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#16 OP Mandosis

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:03

There isn't. But I sure do wish there was. I would like to install Start8. :(

I am disappointed that they did not add the option to disable it. I have really grown to love the Metro/Modern interface.




#17 articuno1au

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:30

Good grief! So many people wanted it to be brought back, now folks want to disable it again. There's gratitude for ya!

 

Mind you, if you're using a 3rd party add-on to restore the Start button/menu, the new default Start button is a bit surplus.

Fairly unsurprisingly, the people wanting to remove the start button are probably not the ones who wanted it back..



#18 Aljynx

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:52

its always hard to accept the reality. things are chnaging and making it more difficult...but yeah in time it will be acceptable.lol <forcely>  :laugh: you can manage it for sure.



#19 thomastmc

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:08

It's interesting... the tone of people disappointed that the Start button is back is markedly different from those that complained of it's disappearance.

 

Less shrill, less exasperated, less "this is the end of the world" :)



#20 George P

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:10

I agree that the benefit of having it there, at least on a touch device, is that you can now access the power user menu without issue.  That's about it though.



#21 Luc2k

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:57

I like Windows 8 / Metro, never "abused" those who wanted the Start Button back, and I mainly use the "desktop environment".  :)  .

Liking W8/Metro does not make one a fanboy. Blind devotion to a product/corporation and dismissal of any criticism does. Throwing insults is a nice bonus too.

 

Anyway, it's funny seeing the start button being forced on. MS still doesn't comprehend the value of giving options to the users.



#22 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:10

Wait.. so *insert millions* who cried for the button and finally got it now there's a new problem, how to disable it? What the..



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:15

I participated in a similar discussion yesterday. Although the premise of the thread was different because the OP had a slightly different goal, a couple of the suggested solutions might be relevant to your request. In particular try Start Killer; it might work on Windows 8.1.



#24 +DonC

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:17

I don't really mind that it's back.  I bet we've all got widescreen displays so it's not that much an issue.



#25 Kyang

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:13

Liking W8/Metro does not make one a fanboy. Blind devotion to a product/corporation and dismissal of any criticism does. Throwing insults is a nice bonus too.

 

Exactly the point.  I didn't fit into any one of his preset categories and would still like a way to get rid of the start button.



#26 OP Mandosis

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 17:36

Wait.. so *insert millions* who cried for the button and finally got it now there's a new problem, how to disable it? What the..

I never wanted it back in the first place.



#27 Anibal P

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 18:11

Fairly unsurprisingly, the people wanting to remove the start button are probably not the ones who wanted it back..

 

 

Most of the people whining about not having it or wanting to disable it really want the inefficient old menu back, hence the popularity of crap like Start8 and the others



#28 winrez

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 18:15

Microsoft has some software (discontinued) for download for public pc's that allows you to disable it (don't remember the name but im sure binging for it, it will show up



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 18:17

Just in case somebody from Microsoft is reading this, please take note. People want...
 
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#30 WizardCM

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:43

I would also like to display my interest in an ability to disable the button. I had no complains about not having it.