Tweak Windows 8 Apps and Alternatives
17 applications in this hubLast updated: Sep 5th 2018, 09:29 GMT
Unlike previous versions,
Windows 8 is not as versatile and customizable. In fact, the operating system cannot be configured out-of-the-box and seems to be lacking numerous features, the most notable being the traditional Start Button and the Start Menu.
Then again, Windows 8 is still Windows and hence, you can use a wide selection of third-party applications to make suitable for your needs and preferences. If you are not satisfied with the appearance, then there are numerous tools on the market that allow you to bring back some of the features familiar in Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.
At the same time, you can enhance the overall stability and use a vast array of tweaks that allow you to adjust the icons, thumbnails, margin sizes and appearances. Other customization options worth mentioning include modifications to the Metro UI or adding various animated tweaks and transitions in the File Explorer.
- 46,364 downloads
- 284 KB
Customize the Metro part of the Windows 8 interface so that it meets your needs and preferences us...
- 56,571 downloads
- 10.4 MB
Adds a Start Menu to Windows 8 to help you benefit from its advantages, while not compromising on ...
- 23,416 downloads
- 19 KB
Lightweight and simple-to-use application that lets you activate or deactivate the Snap feature in...
- 7,672 downloads
- 27 KB
A lightweight, portable and simple-to-use software application which enables you to unlock Windows...
- 1,082 downloads
- 94 KB
Boot straight to the classic desktop while using your Windows 8 operating system by turning to thi...
- 3,500 downloads
- 3.65 MB
An abundant set of cleaning and optimization tools dedicated to Windows 8 that can significantly b...
- 6,979 downloads
- 5.65 MB
Run Metro apps in windowed mode and not in full screen using this application, so as to be able to...
- 5,197 downloads
- 333 KB
Small-sized and portable tool that brings back the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 8 by deactivati...
- 21,017 downloads
- 11.6 MB
The complete solution to optimize, tweak, repair and clean up your Windows 8 installation on any p...
- 5,113 downloads
- 10.1 MB
This easy to use application allows users to bypass the Metro UI and access their programs and doc...
- 2,702 downloads
- 81 KB
Lightweight, portable and straightforward software application for turning the default ribbon icon...
- 2,830 downloads
- 535 KB
A small tool that adds new items to the Quick Access Menu for helping you lock your screen, or sig...
- 8,429 downloads
- 577 KB
Backup Windows 8 and restore it whenever you want with this friendly yet powerful application soft...
- 16,265 downloads
- 1.1 MB
Simple-to-use software application that brings back the classic Windows 7 Start Menu to Windows 8 ...
- 3,093 downloads
- 989 KB
This lightweight application allows you to tame the interface of the Windows 8 Start menu in order...
- 30,856 downloads
- 38.68 MB
Customize your Windows 8 Start screen
- 3,923 downloads
- 33 KB
A simple-to-use and portable application that helps you disable the Windows 8 Metro User Interface...