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Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu

  1. #101

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Yes, I believe that we will have the start button back exactly like the one on Windows 7. I also believe in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

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  2. #102

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    wds 8.1- x 64Bit

    Me 2 ....
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  3. #103

    The Windows 8.1 Start Button Is a “Good Move by Microsoft,” Says Start Menu App Dev

    Microsoft indeed brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1, but it only gets users to the Start screen, instead of launching a Start Menu.

    In spite of this, it’s still a nice feature, Mark Beare, the CEO and co-founder of ReviverSoft, the company behind Start Menu Reviver, told us in an interview.

    Bear has explained that while the new Start button is helpful in some cases, many users might actually be disappointed with the fact that it only gets you to the Start screen, instead of launching a Start Menu

    “I think that it is a good move by Microsoft. They really need something on the desktop to tell users where to go to access the menu. That being said, it still just takes people to the Start Screen. The Start Screen on mouse and keyboard is a less efficient way to navigate around Windows than a Start Menu that opens on the desktop,” Beare mentioned.
    The Windows 8.1 Start Button Is a ?Good Move by Microsoft,? Says Start Menu App Dev
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  4. #104

    Posts : 472
    Windows 8 Pro

    "Inspite of this, it's still a nice feature" says Mark Beare.
    I would ask him what's "nice" about it. He knows very well that it is not the start button that many users have been asking for. I really don't miss the start button, but a lot of users do. For MS to say they are bringing back the start button is, in my opinion, insulting everyone's intelligence. As I've mentionedbefore, instead of calling it the start button, they should have named it the appeasement button.
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  5. #105

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    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Start menu look

    Start menu look -

    It just looks like the Win 8 "flag" window; there is no surrounding "Box" or "circle". An outlining box appears when the mouse hoovers over it, however, for those who were wondering.
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  6. #106

    Geez....Just as I thought > That new member opened up Pandora's Box again....
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  7. #107

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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Geez....Just as I thought > That new member opened up Pandora's Box again....
    Perhaps Pandora asked him to....??
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  8. #108

    I didn't miss the start button. But, I did miss the functionality of it. The start screen is not laid out in such a way unless you lay it out yourself to get you to what you need. The new button is basically a wasted opportunity to have a new more user-friendly way of bringing up the menu to go places. There is no point in adding back that button if it serves no real function aside from bringing you to the start screen which in itself is still messy. There is still no visual cue to bring up the menu and the hidden menu doesn't work well. If I didn't know about how windows 8 functioned from reading and watching it before using it I would be lost. It is not intuitive. There are nice upgrades but the product is still half baked.
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