Tweak Windows 8 Apps and Alternatives
17 applications in this hubLast updated: Oct 31st 2021, 16:24 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.
- 47,848 downloads
- 284 KB
Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 1.0
Customize the Metro part of the Windows 8 interface so that it meets your needs and preferences us...
- 57,156 downloads
- 10.4 MB
Adds a Start Menu to Windows 8 to help you benefit from its advantages, while not compromising on ...
- 23,491 downloads
- 19 KB
Windows 8 Snap Enabler 220.127.116.11
Lightweight and simple-to-use application that lets you activate or deactivate the Snap feature in...
- 7,790 downloads
- 27 KB
Windows 8 Tweaker 1.1
A lightweight, portable and simple-to-use software application which enables you to unlock Windows...
- 1,718 downloads
- 94 KB
Skip Metro Suite 18.104.22.168
Boot straight to the classic desktop while using your Windows 8 operating system by turning to thi...
- 3,548 downloads
- 3.65 MB
Windows8 Winset 2012
An abundant set of cleaning and optimization tools dedicated to Windows 8 that can significantly b...
- 7,086 downloads
- 5.65 MB
Run Metro apps in windowed mode and not in full screen using this application, so as to be able to...
- 5,302 downloads
- 333 KB
Windows 8 Metro Disabler 0.9.1
Small-sized and portable tool that brings back the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 8 by deactivati...
- 21,334 downloads
- 15.24 MB
Windows 8 Manager 2.2.8
The complete solution to optimize, tweak, repair and clean up your Windows 8 installation on any p...
- 5,264 downloads
- 10.1 MB
This easy to use application allows users to bypass the Metro UI and access their programs and doc...
- 3,088 downloads
- 81 KB
Ribbon Icons Customizer 22.214.171.124
Lightweight, portable and straightforward software application for turning the default ribbon icon...
- 2,876 downloads
- 535 KB
Power Shortcuts 1.1
A small tool that adds new items to the Quick Access Menu for helping you lock your screen, or sig...
- 8,645 downloads
- 577 KB
RecImg Manager 2.0.26222.34876
Backup Windows 8 and restore it whenever you want with this friendly yet powerful application soft...
- 16,975 downloads
- 2 MB
Power8 1.6.2 Build 1628
Simple-to-use software application that brings back the classic Windows 7 Start Menu to Windows 8 ...
- 3,151 downloads
- 989 KB
Start Charming 1.42
This lightweight application allows you to tame the interface of the Windows 8 Start menu in order...
- 30,916 downloads
- 38.68 MB
Customize your Windows 8 Start screen
- 4,151 downloads
- 33 KB
Metro Killer 1.0
A simple-to-use and portable application that helps you disable the Windows 8 Metro User Interface...