Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Using Windows without the old Start Menu...possible?

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, now I'm even more confused? A screen shot would help?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok, included a prtscrn of what i do not want:

    JeffClick image for larger version

    and the only one i want:

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's called the Task Bar, not the Start Menu. It's where the Start Menu or Start Screen is launched from. Since I don't use any of those third party utilities like Launch 8 I'll let those that do tell you what setting to check to do what you want.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well Alphanumeric,

    yes, it is the Taskbar, but for me it is the old startmenu, since this is the first screen you normally see.

    My bad

    Jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's no big deal, it just confused things is all. Well it did for me anyways. I sure somebody can help you sort it out now though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    The best you can do is to set Taskbar on Auto hide, Use small taskbar buttons, not use peek and don't show it on all displays.
    Meh, I would be lost without Taskbar, how to find which programs are running minimized etc.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    since this is the first screen you normally see
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Edwin; 25 Jul 2014 at 04:49.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi Edwin,

    included a PRTSCRN where you see how my Navigation is since using Windows 8.1, but whatever i check or uncheck.....does not change anything.

    Taskbar always comes into play. NoClick image for larger version escape possible.

    thanks

    Jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


    It's moose's fault.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The taskbar is integral to Windows, at least all current versions of Windows anyway. You can't completely remove it with any native Windows settings. You can hide it temporarily but its not going to completely disappear. The picture showing what you want appears to be using some type of docking utility. I'd look in that programs settings for an option to hid the taskbar permenetly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Using Windows without the old Start Menu...possible?
Related Threads
3 days before my Windows 8.1 pc wasn't working during log in it showed up with "The System Event Notification Service service failed the sign in." I posted this thread but no one replied then back yesterday I ran it into Safe Mode and used the CMD and put these "sfc/scannow" then the PC booted...
Hi. Somehow I can't pin anything to my Start Menu apart from software listed under Apps. For example, when I right click on the "This PC" icon, there's a "Pin to Start" context menu. However, it doesn't work whenever I click it as the icon does not appear on the Start Screen. And I've...
I actually have no beef with the Win 8.1 Start menu, but the colors of the regular desktop environment are killing me. Namely, the weird, off-off white of the menus. The High-Contrast White option under Personalization gives me the right color for the menu backgrounds but everything else about the...
Im referring to this bottom menu; 43692 when I right click my app/programs, nothing pops up below. I also cant rearrange tiles, groups and stuff. Any help. Thanks
Read more at source: Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu | Microsoft - CNET News
Hi All, I have seen screenshots where people have network connections when they right click on the start menu. I am trying to figure out how to add it. Any ideas? My Context Menu: http://cdn.thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Capture.png Others' Menu:...
Today I found a good solution to the start menu problem in windows 8. Aston menu worked fine and very good and returned the familiar customized XP look and feel I Changed the program Icon and pinned it to task-bar and moved it to the extreme left you can try it for 30...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook