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View Poll Results: Should MSFT return the traditional start button to the Desktop

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  • Yes

    31 59.62%
  • No

    21 40.38%
  1. #71


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    I disagree. My first reaction to the missing start menu was "Oh no how will I survive without it" but then I looked at how often I used it and realized that it was redundant. Lets face it if you have more than a few programs it is a pain to use. If something is past its sell by date then drop it.

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  2. #72


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think the Start button can be easily replaced. In metro app, it can disappear and hover like it does now. But in Desktop View, the same metro app switching bar on the left side of the screen can stay, but on the bottom left of the screen, on the Taskbar, has the Start logo and instead of being a little Start Screen; it's a logo that says Start next to it. So that way, everything remains as it is, but with the new Start logo. And, a little animation can be there too!

    Has anyone noticed the Start logo on the Charms bar has a little animation when you press Win + C? Interesting...
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  3. #73


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 76
    Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 32-bit


    I voted "No" as I personally see no reason for it, being that the Start Screen is the same thing, just expanded. I gave up on the Start menu many years ago as I didn't like the "folded" folders. I have used a piece of software called...wait for it... StartMenu. It began back in the Vista days as a replacement that expands the menu automatically. It is Windows 8 aware in its newest version and puts a start orb, or small pic on the left side of the taskbar in Desktop. It also has the same pic on the Start Screen, but doesn't seem to do anything useful. Also one side effect of using this is that during the boot process (maybe a bug) it pauses momentarily on the Start Screen and then switches to Desktop. It can be Googled as StartMenu7, but the paid Pro version is now called StartMenu X.

    Having said all of this, I will admit I only used the start menu less than ten percent of the time. I was one of those Stardock fans and used Fences, Object Dock and Window Blinds, plus a few others to change the look of Windows. By the way, for any other Stardock fans, most of their software doesn't work well, if at all, on Windows 8.
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  4. #74


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    It is concerning to see people voting No.

    Even if you do not use those functions yourself - it is petty and holier than thou to deprive others of the option to use them.


    The answer from any reasonable person would be Yes
    In your opinion those of us that vote NO are "petty", "holier than thou" and "un-reasonable"
    I am sure that is going to make us change our vote (NOT).

    Jim
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  5. #75


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Actually that was directed at my old pal Wolfgang - you missed a piece out of your quote.

    However, now you raise the point, how would you describe a person who wishes to deprive someone else of something - simply because they do not use it themselves?

    I do not drink alcohol.

    We all know it can have some bad effects , addiction, accidents, it it often implicated in violence.

    I have no wish to have it banned. That is because other people enjoy it.
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  6. #76


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    It is concerning to see people voting No.

    Even if you do not use those functions yourself - it is petty and holier than thou to deprive others of the option to use them.


    The answer from any reasonable person would be Yes
    In your opinion those of us that vote NO are "petty", "holier than thou" and "un-reasonable"
    I am sure that is going to make us change our vote (NOT).

    Jim
    Don't worry. My old pal SIW was just pulling my leg. That does not change my opinion regarding the new start. I just find it easier to use than the old one.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Yes, the START button needs to be there.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1.1


    I have about 30 programs on my computer. Trying to use the new start screen is a pain. That's my own personel opinion and I'm entitled to it. I will bypass buying 10 Windows 8 licenses and stick with 7. I see no advantage on a desktop computer that would make me want to fork over hundreds of dollars to Microsoft. I demonstrated Windows 8 to family and friends and not one has liked it so I think they will stick with 7 also. If Microsoft wants to be hard headed about the start button and get rid of it, I want to thank them for saving me quite a bit of money plus I'm tired of feeding them anyway due to their political actions and views.
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  9. #79


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Looey View Post
    I have about 30 programs on my computer. Trying to use the new start screen is a pain. That's my own personel opinion and I'm entitled to it. I will bypass buying 10 Windows 8 licenses and stick with 7. I see no advantage on a desktop computer that would make me want to fork over hundreds of dollars to Microsoft. I demonstrated Windows 8 to family and friends and not one has liked it so I think they will stick with 7 also. If Microsoft wants to be hard headed about the start button and get rid of it, I want to thank them for saving me quite a bit of money plus I'm tired of feeding them anyway due to their political actions and views.
    Like many I've tried Win8 CP and have yet to find any real world benefits (to me). Maybe it does run faster but that's not my experience plus of course many of the 'faster reports' have been based on naked machines before any programs are loaded - well that's how I read it.

    If you've already got a good Win7 system running smooth with everything working as it should than I cannot see any reason to upgrade. Trying to to anything intensive, web design, artwork on Win8 is a pain. Either it should be locked down with the Metro UI or not.

    Personally I do not like the Win8 UI whereas others do. Unfortunately by all accounts it will be a lump it or like it option from MS. So I for one am going to lump it and stick with what I've got.
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  10. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Trying to to anything intensive, web design, artwork on Win8 is a pain.
    Why?????? I've done web design and artwork on win8, apart from the shortcut to start the program being in a different place (better place IMO) it's been exactly the same to use as win95/win98/winnt/win2000/winme/winxp and win7.
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