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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Obviously, you're speaking from your own personal experience which is cool and everything. But a lot of what you are describing is non obvious to someone sitting down with it for the first time. Its not as familiar as win 7 was. I think someone would do just as good of a job figuring it out as they would with gnome3 or unity.

Eh, I think it lets people know that the hot corner is there. I've seen non techy people get stuck in the desktop on win 8, not sure how to get back to the "block screen". No, they haven't been aware of the windows key that's been there since '95.

I don't understand why they didn't do that in the first place. Maybe having it there will just make people miss win 7's start menu all the more? At least it looks different than the win 7 start button so it gives them a clue its different in function.

Edited 2013-04-22 15:27 UTC

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