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  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Start Screen Taskbar


    Itīs no secret almost everyone hates the windows start screen, and after using windows 8 for some time (I forced myself to use it for at least a week) I noticed itīs not that the start menu has been replaced by something big like the start screen, but rather that the start screen actually hides the taskbar. I wouldnīt have a problem with the start screen as long as I can select opened desktop programs even if I am on the start screen.
    Another thing that really annoys is that if you are on desktop and click the windows key and go into start screen you can ESC back to desktop, but if you happen to open anything else and go back to start screen, ESC doesnt take you to desktop, and actually doesnt do anything.

    So I was wondering, rather than try to recover forcefully the start menu via 3rd party programs, is there a registry hack that I can do to keep taskbar always on top, even when start screen is showing?

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  2. #2


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


    Use the Windows Key to go back to the Desktop. Also please define "almost everyone" in your first line. Is that like 90%. Please give some numbers.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Jim
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  3. #3


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Unfortunately, nothing can be on top of the start menu. Try stat8 if you don't want it blocking your taskbar.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    50 percent hate 8, 50 percent think 8 is great, but the 50 percent for 8 is a little more.
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  5. #5


    I believe you posted the same comment on the Technet forums, under the name EduPimentel?
    I gave the same answer there to:
    "Another thing that really annoys is that if you are on desktop and click the windows key and go into start screen you can ESC back to desktop, but if you happen to open anything else and go back to start screen, ESC doesnt take you to desktop, and actually doesn't do anything."
    But, for the benefit of readers here, ESC does work for me under those circumstances, so does the Windows key and the desktop icon.
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  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    50 percent hate 8, 50 percent think 8 is great, but the 50 percent for 8 is a little more.
    Please publish your findings along with the protocol used so we can submit it for peer review.

    Jim
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