The Windows 8 Start Panel and You
With the new Windows 8 Start Panel, users are able to give their PC the classic Windows 8 appearance even if they do not have Windows 8 installed on their computers. The Windows 8 Start Panel allows users to customize the Windows 8 Start Screen by choosing new desktop entries or background images. This allows users to experiment with the new Windows look and feel on their computers and provides them with the ability to customize the Start Menu and taskbar more easily than before. With the new Windows 8 Start Panel, you no longer need to install any additional third party software or drivers. The Windows 8 Start Panel program can provide you with a Windows 8 design in an attractive lightweight program, which is among the very best choices available for creating a unique Windows 8 theme.
The Windows 8 Start Panel contains four main elements: the tile arrangement, the Start Menu, the Taskbar and the Live Start button. The Windows 8 Start Panel allows the user to customize the appearance of their computer's desktop based on the current wallpaper, screen resolution, and color of the monitor. By default, when the user installs and uninstalls applications, the customized Windows 8 setup will be saved along with the application's shortcuts and the action bars that are present on the desktop background and taskbar. The standard Windows 8 interface still applies, with the only difference being the Start Panel where you can customize your computer's desktop interface. If you wish to apply the Windows 8 interface to the entire desktop, you can simply add the Windows 8 Start Screen and select the standard Windows 8 buttons and commands you see on the desktop.
The Windows 8 Start Panel allows you to change your default desktop wallpaper, control the color of the menus and the transparency of the Start Screen. You can also apply a new desktop border and select the same background image as your current desktop background. The only problem with the Windows 8 Start Panel is that it requires you to right-click the Start Menu to access the Options dialogue box and select the Start Screen option instead of accessing the Start Menu directly. If you would like to access the Start Menu directly, click on the Start Menu and then click the Start button or search for it in the Start Menu search box. Finally, to finish off the visual effects you may want to apply some visual effects to the tiles of the Windows 8 start app.