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Windows 8 Start Button?

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Is there a way to add a start button to Windows 8 that opens the Start Screen. I just kinda miss having the Orb there lol

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Here you go buddy, Windows 7 Start Menu on the way!

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
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Start8 is the most professional looking and easier to use Start Menu replacement I have seen so far, you have options for making it look like Windows 7 or if you rather just have the icon bring up the new Start Screen (That's how I have it) You also have options to bring up the new Start Screen by clicking the icon and still have the Windows 7 Start Menu when click on the start key on your keyboard and viceversa, very cool, try it out.

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I'd recommend Start8 as well, works like a charm and is pretty cool looking too.
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he wants the start screen not the start menu and you already have a start screen button it is the windows key on your keyboard

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Start8 and Classic Shell both provide this ability - opening the new start menu via button, and not a custom one.
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That is true, Boo, but Start8 is clearly the better alternative right now. It's much more easily customizable and looks great.
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[quote name='Ely' timestamp='1351342501' post='595276563'] ... or if you rather just have the icon bring up the new Start Screen (That's how I have it) ...[/quote]

W(hy)TF?

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You should also check out Pokki - https://www.pokki.com/
I find it pretty cool!

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Another vote for start 8 but all the alternatives mentioned are great.

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Steve Ballmer: "Hahahaha. A Start button? He want's a Start button? Who actually ever used it? Microsoft research has proven no one. Hahahaha." He was right about the iPhone too.

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Thanks guys appreciate this

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With Start8, you can configure the buttons to how you like it. For instance on my PC, if I press the keyboard button I have it set to open Metro, and if I click it with my cursor it opens the start menu.

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start8 is not free

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[quote name='DGMurdockIII' timestamp='1352090332' post='595297523']
start8 is not free
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No, but classic shell is. Depends how many features you'd like. Each to their own.
Tbh, it should be included with Windows 8, but hey.

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[quote name='68k' timestamp='1351498819' post='595280957']
Steve Ballmer: "Hahahaha. A Start button? He want's a Start button? Who actually ever used it? Microsoft research has proven no one. Hahahaha." He was right about the iPhone too.
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The iPhone comment was based on market research, which is subjective.

The Start Button comment was based on actual telemetry data. It's not subjective.
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