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Posted 08 February 2013 - 19:50
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It's speaks volumes about windows 8 and metro when over 40% of posters at a predominately windows site (aka neoWIN) want the start menu back.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 22:02
Our biology prefers thinner columns so the smaller space of the classic menu is by no means a detriment some pretend it to be since we can only scan one at a time. The issue isn't scrolling, its finding what you want in multiple columns vs a nested single column. (It 'breaks' organization since it boils up subfolders to the main level in an effort to be friendlier to people that don't understand the organization. In practice, those people never used it that way anyway and it just frustrates those that have.)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 23:06
I wouldn't be so sure that this is merely an issue of educating the users and helping them 'overcome their fears' of the new and unknown. I mean, how come you have people like David Pogue writing:
people who don't like change could keep what they want but also be directed to use the newer way at times to help them learn and overcome their fears.
For the longest time, this [Start] screen didn’t bother me. [...] But the more I learned to do things in Windows 8 [...] the more I realized the enormous drawback of this setup
I know there are ways to restore the Start menu [...] And you should absolutely do that; it makes Windows 8 infinitely more efficient.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 23:24
Personally, I don't really care. Since XP I've rarely used the start menu anyway - unless to find some old program I hadn't used in a long time and I'd forgotten the name. I pretty much arrange my dekstop with my most used apps in groups, with those the are heavily used pinned to the taksbar . Funny thing is that I was always criticised for having too many icons on the desktop.
I still think it is a mistake on MS part to force this change on veryone though. I know for a fact that where I work there are some older people who consider themselves to be a little geeky in the tech department and nealry all are scared by the change. It's these people who will be making the decision as to whether win 8 will be deployed at work and from I can see, they plan to skip 8 completely.
There should have been an option to enable the start menu to keep people happy. Maybe make a couple of functions only accessible via the new way. This way people who don't like change could keep what they want but also be directed to use the newer way at times to help them learn and overcome their fears.