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Start Menu (Or Whatever It's Now Called) Gone From Taskbar

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    Windows 8

    Start Menu (Or Whatever It's Now Called) Gone From Taskbar


    My Start Menu or whatever it's now called on the bottom left corner of the desktop disappeared. I'm not sure if it was accidentally unpinned but I've tried and can't seem to find a way to add it back to my taskbar. Can someone please help?

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    Welcome to EightForums, marylebone.

    Are you talking about the mini Start Screen that appears on the bottom left corner? This is one of what is now called a hot corner.

    You may go to the Start Screen by pushing the Windows key. Push again to return to previous screen.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think he means the win X thing.

    Might as well get a proper one and relieve the pain.

    Classic Shell is free.

    Welcome to Classic Shell

    Iirc , only a few months since there were 1m downloads. Now it is 4m.
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    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 marylebone View Post
    My Start Menu or whatever it's now called on the bottom left corner of the desktop disappeared. I'm not sure if it was accidentally unpinned but I've tried and can't seem to find a way to add it back to my taskbar. Can someone please help?
    Welcome. Have you done a restart. You also could try a system restore especially if you know about when your problem began.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just move your mouse pointer to the extreme bottom left corner and click, the same thing happens in 8 as in 7, opens the start menu or in 8, the Start Screen.
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