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No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

  1. #41


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    Yuck, and yuck, that's just me though, to each his own. If you like go for it, I don't mind using Windows 8 as is with no extra start menu type of add-in.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    But, my biggest gripe about Metro, is that I cannot customize the screen as I would like ...
    There are still things you can do with décor 8 and oblytile in 811.

    Attachment 44423
    Yes, I know ...but very limited... I see those pretty, white, background tiles. Isn't white the only option?
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  3. #43


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    Yes, I know ...but very limited... I see those pretty, white, background tiles. Isn't white the only option?
    No. Any color, any text font using Paint Shop / 3D using Xara or other, 4 sizes of tiles.
    Tiles can be strategically positioned.

    I understand, the ability to limit tile rows (to 1), has been eliminated also the ability to colorize the charms bar.
    I'm not going to say it's always point and click, it does require some effort.
    Last edited by mdmd; 05 Jun 2014 at 11:43. Reason: correction - 4 sizes of tiles
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  4. #44


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    @RBS - COULD care or COULDN'T Care -- not sure which side of the fence you are on !!!!

    Also to say that Ms screws up a 3rd party app is a bit silly -- WINDOWS IS an Ms application
    Cheers
    jimbo
    I am not on any side. Do I have to be? There are things about Windows 8 I like, there are many things I don't like.

    I should have said "Probably, will screw up", maybe? then again, Windows did/does have it's bugs.

    Windows is what it is, no more, no less. My comments were simply an expression of my personal likes, dislikes and hopeful wishes for Windows 9.
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  5. #45


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Yuck, and yuck, that's just me though, to each his own. If you like go for it, I don't mind using Windows 8 as is with no extra start menu type of add-in.
    I still use the Windows 8 menu all the time.

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    With Win + X, and key strokes while in the apps screen, it's awesome !

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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    You might want to check out Classic Shell
    I don't like the classic shell.

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    Really it does just about everything you said you wanted in a start menu
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  7. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Really it does just about everything you said you wanted in a start menu
    I never said in this thread what I wanted in a start menu.
    ok. Here goes. I don't care for Start8 or StartisBack either or any menu that is bolted to a corner or to the taskbar or toolbar on the taskbar. Not saying CS is not great, I just find it boring!

    I like the feel and look of the full screen metro start and apps screen.
    Others hate it! My view is to not rag on what others like.
    I get ticked when some call what I like useless, trash or kiddie land.
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  8. #48


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    M$ is hoping that most will forget about old Start menu by the time when Win 9 comes out and than will taut it as "New" feature.
    I wonder what the percentages of people using a third party start menu. I'm thinking its pretty high, I myself actually like classic shell better than the original start menu of MS any version. Then again there may have been ways to tweak MS Start menu that I was not aware of? CS give you lots of customization in one place.
    At my job, I'm rolling out Windows 8 to everybody getting a new machine. Without question, they all want and use the start menu, rather than the start screen. I setup classic shell and I make the Windows key on the keyboard go to the start screen itself. I show them how it's a very fast way to get to things, just hit the Windows key, type what you want, done! But I don't think many use it.

    I personally use Start8 (have paid for 3 copies), but at work we use classic shell. I just like the look and feel of Start8 a bit better.
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  9. #49


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Yes !!! 10 / 4 a. ok. Free stuff is always good! I paid for mine as well. Oh well.
    Whoever finds whatever easiest or useful, rock on... although I only listen to talk shows now.
    Rock hurts my ears.
    ...Netflix metro app inside of a resizable modern mix window.

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  10. #50


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I think some of the people in the medical office that I often go to,
    Don't even care for a menu, any menu!

    It's got to be desktop icons only !!!!
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