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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 23:43

Paul Thurrot from the Winsupersite, confirms Microsoft is in fact adding a boot to desktop and a start button to Windows 8.1!

Here is the link

http://winsupersite....l-it-windows-78


#2 xdot.tk

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 23:47

Wow. Someone with some brain cells works at MS.

#3 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:01

This is not an official picture from Microsoft, it is a concept of it I created! This is what the Windows 8 start screen button may look like!

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#4 George P

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:06

It'll only be the button and nothing more, it's a cosmetic change because people aren't use to hot corners yet.

#5 Andre S.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:08

All right, so Start Menu will be back in 8.2 then? Windows 8 might get good at some point :p

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:10

This is not an official picture from Microsoft, it is a concept of it I created! This is what the Windows 8 start screen button may look like!

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I hope it shows up as an option and is disabled by default :/

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:12

I hope it shows up as an option and is disabled by default :/


I agree. If not off by default, I hope they give me the option to remove the start button. It's pointless once the hot corner is learned, and users who don't understand it, also don't understand the start button without someone telling them about it either. Basically the argument of discoverability was lost the moment "start" was removed from it. Users that "can't find", or "swear" the start button "wasn't there before" are going to be equally difficult for tech support regardless of whether there's a giant blinking button or not.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:16

I'll believe it when I see it. Having a start button breaks down when users start menu using Metro apps.

#9 George P

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:18

They'll never bring the menu back but in the process of making the UI better for smaller devices we could get some interesting updates.

I think that if they have a option to slide in the start screen from the left like they do for the right side charms UI to where the screen isn't full but 1/3 then it'd be a good middle ground IMO.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:35

It'll only be the button and nothing more, it's a cosmetic change because people aren't use to hot corners yet.


Agreed, but I would say because people don't like hot corners, and may never, and the button is more familiar and was placed there from years of research. Whether it launces Start Page or the old Start Menu, it was in a good place and it'll be good to be back there. The only think they need now is for Search to be fixed as leaks indicated and this thing will start turning around.

I'll believe it when I see it. Having a start button breaks down when users start menu using Metro apps.


Explain yourself? There's still the Charms, Keyboard, and hardware start button. It may also be optional and may not appear on tablets. But assuming it does, how will it break down? It will only be available in Desktop Environment so I don't know how it would break down for Metro. The Taskbar then, breaks down when people start using Metro apps?????

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:37

Here is Paul and Mary Jo Foley discussing Windows 8.1! Go to 0:16:20 to hear Paul and Mary talking about it!


#12 Avi Patel

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:39

if they do bring it back, then great for those that want it back.
in the mean time, classic shell is just plain awesome.

#13 Buttus

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:40

Yay! for choice!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:47

This can only be a win-win for consumers. (Y)

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:03

If they bring the start button back, I hope it's optional.
I really don't need the start button, and it would only take up space on my taskbar
I feel comfortable with the 3 options for a start button that I have at the moment. I don't need a 4th one