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Should I use Start8 For Windows 8 ?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Another little tip. If you install Rocket Dock (which is extremely handy), you get a shortcut for "All Control Panel Items". That proved to be very useful. Note: The picture shows only part of it.

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    You can pin Control Panel to taskbar which should = All Control Panel Items.
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = Lower left click replacement being sought
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = All apps screen w/ smaller tiles like you show
    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar = the Start Menu you get by right clicking on the popout in lower left corner

    No offense to third party apps but, it these work well from within. and it looks like some 3rd party may have problems in future

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    Hello Guys Will this software Work?

    8StartButton

    https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/
    Save $9.95 and add those shortcuts to your taskbar yourself

    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = a blue orb you'll like
    Instead of clicking Lower left corner or using Winkey to see Start Screen

    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = All apps screen w/ smaller tiles immediately from desktop. Without right clicking the Start Screen and clicking All apps in lower right corner. ( I pinned this to Taskbar & Start Screen )

    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar = Faster than waiting for the Start Menu popout in lower left corner and right clicking it for Accessibility to more features ( I pinned this to Taskbar & Start Screen )

    Pin File Explorer to your taskbar.

    You can pin Control Panel to taskbar which should = All Control Panel Items.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Another little tip. If you install Rocket Dock (which is extremely handy), you get a shortcut for "All Control Panel Items". That proved to be very useful. Note: The picture shows only part of it.

    Attachment 19182


    Attachment 19184
    You can pin Control Panel to taskbar which should = All Control Panel Items.
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = Lower left click replacement being sought
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = All apps screen w/ smaller tiles like you show
    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar = the Start Menu you get by right clicking on the popout in lower left corner

    No offense to third party apps but, it these work well from within. and it looks like some 3rd party may have problems in future
    Right, I have done all that too. But that is not the same thing. And Rocket Dock is a solid program as far as I can tell. Have used it since Vista and it works well in Win8. It is a good addition when the taskbar gets crowded. And for the masses of shortcuts (programs, URLs and folders) I use the toolbar.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = Lower left click replacement being sought
    .
    That is enough for me and it will always be compatible.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Another little tip. If you install Rocket Dock (which is extremely handy), you get a shortcut for "All Control Panel Items". That proved to be very useful. Note: The picture shows only part of it.

    Attachment 19182


    Attachment 19184
    You can pin Control Panel to taskbar which should = All Control Panel Items.
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = Lower left click replacement being sought
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 = All apps screen w/ smaller tiles like you show
    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar = the Start Menu you get by right clicking on the popout in lower left corner

    No offense to third party apps but, it these work well from within. and it looks like some 3rd party may have problems in future
    Right, I have done all that too. But that is not the same thing. And Rocket Dock is a solid program as far as I can tell. Have used it since Vista and it works well in Win8. It is a good addition when the taskbar gets crowded. And for the masses of shortcuts (programs, URLs and folders) I use the toolbar.
    I tried it on xp for a few days. Nothing wrong with it that I remember.
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