Bypass the Windows 8 Start screen with RetroUI
Still not crazy about the Windows 8 Start screen? A new app helps you avoid it entirely by taking you directly to the desktop.
Sold by a company named Thinix, RetroUI breezes right past the Windows 8 Start screen to deliver you to the desktop. You can still choose to open the Start screen and other Windows 8 UI features, or you can disable them entirely so that the Charms bar, hot corners, and other Win8 elements are inaccessible.
The software costs $4.95. But you can try before you buy via a 14-day fully functional trial version. And that’s just what I did.
Installing RetroUI sets up a…
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