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post #31 of 37 Old 07-10-2013, 11:35 PM
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Most people are buying laptops and tablets these days. They all have an easily accessible hardware power button on them. Most PC towers also have a hardware power button within reach, and it's rare for people's setups to have the tower located far away from the user. Most keyboards these days also have a power button on them. Microsoft has done a lot of research that has shown that few users were shutting down via the Start Menu. It's redundant, and clutters up the UI.

8.1 also adds an option that if you right click on the start button or use Win+X, shut down, restart, sleep, etc are in there.

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8.1 also adds an option that if you right click on the start button or use Win+X, shut down, restart, sleep, etc are in there.

No 'Logoff' or 'Switch User' for some reason though, and if I left-click that button once more (which dumps me to Metro) I'll scream. 18 years or left-clicking to bring up the start button menu (now the start screen) to get to the restart options, and now I have to right-click. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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No 'Logoff' or 'Switch User' for some reason though, and if I left-click that button once more (which dumps me to Metro) I'll scream. 18 years or left-clicking to bring up the start button menu (now the start screen) to get to the restart options, and now I have to right-click. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
There's always Start8.
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Will Start8 be 8.1 compatible?

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StartIsBack is the best start menu IMO. They are working on 8.1 compatibility.
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No 'Logoff' or 'Switch User' for some reason though, and if I left-click that button once more (which dumps me to Metro) I'll scream. 18 years or left-clicking to bring up the start button menu (now the start screen) to get to the restart options, and now I have to right-click. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Is it really that hard to learn? Just be thankful Microsoft does not change things as much as all the other graphical OS makers do. Imagine if all the systems were Google based...or worse yet, Apple based.
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Will Start8 be 8.1 compatible?
I think it already is. That's the advantage of being a standalone program, rather than a hack. (like Startisback) You probably have to disable the Microsoft start button before running it though. (I guess that will be automatic by the time 8.1 final is out)
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