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Perfect way to Fix the start button

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    Windows 7

    Perfect way to Fix the start button


    Why doesn't Microsoft just remake the start menu with 2 sides, one to open the classic windows 7 start menu. And the other one to open the Metro UI. Honestly it seems to be the best way to do it I like using both although can't live with out the old start menu.

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    XP, Win 7, Win 8


    The start menus within Win 7 and 8 are ineffective for power users. Just install "classic shell" and you will get the old xp-style cascading start menu for both Win 7 & 8.
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    What about those of us who prefer the Win7 look over XP/Win2K?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sartory View Post
    The start menus within Win 7 and 8 are ineffective for power users. Just install "classic shell" and you will get the old xp-style cascading start menu for both Win 7 & 8.
    Within windows 8, does classic shell (or any of the other start button replacements) have recent documents arrow next to programs like the Win 7 start menu? I use this feature a lot. I would hate to lose it moving to Windows 8.
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    Windows 7


    Yes, Classic Shell does have the recent documents menu. You can set how many items to display, and how to order them - by name or by extension.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    Why doesn't Microsoft just remake the start menu with 2 sides, one to open the classic windows 7 start menu. And the other one to open the Metro UI. Honestly it seems to be the best way to do it I like using both although can't live with out the old start menu.
    There is an easy answer to that question and the answer is: There are three ways of doing things; 1)The right way, 2) The wrong way and 3) Microsoft's way.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    Why doesn't Microsoft just remake the start menu with 2 sides, one to open the classic windows 7 start menu. And the other one to open the Metro UI. Honestly it seems to be the best way to do it I like using both although can't live with out the old start menu.
    Hi, You shuld try Start Menu X it's much powerful even in freware version then Classic Shell
    Start Menu X
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  8. #8


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by OrdinarySoft View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    Why doesn't Microsoft just remake the start menu with 2 sides, one to open the classic windows 7 start menu. And the other one to open the Metro UI. Honestly it seems to be the best way to do it I like using both although can't live with out the old start menu.
    Hi, You shuld try Start Menu X it's much powerful even in freware version then Classic Shell
    Start Menu X
    Nice, Thank you.
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