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thechronic    183

Is there a way to add a start button to Windows 8 that opens the Start Screen. I just kinda miss having the Orb there lol

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+Ely    179

Start8 is the most professional looking and easier to use Start Menu replacement I have seen so far, you have options for making it look like Windows 7 or if you rather just have the icon bring up the new Start Screen (That's how I have it) You also have options to bring up the new Start Screen by clicking the icon and still have the Windows 7 Start Menu when click on the start key on your keyboard and viceversa, very cool, try it out.

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IronSkull    6

I'd recommend Start8 as well, works like a charm and is pretty cool looking too.

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notuptome2004    140

he wants the start screen not the start menu and you already have a start screen button it is the windows key on your keyboard

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Boo Berry    2,264

Start8 and Classic Shell both provide this ability - opening the new start menu via button, and not a custom one.

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Darrian    217

That is true, Boo, but Start8 is clearly the better alternative right now. It's much more easily customizable and looks great.

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Shiranui    1,700
... or if you rather just have the icon bring up the new Start Screen (That's how I have it) ...

W(hy)TF?

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Sulphy    1,421

You should also check out Pokki - https://www.pokki.com/

I find it pretty cool!

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Arceles    403

Another vote for start 8 but all the alternatives mentioned are great.

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68k    290

Steve Ballmer: "Hahahaha. A Start button? He want's a Start button? Who actually ever used it? Microsoft research has proven no one. Hahahaha." He was right about the iPhone too.

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thechronic    183

Thanks guys appreciate this

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Island Dog    52

With Start8, you can configure the buttons to how you like it. For instance on my PC, if I press the keyboard button I have it set to open Metro, and if I click it with my cursor it opens the start menu.

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DGMurdockIII    4

start8 is not free

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Raa    1,408

start8 is not free

No, but classic shell is. Depends how many features you'd like. Each to their own.

Tbh, it should be included with Windows 8, but hey.

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Shane Nokes    739

Steve Ballmer: "Hahahaha. A Start button? He want's a Start button? Who actually ever used it? Microsoft research has proven no one. Hahahaha." He was right about the iPhone too.

The iPhone comment was based on market research, which is subjective.

The Start Button comment was based on actual telemetry data. It's not subjective.

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