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Missing Start Button Workaround

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Abhiji, Ahh, if it was only that simple. If you right click on an app, you have the choice of UNPINNING or UNINSTALLING. What I did was the equivalent of UNINSTALLING. No easy way to recover from that but I managed!
    which apps did you uninstall?? you can always get them from the store...

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    WARNING WARNING See those little icons like Desktop and Store. They don't work in the this program but when I deleted them, it deleted the APP IN METRO. Now I do not have a Desktop App in Metro anymore!
    anyway... how in hell did you manage to DELETE the DESKTOP app????
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  3. #13


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    anyway... how in hell did you manage to DELETE the DESKTOP app????

    Abhiji, Oh, deleting the desktop app was easy! Go back and take a good look at the VISTA START MENU photo I posted. You will see three items that I deleted from the list because they did not DO anything in the start menu( desktop, store,PC Settings). Turns out that deleting from the START MENU PROGRAM also deleted them from the METRO INTERFACE. The damn PC SETTINGS deletion hurt enough that I REFRESHED WIN8 to get it back.
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  4. #14


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I have had the Vista Start Menu icon on my desktop for a week now and I NEVER USE IT. Turns out that I never used the Start globe on Win7 either 'cept for occasional hits on control panel or Windows update. Going to delete my Start and never look back.
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  5. #15


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    There is an alternative to Vista start Menu. From the same people Start menu 7 which has some windows 8 support.

    Click image for larger version

    The start "orb" and the Main display have several skins. The start orb sort of works but occasionally dips below the task bar. You can operate without the "orb" and use the tray icon instead.

    You can get it here. Start Menu 7
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hi kado,

    Good to know such a program works in Win8.

    Thanks


    Hopachi
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, I have been using Start Menu 7 for a while.

    The search box at the bottom works - it does not throw you back to the kiddie screen.
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  8. #18


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, I have been using Start Menu 7 for a while.

    The search box at the bottom works - it does not throw you back to the kiddie screen.
    I noticed that too. Do you also have problems with the "orb" not behaving?
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  9. #19


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    WARNING: START 7 MENU CAN MESS UP critical icons in the METRO SCREEN. Protect the shortcut icons in the screenshot below in a new file called Protect or Hidden or something. If you delete them (which I did a while ago from Vista Start Menu), you may be screwed in Metro!
    K, I am running the Start Menu 7 program. Nice program, better than VISTA Start Menu program. 50/50 if Pro is worth it. No issues with orb(?). I can add or subtract some folders but there is no way to pin, for instance, Check for Updates like I used to have with Win7. Search works fine. Things are missing from the programs menu like Paint and Media Player and a bunch of others. still, its a keeper.

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    WARNING: START 7 MENU CAN MESS UP critical icons in the METRO SCREEN. Protect the shortcut icons in the screenshot below in a new file called Protect or Hidden or something.
    That's useful to know.
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