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    Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1 Preview, but instead of launching the old and popular Start Menu, it actually gets users to the new Start screen.

    The Start button is always visible when working on the desktop, just to make sure that users can quickly access the Start screen, while in Metro mode consumers are required to move the mouse cursor in the lower left corner to launch it.

    Unsurprisingly, many Windows 8 adopters are fairly disappointed with Microsoft’s own way to address customer feedback, claiming that the new Start button is “an insult to everyone’s intelligence.”
    Users: The Windows 8.1 Preview Start Button Is an ?Insult to Everyone?s Intelligence?

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    LOL only a couple of people replied to the thread quoted in the article.

    MS know many will be annoyed by fake start button. It is an ambush.

    Hugely insulting. Hard to believe MS actually did it.
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    I think they put the start button to break the shell programs and the final release will break them. M$ does not listen to its customers any more they are on a path to nowhere.
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    Not sure about that. The 3rd party start menus are a godsend for MS. Without those, many more would have rejected win8.

    It is very funny. Gerry Ratner will tell you. Telling your customers you think they are fools is the end.


    1 - The most famous of them all, so much so that such gaffes are now known as "doing a Ratner".

    Gerald Ratner wiped £500 million from the value of Ratners jewellers with one speech in 1991.

    He said: "We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silver-plated tray that your butler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. People say, 'How can you sell this for such a low price?' I say, because it's total crap."

    He added that his stores' earrings were "cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn't last as long".




    'Doing a Ratner' and other famous gaffes - Telegraph
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    Its not a "Start" button in the traditional sense. Left click sends you back to the metro interface and right-clicking will bring up a menu for options normally found in the control panel. Definitely not what people expected from Microsoft when they said they were bringing back the start button. Its like they spit in everyone's face instead.
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    The Telegraph can change that article now.

    Number one should be the win 8.1 fake start button.

    arc731
    Its like they spit in everyone's face instead.
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    It will be known as "doing a Ballmer".
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    I updated my Classic Shell program yesterday and one of the changes was the start button icon, they were asked by M$ to change it.
    Something is going to change with the RTM on 8.1 and it will not be good.
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    It's an insult to our intelligence !

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    LOL.
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