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Getting to the Start Screen from Classic Shell

  1. #1


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Getting to the Start Screen from Classic Shell


    I use the Classic Shell but now and then I would like to get to the Start Screen. Is there a way to do that without using the not so charming charms?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Where The Wild Things Are...
    Posts : 222
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    In Classic Shell settings there should be an option for a ''shift-left'' click to switch without using Charms if I'm not mistaken.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    You should be able to get there by just pressing the 'Windows' key.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    keyboard command "shift+win key" will do it.....
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  5. #5


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    I use middle mouse buton click to go to the Start Screen:
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  6. #6


    Miauu!! I think you just solved one of my mysteries.

    I've found that sometimes I'll be doing something and then.... POOF!.... I'm shot back to the Metro screen for no apparent reason.

    I do alot of hovering. It's arguably what I do best. (people think it's creepy, which is why I compute)

    So now I see that it's just a setting I need to change, rather than my PC judging me. NICE!!!

    What I need to know now is where is this control?

    Thanks!!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    keyboard command "shift+win key" will do it.....
    Yes! That did it and I thank you.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by miauu View Post
    I use middle mouse buton click to go to the Start Screen:
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    Where is this screen/program! I want it!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    Right click on Start button then click on Options(Settings).
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by miauu View Post
    Right click on Start button then click on Options(Settings).
    There is no response to right click on start in W8
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