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 MOS6510 on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Yes, pinning your favorite apps on to the taskbar negates the need of a Start menu for the most part and the Start menu is not too bad.

What I dislike is the disconnect between the Start menu/Metro stuff and the classic desktop and everything that runs there.

The Start menu can look nice and be informative, but let's say you start Outlook 2013 you are taken to the classic desktop and you can't see the Start menu. Unless you go back, but then you don't see Outlook.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by phoenix on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 16:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Please don't call the Windows 8 Start Screen the "start menu". It's not a menu in any sense of the word; it's a jumbled mess that takes up the entire screen.

Trying to call it "the start menu" does nothing but create confusion. Especially if Microsoft brings back the actual Start Menu.

They are two separate views, and need two separate names:
- Metro: Start Screen
- Desktop: Start Menu

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 16:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I won't do it again.

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