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Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work

  1. #11


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    See, that's the thing, Microsoft has said it may bring back the Start Button, but I haven't seen anything that even hints at them ever bringing back the classic Start Menu. I've seen a lot of users asking for it but at best all Microsoft talks about is a Start Button. It appears to me that it will end up being a button that does what the Windows key on your keyboard does now and not much more.

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  2. #12


    I would ad another group which seems to be largest :
    People that did not even try to work on it but hate it because they heard it's bad.
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  3. #13


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    Let me see if I have this right.

    MS excuse for removing start menu:

    Taskbar pinning and desktop icons mean users go to start menu (all programs ) less often.

    [Conveniently forgetting all the other functions ergonomically grouped sensibly in one neat place at bottom left.]


    Now they replace the whole useful menu with - yes you've guessed it - the very thing they say users aren't going to very much.

    Even better, take all the files out of the well arranged All Programs folders ( which we hardly ever use ) and throw them into one big folder that covers the entire screen.

    Sheer genius
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I would ad another group which seems to be largest :
    People that did not even try to work on it but hate it because they heard it's bad.
    Yes. I would agree with that.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Now they replace the whole useful menu with - yes you've guessed it - the very thing they say users aren't going to very much.

    Even better, take all the files out of the well arranged All Programs folders ( which we hardly ever use ) and throw them into one big folder that covers the entire screen.
    Are you talking of Start Screen or All Apps here?
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Let me see if I have this right.

    MS excuse for removing start menu:

    Taskbar pinning and desktop icons mean users go to start menu (all programs ) less often.

    [Conveniently forgetting all the other functions ergonomically grouped sensibly in one neat place at bottom left.]


    Now they replace the whole useful menu with - yes you've guessed it - the very thing they say users aren't going to very much.

    Even better, take all the files out of the well arranged All Programs folders ( which we hardly ever use ) and throw them into one big folder that covers the entire screen.

    Sheer genius
    start menu isn't ergonomic when you have to move the mouse pointer around from either the top at the MFU list after moving it all the way down. Or, hitting the Start button, up to hit All Programs, move it up again to program on the top of the list, or scroll down to find a program folder.

    A tedious task.

    But then again, let's just complain about things to complain about.
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    A tedious task, lol at that one. Any more tedious than looking at a page covered in silly icons.
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  8. #18


    Start button got pretty useless for me long time ago. Once I got hundred or more programs installed finding a particular one fast was mission impossible so I always grouped programs in folders on the desktop, clearly marked and sorted by thematic.Only throwback was that I had to go to desktop to reach them. Now, on W8, I sort them on the Metro screen and they are reachable with one click. Having 2 monitors helped a lot. Now if only Metro tiles for non-metro apps would contain whole icon and be smaller so all the apps would be contained on only one or two screens so I don't have to turn mouse wheel like crazy.
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  9. #19


    Welcome to EightForums, CountMike.

    This kind of stuff is what MS was seeing in their data on users. That's only one of the reasons why the Start Menu was changed to Start Screen.

    You may want to consider using Page Up and Page Down keys instead of scroll wheel. You can then further "fine tune" with any of the arrow keys to select, then push Enter. But then again I'm big on keyboard whereas you may not be.

    Hope that helps.
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Let me see if I have this right.

    MS excuse for removing start menu:

    Taskbar pinning and desktop icons mean users go to start menu (all programs ) less often.

    [Conveniently forgetting all the other functions ergonomically grouped sensibly in one neat place at bottom left.]


    Now they replace the whole useful menu with - yes you've guessed it - the very thing they say users aren't going to very much.

    Even better, take all the files out of the well arranged All Programs folders ( which we hardly ever use ) and throw them into one big folder that covers the entire screen.

    Sheer genius
    start menu isn't ergonomic when you have to move the mouse pointer around from either the top at the MFU list after moving it all the way down. Or, hitting the Start button, up to hit All Programs, move it up again to program on the top of the list, or scroll down to find a program folder.

    A tedious task.

    But then again, let's just complain about things to complain about.
    Yeah, its so much easier to hunt for the hot corner then scroll , scroll, scroll, to find the tile you want. One that's berried with a hundred other tiles. Most of which are not needed and totally useless but get populated anyway. A slight exaggeration maybe but no more so than yours.
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