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Anyway to get Win 8 to go directly to the desktop or to the all apps

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64


    +1. The latest release rocks.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
    +1. The latest release rocks.
    Hmm.. better menu.

    Note that it's still beta and will expire again...
    I'm waiting for the real deal.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
    Biggest mistake to completely get rid of the start menu.... Metro interface only good for touchscreen......blahhhh.....
    I understand what you mean by that.

    I don't like it on a desktop machine - and I don't use it.

    I don't feel disposed to use win8 as my main o/s.

    If I was using a tablet - that would be different.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    "Classic menu", has an option to go to the desktop. You can also use this "hack" which takes you to the desktop,

    WinAero: Skip Metro Suite (Skip Metro suite)

    but you will then need to download and install a start menu, if that is what you are seeking.

    Both of these work in the RTM.

    But I would recommend the previous suggestion to try and organise and use the Metro
    use Start8, the best replacement I have ever used
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    I don't think it will be free when out of beta will it?
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think it will be free when out of beta will it?
    Me neither. That's why I use Skip Metro Suite to do the job. This way things can be enabled or disabled partially or entirely by choice.
    Then it's up to Classic Shell for the button.

    We'll see what Stardock is up to this time. Charging something for a menu-only app doesn't smell good because there are (many) other free alternatives out there.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    The best hack I've found to make Windows 8 bearable:

    Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 - MSFN Forum
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    Yep, Tihiy is doing a great job.

    Inexplicably, some people still want to use the start screen / NCI stuff from time to time - they just don't don't want it shoved up their rectums.

    I think Ivo is cooking something up....
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    The best hack I've found to make Windows 8 bearable:

    Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 - MSFN Forum
    Thanks for mentioning.
    Looks interesting indeed. Especially because you save some RAM and the ribbon is kept.

    I already got all files.
    First I'm gonna test this in a VM to see how it goes.
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    It works well - have been using it and and some variations for a while.
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