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Microsoft is bringing the Start Menu back

  1. #31


    Heh...What is a "start page" except an exceptionally ugly, vertical & side-scrolling desktop with acres of wasted screen space? It's OK for touch; it stinks for precision mouse/keyboard work. Microsoft should have made a start menu/desktop combo optional beginning with Win8.1. What a wasted opportunity to get Win8 sales overall back on track.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Heh...What is a "start page" except an exceptionally ugly, vertical & side-scrolling desktop with acres of wasted screen space? It's OK for touch; it stinks for precision mouse/keyboard work....
    I change themes and schemes all the time.
    Now using apps view as the start page. I like this.

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    I will never use touch only because my device is not mobile.
    My monitor is a 37" HDTV. Scrolling is a beautiful thing. It allows for unlimited usage.
    Toolbars must be scrolled. Hierarchies must be scrolled. Mouse and keyboard are awesome with metro.
    Semantic Zooming is a beautiful feature.

    When the Microsoft Menu returns, hopefully it will be a tick in the navigation pane that can be turned on and off. It is unfortunate they never created a menu that could be undocked from the left corner.
    I like it when they can float.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I can confirm that the Start Menu is not available in the Windows 8.1 Update, but to be released in a future update instead.
    Thanks for the info. I'll probably(maybe) hold off on the update and just wait until 9. 8.1 is fine the way it is, with the classic shell installed.
    I agree, Rickkins MS seems to have a problem making up their mind what to do.....sometimes it's not wise to jump too fast on the changes.
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 03 Apr 2014 at 16:48. Reason: additional info
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  4. #34


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    Windows 7 Home Premium FR x64


    The m*f*k*g tiles! They just can't remove them fully so they can piss us off even more?

    *Walking away, not exactly happy*
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    The m*f*k*g tiles! They just can't remove them fully so they can piss us off even more?

    *Walking away, not exactly happy*
    Tiles are ok, background colors of the tiles are not. They're horrible. Windows 8 style Start Screen back, Windows 8.1 style tiles should suffer slow and painful death.
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  6. #36


    With Classic Shell I managed to retain my sanity with both win 7 and win 8. Both my machines have Classic Shell installed. I use my computers for work and the last thing I need is an OS that looks to have been designed by Fisher Price.
    I agree that there are some features in win 8 that I like but they have nothing to do with that horrid Metro rubbish.

    This new quasi Start Menu that MS wants to introduce will pall compared to what CS offers and is free too. If MS want to make me happy then she should give me a choice to have classic menus and to get totally rid of Metro. Even with Classic Shell installed this Metro still intrudes and really pisses me off. I am fed up of it intruding and I have to always go back to desktop.
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  7. #37

    Dear Microsoft: Give me back the Start Menu now!


    The upcoming Windows 8.1 update will have a slew of nice-to-have updates that make the operating system better to use with mouse and keyboard. But it will be missing a new Start Menu that Microsoft is promising will some day appear. Why wait, Microsoft? I want it now!

    Even before Windows 8 officially shipped in October, 2012 there were countless complaints that the company had killed the Start Menu. Many, many months before the release, testers of various pre-release versions (including me) asked that it be brought back. So it's not as if Microsoft hasn't known for a long time -- well over two years -- that users were demanding that the company restore one of Windows' most useful features.
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  8. #38


    Well, it's become obvious that M$ are only interested in providing customers their wants or needs IF it can be incorporated into their strategy on promoting ModernUI... It started with the Start button redirecting to the Start screen.. now the proposed Start menu is 50% Start screen as well...

    It's gonna be a while 'till they finally relent to giving customers what they REALLY want...

    Having said that I'm glad they have/will be providing this option.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well, it's become obvious that M$ are only interested in providing customers their wants or needs IF it can be incorporated into their strategy on promoting ModernUI... It started with the Start button redirecting to the Start screen.. now the proposed Start menu is 50% Start screen as well...

    It's gonna be a while 'till they finally relent to giving customers what they REALLY want...

    Having said that I'm glad they have/will be providing this option.
    If it weren't for the third party Shell programs the din that M$ is enduring now would have been much louder and would have been from there main customers OEMs.
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  10. #40


    Absolutely!, but besides the OEM's, I can't see an enterprise user navigating without recent files, All Programs etc... the pressures of production/service are immense... in a corporate so inclined...
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