Windows 8.1 start buttons leaks, looks familiar

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So yesterday we already posted some info on the return of the Start menu. We now have a screenshot available. Microsoft is expected to include a Start button with the Windows 8.1 update and now we ha...

    Windows 8.1 start buttons leaks, looks familiar
     
  2. chanw4

    chanw4 Ancient Guru

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    totally useless function just to 'please' people half-heartedly...
     
  3. Nono06

    Nono06 Master Guru

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    +1. Start8 and others will continue to please the majority of windows8.x users :)
     
  4. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    StartIsBack is all thats needed !
     

  5. buddyfriendo

    buddyfriendo Ancient Guru

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    You have to admit, without a touch screen it's counter intuitive not having a start button.
     
  6. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I originally thought that 8.1 might be worth it, but I'm starting to think otherwise. Just give us what we want MS. Then you'll get what you want (our money).
     
  7. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    I hope this doesn't *break* Start8 and the others....
     
  8. buddyfriendo

    buddyfriendo Ancient Guru

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    ..why would it matter? They wouldn't exactly be needed at that point ya know...
     
  9. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    lol i haven't reistalled windows 7 for nearly a year and a half, that's the longest installation for me, usually it was around the 6 month mark.

    [​IMG]

    still going fast, still top banana speed, love W7, will stick to it for as long as humanly possible, i hate useless start buttons. :D
     
  10. dkizzy

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    Start Menu 8 is totally free from iobit and it rocks
     

  11. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Personally having that start button or not won't affect me since I'm already used to the Start Screen and have been using Windows 8 as intended lol.

    deltatux
     
  12. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    .... because if you read a single paragraph you would have seen that the start button simply opens 'metro'.

    @year; i got you beat, 1/22/2011 for myself :nerd:
     
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    naike Ancient Guru

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    I only use the start menu for searching for stuff anyway and I think the w8 start search is at least as good as w7 if not better.

    Usually I launch programs by just pressing start and then type a few letters... enter and that's it.
    I don't even see the start menu that often.
     
  14. buddyfriendo

    buddyfriendo Ancient Guru

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    Because to be honest it doesn't bug me, I've been using Windows 8 for months without a start button. I got used to it. GASP!
     
  15. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Don't see the point in everyone going form Win 7 to Win 8, only to get that Start 8 and what not, just so they can turn it back into 7, should have just stuck with 7 in the first place.
     

  16. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    How special, another 'I don't use the startmenu so everyone else shouldn't either, rather I want to suck the teet of a multinational corporation and needlessly defend them for whatever reason'.
    As fine as that logic is, it's still a good question to ask if software like Start8 will still work since 8.1 does not do what it does (and if it does not, then I'm sure stardock will update it).

    I think Windows 8 and now the Xbone makes it pretty evident MS is very out of touch with the populace.
     
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  17. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Yup.

    M$ are a large powerful company, with fingers in many pies for sure - and this is kinda the problem; how can a company so large and so powerful and so rich make so many mistakes?
     
  18. Corrupt^

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    Wuh eh wah?! start menu!?

    Oh u mean press windows key, type stuff, let windows find the
    process and then press enter for it to launch :nerd:

    Nah I won't care either.

    Only thing I've done is pinned really frequently used stuff to the
    Metro menu (stuff I used to have on my objectdock on W7).
     
  19. buddyfriendo

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    I said I got used to it, I didn't say you should too. As far as Win 8 goes; Use it, or don't use it. It's as simple as that.
     
  20. Cyberdyne

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    It's the context my friend, you were saying that you think it's pointless to use Startbutton programs on Windows 8 when you can just get used to metro.
     

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