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#1 thechronic

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:35

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


#2 HoochieMamma

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:45

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

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

#3 +Ely

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:55

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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#4 IronSkull

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:05

I'd recommend Start8 as well, works like a charm and is pretty cool looking too.

#5 notuptome2004

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:10

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

#6 +Boo Berry

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:36

Start8 and Classic Shell both provide this ability - opening the new start menu via button, and not a custom one.

#7 Darrian

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:55

That is true, Boo, but Start8 is clearly the better alternative right now. It's much more easily customizable and looks great.

#8 Shiranui

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:55

... or if you rather just have the icon bring up the new Start Screen (That's how I have it) ...


W(hy)TF?

#9 Sulphy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:01

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

#10 Arceles

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:17

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

#11 68k

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:20

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.

#12 OP thechronic

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:31

Thanks guys appreciate this

#13 Island Dog

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:14

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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#14 DGMurdockIII

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:38

start8 is not free

#15 Raa

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:46

start8 is not free

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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