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    Default W8 start button

    Hi all, a MS partner I was playing golf with on Saturday at Gulf Harbour, told me that public disappointment at the missing start button, has prompted them into bringing it back with a patch!...Yay!



    Cliffs; poor effort at bragging about playing at gulf harbour and W8 start button..


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    Default Re: W8 start button

    From what I've heard the Start button will be back but it won't show the menu like you got in Windows XP-7, it will take you to the new Start screen.
    So really they are just going to unhide the Start button from the bottom left corner and put it back where it was.

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    Default Re: W8 start button

    But will it be an actual separate downloadable patch, or actually Windows 8.1

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    Default Re: W8 start button

    Meh. Haven't missed it.

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    Brilliant! This isn't a joke though, right?
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    If the button shows up I'll be getting rid of it. Whats the point? I have a perfectly good start button on my keyboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    If the button shows up I'll be getting rid of it. Whats the point? I have a perfectly good start button on my keyboard!
    It's not about the button, it's about the menu.
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    Default Re: W8 start button

    Even the current menu layout is no big deal. Once you get used to how W8 is laid out and actually works its very easy.

    All it takes is a bit of thinking, but then again some people need to be spoon fed and cant think anyway.
    The majority of people hardly ever use the menu, generally theres shortcuts on the desktop to what ever the task is they wise to use.

    I can honestly say even on W7 and before, once I have the shortcuts created its lucky if I go into the menus at the most once every couple of weeks ( if that)
    I have got and also setup W8 with the programs people want, and its so damn easy and quicker.

    Heres an example W7 - Click start, go to all Programs, menu expands, locate the folder/program you want, then click it = Open

    W8 once the shortcut is on the start screen --- Press the Windows key - click program = Open

    Opening the control Panel - almost the same in both versions of windows 7 & 8 - the only difference is W7 is on the left, W8 is on the right. big hairy deal.

    I'm in agreement with Error Guy, if the start button / Menu appears they will be disabled.

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    Default Re: W8 start button

    Why is it quicker clicking a shortcut than clicking start?
    Anyway I doubt if win 8 will be around for long the way it's selling.
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    Default Re: W8 start button

    Another W8 vs W7 debate?

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