Featured News The Windows 8 classic Start Menu will arrive in August!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Electronic Punk, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Looks like the folks that still hate Windows 8 will have one less reason in August, as Microsoft have announced that both a more classic start menu and the ability to run "modern" applications within a Window as shown below.

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    I am always pleased to see such great momentum with operating system developments, but I must admit I was starting to get used to the new full screen menu but I am sure I can adjust back just as quickly if it is done correctly.

    I do find the live tiles fairly useful in some applications but must admit for services like Twitter and Facebook I continue to use the web versions just as well, although I appreciate that on Tablets the apps are always far more accessible.

    :source: Windows 8 Start menu should return in August, thanks to new, faster release cycle | ExtremeTech
     

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  2. American Zombie

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    Well both pieces of information are unofficial dates in my book. M$ said state that Start Menu would return to Windows 8.1 in a future update. A few weeks later rumors surfaced it would be later this year and now it seems be until Windows 9.

    Until M$ states officially I consider the above information as rumors in regards to when it will be released.
     
  4. American Zombie

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    Really does not matter to me if or when they do it as I do not need it.

    I have 8.1 set to show the apps view and list desktop apps first in apps view.

    Then I placed all of my most used programs shortcuts in the ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder.

    Now when I click on the start button all of my most used programs are right there just like a start menu except even better as they are listed alphabetically.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    I use an after market app to give me the classic start screen and buttons, works great, will come back to let you know which one I am using
     
  6. American Zombie

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    Best one I found and used was StartIsBack but since the 8.1 update I have found it is not needed at least for me.

    I found that setting up 8.1 per my previous post and booting direct to desktop works great for me. I don't use the start screen at all.

    StartIsBack is the only one I found that does not run an extra program or service.