Start Menu X
Start Menu X only works when it's needed. This alternative Start menu app brings no changes to Windows itself, and when shutting down, it's gone. By simply pressing the Windows key, the Start menu is brought back. From independent developer Ordinary Soft, this free app offers Start menus in Windows 7, Vista or XP styles. Start Menu X automatically alphabetizes menus and custom lists, and it offers a power button and a Run button. When installing, there is the option to skip the Metro UI at start up, so it brings you directly to the Start menu. This app is customizable, from choosing a variety of skins to changing the size and font of the menu and apps, as well as scaling it vertically or horizontally. Folders, files, documents and programs can be added to the Start menu. What's so great about Start Menu X is that there are no changes to Windows itself, and when shutting down, it's gone. By pressing the Windows key, the Start menu is easily brought back.