Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:10 UTC
Windows The Verge confirms an earlier story by Mary Jo Foley. "Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar."
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by avgalen on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 13:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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You are entirely correct. It is amazing how much "newsvalue" a "boot to desktop" and "startbutton" can gather.

Most people boot their machine ones per day at most and clicking the desktop icon takes literally 1 click. The startbutton is just a button on the same place as the start hotcorner is now and is completely useless for everyone that has a windows key on his keyboard.

Let's face it, these 2 changes are only made by Microsoft to make the techpress shut up about "the problems with Windows 8"

If you want to boot to the desktop and get the startmenu (not just a button) back, there are plenty of tools for that, even free ones like this one:

I have personally used Windows 8 for over a year now and by simply adding the icons of my most used programs to the taskbar, like I did in Windows 7, I only go to the startscreen when I want to and then I actually like it. For me, Windows 8 is just a better Windows 7 and it includes apps that I can use if I want to, iso-mounting, many more codecs, hyperv, the ToGo-version that runs from a USB, settings that sync with my login and so many other improvements on the desktop that I love. All this "boot to desktop and startmenu whining" is such a non-issue for everyday use and still hearing about it after a whole year and now hearing newsitem after newsitem about these "8.1 fixes" is so useless.

When will somebody post anything interesting about Windows 8.1, like "did they improve the Windows Runtime", "Are apps for Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 compatible", or "Are new Windows 8 features more discoverable"

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