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[7]: Even if they do...
by Nelson on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Even if they do..."
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Yeah, semantic zoom discoverability is something I've struggled with in my own apps. My own analytics show that on non-Touch devices users don't even think to trigger semantic zoom.

I'm hoping that after Windows 8 has had some time in the market my customers get more accustomed to the UI paradigms introduced. The two biggest issues I have is Search Charm and Semantic Zoom (both on non-Touch, on Touch a majority of my people ~80% activate semantic zoom by day 2)

You can also use Ctrl+ and Ctrl- to activate and deactivate semantic zoom.

Its not perfect and I hope they work to make it better in Blue, but it is there if you need it.

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