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Start button to re-appear in Windows Blue (From W7 Forum)

  1. #21


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    Of course he isn't serious.

    He is being ironic.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    I bet most people out there don't even know the Start Button was taken away.

    I bet fewer still care either way about wether it should be there or not.

    These are issues that only power users and media attack dogs have any real passion about.
    Anyone going from any recent version of Windows prior to 8 won't even know the start button is gone? The few that do notice don't care? And an even fewer number that do notice and care are only power users and media attacks dogs?

    Are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post

    What MS should do is realize its two separate interfaces and not one. Even in your response there its clear that you don't seem to understand that its two separate interfaces. Why do people dislike the removal? Because they don't like having to go to a separate interface to run programs. Why, if I want to run a desktop program, do I have to go to a full screen mobile interface, select it, just to pop back to the desktop interface? Whats good about that? Nothing.

    So it isn't a matter of integrating the Start Menu into the Modern UI, its a matter of not having any good reason to go to the Mobile Interface at all, if you're not running off a tablet, or simply using it as a media device. Simply crippling and removing the Start Button doesn't magically cause people to automatically use the mobile interface for their needs.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    I bet most people out there don't even know the Start Button was taken away.
    Given the lacklustre adoption rate of W8, I guess you're right.
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  4. #24


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    And this has been one of the biggest reasons people haven't moved to windows 8. Yes, the old start button was used a lot and no, business have no need of the modern UI. My wife made sure she bought 100 licenses of windows 7 so that she can skip windows 8 on all new PCs at her work. We are deploying over 1,200 new machines at my work that have been 'downgraded' to windows 7 because of the changes. I've been running it on beta form and now gold version for 1 1/2 years and it is simply broken without a start button. Want an example? I'm a DBA by trade so when I get a new box, I install SQL 2012 followed by Visual Studio 2010. Without me putting in my own start button, there is no way to find a icon to click that says Visual Studio, no way to search for it. Visual Studio 2010 can only be found by clicking SQL Server Data Tools. Office uses the same shell for its VBA as well so you won't be able to click an icon on the new start menu to find that either.
    With that said, I love windows 8 on my laptop as long as I never have to look at modern UI and have Start8 installed. I also really enjoy windows 2012 as long as I can do the same thing
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  5. #25


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    I just want Aero (transparent window bars) back.
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  6. #26


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ednan View Post
    I just want Aero (transparent window bars) back.
    Hi there
    You can
    It's called VISTA.

    I prefer (and I'm sure others do too) to have the meanest and leanest OS possible -- and the if I want to add stuff I can choose what I want. I'd prefer almost NOTHING to be standard in the OS - even the browser apart from the File system and security. The kernel could be TINY and then you just add features you want --ideally even the GUI as well. Linux used to have a basic "X" server which provided the video framework -- you then chose a GUI you wanted -typically KDE / GNOME.

    It's a bit like some of these cable TV companies offering 427 channels (never mind 426 of then are just basic boring shopping channels) and charging X EUR a month -- when I'd rather pay Y EUR for far fewer channels but only those I want.

    There are 3rd party apps that can supply this sort of stuff for windows -- like Stardock etc.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #27


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ednan View Post
    I just want Aero (transparent window bars) back.
    Using Vista or 7 is still an official fix to this.

    If you want some transparency on Win8, try this:
    Aero Glass for Windows 8 - BETA 1
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  8. #28


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    Don't get too excited.

    It might not happen.

    Worse, it might be a start button - back to the damn screen.

    Not a start menu.

    That would be a very cynical move by MS.
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Don't get too excited.

    It might not happen.

    Worse, it might be a start button - back to the damn screen.

    Not a start menu.

    That would be a very cynical move by MS.
    Don't know to who is this addressed but:
    I agree.

    Let's not jump to conclusions too fast.
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  10. #30


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    Here's a question: How many illegal boot leg copies of Win 8 have been downloaded? Do any of you have an idea? Would you be surprised to know it is over fifty-million copies since it's October release? . . .but wait. . .
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