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MS says return of Start button, only now it is" Stop" for Task Manager

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    MS says return of Start button, only now it is" Stop" for Task Manager


    I don't know what they're thinking with this. Seems you can now click on the Stop button and the Task Manager will open. It will then show you programs Microsoft doesn't like or think should be running and highlights them. It then asks you "Do you want to Stop this process and use Metro instead?"

    I kind of like the idea and am ready to use it!!!





    P.S. Please don't ask for any source for this.

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    Hmm!
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    Start button is irrelevant, you can get to what you need simply by hovering your mouse over the lower left corner, and right clicking.
    Therefore making the Start button obsolete.

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    The function you point to, certainly doesn't show all, in fact, they are mostly items from the Control panel. But I have hacked mine and have now regained my old Windows 7 programs. (known items, within folders). I do wanrt ot try harder to use the Metro inteface, but needed something I am more accustomed to for expedition.

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    dave, was just showing you do have some what of a startmenu, without the start button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Hmm!
    Dancing pink elephant is the new 8 MS Bob!
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    Kind of consfused on the subject, so what your saying is they will now give the option to have a start button now?
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    lol this thread was 4/1
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
    Kind of consfused on the subject, so what your saying is they will now give the option to have a start button now?
    Not in the traditional sense, it won't be one, just a way currently to gain access to certain things that we used a start button for in the past.
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