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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. #1

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    Should Windows 8 include the traditional Start button on the traditional desktop?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Prenium 64bit sp1


    yes absolutely, that was my only complaint about windows 8. I vote yes it should include the traditional start button on the traditional desktop.
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  3. #3


    I vote no, but do include a way to customize the Metro screen
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  4. #4


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I vote yes, but can be disabled. I am going to run it at so many tablet PCs for nursing charts by the end of this year.

    Kevin
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  5. #5


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    I said no.
    Because Start menu is boring. I'm always use Quick Launch to launch desktop apps and using Start Menu to launch Metro Apps.
    And disable the Windows Media Centre. This apps use more resources than in Windows 7.
    Please add more animations in desktop and Start Menu. This animation is not enough, not eye-catching.
    And insert Microsoft Office 2010 starter.
    And insert more wallpaper.
    And insert Sample Videos (like Windows 7).
    And availability to change system fonts in Windows 8.
    And insert more pre-installed Metro Apps.
    And...
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  6. #6


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


    I think MS should offer the new Start Screen for Windows 7 also. A lot better then the Start Menu.

    Jim
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  7. #7


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I'm afraid Steven Sinofsky has already said there'll be no return for the 'traditional' start button/menu, they even removed the 'hack' from the Developer Preview, which allowed people to add it back, so don't hold you breath.

    That aside, I personally don't feel one way or the other about the start button/menu. I do, however, think there needs to be either, better instruction on how to navigate the traditional desktop, now that one of its most familiar features has been removed or some, easy way, other than keyboard shortcuts, to switch back to Metro. As sure as eggs are eggs, there will be a lot of people - witness the recent video - who will be completely stumped and will likely get frustrated and that leads nowhere good.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No.

    Because the Start Screen IS the new start menu. Microsoft has put forth a TON of effort on building it for touch and mouse. Setting that aside, it would be a HIGHLY difficult sell for Windows 7 users to say to them, "We have a new version of Windows called Windows 8. It is literally exactly like Windows 7, but more faster. You want to buy?" No, it won't happen.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    it would be a HIGHLY difficult sell for Windows 7 users to say to them, "We have a new version of Windows called Windows 8. It is literally exactly like Windows 7, but more faster. You want to buy?" No, it won't happen.
    Seems to work for Apple.
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    And disable the Windows Media Centre. This apps use more resources than in Windows 7.
    No on you! lol I use this a lot with my ancient ATI Remote Wonder II to watch videos when I feel like lying down too, instead of being at the pc. Sometimes I use MediaPortal instead, depending on my mood, but they both work very well.

    The WMC doesn't use any resources in any way besides when it is running.
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