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[BBC] Microsoft 'U-turn' sees Start button back on Windows 8  

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Microsoft has confirmed a Start button is returning to the desktop mode's taskbar of its Windows 8 operating system.

The lack of the facility - which had been in every previous version since Windows 95 - has been one of the most controversial aspects of the software.

However, it will not offer all the functionality previously associated with the feature.

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post #2 of 8
I don't think people are going to shut up about this until windows looks like this again:



But who knows, maybe having the start button back to bring back metro will quiet a lot of people.
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post #3 of 8
There's already a Tech Crunch thread on this...

Also, the Start Menu is still gone; Modern UI still present so which is it? Why can't internet trolls and click-bait articles agree on their grievances? All this ruckus about the absence of the Start Menu yet it is still absent means that Microsoft caved?
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Just goes to show how much "bad press" comes from "news" sites essentially "re-tweeting" news they likely don't understand.
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There's already a Tech Crunch thread on this...

Also, the Start Menu is still gone; Modern UI still present so which is it? Why can't internet trolls and click-bait articles agree on their grievances? All this ruckus about the absence of the Start Menu yet it is still absent means that Microsoft caved?

From what I've read, it seems that the Start button will be back, but clicking that takes you directly to the Modern UI. More of a compromise than caving, as the bottom left hand corner brings you to the Modern UI start menu anyway.

I just don't see why MS can't let you choose what sort of start menu you want. That way, everybody gets to use the start menu they want.
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post #6 of 8
I personally never cared about the start button, I just don't like the interface. It feels like a mobile interface and on my high resolution monitor it is not pleasant to use. Charms suck, mousing up and to the side to access these things, all the Metro stuff, I dislike that stuff.
The Windows Blue update is too little too late I think.
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Yeah, it's just a button. Not really a U-turn.

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