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Microsoft hide Metro start screen w/ Windows 8.1 Update 1?

  1. #11

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    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Quote Originally Posted by SteamGamer View Post looks cluttered and boxy.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Personally I love the Start Screen for slammin' up favorites quickly, which, in my case is music.
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  3. #13

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    W8.1, W7

    ^^^ old Rush fan here, nice to see all those covers again. Actually, 1st time I've seen anything interesting on any w 8 start screen

    And looking forward to MS getting their self-afflicted problems sorted out, will be interesting to see what 8.1.1 brings.
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  4. #14

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I really do find it quite funny that windows user are still crying about the start screen. Kubuntu user have the app screen, Mac OS X have the launch pad, so why is it all right for them to have what is basically the same programs/applications launch system as the Start Screen without all the . . . you add what you want here. . .?
    OS X users are different to Linux and Windows users.
    They seems to love everything that Apple does (good or bad).

    There were lots of complaints when:
    • KDE was modified (a couple of years ago)
    • Gnome 3 introduced

    Ubuntu used to be the #1 Linux distro, until they introduced Unity and Gnome 3.

    With its (mostly) traditional GUI options, Linux Mint seems to be the #1 Linux distro now.
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  5. #15

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    Windows 8.1 Update 1 boots in to desktop mode as default

    "It has been confirmed by several sources now that Microsoft is making a 360 with an upcoming Windows 8.1 update. Windows at default will boot into desktop mode. The reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users. This preference will likely not apply to touch-screen devices."

    Credit:, Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 boots in to desktop mode as default
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  6. #16

    Tiny Tim's Windows 9 Wish List

    Dear St. Microsoft,

    I have tried to be good this last year, so here is my wish list for the holidays

    1. bring my Windows 7 interface and Aero style themes back
    2. allow me to choose my start screen
    3. screen those Windows Store Apps and give us some good tools
    4. add Media Center as standard option instead of add on
    5. add codecs back to media player
    6. charge a reasonable price for full retail version;
    (father is only working part time now, and Mr Scrooge doesn't pay him much)

    I will leave milk and cookies on the table,

    Tiny Tim
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  7. #17

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I do believe it's already been mentioned here, Microsoft hide Metro start screen w/ Windows 8.1 Update 1?

    In any case it sounds good to me.
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  8. #18

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is what I was hoping wouldn't happen, taking new ideas and concepts and ram them down back into the old...
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  9. #19

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    You can't please all of the people all of the time. Some might even say that the people spoke and Microsoft listened. I like 8.1, and if they do that and the other proposed changes, I'll like it even more.
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  10. #20

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    Server 2012 / 8.0

    ok, so it auto starts the desktop app UI, but the desktop has no menu... unless one installs one. So, it's a little odd, isn't it? If you use the default 8 start menu, you must go to the modern / touch UI or the full screen desktop shell UI / tifkam. So, for the desktop modus folks, MS is assuming everyone will install a desktop menu ?? ...curious...
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