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    Stardock Start8


    Hello Guys,

    Is anyone using Start8 Start Menu program fro Stardock, it is an excellent Start Menu for Windows 8, which only costs £3. On mine if I press the start button and roll my mouse up the list of recent programs when ever is gets to Microsoft Word (2007 version) it always pauses for about 5-8 seconds then displays the list of recently used word documents, when it is in this pause mode the start menu is dead, i.e if I scroll to word then attempt to press the start button nothing happens until the list of recently used word documents is shown.

    All other programs are shown fairly instant. Is this a bug or am I the only one affected.

    Thanks

    Tony



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    Strathpine, Queensland
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tonymarcus View Post
    Hello Guys,

    Is anyone using Start8 Start Menu program fro Stardock, it is an excellent Start Menu for Windows 8, which only costs £3. On mine if I press the start button and roll my mouse up the list of recent programs when ever is gets to Microsoft Word (2007 version) it always pauses for about 5-8 seconds then displays the list of recently used word documents, when it is in this pause mode the start menu is dead, i.e if I scroll to word then attempt to press the start button nothing happens until the list of recently used word documents is shown.

    All other programs are shown fairly instant. Is this a bug or am I the only one affected.

    Thanks

    Tony



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    It's a bug man. I have the same problem, only with Office 2013 in my case. Hope it gets fixed in the next update :l
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    I'll have to try it with mine. I haven't noticed it.

    Do you have the latest version of Start8? They have a recent update.
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    Yes i have the latest version unless there's been a new version released in the last few days!
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    I just tried that with my Start8 and no pause or any hesitation. I'm using a SATA III SSD, not a conventional hard drive. Maybe that is the difference? Also, an i7 3770 CPU and 16GB of RAM.
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    I think I have solved it guys, I've been tiding up my documents since my reinstall and several of the links in the jump list were invalid as they had been moved. I have right clicked and removed the offending documents and now there is no pause when hovering over word.

    Tony
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    Posts : 4
    window 8 pro 64 Bit


    i just installed the 30 day trail and i cant get it to show.....what am i doing wrong ? . Have been through all settings
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    That's strange as my installed and ran fine, is it starting with Windows ?
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    window 8 pro 64 Bit


    i had to uninstall classic shell before it would show ????? - thought you could run em both ?

    def gonna buy this p- well worth the £3 odd ;-)
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    That's what I thought, if you wait until the end of the trial you get a discount, I got mine for £2.50 ish
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