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A Couple Questions

  1. #21


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Not having a start menu sucks. Finding programs quickly is so difficult now! -_-
    open start,type in the name of the program ,click the icon to run program
    When you say Start, are you talking about this?
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    If so that's exactly what i don't want. I want to know how to disable it. I did disable it a couple days ago, but it seems to have enabled itself again and now i can't figure out how to get the proper start menu back

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  2. #22


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    i can't figure out how to get the proper start menu back
    You can get something back only if it was already there before. "The proper start menu" you are talking about doesn't come preloaded with Windows 8/8.1.

    Did you ever install any 3rd party start menu such as Classic Shell etc.?

    If not, you might like to do some googling/binging.

    Good luck.
    Arpan
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  3. #23


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by swood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Not having a start menu sucks. Finding programs quickly is so difficult now! -_-
    open start,type in the name of the program ,click the icon to run program
    When you say Start, are you talking about this?
    Click image for larger version

    If so that's exactly what i don't want. I want to know how to disable it. I did disable it a couple days ago, but it seems to have enabled itself again and now i can't figure out how to get the proper start menu back
    that is the main win8-8.1 start sceen,and it cant be disabled ,and if you click on the arrow you will get the rest of the apps that are on the computer to show.
    if you want something like you had in win7 then you have 2 choices ,go back to win7 or install a 3rd party star app ,some out there re start8 -classic shell, some cost some free,good luck
    i googled it for you ,have a look
    https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...in8+start+apps
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  4. #24


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by swood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    open start,type in the name of the program ,click the icon to run program
    When you say Start, are you talking about this?
    Click image for larger version

    If so that's exactly what i don't want. I want to know how to disable it. I did disable it a couple days ago, but it seems to have enabled itself again and now i can't figure out how to get the proper start menu back
    that is the main win8-8.1 start sceen,and it cant be disabled ,and if you click on the arrow you will get the rest of the apps that are on the computer to show.
    if you want something like you had in win7 then you have 2 choices ,go back to win7 or install a 3rd party star app ,some out there re start8 -classic shell, some cost some free,good luck
    i googled it for you ,have a look
    https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...in8+start+apps
    The thing is, i have Pokki (Pre-installed on all new Lenovo laptops to get around the Windows 8 tile menu), but for some reason can't find how to enable it. Really wish i remembered what i did last time -_-
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  5. #25


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Are you wanting to boot straight to the Desktop & bypass the Metro Start Screen ?

    If so do this:

    Click image for larger version

    If not, ignore this post.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Are you wanting to boot straight to the Desktop & bypass the Metro Start Screen ?

    If so do this:

    Click image for larger version

    If not, ignore this post.
    Thanks David, but i already have that ticked.

    Basically i wasn't this button (Highlighted in red):
    Click image for larger version

    To bring up this menu (Pokkie menu):
    Click image for larger version

    But i can't for the life of me figure out how to to do it -_-
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  7. #27


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    go to start screen and type In Pokkie it should bring up a icon for the menu click it to open pokkie
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  8. #28


    If you already installed it, has the start button changed?
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  9. #29


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    go to start screen and type In Pokkie it should bring up a icon for the menu click it to open pokkie
    I've tried. It doesn't show in the metro menu, but it is in my installed programs.
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    Click image for larger version
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  10. #30


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    ok, type in to search "Start Menu", as that is what its called in programs and features
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