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Me make-a poll about Start button

View Poll Results: Upset if Start go to Modern Metro instead of old way?

20. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    9 45.00%
  • No

    11 55.00%
  1. #11

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Did someone say pigeonhole????

    The start button is a training wheel or a crutch..

    in time you will realize that you dont need it.. It still comes in handy once in a while when you brainfart and forget where something is, but otherwise I believe its just like a child's reaction when dad says, 'ok lets try it without the training wheels'

    at first youll fall, get frustrated, but then youre doing ramp jumps and skids. Then wonder why you didnt nget rid of it sooner..

    I installed start 8 by IObit, it was great at first, now I hardly use it.. Maybe Ill remove it, maybe not. Its not bothering anything being there.

    I do not find Win 8 intuitive, and i resent trying to be convinced that it is. Perhaps to the programmer it is but not to a user.

    I love Win 8, i dont even use the Win 7 as my other boot anymore

    As for the metro section of win 8, i use that as an extended desktop, to keep my regular desktop clear and with the programs i use the most... Ive installed tons of apps, utils, and programs. I do use this laptop like mad, and its still runs smooth..


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  2. #12

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    The start button is a training wheel or a crutch..
    I take it you mean start menu ?

    No. It is useful thing for most desktop users.

    There are a number of other ways people can split up the functions that are in the start menu and distribute them around the place. If they prefer that, it is up to them.

    You might say the entire gui is a crutch/training wheels - by implication only for the stupid and lazy. Get rid of that and do everything via terminal.
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  3. #13

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Something about the poll question isnt right, i had to re-read it just now.. I did mean the start button..

    I use the start menu ( metro? ) as an extended desktop to keep all my junk in.. Its hard to organize tho, it fights you all the way..

    There's soooo much to learn, i'm still learning shortcuts, like in the start menu/metro you can just start typing with no box and the search will pop up anticipating what you're looking for and give you options.. The same as in the start button.. The big difference is that Win 8 will categorize it for you and show which ones are files, or settings, or apps...

    I was a diehard DOS guy, it took Win98 to get me to like the GUI system. But even then, i dropped to the DOS prompt occasionally to do things faster....
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  4. #14

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    It seems MS will add the option to boot to desktop and a start button.

    According to Thurrott and others - the button will just open the metro start screen.

    To translate the poll question:

    Is it a BAD idea for the start button to lead to the full size metro screen.

    Yes - it is a bad idea

    No - it's not a bad idea.

    Seems to me making a button for the screen is just making the hidden corner start thing visible.

    For those who choose the option of boot to desktop and start button, it goes like this:

    Boot to desktop avoiding the much hated screen.

    Phew, what a relief.

    Aha... there is the button for the menu. Click.

    OMG ..that ghastly screen is there, covering everything up. It's an ambush!

    This is going back to the shop tomorrow.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    I installed start 8 by IObit, it was great at first, now I hardly use it.. Maybe Ill remove it, maybe not. Its not bothering anything being there.
    If you look, it should still be running in the background even though you completely disabled it. that's why I uninstalled it off of my computer.
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  6. #16

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    To be honest I'm not that clear what the poll is asking but if it's, does it matter to me whether when the machine starts up it goes to the Start Screen Metro or Desktop then no it doesn't and I don't use 3rd party apps to alter it.

    I'd rather learn to use it as it came out the box and see how things go, at least that way it makes my brain work.
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