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Windows 8.1 New Start Button - Add Functionality

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    Windows 8.1 New Start Button - Add Functionality


    OK, so we didn't get the fully functional Start Button back but this free utility will help you make the most of it:
    WinAero: Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8

    I am currently using it to modify my own 8.1 Start Button. Here is my work in progress:

    Attachment 23930

    Cheers!

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    I prefer Classic Shell 3.6.8 yet !

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I prefer Classic Shell 3.6.8 yet !

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    Hi vrosa and SIW2,

    Have you actually tried Classic Shell on the new 8.1 Preview release? If so, can either of you confirm that it does, in fact, still work?
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    YES, works great
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    YES, works great
    OK, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    YES, works great
    I had several issues with it when I installed it last, can you confirm these have been fixed.

    #1 On tablets when you rotate to side and then to the top of the screen it rotates as expected but then will be stuck and you can never rotate back to the bottom, side to side works but you can never get Windows to go to the bottom. This is a Classic Shell issue, removing it Windows rotates all directions fine.
    #2 No 64bit version, is there now?
    #3 Clicking the ORB the fly-out menu gets stuck for a second, or is jerky. Tried several machines works the same.
    #4 Custom ORBs: Will not stop the animation so it will just keep glowing or moving all the time even when not pressing the ORB.

    That is all I can think of now have not used it in 3 months. Thanks -WS
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    Never used it on a tablet.

    The new version 3.6.7 is excellent on my desktop. No probs at all.
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