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[Win8] Shortcut to start screen - Is there a way?

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I know , hovering over lower left corner brings up the start screen image but i'd rather have static Start screen icon?

is there a way to pin the start screen pin the start screen to desktop taskbar?

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Moved here, not beta discussion.

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Start8 is by far the best solution you can get. It will create you a custom start button which you can click to launch the Full screen metro start screen.

http://www.stardock....roducts/start8/

Thanks! trying it out now

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Does Start8 and the rest of the Start button replacements work on RTM? This will get handy for my relatives whose pc motto is "just describe the damn thing so I can click it".

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This will get handy for my relatives whose pc motto is "just describe the damn thing so I can click it".

Just tell them "Ok, it's invisible, do you see it now? " :p

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Does Start8 and the rest of the Start button replacements work on RTM? This will get handy for my relatives whose pc motto is "just describe the damn thing so I can click it".

Start8 works just fine on RTM. must have on Win8 Desktop if you ask me

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I'm obviously not trolling here?I'm just trying to understand and making a suggestion: Why don't you just use the Windows button on your keyboard? Or do you not use a keyboard/does your keyboard not have that button?

Once I got used to hitting the Windows keyboard button instead of the Start button, even on Windows 7, getting to the Start Screen/Start Menu became much faster and easier :)

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I know , hovering over lower left corner brings up the start screen image but i'd rather have static Start screen icon?

is there a way to pin the start screen pin the start screen to desktop taskbar?

You can hit the Windows key on the keyboard to switch between them, can't get more permanent than that ;)

EDIT - Ninja'd :rolleyes:

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I'm obviously not trolling here?I'm just trying to understand and making a suggestion: Why don't you just use the Windows button on your keyboard? Or do you not use a keyboard/does your keyboard not have that button?

Once I got used to hitting the Windows keyboard button instead of the Start button, even on Windows 7, getting to the Start Screen/Start Menu became much faster and easier :)

know about the keyboard but i'm just used to using the mouse to bring up the start button. muscle memory, if you will lol.

even on my laptop , i'd rather use trackpad than hitting the windows key. I hit the keyboard when i have to type or execute some very specific commands in programs (SSMS,VS).

i agree that keyboard shortcut would be faster, but not necessarily intuitive in some situations.

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The OS is no doubt fluid. Even running on a bad Virtual Machine everything was pretty fast besides mouse input lag. I can see this as a great OS for Tablet users. But for the Desktop, the features are just gimmicks. Still, having MetroTwit to the side of my screen and then the fully functioning Desktop was quite fun to use.

Oh, and the Windows key is used a lot in Windows 8. You'll need to get used to it if you want to get around it fast.

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I've always been a little annoyed by the colorful Windows flag (embedded in that super-glossy orb) in the corner. Personally, I like the task bar much better now.

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