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DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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6/3/2013 | 1:29:53 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
I think you made a good case for why most people prefer the Win7 Start button not Win8. Too much changed for doing the exact same thing. Microsoft would be very good at training mice, but people don't like change for just change.
Tronist
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Tronist,
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6/3/2013 | 10:50:43 AM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
So what about all that crap cluttering the desktop (a.k.a. Live Tiles)? I assume boot to desktop will bypass that eyesore.
remmeler
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remmeler,
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6/1/2013 | 5:39:31 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
I do like my Start Button/Menu but

If you miss the Traditional Start Button, then you are probably an experienced Windows users who is going to be on the Desktop a lot.

1. The folder "File Explorer, automatically put on your lower task bar,
gives you most of the capability of the Start Button Menu. Just set
the default to "all folders" if you want.

2. The ability to pin programs is actually the Start Screen on the
Modern Front End or you can pin to the lower task bar or the Desktop
itself or mix and match.

3. The ability to look at all programs is a right click on the Modern Front End

4. Shutdown options can be accessed in various ways, but the three
fingered M/S salute (Ctl, Alt, Del) and press the power icon works in
all situations and gives you quick access to the Task Manager.

The Run Command can be found by mousing to the left corner on Desktop
(that left mousing ability goes away if you install Classic Shell, but
of course you then have a start button/menu) or Click on the Windows Key
+ R

Don't get me wrong, I installed the Classic Shell and got my Start
Button back because it is comfortable for me after all these years.
But, how to do without it can fit on a Post-It Note.
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elleno,
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6/1/2013 | 1:34:27 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Looks like Windows 7 is going to be the last version of Windows I use - Linux is in my future. What are they doing there in Balmer kindergarten?
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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Faye Kane, homeless brain,
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5/31/2013 | 9:20:58 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
==-
The new "start button" will connect to the Metro Start screen?

G Do they think that's funny?

Ballmer just spit in our faces, all but literally. I can see him holding his crotch and yelling "You want a Start button? I got yer start button right HERE!"

He's *got* to be bribing the board members. It's the only possible reason he's still there.

--faye kane G girl brain
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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5/31/2013 | 11:52:18 AM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
So we only get a lousy button, but not the functional start menu? Does Microsoft really think people are that stupid? This is not fixing anything! The Metro screen just stinks, it is kludgy and dysfunctional, it offers zero value and makes interacting with the system a major pain in the rear. It is the most useless thing Microsoft ever added to any of their OS.
Microsoft is just utterly resistant to advice, free advice from customers that is. Bring the start menu back in 8.1 and make it so that one can eradicate anything Metro. And even then we just get a slightly better version of a castrated Win7. If this is all that Microsoft has to offer then 8.1 has the same appeal as 8.0: absolutely none!
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proberts551,
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5/30/2013 | 6:53:43 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
OK, I have been a Microsoft support Technician since 1989. My Son is not very computer Savy, but does fine with Windows XP. I know he would also do OK with Windows 7 because it is similar in operation. IF he needs to learn a whole new GUI format and not have the same click and go, point and shoot! Why not just get him an Apple Product? He can use any word processor for his English Major, as long as it spell checks and saves in .doc....who cares? The Gaul of Microsoft to demand it's customers learn this mess.
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5/30/2013 | 5:38:01 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
The only way to upgrade a Vista or XP system is to go to Linux.
Lord_Beavis
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5/30/2013 | 5:36:48 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
When I saw the details behind the new Xbox One's second hand games market strategy, I knew then that the 360 would be the only and last game system I bought from Microsoft. Starting to wish I had bought the PS3 instead...
Lord_Beavis
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5/30/2013 | 5:34:57 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
This is only a small part of the reason that I am switching to Linux. Now id someone would make an open source game system...
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