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  1. #11


    Thanks, but not much. I just want to put the icons for all the software I use on the desktop. I do not want to re-work the whole thing. I like having all my software in one place. Is that simple thing possible?

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  2. #12


    With just a little bit of time (less than hour) anyone can setup 8 to be operated from the Desktop
    without going back to Start Screen with exceptions (depending which shortcuts you don't put in desktop or desktop folders.
    I like Taskbar on left because
    1- I learned to read left toright
    2- I can stack Toolbars and hide icons
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by exnarc View Post
    Thanks, but not much. I just want to put the icons for all the software I use on the desktop. I do not want to re-work the whole thing. I like having all my software in one place. Is that simple thing possible?
    Yes. When you boot your computer, just click on the Desktop tile. After you install the apps you want, right click on the tile in the start page and choose "pin to taskbar". After that, the icon will be on your desktop taskbar. After you've pinned all your apps to the taskbar, you only ever have to see the start page when you boot. After you go to the desktop, you don't have to look at it again.

    When you want to shut down, just push the power button on your computer, or ctrl-alt-del and click the button in the lower right hand corner and choose shutdown.
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  4. #14


    REAL EZ
    Right-click on Start Screen & click on All Apps in lower right corner

    Right-click any App you want a shortcut for & click on Open file location in lower left

    Right-click the shortcut icon & Send to desktop (create shortcut)



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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bluice32 View Post
    I've used windows 8 extensively, but even with start menu customizations and considerable tweaking, it still remains a disjointed OS.
    How can it be disjointed, when, after one simple application install, it looks and acts just like Windows 7...no tweaking necessary?
    So anyway, why the hell i should install that app to get win7 like start menu, when i can just install windows 7 without any shitty apps ? Plus, windows 7 is much safer and has so much less bugs, plus it's not slower, and i made it even faster with few tweaks I tried windows 8 and i didn't notice any area, where windows 8 is better for my pc
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  6. #16


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    The way to deal with the start screen is to remove all the pointless apps (that means everything there is not a single app that anyone will ever need) then never go there again! Remove the short cuts for IE.

    Use a start menu replacement that gives you a start button and takes you straight to the desktop. You then have a usable multitasking, multi-windowed OS that you can run productive programs and proper browsers like Firefox or Chrome. You now begin to approach a grown up work tool instead of the child's toy that the two or three Win8 Modern Ui lovers seem to enjoy.

    Oh and if you want a tablet take an aspirin or buy an ipad, a surface is just somewhere to rest your beer glass!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    REAL EZ
    Right-click on Start Screen & click on All Apps in lower right corner

    Right-click any App you want a shortcut for & click on Open file location in lower left

    Right-click the shortcut icon & Send to desktop (create shortcut)



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    +1 for this as it seem's to actually answer the OP's question the rest is just people arguing about how they do it or how 7 > 8.
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