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Microsoft may bring back full start menu with 8.2

  1. #131


    Windows 8 , 8.1 is the ultimate OS. It makes everyone happy in one fashion or another.
    Some like the Start screen over Start button. Even appreciating learning new ways to customize it.
    Some installed a 3rd party Start button alternative and accept it. That makes some happy.
    Some installed a 3rd party Start button alternative and even though they have no problem navigating their OS now but, they still love complaining and running MS down. In the end, even the biggest haters love 8 & 8.1
    I know who I would vote for title as "Biggest 8 Lover by Hate proxy" A member who has posted more negative news links since I joined in Dec 12 about 8, MS losing sales and the demise of MS.

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  2. #132


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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    People still use desktops? I switched to a laptop long ago. I'll never go back, built a water cooled system but now I rather invest the money in a laptop and sacrifice a bit of quality in the graphics settings, I game all the time wherever I want! My point is I can see why some Desktop users are complaining, it doesn't seemed to be targeted for desktops. However, when windows 8 first came out I knew it was going to be way different but I told myself to adapt, no add-on start button or menu, just have discipline and learn the new system and don't look back. I think people just hate change, of course like someone already stated nothing will ever be perfect. I haven't seen anything posted here that windows 8.1 cant do as well as 7 did...well anything I find useful anyway. I am sure these folks that are complaining about productivity on 8 use their pc in ways I don't. As for it being an OS for phones and tablets, I am happy to have both UIs, I enjoy some of the apps only available in the modern UI which otherwise wouldn't be available without the modern UI. Seems MS would do well to make the classic layout optional for these guys, but as an optional download as to not bloat it for those of us who are happy.
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  3. #133


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Also, I am not having search issues, I can find anything on the PC by entering something from the start screen.
    Tell me how to find e.g. the Resource Monitor with your method.
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  4. #134


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Also, I am not having search issues, I can find anything on the PC by entering something from the start screen.
    Tell me how to find e.g. the Resource Monitor with your method.
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  5. #135


    Germany/Florida
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    [QUOTE=mdmd;326749]
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Also, I am not having search issues, I can find anything on the PC by entering something from the start screen.
    Tell me how to find e.g. the Resource Monitor with your method.
    That's cheating - that was not from the start menu.
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    Posts : 1,320
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Tell me how to find e.g. the Resource Monitor with your method.
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That's cheating - that was not from the start menu.
    What do you mean? It's the WinRT start menu.
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  8. #138


    Germany/Florida
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    My bad. I thought you were referring to the desktop version. Because there, it would not work. I was wondering why you had those funny pics, LOL.
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  9. #139


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE


    I really hope the do bring it back. My wife had a surface (her Christmas present from me) and I don't miss the start button /menu on that. It kind of just works for a device that size but on my desktop and laptop, I use start 8/classic shell all of the time. There is just too many things that are either too difficult or simply impossible to get to without a proper start button
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  10. #140


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    [QUOTE=whs;326752]
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Tell me how to find e.g. the Resource Monitor with your method.
    That's cheating - that was not from the start menu.
    When "Show Administrative Tools" is set to YES, Resource Monitor tile will show up in "All Apps" of Start Menu.

    Jim
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