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post #11 of 198
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Start button != Start menu. Therefore no "giving in".

This. Seeing as all it does is open the Metro Start it's basically the complete opposite of what people waiting for the classic Start Menu were hoping for.
Edited by zinfinion - 5/30/13 at 7:37am
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"Hell, It's about time."
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post #13 of 198
I don't think I would use the start menu even if they did bring it back. At first I kept trying to click it but once I made custom tiles for all my programs I use on a regular basis I'm much happier with hitting the win key, the clicking the icon.

I would like to see a search function like the start menu one in win 8 that doesn't require opening metro though. I am not a fan how the searches in metro, I just don't like the layout.
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So the Start button brings you to Metro/Start Screen... epic fail there Microsoft. I just hope this new update won't brick or block those third party Start menu addons, I see this will piss off a lot of users.
    
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post #15 of 198
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Start button != Start menu. Therefore no "giving in".

it still is a visual start button. therefore, it's halfway there
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Well at least it's an improvement?
These massive improvements probably took 30 minutes to implement.

I want Start Menu, not this Start Screen crap.

Microsoft seems to think it's Apple and can shove their customers whatever they want. This will not end well.
Edited by zalbard - 5/30/13 at 7:33am
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Sometimes i forget i even have windows 8 with the stardock start menu lol and mine also already boots to the desktop aswell.. Dangit microsoft you're 6 months to late...
post #18 of 198
And just like that Mircosoft gave it answer on Metro: It's here to stay. They gave everyone a button but at least some people can be happy about that. Now they need to have metro show the shutdown options and not that stupid charm bar. All it's doing is adding another shortcut to use instead of utilizing all that empty space metro has.
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I think I'll buck the trend and stay on 8 instead of upgrading - just to annoy the masses biggrin.gif
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and able to turn off metro? rolleyes.gif
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