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Sorry MicroSoft, it's to late,

  1. #11


    Chester U.K.
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8 Poo Edition (& Windows 7 Premium)


    Quote Originally Posted by averchat View Post
    TRS80 Model 1, 1983
    Wow! me too ! (I even overclocked mine!!)

    Caperjack - you`d do well to look at stardocks "start8" - -the Start button / menu is IDENTICAL to Windows 7 (if you want it like that)

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    Started with a UK101 in the early 80's, had to build it myself from a bag of bits with a soldering iron.
    Ran some version of Microsoft basic and I still have it somewhere in storage.

    Took me a few weeks to get used to 8 but I still find myself using the desktop most of the time.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Not knocking someone who doesnt like W8, people have different needs but I dont see whats so hard to learn about it, I turn on pc, click on desktop and then start menu/ screen is in bottom left hand corner, thats all I need, done.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer3kx View Post
    Not knocking someone who doesnt like W8, people have different needs but I dont see whats so hard to learn about it, I turn on pc, click on desktop and then start menu/ screen is in bottom left hand corner, thats all I need, done.
    You can also move the Desktop tile into the first place and then simply press Enter, I find it easier this way.

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  5. #15


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer3kx View Post
    Not knocking someone who doesnt like W8, people have different needs but I dont see whats so hard to learn about it, I turn on pc, click on desktop and then start menu/ screen is in bottom left hand corner, thats all I need, done.
    You can also move the Desktop tile into the first place and then simply press Enter, I find it easier this way.


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    Ah thanks for the quick tip, I will be doing this.
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  6. #16


    Here's a trick I found on the 'net to make 8 a little more palatable.

    Right click the taskbar then go to Toolbars > New Toolbar. In the New Toolbar - Choose a Folder dialog box, enter the path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and click Choose Folder. Voila, for all intents and purposes you have a "Start Button" with access to all your programs. Granted, it's called "Programs" and is on the right side of the taskbar but it serves the purpose and doesn't require an add-in.

    -jeff
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  7. #17


    Posts : 70
    windows 8 pro 64-bits


    sorry to say dude...window is not dodging you. infact it wants to use its metro application. if you use start button then classic look dissapears and whats the use of installing windows 8. better use 7 again if you dont like new features
    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    Yep, it to late to teach this old dog new tricks, i upgraded to win 8, spent 4 hours trying to learn
    new tricks. solved the problem,I installed " Classic Shell" and now I am the proud owner of
    windows 7 & 1/2.......

    works pretty damn good.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Here's a trick I found on the 'net to make 8 a little more palatable.

    Right click the taskbar then go to Toolbars > New Toolbar. In the New Toolbar - Choose a Folder dialog box, enter the path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and click Choose Folder. Voila, for all intents and purposes you have a "Start Button" with access to all your programs. Granted, it's called "Programs" and is on the right side of the taskbar but it serves the purpose and doesn't require an add-in.

    -jeff
    good suggestion ,but ,most people who want the classic start want it because it keeps track of the recent used programs,file ect ect for quick access, for me i could use your suggestion,or do as im doing now most used programs icons on my toolbar or the desktop
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I started programming on ZX80 in the early '80's

    In my work when I moved from 5250 dumb terminal to PC (DOS) I hated it. Then I hated Windows, Lotus notes, then Outlook, Windows XP until I was used to it, etc, etc.

    I quite liked 7 and actually do not mind 8 at all. I've only had it for 3 days now so perhaps I'll find an issue I really hate later. For now the metro seems OK, I don't use it much really - it seems a bit like a reformatted start button which I rarely used as I only use about 10 apps.. I can press the off button to turn it off so that doesn't worry me either although it seems to annoy some for some unknown reason.

    I paid to upgrade to 8 as I thought it would be fun. I've no regrets.

    All my programs work. I did pin control panel though.

    If I could figure out how to pin a shortcut to a .jar on the start screen I'd be really happy.
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  10. #20


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    I too am an old dog and have used every version of dos and Windows, I think I still have the disks for Windows1 in the loft!

    I hate all these daft things in corners and edges. I use 3 monitors and every time I move the cursor between screens some menus or charm bar pops out. Give me a button so I can choose when the menu appears! StartIsBack has made the interface acceptable. However as an OS it runs all my Office and Adobe software perfectly.
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