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Bring back the start menu - solution

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    Bring back the start menu - solution


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I tried this out... it may not be exactly what people that want the start menu are looking for... but at least it's an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    ... it may not be exactly what people that want the start menu are looking for...
    Haven't got around to installing Win8CP, but am interested (since you have tried it) in what you feel is lacking that makes it "not exactly" what people want to see.
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    Posts : 142
    Win 7 Pro x64


    You shouldn't have to get a third party app for this kind of stuff. A switch should already be built in, like changing themes (to classic, etc) and such.

    Its almost like MS is trying to become apple by taking away user preferences.
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    I got used to working on Windows 8 without start.
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    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    Let me get this right (because I haven't installed Win8 yet and may not get the chance to do so for a while): Windows 8 when run on a desktop implements Metro and does not give the user the opportunity to go to a "classic" desktop (with start menu, taskbar, etc)? Or have I got it wrong? And if the first statement is true, how exactly do you access your apps that don't create a Metro icon or are not specifically designed for Win8?
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Let me get this right (because I haven't installed Win8 yet and may not get the chance to do so for a while): Windows 8 when run on a desktop implements Metro and does not give the user the opportunity to go to a "classic" desktop (with start menu, taskbar, etc)? Or have I got it wrong? And if the first statement is true, how exactly do you access your apps that don't create a Metro icon or are not specifically designed for Win8?
    there is an option for classic desktop, just no start menu when you are in it.
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    Windows 8 when run on a desktop implements Metro and does not give the user the opportunity to go to a "classic" desktop (with start menu, taskbar, etc)? Or have I got it wrong? And if the first statement is true, how exactly do you access your apps that don't create a Metro icon or are not specifically designed for Win8?
    Well thought out, well stated, and how true. Where's choice of UI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Let me get this right (because I haven't installed Win8 yet and may not get the chance to do so for a while): Windows 8 when run on a desktop implements Metro and does not give the user the opportunity to go to a "classic" desktop (with start menu, taskbar, etc)? Or have I got it wrong? And if the first statement is true, how exactly do you access your apps that don't create a Metro icon or are not specifically designed for Win8?
    There still is a desktop. Windows 7 and lower apps will work (as they did for me in Dev Preview). You start in Metro, but there is a Classic Desktop with Taskbar. The only thing, if you click where the start button was, you get the Metro interface, "start menu"
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    there is an option for classic desktop, just no start menu when you are in it.
    You beat me to answer the post. OK and true. We are a minority here, though. We know how to tweak an OS for desktop and a start menu. What about the common people or business sector if they want classic desktop?
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