Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 13:43 UTC
Windows This is interesting. "Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We're told that the option is disabled by default, allowing users to simply turn on the functionality should they want to avoid the 'Metro' Start Screen at initial boot or login." This won't disable Metro; the hot corners, task switching, and everything else that makes up Metro is still there. All this does is load up the classic desktop as the first application upon boot. Update: The Start button might be returning too.
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Two steps forwar, one step backward
by theuserbl on Wed 17th Apr 2013 07:54 UTC
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Two steps forwar, one step backward.

If Microsoft adds the possibility to start direct in Desktop mode, there existsting sill problem that
- there existing no start menu
- desktop is only one Metro app between th others. You have an hadle at the top of it, to move the desktop down and close it with this and so on
- if you start a Metro app oder want to see a picture, video or so on, which starts Metro apps, then you will be throun from the Desktop to Metro and the other side around

The option to start in desktop direkt is only, to accept the other bad things of Windows 8.x. And if the users have accustomed on Windows 8.x, then they can in further versions of Winmdows removing the option, to start in Desktop direkt, again.

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zima Member since:

Love your faux German ;p

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