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View Poll Results: Good Start Menu Replacement and Acceptance of Windows 8

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  • Having a good start menu replacement greatly enhances my acceptance of Windows 8.

    24 44.44%
  • Having a good start menu replacement enhances my acceptance of Windows 8, but not greatly.

    7 12.96%
  • Neither of the above

    23 42.59%
  1. #11


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It does, but could also mean many other things. For instance, if the start menu does not enhance acceptance at all (because you refuse to accept Windows 8 in any form).

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  2. #12


    I don't get it.

    Windows 8 has a start menu !
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Win 8 comes with what most here tend to call a start screen. Most here refer to the Win7, for example, desktop start menu "missing" on Win8 as the start menu as in "start menu replacement or substitute." Not a big difference, but the difference can get confusing. The Win7-type start menu also sometimes is referred to as the "classic start menu."
    Last edited by znod; 21 Jan 2013 at 15:01.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Win 8 comes with what most call a start screen. Not a big difference, but the difference can get confusing.
    The start screen works fine to launch or find a program. For me, I just don't like having to switch away entirely from classic desktop to use it.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Me too. My start screen is set up to facilitate movement to the program, including the desktop, that I want to use first/next after ending up on the start screen for whatever reason. My desktop tile now is in the upper left position so I can just do a return and go to the desktop.
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  6. #16


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Does Windows 8 have a "recently items" list?
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  7. #17


    If you only knew!

    I live in the heart of IBM, The lower Hudson Valley, New York. The area surrounding contains Many IBM buildings scattered all over.

    In Poughkeepsie there is/was the Lamplighters bar, saloon/.club where IBM-ers frequented to relax, dance, flirt, cheat and generally do what girls and boys do. These were egg head employees of IBM who were PHd's. Some of them were employed to just -"think". That was their job -"think ! And they did magnificently converting binary and decimal numbers to these incredible texts, graphics seen today.

    Touch screen is yet another fantastic scientific development, the sensitizing of a human finger that transmits signals to a screen that recept's and processed the human transmission of electronic signals to commands.

    Not the least is Microsoft, the brains that developed the means to make it all understandable to the masses.

    I lament for my fellow humans that apparently can't understand what they have dispositioned before them in extraordinary development.
    Last edited by wetibbe; 21 Jan 2013 at 15:55.
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  8. #18


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Not the least is Microsoft, the brains that developed the means to make it all understandable to the masses.
    I think IBM is a remarkably talented and resilient technology company in light of the many market forces and changes that work against them. Microsoft has smart people, too. But they mostly take existing ideas, fiddle with them a bit, and do a great job marketing them and convincing people that MS invented them. Clever marketing and positioning is a significant driver of business success.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Does Windows 8 have a "recently items" list?
    Good thought. Go run > type "recent." That's a potential helper with or without a start menu.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 SP1


    Absence of a start menu would have been a deal breaker for me. I work with lots of windows open. I can't afford the time to learn Metro until I am comfortable with the desktop and settings. Later, perhaps I will explore it but for now I need the machine to be productive.
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