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  • Why doesn't Microsoft give you the option to revert back to the old fashion start menu?

    Why did Microsoft give the inability to not be able to close a window that you grab from the left side of the screen with the cursor when you want to switch to a different window other than your desktop?

    Why did Microsoft take away the properties part when you right click an app in the NEW Start menu?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:10 PM

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  • You can revert to the Start Menu.


    If you have experience editing the registry, then do the following:


    Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    Double click on RPEnabled

    change the Value data from 1 to 0

    Click OK


    After you have done the above, click on the Start button and you will get the Start Menu.


    If you don't know what you are doing, changes to the Registry can make your operating system unusable.  This is a pretty simple change, but if you're not sure, don't do it.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:05 PM
  • That's a lie.
    That is a very bad way of reverting to the "old startmenu".
    RPEnabled enables a hidden windows7 feature in windows8, so in essence you are using windows7.
    All new things about windows8 dissapear just like the startmenu (E.G taskmanager / ribbon / ...).

    There is no decent way of reverting to the old menu.
    Stop spreading the lie that RPEnabled makes Windows8 use the old startmenu, it actually enables Windows7.


    Dylan Meeus

    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:51 PM
  • And as to why they took away the properties menu.
    Metro UI is supposesd to help all users, one of them is by only showing the most needed options in the menu. For the average user, showing the properties is not part of this. (You can however, find the properties trough the Task Manager).


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:53 PM