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    Microsoft on Windows 8 Haters: We Could See This Coming


    Windows chief Julie Larson-Green recently talked about Windows 8 and Windows Blue during the WIRED Business Conference, confirming not only a major upgrade for the OS, but also the intense criticism it received since October 2012.

    There’s no doubt that Windows 8 is one of the most controversial products ever released by the tech giant, but Julie Larson-Green says everybody in the Redmond campus could see this coming.

    The explanation is quite simple, actually. The company made so many changes in Windows 8 that it was quite obvious that some users, be they experienced or beginners, might encounter difficulties when it comes to exploring them.
    One of the things Microsoft could change in the next Windows Blue is the way users launch apps. Sources familiar with the matter hinted that Blue could mark the Start button’s comeback, even though there are some signs that it might actually be just a simple shortcut for the Start Screen.
    Microsoft on Windows 8 Haters: We Could See This Coming


    Maybe they think that money will cure there problems.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    One of the things Microsoft could change in the next Windows Blue is the way users launch apps. Sources familiar with the matter hinted that Blue could mark the Start button’s comeback, even though there are some signs that it might actually be just a simple shortcut for the Start Screen.
    The fact they they KNOW we want a real Orb back, may be a good sign. I don't consider myself or others who want this, "haters" - I actually Like Windows 8... But it all stops at the Desktop for me. When I buy a Windows 8 Tablet, I'll praise that too, if I is useful.
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    They do keep saying button.

    Click the button and the full screen ad billboard appears.

    Yep. that will do it.
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    Yep, I hear it's just a Start button on the taskbar that opens the usual "Start" screen. We shall see.

    This shortcut below will let you add one now if that's what anyone is wanting.

    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    Again, I don't like having a Start button on the Taskbar because UI design wise, when you will snap an app in Windows 8.1 50/50 mode, your precious Start button is now moved halfway over to the screen.
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    Who cares where it is or what it's called, but I need an area from which my desktop applications are listed and I can choose what app I want to run, and this is sorely MISSING in Windows 8 Desktop. They want us to use the Metrop links, but those suck eggs, I want the Program Menu back
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Who cares where it is or what it's called, but I need an area from which my desktop applications are listed and I can choose what app I want to run, and this is sorely MISSING in Windows 8 Desktop. They want us to use the Metrop links, but those suck eggs, I want the Program Menu back
    Perhaps it will take you to All Apps screen, which is actually the new Start Menu, not the Start Screen. So it's not missing.

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    Then it would be an apps button.

    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Cheers of joy all round.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 May 2013 at 15:25. Reason: added tutorial for more info ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Again, I don't like having a Start button on the Taskbar because UI design wise, when you will snap an app in Windows 8.1 50/50 mode, your precious Start button is now moved halfway over to the screen.
    Only if MS choose to make Snap work in that way.

    Somewhere there was a story quoting Microsoft saying that their telemetry said people don't use the Start button but use the Taskbar instead. But then they produce a Metro design with no Taskbar.


    I actually think the Taskbar is a very useful navigation device - you can see all the apps you have running; especially useful when you click on an image file and get swept into a full-screen Photo viewer with no visible way back.

    So why not put the Taskbar in Metro as well as Desktop? It could be set (as now in Desktop) to auto-hide for people who don't need or want it.
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    Microsoft simply fixed everything that wasn't broken in Windows 7 and came up with Windows 8.
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