Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Build 9369 - Start screen MORE USEABLE now

  1. #11

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Thanks for the news Jimbo.

    So now we have a Start Button on the Start Screen.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    So now we have a Start Button on the Start Screen.
    Not really, just more convenient with a button to show "All Apps" as you can do when right click on start screen then click the icon on bottom right.

    Additions are:
    1. you can resize the tile to 1/4 the original size so you can pin more on the start screen
    2. edit the group title in place.
    3. Split screen 50/50 and depend on your display resolution. Mine is 1920X1200, so I can only put 3 on each monitor. With dual monitor will give 6.
    4. With dual monitor, The start screen/All apps will stay visible.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by topgundcp; 18 Apr 2013 at 15:41.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Yes I agree. It's more convenient to see all apps like that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14

    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    One thing I'm finding GREAT on the latest build (x-64 build 9369) is the little button at the bottom of the START screen.

    Forget the stupid metro tiles etc -- just click the button and it lists ALL the apps and then you can optionally have these sorted by Install date or Most used.

    This in some situations obviates any need for going directly to the desktop -- you can just click on your desired application and run it. - This would suggest to me that the Desktop as a separate application is destined for the Bin sooner rather than later.

    I would perhaps like a little more selections in the APP sort screen but if you don't have gazillions of apps it's actually quite useable.

    Here's what I mean -- two screenshots enc.

    And of course the search window is open if you want to type a specific thing -- say W* for example if you can't quickly see Ms Word for example.

    If Ms keep on a bit with this it *might* just possibly morph into something quite useable.

    Isn't this a feature from the very beginning? When you right click anywhere on the start screen, you will get that "All Apps" button on a "taskbar" below.

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I think I saw that the default Start Screen arrangement on the leaked build has the Desktop tile as double huge, and seems to have fewer apps than the RTM....

    Honestly, if the items that were on the start menu were on the Start Screen, there would be less disruption. Click the lower left corner, you have what the start menu had in a larger format. Even with the smaller tiles, you could stick a BUNCH of stuff onto it now with less screen estate being used.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Build 9369 - Start screen MORE USEABLE now

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Start screen shortcut opens the wrong start screen!!
My first real problem with win 8.1. Problem Defined. I have a shortcut on my desktop. The same shortcut key on my desktop task bar. The shortcut when activated loads the windows 8.1 start screen where my tiles are. The default DPI in this windows 8.1 is 125%. I changed the resolution to...
General Support
windows 8 pro build 9200 : start up sound stopped playing
After installing it I configured windows 8 pro build 9200 to play at the start up. It worked. However after activating the op. sistem it no longer plays the start up sound (any idea ?). Another thing I have no idea is why Microsoft supressed the log off sound. Who had the brilliant idea to...
Sound & Audio
Windows 8 Start Screen Link + Start Screen Questions
Hi, I have successfully managed to upgrade, add a shutdown tile on the start screen, add a classic start on the desktop screen and get the right tiles on my desktop and remove the initial screen. I have a usable OS on my laptop again and it may sound strange but I like both interfaces and use...
General Support
4GB of RAM but only 3.50GB are useable.
So as the title said, I have 4gb of total ram on my computer, and it says only 3.5GB are useable. I am running 64bit of windows 8. Anyone know how I can get the use of all 4gbs?
Drivers & Hardware
Windows Developer Preview Build.8102 Start Screen Editor
If anyone wants to customize their Metro Start screen. There's a new tool here: Start Screen Editor Download - Softpedia 3075 ENJOY!!!
Windows 8 Build 7989 Screen Shots / Snips
Hello everyone, I just thought to share these, I will have more later. click to enlarge 13431344 13451346 13471348
General Support
Handy Apps screen in build 7955
Just found this screen, it will be very usefull. Go to start/all programs/glcnd.
Software and Apps

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook