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"Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly planning to bring back the Start button in Windows Blue, but a new report claims that such a feature would only be available in the stable version of the OS.

This means that developers and all the other users who will install the preview build due next month won’t be able to give the Start button a try, according to Mary Jo Foley’s of ZDNet.

It appears that in addition to a Start button, the company is also looking to implement even more Start Screen customization options, plus an updated Charms Bar with the focus on desktop users.

Most of these options are expected to be introduced before Blue hits RTM, so none of them will actually be available in the public beta. Just like Microsoft already confirmed, the preview version of Windows Blue is set to hit the shelves next month at the BUILD developer conference."

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post #2 of 19
Yeah but will MS bring back the menu from previous versions or bring up Metro? That's the main question I'm wondering about.
    
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What's the point of having a button? It just wastes space.

Also it would be awesome if the charms bar became fully customizable.
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Somehow I feel like we're listening to a 7-year old doing his vehement denial routine when asked if he took the cookies.
 
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post

What's the point of having a button? It just wastes space.

Also it would be awesome if the charms bar became fully customizable.

Your going to be devastated at how much space its going to take up.


Bring back aero too please.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post

What's the point of having a button? It just wastes space.

I swear I've read you say this more then once. I like the start menu and I use it a lot, I also like the transparency and I use that a lot too.
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post

Your going to be devastated at how much space its going to take up.


Bring back aero too please.

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BTW, I hate aero.

I have disabled Glass, transparencies, Aero Peek, shadows, and ANYTHING Aero-ish. Except the window border.
   
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$20 says it will just bring up the metro interface and Microsoft will be seen giving a public statement about how they have addressed all the complaints.

Very few people as far as I know care about having the button itself. It's the menu they want.
 
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post #9 of 19
I already have the start button. I just set it to auto-hide.
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Bring back aero too please.

Yes, give it to him, and keep it away from me!
    
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post #10 of 19
the button is a waste of space, I don't care for it or need it as I use the windows key on my keyboard anyway.
I do feel like the new start screen could use some work though.

I'd also like to boot to desktop and have a better system for viewing a number of things.
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