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Microsoft may bring back full start menu with 8.2

  1. #51


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Apart from the startmenu I would also like to see gadgets come back. In windows 8 I miss my currency gadget and my weatherforecast gadget om the desktop.
    Call me oldish all you want, but that is what I prefer.
    Have you tried Rainmeter?

    You can build your own gadgets, or download gadgets that other people have made.

    Here's mine.
    to be honest, why not just look out of the window???

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  2. #52


    Chicago USA
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    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    My friends at StartIsBack will lose an income if this is true. I have bought 4 licenses at a cost of only $10 and it was the best money I have ever spent on a software. The program integrates seamlessly with Window 8 or 8.1. for $2.50 per machine and has every option you could ask for in a 3rd party start menu.
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  3. #53


    [QUOTE=elbmek;317905]
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Apart from the startmenu I would also like to see gadgets come back. In windows 8 I miss my currency gadget and my weatherforecast gadget om the desktop.
    Call me oldish all you want, but that is what I prefer.
    Have you tried Rainmeter?



    to be honest, why not just look out of the window???
    Yeah rite, that's why I make a hole in the umbrella, to see when it stops raining. But seriously folks, there was a lot of programs like that, even some to make menu saomething like "Metro" but now when MS did it, suddenly everybody has something against it. Oh, yes, I have another wish for "Metro", would prefer it to scroll vertically and tiles to not have any color, for their background to be transparent. Make them thin and rectangular and voila, there's Start Menu.
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    My friends at StartIsBack will lose an income if this is true. I have bought 4 licenses at a cost of only $10 and it was the best money I have ever spent on a software. The program integrates seamlessly with Window 8 or 8.1. for $2.50 per machine and has every option you could ask for in a 3rd party start menu.
    excellent. It can be done see. So leave my windows alone and go buy this
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  5. #55


    [QUOTE=CountMike;317915]
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have you tried Rainmeter?



    to be honest, why not just look out of the window???
    Yeah rite, that's why I make a hole in the umbrella, to see when it stops raining.
    brilliant answer, love it
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  6. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Apart from the startmenu I would also like to see gadgets come back. In windows 8 I miss my currency gadget and my weatherforecast gadget om the desktop.
    Call me oldish all you want, but that is what I prefer.
    Have you tried Rainmeter?

    You can build your own gadgets, or download gadgets that other people have made.

    Here's mine.
    to be honest, why not just look out of the window???
    Hi there

    You obviously haven't ever had to use Heathrow airport at this time of the year -- It's no point phoning airlines --for starters everyone else is doing so at the same time and secondly -you'll get the same hideous frustrating experience with their inevitably Indian overseas call centres -- Why India got involved in that business I'll never know --even my Indian colleagues get embarrassed when these wretched things get mentioned.

    It also hleps to know the weather of your destination too -- even if it's fine in one place planes travel so could have been delayed elsewhere -- I'd rather spend a few extra hours in the pub or at home rather than hanging around an airport terminal with the same boring shops you can see in almost any shopping mall in the world.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #57


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Apart from the startmenu I would also like to see gadgets come back. In windows 8 I miss my currency gadget and my weatherforecast gadget om the desktop.
    Call me oldish all you want, but that is what I prefer.
    Here you go. Works with W8 or W8.1. Looks and works exactly like the original. I have been using it since W8 was introduced.

    Windows Desktop Gadgets - Frequently Asked Questions

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    Last edited by mick823; 14 Dec 2013 at 09:23.
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  8. #58


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    My friends at StartIsBack will lose an income if this is true. I have bought 4 licenses at a cost of only $10 and it was the best money I have ever spent on a software. The program integrates seamlessly with Window 8 or 8.1. for $2.50 per machine and has every option you could ask for in a 3rd party start menu.
    excellent. It can be done see. So leave my windows alone and go buy this
    That's exactly what I did. There is plenty of software out there to make W8/W8.1 work the way you want it to work. If it doesn't work the way you want out of the box then you modify the box.
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  9. #59


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    Vista and Win7


    But it is a poor showing of Microsoft that we have to resort to some little programs to make the system tenable.
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  10. #60


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have you tried Rainmeter?

    You can build your own gadgets, or download gadgets that other people have made.

    Here's mine.
    to be honest, why not just look out of the window???
    Hi there

    You obviously haven't ever had to use Heathrow airport at this time of the year -- It's no point phoning airlines --for starters everyone else is doing so at the same time and secondly -you'll get the same hideous frustrating experience with their inevitably Indian overseas call centres -- Why India got involved in that business I'll never know --even my Indian colleagues get embarrassed when these wretched things get mentioned.

    It also hleps to know the weather of your destination too -- even if it's fine in one place planes travel so could have been delayed elsewhere -- I'd rather spend a few extra hours in the pub or at home rather than hanging around an airport terminal with the same boring shops you can see in almost any shopping mall in the world.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Is that jimbo or jumbo ???

    As I dont fly anywhere, I do not need to know, so

    I look out of the window
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