Start8 v1.31 update is available now!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Today we released a Start8 v1.31 update which includes an assortment of performance enhancements and fixes. You can view the Changelog here.

Start8 is available to try as a free 30-day trial

Current Start8 owners should open their Object Desktop Manager application or visit their Stardock account to download the v1.31 update.

To learn more about Start8 visit


Reply #1 Wednesday, December 04, 2013 1:24 PM

Locked in install at 0% installed, twice in a row, via ODM. For 20 minutes now.











Reply #2 Wednesday, December 04, 2013 1:46 PM

I was able to open Start8, about, check for updates, and got the update that way.

Reply #3 Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:37 PM

I can't seem to be able to change my start button anymore, the entire option set is greyed out.  What gives?  Something wrong here?  Running Windows 8.1 with Start 8 1.3.1

Reply #4 Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:14 PM

MadDawg25, open windowblinds config, go to the gear, top right.


Put a check mark in the box next to "Always use the OS start button, rather than the theme one".


Then, you can change buttons with Start8.

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading skins.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!

Articles Filters