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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. #1


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Survey request


    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

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  2. #2


    I don't use a third party start utility. I don't prefer to turn to third parties for things like this. Overall, it seems like I lose stability with these third party hack add-ons.

    With the above said, i also don't use Windows 8 for anything but testing and playing. It's not on any of my production real use machines.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Walex,

    Poll added to your thread.

    FAQ's: Reading and Posting Messages


    Nope, I don't use one in Windows 8.
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Jan 2013 at 22:11.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks Brink, and yes, I use a start program, I spend all my time in desktop mode.

    walex
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  5. #5


    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
    I registered a "no" vote I don't use a 3rd party start program, but I do use a toolbar in the task bar. The toolbar is made from a folder I call "App;" this folder contains a shortcut for pretty much every app in which I might be interested in using. I am pretty much with pparks1: he says "i also don't use Windows 8 for anything but testing and playing. It's not on any of my production real use machines." I would add only that I use 8 for helping others here--as I am sure pparks1 does too. I also am on the desktop most of the time.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Never, don't need to. The Start Screen can provide everything and more over the menu.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    I spend all my time on the desktop! Once you know your way around win 8 no need for start up menu…
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  8. #8


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I do, because this box has Win 8, my other box has Win 7.

    Classic Shell gives consistency between the two.

    Funnily enough, I actually prefer the Win 8 setup.

    Sick of slamming my MOUSE into the bottom-left corner of W7, right-clicking, and getting SFA.

    Or trying to get a Charm-bar up.

    I love Win 7, and Vista passionately. I was an original Vista beta-tester, and loved Vista RC1.

    I have Vista Ultimate w/SP2 on one of my desktop boxes. Fantastic OS. ROCK-solid, and fast.

    But, ignoring the 'cloud' and 'paid apps', Win 8 is the 'duck's guts'. (Aussie slang, means 'very good').

    But I DO want my eye-candy (Aero, in FULL) back.

    No ifs or buts.

    Luv 8, otherwise...
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  9. #9


    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 averchat View Post
    I spend all my time on the desktop! Once you know your way around win 8 no need for start up menu…
    Need isn't exactly the issue. Efficiency is the main issue for me. I'm not going to debate the efficiency issue, but say whatever you think. I'll listen. Relevance of the "modern" apps may be an important issue too. See this poll. I know that relevancy and, potential relevancy, also can be debated until the cows come home. I am not going to debate this issue either.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I can find my way around the start screen, so if the time ever comes when that is the only option available I can full adjust to it. But in the mean time I prefer to use the Windows 7 start menu.
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