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View Poll Results: Do you use a 3rd party "Start Menu" program?

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  • Yes

    12 40.00%
  • No

    18 60.00%
  1. #11


    No, I don't use the Start Menu because I don't need it

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Don't know totally what you meant. But, the poll may end up leading to ambiguous inferences because of some (answering "no"), but still almost always avoiding the metro start screen using other means. I fall into this class. In other word, it would be nice, in the context of the poll, to know how many use such other means. The poll is OK, of course, if the question asked clearly reflects what the OP really wants to know.
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  3. #13


    Classic Shell for me, it's my crutch...
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  4. #14


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Can't vote in the poll from my iPod, but yeah I do use a 3rd party start app.

    Pokki, probably the best I've come across.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    I am sorry znod, my poll refers to "third party" start menu's I.E Start8,ClassicShell, Etc. To be clear not the Win8
    start Screen or previously called "METRO" start screen. A Win start button. Right now the poll is holding at 50/50
    certainly not what I was expecting, which was more like 80/20 "no" I had thought. but, more votes to come.
    sorry for any misunderstanding.

    thanks to all participating

    walex

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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,156
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    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    I am sorry znod, my poll refers to "third party" start menu's I.E Start8,ClassicShell, Etc. To be clear not the Win8
    start Screen or previously called "METRO" start screen. A Win start button. Right now the poll is holding at 50/50
    certainly not what I was expecting, which was more like 80/20 "no" I had thought. but, more votes to come.
    sorry for any misunderstanding.

    thanks to all participating

    walex
    There is no problem with your poll if it really is getting at what you want to know. The problem is that some of us, certainly me, answer "no"--which is correct. But, you can't (maybe you don't want to) infer from these no votes that we are happily using the metro start screen. Some of us, certainly me, are doing something else entirely. As mentioned earlier, I am using a tool bar on the task bar as a start menu. But, it is not a 3rd party start menu so, as said, I answer "no" to your question even though the metro start screen is nothing but a bridge to the desktop for me.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Ahhh, yes I see what you mean, true, you in fact have created your own ,Start Menu, by creating multiple folders on the
    task bar. That in turn is your personal start menu. I did not anticipate that, that too is away to bypass the missing Start Menu.
    Was'nt quite sure what you were referring to, at first. I in fact just tried it myself and "damn" it is a really good way to have
    easy access to my files. I am going to build on the folders to ensure every thing I need has a shortcut in my folders.

    Thanks znod, sometimes the answer is really so obvious that I could'nt see the trees because of the forest..

    walex
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  8. #18


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    Yes, you got what I am saying. I really just have one item of pertinence in the task bar--the Apps toolbar. It contains all the shortcuts in an Apps folder on my desktop. See desktop snip (be sure and enlarge the thumbnail so you can see clearly what I am talking about). My documents toolbar doesn't do much. The Apps toolbar has a jillion shortcuts in it. And, it can hold folders much like the Win7, for example, start menu can hold.

    So, now consider how the poll changes if you count my vote as a yes. The vote now would be 7 yeses and 6 nos. And, there is at least one other whose vote might switch--yielding 8 to 5 at this point.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Sorry, an answer to the poll, yes I suppose it could skew the poll, but all in all the the result would confirm
    % of users who do or don't use a start menu. If they answer using your correct logic.

    thanks walex
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  10. #20


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Point well taken..next time i will consider more carefully my selection of answers....

    walex
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