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Do you want the start menu in Windows 8?

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Do you want the start menu in Windows 8?

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#16 Magoo



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:16

Yes or at least a simplified start menu that has some of the more desired features in it.

#17 Setnom


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:16

Yes. I hate that the start screen is fullscreen (I find it disruptive), and in some ways has less functionality than the start menu:
- no most used programs list, automatically generated;
- no recently opened files list;
- no global search (it's divided in three sub-areas, apps, settings, files);
- no advanced options via contextual menu (like open with).

#18 ]SK[


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:18

The Start Menu didn't need to go yet as its replacement hardly gives us a benefit however the Start Menu is gone now and needs to stay gone. Time to embrace change as no matter how hard people whine, the old Start Menu will never return.

#19 leesmithg


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:24

Do you want the start menu back in Windows 8?

Windows 8 never had this in the first place.

I would like Windows 8 with a start button, start menu and some features which 7 has, plus the new 8 features, without using third party softwares.

#20 wetworker



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:29

I don't miss it. Embrace the future. Say no to the start menu.

#21 McKay


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:30

No, I've gotten used to having my apps organised into groups that I want instead of one giant list that can only utilize the height of my screen. I see this as added functionality and I wouldn't want to lose it.

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#22 Vince800



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:36

No I like the start screen, it is what it should be, a launcher for applications. The start menu was confined to a small area on the screen and I thought it looked rather antiquated.

#23 zhangm


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:37

Start menu is still there. Press the Windows key on your keyboard.

#24 Wakers


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:42


I've used to it not being there any more, my productivity level is the same as before if not a bit better.

I don't begrudge if they add one in though, if others just can't adjust.

#25 f0rk_b0mb


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:43


#26 Dashel



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:48

For me, its much less about wanting the classic Start Menu but wanting either better integration or better separation between Metro and the Desktop. Most arguments about the menu really boil down to that. At the most basic, add a visible icon since there is zero benefit to hiding it. That way it also orients with the taskbar instead of being a different entity.

#27 Sandor


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:49

I prefer the new start screen. So much quicker to find things.

#28 +zhiVago


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:51

I like to have a choice.

Option: enable or disable.

#29 KRazpopov



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:52

No, I'd rather get some information at a glance from the start screen than have a small menu that really doesn't show me that much.
Really, I launch most of my applications by typing in the first few letters and pressing Enter. Windows 8 supports that, so for me it's no big deal. Just pin your frequently used apps to the start screen and access the others when needed via search.

#30 Jay Kuzmak

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:53

Nope. I like the start screen much more than the start menu. I am happy the start menu is gone. Embrace the future!! :D