Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:18 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button's functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung's bringing it back. The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button." This is not from The Onion. I repeat, this is not from The Onion.
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It's in the wrong place
by BrianH on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:58 UTC
BrianH
Member since:
2005-07-06

So, Samsung is adding their own dock with a start button analog, but putting the button somewhat in the middle more or less, depending on how many other things are in the dock, rather than putting it in a fixed location you can access by muscle memory. It's not even in the corner. I don't mind Samsung copying Apple, but why do they tend to copy Apple's mistakes?

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RE: It's in the wrong place
by sagum on Tue 28th Aug 2012 19:01 in reply to "It's in the wrong place"
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

One can only assume they like the look of the court room ;)

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RE: It's in the wrong place
by Verunks on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:15 in reply to "It's in the wrong place"
Verunks Member since:
2007-04-02

it's not clear from the screenshots but it looks like the dock is not on top of other windows, so if you want to access it you have to show the desktop first, kinda pointless imho if it's not something that you can access fast enough since that's the main problem with using metro instead of the the windows 7 start menu for launching programs or search for files

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