Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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Replacing the Start Screen - button?
by WereCatf on Mon 8th Jul 2013 20:08 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Speaking of Windows 8.1 does anyone know if Start8 or Classic Shell or something else is capable of removing the Microsoft-provided Start Screen - button from the taskbar and replacing it with the proper Start Menu - button? It'd look silly to have both of them there, that's why I am asking.

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Classic Shell does. You need only to customize the button to what you would like, like the Windows 8 logo. Just right click it after install and look for the option, right now I have just desktops with linux or windows 7 close to me.

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Forgot to add. Grab the last version from SF.

"http://www.classicshell.net/"

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I have Windows 8.1 installed on VMWare and actually like the compromises Microsoft has proposed.

You get an in-between screen with the set of applications selected by you. For getting the endless list of titles, you need then to press the expand button.

Granted, it is not the solution we would like to have, but for me is kind of ok enough.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I think there is a start8 beta version out that does that. But I am not running 8.1 so I am not certain.

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