Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Sep 2014 22:06 UTC, submitted by Orichalcum

Microsoft may have demonstrated its new Start menu earlier this year, but thanks to a recent "Windows 9" leak we're now seeing every single part of the company’s plans for bringing back this popular feature. German site WinFuture has posted a two-minute video that demonstrates how the Start menu works in the next major release of Windows. As you'd expect, it's very similar to what Microsoft demonstrated with traditional apps mixing with modern apps (and their Live Tiles) into a familiar Start menu.

It boggles my mind why Microsoft doesn't just remove Metro from the desktop altogether. Is there anyone who wants to run those comically large touch-optimised applications in windows on their desktop? Why not restrict Metro to where it belongs, i.e., mobile? Why all this extra work?

It just doesn't seem to make any sense.

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by Hiev on Mon 15th Sep 2014 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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I consider these 3 properties to be a fundamental for a start menu:

1.- Is triggered by a button, not as a context menu.

2.- The trigger button is always visible, the problem with the screnshot you show is that you have to right click in the desktop and that means to minimize the windows.

3.- It is part of a task bar.

Windows 95 was the one that has these 3 properties before the Linux Desktops who just copied the concept.

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