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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by contextfree on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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They didn't do it because the button couldn't be there outside the desktop (because not showing any system chrome was a goal for the new immersive apps) so putting it on the desktop made it less consistent and actually harder to learn (because rather than learning to click the corner, people would learn "click the button if it's there only it's not there some of the time")

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