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start menu on windows 8 is illegal ???

  1. #11


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    And the one made by stardock is just a joke, its half the size.Why the hell would you want that?. Its rubbish.
    The new way is much faster,easier and fun.
    Well I had a negative impression about this one too.
    But I'm running it now and it's full size (switched to fullscreen mode).

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    Works pretty fast and keeps Metro alive.
    but may I ask, why do you need a button?.
    its easier just to press the windows key anyway.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I am now used to the Start screen.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    And the one made by stardock is just a joke, its half the size.Why the hell would you want that?. Its rubbish.
    The new way is much faster,easier and fun.
    Well I had a negative impression about this one too.
    But I'm running it now and it's full size (switched to fullscreen mode).

    Attachment 7430

    Works pretty fast and keeps Metro alive.
    but may I ask, why do you need a button?.
    its easier just to press the windows key anyway.
    I agree.

    Personally I don't need it. I am also used to the Start Screen. It's just to make it look more like Win7 for all of us using this this pc, just in case someone accustomed with the older versions sees an empty space.
    The main reason for using it, is because it gets me to the Desktop in 1 second even when you use a password.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    I'll be using it. The start menu has as much and in some cases even MORE functionality that the metro start screen and it doesn't take up your entire 24 in monitor when you need to use it which is pretty jarring.

    Functional, compact, no ad spam.

    I'm on my computer to get things done, not to have metro apps or the start screen take over the entire desktop for no reason.

    To the OP: I should mention as a caution that though it is legal to write your own start menu, it is NOT legal (Just in case you were thinking about it) to take the start menu code, DLLs etc from Windows 7 and distribute that for windows 8...
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