If you have watched the recently revealed Windows 8 preview video by Microsoft, you probably have noticed a small menu in the right-side of the screen which lets the user to quickly search, share, connect, and move to Start screen. Please watch the official preview video to have a look at the new sidebar menu.
The all new sidebar menu in the right-side of the screen in Windows 8 tablet UI is a great feature to quickly move, share, and connect with a click. If you are on Windows 7, you can now get the side menu in your Windows 7 as well.
A devinatart member, vhanla, has developed a small application which imitates the new side menu in your Windows 7. When you run the application, it adds a new Start page with date and time on the screen. Move the mouse cursor to right-side of your screen to access the side menu.
The application also adds the Windows 8 tablet UI style application switcher. The apps switcher, however, doesn’t work well now as this is an alpha release.
How to use this:
Step 1: Download and run the application to get the new lock screen.
Step 2: Left-click on the lock screen and drag it to the top (swipe up from the lower bottom of the screen) to view the all new Start page with live tiles.
Please note that the application is still in alpha stage. Compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7.
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