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

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30. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    12 40.00%
  • No

    18 60.00%
  1. #31


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    I spent a whopping $5 on "Start 8" because the desktop looked "naked" without the orb sitting there in the corner of the task bar emitting it a nice comforting glow.
    I spent 0$ for this great orb:
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8[1]=Shortcuts
    Found here in tutorials.

    And yes, also to fill the left corner, sometimes I click there as well.

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  2. #32


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    I spent a whopping $5 on "Start 8" because the desktop looked "naked" without the orb sitting there in the corner of the task bar emitting it a nice comforting glow.
    I spent 0$ for this great orb:
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8[1]=Shortcuts
    Found here in tutorials.

    And yes, also to fill the left corner, sometimes I click there as well.
    Good idea, but I didn't want the orb to go to the Start Screen. I paid the whopping $5 so it will present a nice, hierarchical menu. If I want the Start Screen I go to the LLH corner or tap the Window button.

    -Max
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  3. #33


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


    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    Curiosity drives this request to a moderator, i do not know how to properly start one, so i ask,
    can a thread be started to survey who uses or does not use a third party "Start" program.
    It would be interesting to see the results, just a simple Yes or No would suffice as a survey
    response.

    thanks
    walex
    This read is interesting in the context of your survey and our earlier discussion about whether your poll gets at what you really are interested in knowing. It's the first "official" read that I have seen that mentions what I did--making my own start menu. At this point, if my yes vote is simply removed from the no's, then the vote is tied 11-11. And, I imagine that another one or two voted no, while using techniques other than making their own start menus on the desktop, for use in generally avoiding the metro start screen. And, if my approach is counted equivalent to using a third party start menu app, then the vote is 12-11 right now.
    Last edited by znod; 11 Jan 2013 at 21:33.
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  4. #34


    I find the Start Screen along with All Apps far superior to that "other thing".....What's it called again?
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  5. #35


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I find the Start Screen along with All Apps far superior to that "other thing".....What's it called again?
    Linux?

    -Max
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  6. #36


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I find the Start Screen along with All Apps far superior to that "other thing".....What's it called again?
    universe?
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  7. #37


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I don't use one, I'd rather learn the features of the new OS instead of trying to make it look like an older one, what's the point of that, you might as well stick with the older one.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    I don't use one, I'd rather learn the features of the new OS instead of trying to make it look like an older one, what's the point of that, you might as well stick with the older one.
    Totally Agree, why would you waste money on a new OS to make it look like the OS that is older (that you may have).
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  9. #39


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    I don't use one, I'd rather learn the features of the new OS instead of trying to make it look like an older one, what's the point of that, you might as well stick with the older one.
    Yeah, I guess you're right. When you buy a new car or house don't try to customize it with anything that you had before, throw it all away and start over. That furniture you spent $10 grand on? In the garbage. Same with all of your appliances and the stuff you had in the garage. After all, you need to learn everything absolutely new. If not, then you didn't really need the space (or new features) of the new house. Just go back to the old one.

    I suppose I should have thrown away my copy of Office 2003, Visual Studio 2008, Active Reports and the rest of the software I spent several thousand on and buy all new stuff too, just so everything can be new. Spending $5 to put back in place (in the desktop) a menu system was foolish. Even though it was easily available and lets me customize my new system with a little bit of familiarity I should turn over a new leaf and just accept it as-is! Maybe throwing out the baby with the bathwater really is the way to go!

    Thanks for your advice. I'll start saving up for the transition right away.

    -Max
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  10. #40


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    I don't use one, I'd rather learn the features of the new OS instead of trying to make it look like an older one, what's the point of that, you might as well stick with the older one.
    The reason I have configured my Windows 8 Pro to run like Windows 7, is that it has features that my Windows 7 Home Edition installation does not. Windows 8 is also designed to be more secure than 7. I can run Windows 8 from the start screen, but I still prefer having the Windows 7 start menu.
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