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move WIN button on start screen to top-right


InTheater

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Hello ,

new to 8.1, and I must say that with little configuration, the interface can get confortable

just one more twiqk


can the WINDOWS button on the start screen be move to the top-right corner ?

I use vertical taskbar in the desktop mode, so the windows button on the task bar is on the top-right corner, but in the start menu, it keeps being in the lower-left

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Can this little twiqk be made?
 

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I don't know if that's possible. If you like, you could use the Start shortcut in the tutorial below that may help give you some flexibility with it. :)

Not really, but thanks a lot, the thing is, I am so used to move up-right the mouse to go to the windows key,

also, moving between windows screen gets SQRT(1920^2+1200^2) pixels away !! , poor mouse, is getting exhausted...
 

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Doesn't work so well on the main monitor when you have multiple monitors. :(
 

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Hello Edwin,

It works the same with multiple displays, but you would need to repeat for each display since the taskbar position is a per display setting. :)
 

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You're right Shawn, but I gotta slam my cursor into the upper right or lower corner just right to get the bar to reveal from the Start Screen. Too tedious! :confused:

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I'm working on a tutorial for this that I should have up late tonight to help.

You should be able to drag the mouse pointer down past the bottom of the screen to open the taskbar on the Start screen or in a modern app. Otherwise, you could also press the :winkey: + T keys to open the taskbar.
 

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You're right Shawn, but I gotta slam my cursor into the upper right or lower corner just right to get the bar to reveal from the Start Screen. Too tedious! :confused:
Can you show the task bar on the Start menu ?
I can't see how

I'm working on a tutorial for this that I should have up late tonight to help.

You should be able to drag the mouse pointer down past the bottom of the screen to open the taskbar on the Start screen or in a modern app. Otherwise, you could also press the :winkey: + T keys to open the taskbar.
Loking forward !!

the :winkey: + T keys take me to desktop and focus on the taskbar, but the whole purpose of moving top-right the windows button is to be fast when using the mouse, not the keyboard
 

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InTheater,

It sounds like you do not have Windows 8.1 Update installed if pressing :winkey: + T takes you to the desktop instead of opening the taskbar on the screen (ex: Start screen) you are on.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/45390-taskbar-open-windows-8-1-a.html

The taskbar will only be available on the Start screen if you have Windows 8.1 Update. Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed to be using Windows 8.1 Update?

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/43801-how-update-windows-8-1-update-april-8th-2014-a.html
 

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InTheater,

It sounds like you do not have Windows 8.1 Update installed if pressing :winkey: + T takes you to the desktop instead of opening the taskbar on the screen (ex: Start screen) you are on.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/45390-taskbar-open-windows-8-1-a.html

The taskbar will only be available on the Start screen if you have Windows 8.1 Update. Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed to be using Windows 8.1 Update?

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/43801-how-update-windows-8-1-update-april-8th-2014-a.html
I run windows update and I get that there is only one pending : KB2919442 !!, Lets update and see how goes
 
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Yep, that's the first of 5. After all of them and a few restarts between updates, you should have Windows 8.1 Update. :)
 

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Ideal for new comers, great !!

Yep, that's the first of 5. After all of them and a few restarts between updates, you should have Windows 8.1 Update. :)
almost 1 gb of update later

it is my felling, or Metro is less metro than before ?

the configuration interface for metro, with its old-style right click, seems like a steep blackguard into the metro vision, anyhow, much better

I also found the WIN + T functionality, weird to see the task-bar (especially on right side) over metro interface, weird but better

now, there is only necessary a KB29xxxxx that allows to move the windows icon always in the bottom-left corner, to any of the other ones, because that, isn't still possible, is it ?
 
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Moving that taskbar to either the left or right side on your screen should have the Start button at the top of the taskbar afterwards.
 

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Moving that taskbar to either the left or right side on your screen should have the Start button at the top of the taskbar afterwards.
not sure if we are talking about the same windows button.

I mean the button visible in START interfaces.

With the small icons active, when the task bar is in the bottom side, the icon keeps small in the start interfaces,

as soon as I move the taskbar to any of the other sides, the button remains in the bottom-left corner and with big size

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Instead of moving the pointer to the bottom left corner of your Start screen, you could move the pointer past the edge of the screen where you moved the taskbar to open the taskbar, and could use the Start button on the top of it.
 

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Instead of moving the pointer to the bottom left corner of your Start screen, you could move the pointer past the edge of the screen where you moved the taskbar to open the taskbar, and could use the Start button on the top of it.
ok, perfect, I din't see that comming ... ;-)


( still that huge impressive icon on the bottom-left, ja ja )
 

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Yeah yeah, LOL.

I'm not sure why they keep the Start button at the bottom left corner when the taskbar has been moved either.
 

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