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Will Microsoft restore Start Menu to Windows 8?

  1. #71


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    Quote Originally Posted by droberto View Post
    That would be the same developer who developed StartIsBack!
    Pretty neat.

    Unfortunately another one we need to buy , but looks authentic (to Win7).

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  2. #72


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by droberto View Post
    That would be the same developer who developed StartIsBack!
    No it's not. Ex7ForW8 was developed by My Digital Life. It is the original Windows 7 Orb Start Menu with full functionality, because it's migrated from the Windows 7 Instalation disc when loading the program. And it's totally free.

    When you run the progam it asks you to run the Win7 installation disk in your DVD drive. It then imports Explorer 7 and the original Orb Start Menu.

    After it's set up you can run it in one of two modes, but not both simulaneously.

    In Explorer 7 mode it boots your PC straight to desktop with Explorer 7 running and Orb Start Menu, and no Metro seen or availabe.

    In the start menu jump list it has an icon which you click to turn off Explorer 7 and take you back to Explorer 8 and Metro. And a similar switch in the metro screen to return you to the Exporer 7 mode.
    Last edited by Mustang; 23 Nov 2012 at 11:16.
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  3. #73


    Mustang, isn't Tihiy the brainchild/developer of StartIsBack and Ex7forW8?. Am I missing something here - set me straight.
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  4. #74


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by tseven View Post
    At this point I doubt they can add the start menu back in this original form because the windows key(I think that's the name) opens up the start screen. They could implement the use of it back though but it would probably need to be renamed. The only real reason for me to use it is I need a menu that is visual that can be accessed by clicking and not hovering. Also it just allows certain things to have easier access. I don't even need the directory for programs but even a folder that quickly accessible for programs on the desktop would be nice.
    If you want to get a Start Menu back for Windows 8 Desktop, install the Nexus Desktop. Check this out:
    Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows
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  5. #75


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mocnarf View Post
    If you want to get a Start Menu back for Windows 8 Desktop, install the Nexus Desktop. Check this out:
    Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows
    This thing use hot corners too, I'm kind of scare of how it will mix with the one of Windows8
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  6. #76


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    windows 8 pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by droberto View Post
    Thanks. That's what I looked for. I registered and using it now.

    This is very light application. No services at startup
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  7. #77


    If one goes to their desktop view and unloads every icon onto it, then you have a 'start screen'. I don't want to see that! I have (or HAD) everything neatly arranged in folders so that the desktop is nice and tidy. When you want something, you just look under a heading (folder) until you find what you want. This is much like a library. Win8 seems to have tipped all the books off the shelves in the library and said 'well, it's in there somewhere...' If we could customise our desktop and each subsequent window to LOOK like the new start screen, then we MAY have taken it on board and streamlined our systems in that way. Microsoft could have taken the information from our computers as to how we liked it (using the update and report facilities - I thought they already did...) and responded accordingly. I don't want a 21" phone-screen in my office.
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  8. #78


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonaard1 View Post
    I don't want a 21" phone-screen in my office.
    Exactly my sentiments.

    In a nutshell W8 is a Tablet/Smartfone GUI, which M$ are asking us to use for desktop work.

    Ain't gonna happen, no which way.

    Will M$ restore the Start Menu? They will if they value their desktop clientelle.
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  9. #79


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonaard1 View Post
    I don't want a 21" phone-screen in my office.
    Exactly my sentiments.

    In a nutshell W8 is a Tablet/Smartfone GUI, which M$ are asking us to use for desktop work.

    Ain't gonna happen, no which way.

    Will M$ restore the Start Menu? They will if they value their desktop clientelle.
    I think that M$ will learn the value of word of mouth it look like it will take more than 2b to counter word of mouth.
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  10. #80


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't want a 21 inch Desktop UI on a four inch phone, yet this is android and ios...
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