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[6]: Even if they do...
by WereCatf on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Even if they do..."
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or by hitting the little "minus" button at the bottom right corner where the scrollbars are) and you'll get an overview of all the categories.

Sounds cumbersome with having to make silly, large movements with the mouse and having to hit small items with it, then making more large movements just to get the mouse to the same area it was before -- inefficient design.

As an aside, everything I mentioned in the previous comment apply to Ubuntu's Unity, too: it tries too hard to hide everything and make you rely on search to the point of making it hideously tedious to find what you need if you don't know what to search for. I've never personally liked Unity and I feel the Start-screen is too similar in all the wrong ways.

Anecdotal evidence is obviously just anecdotal evidence, but I find it that Average Joes and Janes don't know what to search for unless you have told them it before-hand or trained them specifically in how computer-based search is used efficiently, whereas just giving an easily-accessible list is much easier to comprehend.

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