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

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


    With Windows Blue, a k a Windows 8.1, Microsoft is re-introducing a Start Button and adding a boot-straight-to-desktop option. Here's how these may work.
    Read more at source: Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work | ZDNet

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    After reading the article I sure hope it works the way it says, it means that M$ will shoot there other foot off then the OEMs may get drivers for other OS and really give us a choice of OS not just M$ junk. Hello Mint.
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    It wouldn't surprise me if that is what MS planning.

    Be interesting to see how users react to that kind of ambush.

    MS might be lining themselves up for a kicking.
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    If microsoft does indeed show that kind of utter contempt towards it's users, it had better be prepared for a backlash even greater than that shown for 8. At least 8 could claim to be an honest mistake. 8.1 will not enjoy such luxury, and 8 will be referred to as, the good old days by comparison....


    Boot-straight-to-desktop is in the Windows Blue Milestone Preview builds, too, my source confirmed. And it supposedly works just like it sounds: Users can opt to see the Desktop, and not the Metro-Style Start Screen when their PCs/tablets start up. Clicking the Start Button in this view takes users to the Metro Style Start Screen, even though users start on the desktop.
    Wow... talk about spurious reasoning.... tell me that they cannot really be that dense....
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    It seems no matter what MS does it won't make some people happy. I can somewhat understand why some don't like the "billboard" Start Screen, but I think that this is a good compromise if true.

    Those who want to boot straight to the desktop will have an option to do so without third party software. You'll be able to do away with the "billboard" Start Screen and use All Apps which is actually the new Start Menu anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It seems no matter what MS does it won't make some people happy. I can somewhat understand why some don't like the "billboard" Start Screen, but I think that this is a good compromise if true.

    Those who want to boot straight to the desktop will have an option to do so without third party software. You'll be able to do away with the "billboard" Start Screen and use All Apps which is actually the new Start Menu anyway.
    The bottom line, and I am speaking for myself only, I want nothing to do whatsoever with the metro environment, and all that it stands for. Nothing. Zero. Ziltch. Zip. Sweet Bugger All.

    I will never at any time, use a metro app. I find everything metro to be a complete waste of time.

    It sounds to me like they are trying to take us all for fool, in effect, putting lipstick on a pig.

    Big mistake.

    So please, lets make it clear. No sleight of hand trying to lure us into something we have rejected is going to fool us.
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    Haha, some people on here are funny.

    I'll share something with you guys that I rarely share with people. I came from a very poor area of a very poor country. We barely had anything to eat, let alone the opportunity for education and technology. When I was little, sometimes we were told to continue sleeping because there ain't anything to eat that day.

    Didn't get my first computer until I was 20. And even then, it was someone else's throw-away.

    Nowadays, we're all engineers and all our kids have the bests of everything. Looking back and comparing to what we had then and what people are whining about nowadays, it's incredible how incredibly hard it is for some people to adapt. Here we are still whining about the start button. Nevermind all the new functionalities of 8. I used to have a third party app to mount the ISO's I had on my hard drive. The first thing I did when I first had windows 8 was install the magicdisc app because I didn't know this was a built in function of 8. Nevermind that the boot time is incredibly faster than anything else out there. Even iOS and android take at least twice as long to boot 8. Nevermind everything else that's good about 8. All people whine about is the damn start button.
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    It sounds like they are really not going to do anything...
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    My God, if it's not Windows 7, it it's apparently an uprising by Microsoft to destroy their user base, huh?

    Good grief. What ever happened to if you don't like it, don't use it and don't bother the people that do?

    Anyways, interesting changes. Curious to see how app switching will work from the Desktop to a metro app as well as app snap. Part of the reason why there was no actual Start button on the Taskbar is because it will shift from the left side of the screen over to the middle portion assumedly in 8.1 with 50/50 mode. Apparently it will actually allow Desktop wallpapers to be used as Start Screen background, VERY glad about that!

    But seriously, what I'm still not understanding is this. Part of the reason of the manufactured upset with no start menu in Windows 8 is because of the loss of the links that were on the menu, as well as certain other things. You can't by default go to Computer from the Start Screen, nor your Pictures, Documents Libraries, or Downloads, ect. VERY damn easy solution: pin them by default to Start. Simple as that. Boot up Windows 8, you will see those locations instead as text on a menu, but an icon.
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    It seems that there are 3 groups when it comes to Windows 8.
    Group 1: Those who like it
    Group 2: Those who don't like it but could change if MSmakes the changes that they want.
    Group 3: Those who hate it, always have hated it andregardless of what happens; always will hate it.
    I hope that the changes in 8.1 will helpful those in group2. It's doubtful that it will change anything for group 3. But you never know,it might. For those who hate 8 because they like 7 so much more. There's nothing wrong withthat since 7 is certainly a good OS.
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