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    Who still prefers to use Windows 8 instead of 10

    I plan on using nt 6.2 forever! Couldn't care less about desktop menus or taskbar toolbars. The apps view in 8.1 and windows 10 is broken into alphabetic segments. I like the original design. Image resized to demo. The original snap feature of 1/4 screen works nicely for streaming while...
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    Post your Desktop

    ... resize menu in windows 10 nt 6.2 / windows 8.0 ​ Server 2012 / 8.0
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    Still Running Windows 8.0

    Yes! Server 2012 Standard (nt 6.2 / Windows 8.0) are the systems used on this machine. http://www.eightforums.com/chillout-room/47896-reporting.html#post390425 Server 2012 Server 2012 / 8.0 (nt 6.2) will be used going forward. Apps installed. ... 5-0 Scanner, Background Wallpapers HD...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    Hello Aliceb. Don't know ... just a thought ... Sometimes when there is a point made about switching between modes, often, many are not aware, just ... An adjustment to the visual effects can be made. Win + X - System - Advanced System Settings - Advanced - Performance - settings The start...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    That's an area I would rather not get into. Perhaps a supporter / user of Firefox or Chrome would post. I only use IE. How do Firefox and Chrome get their security updates? As far as staying metro, not many would go that way. I stay metro most of the time while netting (metro IE), but do so...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    The return to the start screen (or apps screen) will only happen if closing a metro app like the "immersive browser" (metro IE) or metro weather / anything from the store. Desktop programs will always return to the desktop when closed. I don't use Firefox or Outlook but I think they are both...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    Hello Aliceb. Welcome to 8 forums. There is a solution! You would have to complete windows updates to get to 8.1 update 1 http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/47424-how-do-you-know-if-you-have-updated-8-1-1-8-1-a.html Then right click on the taskbar to Taskbar and Navigation...
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    Reporting in...

    Thanks ... Also no problems, except - oops ! I'm staying with server 2012 standard / Windows 8.0 8 Server desktops. 81 has eliminated start screen tile color randomization shuffling 81 has blocked charms colorization in default themes 81 blocks auto placement of installed tiles 81...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    It's easy to say there's no point. I would say, primarily, it's an entry point to the Microsoft Store. It's a way to get people onboard with what Microsoft wants to sell. Some might say it's a way to get synchronization across devices. You'd have to go to a Microsoft website that sells its...
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    Tile customising

    Sure there is. Depends on what you need. You could use oblytile and / or create your own or change personalization to high contrast. Can do, with Paint Shop, Xara, Oblytile, etc...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    My computer monitor is a Westinghouse TV !
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    This is one of my one note rants I always get into. (Like your taskbar reference number) Funny thing is, I am on the opposite side of the fence with other start screeners. I, as well, prefer minimal start tiles, like 10 or less or NONE at all. I prefer none. The hierarchical issue is a matter...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    Oops, you got a second post in before I completed the first. I looked at a Surface, and wow, nice but my old age and eyes cannot handle the tiny size of everything. Same with desktop monitors, same with file explorer, same with tiles. I cannot function without huge, vision impaired stuff. I...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    I was expecting this. You like to pick sentence by sentence. If that is your choice. ok. Here is a reference. I assume you scroll web pages. My monitor is not as good as yours (or others, I think). Going with that resolution creates an awful blur, unreadable. Have you increased your DPI...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    I agree, but take a different view. As others have and do, time taken to use what is by default, can be lightning quick, fast, and easy. In some ways, it could be more efficient than desktop icons. A great deal depends on preference / ... like this, I hate desktop icons, I don't care for...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    Hello Fredledingue. Microsoft is designing a desktop menu, right? I could say the same. But, with your suggestion, how would you go about designing a desktop menu that can handle hundreds of programs and documents? Do you like the 7 menu? It does not cascade. Do you think they will bring...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    Hello. Yes it is. But really, whose? "I'll have to Google how to turn this thing off" It's been more than 2 years, people still need / prefer the CS. "Where's Aero?" "It's all flat and ugly" "How can I disable these tiles or that thing on the right, I think it's called charms?" "Now I can...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    I wrote this a few minutes ago, yes, I did. ... thinking about this comedic scenario, A person would look at the Windows 8 start screen and say "Where's the start menu?" "you are looking at it" ... a few seconds passes, "what?" "That's the menu?" "the other part is all apps," "that's also...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    ok. Is that normal on your screen? Without setting the DPI to larger, it is hurtful to look at. Going from (2560 x 1440) to (1920 x 1080) makes a huge improvement.