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Poll: Do you want the start menu in Windows 8

Do you want the start menu in Windows 8?

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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:26

This topic has been clubbed to death like a baby seal, but I don't think there has ever been a simple yes or no poll. I tried searching for one but didn't find anything.

The reason for this poll, was because of this Editorial on the front page

Windows 8 users still want a Start menu and a Facebook app
http://www.neowin.ne...-a-facebook-app

While this isn't the entire Windows 8 user base it is part of the Neowin user base.

Sadly the start menu is most likely never returning to Windows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_nHbr9o_E&feature=player_detailpage




#2 Detection

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:28

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#3 BoDEAN

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:31

CLOSE this THREAD already. Beaten to death is an understatement. User should SEARCH the forums to get peoples opinion on the Start Menu. Also, if you want the Start Menu back, go get START8


Close please

#4 Nick H.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:32

Yes, I do.

I won't bother with my reasons since
A) They have been explained many times before
B) Someone will choose to tell me how I can achieve the same results in Windows 8 without a Start Menu, despite the fact that:
C) It is a personal preference.

#5 OP +warwagon

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:33

CLOSE this THREAD already. Beaten to death is an understatement. User should SEARCH the forums to get peoples opinion on the Start Menu. Also, if you want the Start Menu back, go get START8


Close please


There has been TONS of threads created on the subject, but never a simple Yes or No Poll.

#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:33

While I think that it will make the transition better for people i think that overall the progression of the OS is not that bad and once you get used to it you probably wont use the old start menu much. Even in Windows 7 i currently rarely use the start menu I have Launchy installed and I just use it to load most everything that is in the start menu.

#7 remixedcat

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:34

I rarely ever dusted off the start menu in windows 7 or server 2008R2... so no I don't miss it

#8 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:34

Yes, I bought Start8, would prefer a built in solution.

#9 Max Norris

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:43

Not really, no. The live tiles alone are absurdly handy. Just needs a bit of refinement on the 'back side' of the menu.. drag-and-drop organizing, collapsible/nested sub-menus, etc. The presentation is mostly fine, just missing some of the functionality it used to have.

#10 Dot Matrix

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:44

No. Start Screen contains more functionality.

Either way, the Start Menu is dead to Microsoft. It's not coming back in any official fashion, and nor should it. It was a UX leftover from the 90's, that has decayed since then.

Whatever happens with the Start Screen years from now is any one's guess, but one thing is certain, it won't be replaced with that outdated bit. It can't. It's time to move on.

#11 -Himanshu-

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:45

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#12 Arceles

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:54

Yes please, I like features not their removal.

#13 kawasabi

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:56

Yes!

#14 TPreston

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:04

No its better than the start menu ever was, No more moving shortcuts around and deleting web,readme and uninstall shortcuts it just shows my programs.

#15 syobon999

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:06

lol I bought startisback so i hope they don't actually bring start menu back, i want to milk that 3 dollars app forever



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