Start Menu Modifier is a free portable utility that allow you to tweak the Windows 8 Start Screen in a number of ways. With it, you can:
- Resize Start screen to a custom size.
- Dock it at the top or bottom of the screen.
- View taskbar while on the Start screen.
- Force Start screen to always open on a specific monitor.
On start up you’ll see an interface as below:
The Position setting lets you re-size the Start screen to anything you want. In addition to that, the same setting lets you dock the menu at top or bottom of the screen, and show taskbar while the menu is open. After configuring it, you’ll be able to see the Start menu tiles and desktop at the same time.
If you’re running a multi-monitor setup, with the Screen setting you can force Start to always open on a particlar monitor. This way you can choose which screen the Start menu shows up at.
Finally, Hotkey allows you to switch between full screen Start or your custom set position. For this setting to work make sure that the application runs on Windows startup. You can enable this by checking the corresponding checkbox in the program.
To remove and revert to original Windows settings, just click on the Restore defaults button. After this you can safely delete the program.
Start Menu Modifier works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8. Download it at the below link.
Download: Start Menu Modifier