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"All Programs" List View as per Win 7 versus Metro view

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1

    "All Programs" List View as per Win 7 versus Metro view


    Just wondering if Win 8.1 somehow made available a "all programs" list view (as per win 7 start) versus the highly undesirable Metro all programs view ? Can't find any evidence of it ?
    Is there a way to boot into desktop view directly (as opposed to metro view) yet ?
    Or am I going to have to buy Start8 still ?

    Also, is there a "what's new in Win 8.1" somewhere ?

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  2. #2


    Here is a video I made showing how to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1.

    Here is a whole playlist of both Windows 8 and 8.1 videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...pzaqF7RxJTWlpl
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  3. #3


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by DEdwards View Post
    Just wondering if Win 8.1 somehow made available a "all programs" list view (as per win 7 start) versus the highly undesirable Metro all programs view ? Can't find any evidence of it ?
    Is there a way to boot into desktop view directly (as opposed to metro view) yet ?
    Or am I going to have to buy Start8 still ?

    Also, is there a "what's new in Win 8.1" somewhere ?

    Get classic Shell, it's free...
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you have 8 you can get ex7forW8 and it removes unsightly Metro Screens completely, but you have to be careful when using it. Wont work for 8.1
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"All Programs" List View as per Win 7 versus Metro view
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