StartIsBack++ 2.8.5

StartIsBack is a great way to relieve your (and your users) Windows 8 pain. StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. StartIsBack is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure. Boot to desktop; Original fully-featured Windows 7 start menu; Desktop and Modern interfaces clearly separated; Make Start screen clutter-free; Totally native; Rich customization and configuration; And More to come! Think of it as a transition path which Microsoft should have made for Windows 8. StartIsBack+ is the all-new version of StartIsBack for Windows 8.1. It's a FREE upgrade for all StartIsBack users. With Windows 10 StartIsBack++ is your pick.

Thanks to Astron for the update.




Sharecode: /v/FjI8I8Jp/file.html


Somewhere the url redirect to wwwXX etc, please fix the wwwXX to www35

Waiting @Progressive


Sharecode: /files/9834016/StartIsBack___2.85_patched.exe.html


I noticed that there is a new paid feature in StartIsBack. I know it happened back on February 8 with v2.8, but I just noticed it.

It's under Appearance > Customize Taskbar Perks.


I like "Dynamic Taskbar Transparency". I wouldn't use "Segments" or "Centered Taskbar Icons".

And "Margins" is very handy. I've always thought that the icons are too far apart on the Taskbar and waste too much space. Extra Small (XS) gives me the same spacing as the tray icons.

Same Activator as for v.2.8.4 :-


Sharecode: /files/9835528/Activator.rar.html



( Just 374 Kbs )


Tested- (Works on future versions too !) - Credits to  OnlyOne (2019)

10 hours ago, liva said:


Sharecode: /files/9834016/StartIsBack___2.85_patched.exe.html?


There is no such file.

Re-uploaded: StartIsBack++2.8.5.Patched


sharecode: /v/e3oy4pIE/file.html

20 minutes ago, sweet_17 said:

Re-uploaded: StartIsBack++2.8.5.Patched


sharecode: /v/e3oy4pIE/file.html??

getting file does not exist error

at least the "pin to Start" is working again in 2.8.5 ;)

@Druboo_666..It does work...You have to add 10 to the url after you click on the mail link in the post

StartIsBack++ 2.8.5 Fixed Pawel97 ----------- [Not tested]

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