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Windows 8 Start Menu - Open it at half the size?

  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Bit OT but that is interesting SIW cos I happen to quite like Ubuntu too I might just try that on a spare spinner in the spare laptop.

    Like this:

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I was being sarcastic. My point is that many UI's are very different from each other. In fact, the start menu itself is "visually jarring" because it's UI is unlike any app you're currently using. You're just used to it. Just as you would become used to the Start Page UI if you actually used it for any length of time.
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  3. #13


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Try this it is what I am running and I like it IObit Start Menu 8 Free download, Bring Start Menu back to Windows 8

    Oops forgot to mention you need to hit Win+X then desktop at the bottom to get to this FULL screen once in it stays there if it pops out WIN+X again > desktop etc etc
    I installed some iobit stuff once... never again. Outright garbage.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Try this it is what I am running and I like it IObit Start Menu 8 Free download, Bring Start Menu back to Windows 8

    Oops forgot to mention you need to hit Win+X then desktop at the bottom to get to this FULL screen once in it stays there if it pops out WIN+X again > desktop etc etc
    I installed some iobit stuff once... never again. Outright garbage.
    Same here, iorbit software is terrible! I used some years ago and actually paid for the privilege. Most of the time it never did anything, and when it did it would cause more problems than it was supposed to apparently fix. I'd never recommend their stuff to anyone, and if I see it on someone's machine, I tell them to get rid of it immediately.
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  5. #15


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Yes well I just prefer something to just use and not go hunting through the "panels".

    As someone said just now the speed is great some of the programs and apps I use in 7 will not run in 8 but most of that is down to IE10. The most irritating thing is using Youtube as the download speed is somehow slower and "bitty" which it isn't in 7.

    My desktop well it will not upload mine for some reason but it is the same as the 7 one
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