinarySoft

Homepage:

http://www.startmenu10.com/

File Size:

13 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#34

If anybody missed this giveaway there is a decent free software to download: Start Menu Reviver.

Reply   |   Comment by fennec  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Wish I had known Classic Shell also includes Classic Explorer. Just checked it out. That I definitely want. Win Explorer gets worse with every version.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam Murphy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

Dennis, I have Start Menu X 5.46 64 bit (Win 7), and I don't understand the difference between what I have now and what is being offered today. Can you please explain the difference?

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Who needs another bulky menu when it's so simple to make multiple compact menus.
Just add new toolbar on the TaskBar and shrink it to minimal size and add your shortcuts. If you name it only one letter like M it will take up almost no Taskbar space. Instant popup menus that take up less space and are easy to organize. You can even link it to your "send to" Context menu, so you can Send shortcuts to it or just drag n drop.
Unfortunately I can't add a pic here.
You can make multiples, like V for Video Aps, etc, or just make sub-menus off the main one.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam Murphy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Am I the only person getting "Failed to launch" during installation? I have turned off installation tracking and this is the very first time out of all of the Give Aways of the Day that this has happened. So, it does not installation after the key has been checked on-line by GAOTD. And I am currently using the previous offering of Start Menu.

Reply   |   Comment by StanTheMan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I think I like Start Menu X better than this Start Menu 10. X seems to be organized better, at least on my 8.1 machine. I will have to wait and see how it is with Windows 10, if I ever get time to install it.
Thanks, OrdinarySoft and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Anon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Personally I don't see a need for such a program now that Windows 10 has all the features that 7 had and more.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#27

I've been using Start Menu X since the free giveaway and liked it so much I purchased two licenses when the vendor had a sale. I thought I'd try this (if I didn't like it, I could reinstall my paid version. Based upon what I'm reading here, I'm glad Norton Internet Security stepped on my installation.

Hey Denys, can the user customize SMX10 Pro to look like SMX (I'm on W7)? Either way thx for offering this.

Reply   |   Comment by webdancer  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I have installed SM10 on a windows 8.1 touch screen tablet (not surface). When I poke the start button I go to the Win8 start screen and when I poke the tile for the desktop SM10 is activated. One poke would be much better but I can't get the options settings correct. Does anyone know how to change this behaviour? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I am presently using the normal Win-10 menu on one computer and have used Start 8 on my Win 2010 Pro Machine for the last few months of the Insider Beta Program. I prefer the Start 8 which actually speeds up operations in Win 2010, is free and Klingon Free at IObit.com. Tried and tested, no adds nor crap. Don't like it just do the normal uninstall and your back to the Win 2010 Utopia Interface! No sandbox needed! New offerings for Win 2010 are on the way! I do like Win 2010 and the automatic updates while you sleep work well. I did not try this offer because I didn't want to muddy the works!

Thanks Start Menu 10 and GOTD

Rick Martin

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#24

Sorry, I have not seen skins, they are any others?

Reply   |   Comment by nameshaker  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Is this the Pro version? It has a "Get Pro" legend displayed.

Reply   |   Comment by dforrest  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

It did not install the Pro version on my Win 7. Regular only, virtual groups doesn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The same for me but the title of the software says that it is the Pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by dforrest  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

STOP. This program sells for $20 but it is free for now. If you like it and want updates then you pay $20 (one-time or ANNUALLY?). A far superior, in my opinion, for menus program is called START10 from stardock.com. It sells for only $5.00 (a ONE-TIME charge.) The names are very confusing. StarDock.com has many great programs and I have used many of them for several years. Customer service is also superior. I had a self-caused problem due to the many security programs I use and it would bomb on me. They found the problem within a few hours and fixed it.

I also use their Fences program because of the many desktop icons I have and it was also $5 - a one-time charge with updates.

Please check them out.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Fox  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

i like this software.
win is not such perfect,
you guys are too generous
i allways so wonder one day you can give us a new win which is not the ugly win 10

Reply   |   Comment by lc  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#20

i use total commander and it does all of this and a whole lot more and i customise it as i wish --single links or grouped links--plus its an amazing file manager as well...using it for years and tried all sorts of other junk--nothing comes close!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by ian gordon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

100% agree with you. Total Commander is the ultimate most useful program I know.

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

After all the faffing around last time this was offered i ended up with only the free version so I was glad to see this offered today.
So now I have the PRO version but I am not able to download skins or choose any colour other than the 6 verisons of blue offered.

Somewhere in the 'Help' file there is a mention of 'Settings' which I cannot locate and the 'Options' section is no help either .

Is that function crippled in this version?

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#18

I actually bought the Pro version 4.sth in 2013 when I bought a new system. I had a previous version as a GOTD on my old system and did not want to miss it. I am very happy with it still and can only recommend it. It beats my Windows Menu (Win 7) by lengths.
I know, this is not really a helpful comment, but anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Coo Daddy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

This offer came in just a day too late for me as I just bought this. I had the Windows 8 version and it is terrific. I upgraded because I consider this an essential program to fix the horrible interface that Windows inflicts on you. Highly recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I've been happy with 7 pretty much as-is since it was in beta -- 8/8.1 not so much -- and have been finding 10 [since the 1st preview last fall] *usable*.

Microsoft has done a couple of things with 10 that many users will notice right off... 1) in what I assume is an effort to simplify things, it seems they're moving away from stuff like Control Panel, Administrative Tools, & Device Mgr. -- they're still there, but by far the focus is on the new Settings panel. 2) the new Start Menu has tiles from the app store apps prominently displayed. As stated publicly by their CEO, it's all about Microsoft's app store -- specifically it's about attracting developers with their huge installed base, so that they'll have enough apps that people will switch to Windows cell phones. That's why the 7/8.1 -> 10 upgrade is free.

Now you can customize Windows 10's Start Menu to better suit you, but it will always have its limitations. Reading the Start Menu 10 web page [linked up top] it seems to me like the developer at least came close & might have indeed nailed it. I'll definitely be trying this out, along with alternatives like StartIsBack over the next few days on my win10 installs.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

In my opinion this is super confusing when it opens. Visually it is a mess. Uses a lot of memory. The groups are not displaying for me and the cache is not clearing. Thanks to the developer for providing this but it surely does not work for me.

I am with MikeR (#12), A simple System of nested folders on the desktop does the job very well for me.

Uninstalled. Thanks again to the developer and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

A lot of memory? What is this, 1995?

If 25 megabytes is "a lot of memory" to you, your system has many other issues you should address first, before installing anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Dingle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#14

I just installed this Give Away, but I'd like to go back to the previous Start Menu that I had installed 5.46 (Give Away on 6/19/15). Can I revert back to the previous version of Start Menu or do I have to keep this one now that it's installed as of today?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike V  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

If you haven't used an imager to have a system backup available - and you ought to for worst case - perhaps the built in successors of system recovery in newer Windows e.g. shadow copy can help.

Sometimes it's useful to tell at least which windows version.

Sorry that I can't help any further as I don't need this sort of software as I'm using multiboot Windows XP (with good start menu) together with - for online usage - a Linux running super fast in RAM (like with a SSD but without cost) which comes out of the box with a lot of software and a sorted start menu and additionally runs Wine for windows software within Linux. Some reasons:
- I can use my several hundred portable and installed programs further on,
- XP has become more dangerous and
- in later windows there aren't any drivers for duplex print available for my good old printer with good old big and even refillable cartridges.
And that's one of the reasons why my comments have become rare here.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Probably OK. I'll stick to "Clasic shell", more like Win7.

Reply   |   Comment by Bjørn Foss Gravingen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

For those requiring the level of organisation offered by this software, today's giveaway is a goodie. I've used it before and it did what it promised to do.

My own preference has been to alter a simple setting in Windows 7 (my OS) to get back the Quick Launch bar. I've then gone into Windows Explorer, created a new folder titled 'My Programs', and then nested within that folder a series of sub-folders that are individually titled, everything from Computer Maintenance to PDF Management to Image Editing to Video Conversion to, well, you name it, I've got it: a total of 53 different programs on this computer, not all of 'em in constant use but retained nevertheless for as-and-when access.

Into each sub-folder is placed a program short-cut appropriate to the folder name -- for example, Revo into Computer Maintenance, PDF Fill into PDF Management, Microsoft ICE into Image Editing, etc etc. As to the main folder itself -- 'My Programs' -- I've created a shortcut to it, dropped it into Quick Launch, changed the shortcut icon to something more recognisable. . . and that's it. Easy peasy.

Anyone can do it. Takes no more than a quarter of an hour to create the set-up and populate the software categories. It means there's no need to have the bottom of your screen laterally filled with shortcuts (or, worse, your desktop splattered with 'em.) One click on the QL short-cut and I'm immediately into 'My Programs'; one click after that, I can see all the categories of all the programs and apps on this computer.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

With win10, especially with the default search box for Cortana, the taskbar space is somewhat at a premium, especially on a laptop or tablet where you've got battery & optionally keyboard on the far right. And while the Start Menu as a whole is more customizable, IMHO working with &/or organizing your shortcuts isn't near as straightforward as in 7. Your method may be a good solution, though you might wind up wanting to pin that folder in the Start Menu.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Bear in mind on a previous version of this Menu 10, it messed with my right click context menu entries, did not like that and had to make some adjustments, maybe this one will smooth that over.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

MikeR I too have adopted this organizational approach and have been using it since Win XP SP1. It has no overhead and never needs a license. ;) I did not go the route of grouping it all under 1 shortcut on the Quick Launch. Instead, I grouped the shortcuts into catagory folders and then had fun designing my own icons and changing the icon for each folder. There is also a good library of free icons online at http://rocketdock.com/addons/icons/popular .

And, BTW Rocketdock and for that matter Stardock Fences work just fine with Win 10. In other words, I find today's software, for me at least, is unnecessarily complicated.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul B.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Hi Denys Nazarenko,

I am a regular paying customer for Start Menu X 5.50 Pro (64 bit), which I like a lot. My question is, can I install today's Start Menu 10 giveaway too without messing up Start Menu X? That would give me *three* choices for menus on the start button (including the regular Windows 10 menu), which would be pretty cool, I think.

Of course I would need a new key or mouse combination. Right now the Windows key brings up Start Menu X and shift-Windows brings up the stock Windows 10 menu. Perhaps Start Menu 10 could be activated by mouse only. But besides that, which seems surmountable, is there any obstacle to installing both?

Jason

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

No. You can use only one of this programs in the same time.

Reply   |   Comment by Denys Nazarenko  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

The latest version of Classic Shell is much improved and IMHO is much easier/better than this offering. You should give it a try before installing this.

Reply   |   Comment by Waysted Time  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

I Like it, and use it. visually it hurts my eyes.

Suggestions:

1. replace the start icon with personal icons. Your choices are limited and a bit hookey.
2. allow color, background, images, etc in the personal area. Your defaults are limited.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

I've used older versions of this with Vista, 7 & 8, and I loved it. It's much more customizable than Classic Shell. I haven't tried this one yet, but I'm going to download it now and try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Marq  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

It installed easily on Win 10 and it gives a very nice, highly customizable alternative start menu. I'm putting it on my Windows 8 machine later today.

Reply   |   Comment by Marq  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

I have used many years since Vista and no problems. Free and donation will help.
http://www.classicshell.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

CS don't has Virtual Groups and Single Click launch feature and many
other features. So it's cost every penny.

Reply   |   Comment by Denys Nazarenko  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Denys:
If you truly need single click to start a program just put a shortcut on your desk top. Or ... free CS opens when you move the cursor over the start icon and then you can click ONCE on the program you want to start.

SM10 seems to have gone for the visually hard to read one color for the background and a lighter [similar or same]color for the text.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

If you want one-click launching use "Free Launch Bar"; I have used it since Vista and it is the BEST menu system there is.

Reply   |   Comment by Modern Stuff  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

AS I can't see what's PRO about this offering I am going to stick with Classic Start from Classic Shell which is free and I have been using with W7 and now W10. Classic Start is everything the Windows Start button should be. Perhaps MS should buy Classic Shell and implement their product instead of their own ill thought out offering.

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

CS don't has Virtual Groups and Single Click launch feature and many other features. So Start Menu 10 cost every penny and much better and useful than CS.

Reply   |   Comment by Denys Nazarenko  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#5

The giveaway not only replaces the official start menu, but also inactivates the Win-X menu. Normally, pressing the Windows- and X-key together gives a handy sets of shortcuts. The alternative Classic Menu leaves Win-X intact.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

It didn't inactivate my Win+x menu.

Reply   |   Comment by Marq  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Thanks for the Info about Pressing the Windows Logo Key below the X key and by Pressing them BOTH TOGETHER at the same time I see some very useful built in Apps made by Windows 10 .

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Davis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

Keeping it stock here with default Windows 10 Start Menu. Having Windows 10 for a while now, Start Menu 10 Pro is no improvement to the Windows Start Menu in terms of simplicity and eye candy. In fact, Start Menu 10 Pro is annoyingly bloated. Also, I can't stand any resize handles or "I re-organize your life" add-ons, showing twice the same thing in different places in case you like my version better.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

The new Windows 10 was released, and it already has a menu! Did you understand how inconvenient this menu is? Windows 7 had a menu with applications on the left and folders on the right, but the new system menu has applications on both sides. It's like a car with two steering wheels. And the new system menu has many more shortcomings that overshadow the joy of the new operating system's release.
But not for you! Today you have free access to a solution for Windows 10's problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Denys Nazarenko  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

All Applications -> one click as in Win 7 bottom left
Places like Linux Mint Mate shell plus configurable
on the right custom tiles of your favorite apps (what's wrong with that?)
recently / most frequently used apps on left upper section (can be turned off)

I call Windows 10 Menu a WINNER above Win 7/8
Yours is as I said, awfully bloated

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The silly menu in Windows 10 is a giant step backward from Windows 7! I installed the free "Classic Start Menu" for the Windows 7 style.

Reply   |   Comment by Modern Stuff  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

do i have to uninstall my start menu x before install it....or overwrite the existing one in the same folder.

Reply   |   Comment by crigy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I did, and what a mistake. The Startmenu X was indeed very useable. This version can't compete with the build in Startmenu, which is highly customable. If I ever consider to use an alternative, I will use the "old version" of Startmenu X. Btw, remark, it use about 25 MB memory just to run - and so did the other versions as well. However, the previous version gave a better overview of your installations.

Thanks for the generous offer from, Ordinary Soft, but this one wasn't an improvement to the build in and highly customable Starmenu providen with the O.S.

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

IT'S NOT START MENU X.

It was a misprint. This is an entirely different program.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#2

Hi,

The name has mistype. Actually this is not Start Menu X program. This is Start Menu 10 program that has OTHER layout (not tabs, but has recent programs icons and recent documents list) site is www.startmenu10.com

Reply   |   Comment by Denys Nazarenko  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

The name is allright, X is 10 in Roman numbers, as always. MacOS X means MacOS 10, and is the last one, just like Windows 10 will be the last ever numbered version, to make both equal in the end.

Reply   |   Comment by Victor Ivanov  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

It is Start Menu X, and loading the GOTD version, messed up my registration. I wanted to see what the differences were, and the picture with the icons messed me up, since they are not used in the program. I am contacting tech support to fix my key. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Guys,
Denys is the developer! If he says it is not Start Menu X, than it isn't!!
Actually, OrdinarySoft has two similar products Statm Menu X Pro ( I think last version is 5.46) and this Start Menu 10!

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#1

A recommendation for all, who don't like the windows start menu in version 7&8.

I had installed the previous version Start Menu X Pro 5.46 from June 19, 2015:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/start-menu-x-pro-5-45/

It worked without problems. With Win 10 Pro I have everything, which fits my needs. But I don't have to organize 47 video converters and 187 games, which I have played the last time in 2011. For those, who want to group their collection of undeleters and recovery tools, this may be a good choice.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+91)

i don't see much of a different between 5.46 and this of (X 10 version.. dear GOTD) but i loved it.. so, i'm gonna love this gift...

Many Thanks for this gesture ...

Reply   |   Comment by insomnia '  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Been using Start Menu X since last years giveaway on my WIN8 Pro. Works great and I don't have to put up with any of the WIN8!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Grinderguy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
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