Windows 8 Start Button RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since Microsoft keep locking the threads about the terrible idea to completely remove the Windows 8 Start Button/Menu...I'll join in a start another one.

    Here's the deal.

    Metro UI is great for touch enabled devices.
    Metro UI has no place on my desktop machine and the option to remove it must return. 

    The points from this thread some it all up

    1.  Click Start.
    2.  The screen is replaced by the Metro interface, which instantly hides the entire Aero Desktop and all our apps, word processors, web pages, etc.
    3.  Select an application, which may or may not be a Metro application, by poking the screen.
    4.  Assuming it's a Metro application it comes up full-screen, with 48 point type, and we fool with it for a while.
    5.  Then we CANNOT close it when we're done, but rather we have to do Alt-Tab or a gesture or something to get back to our desktop, where we start all over again.

    Come Microsoft....lets do a Vista here. If a desktop user wants a Desktop UI then let us have it....in full! not half Desktop half a crippled Tablet UI. PLEASE !

    Friday, March 2, 2012 2:09 AM


All replies

  • This forum is for developers to discuss writing Metro style apps for Windows 8. It is not a forum for general consumer discussion of the Windows Consumer Preview.

     IT Pros can now select from a list of dedicated TechNet forums under theWindows 8 IT Pro category. General consumers can get support from ourMicrosoft Answers community.


    Friday, March 2, 2012 2:53 AM
  • Unfortunately Microsoft keeps locking threads discussing this in order to silence what they don't want to hear.  So people like John_GPT here are forced to find other ways to vent about this concern.  Instead of silencing people, Microsoft needs to listen and learn from the same people they hope to collect cash from.
    Friday, March 2, 2012 1:17 PM
  • The General OS Forum threads were locked because the discussion moved to the Windows 8 IT Pro, where threads such as this are being energetically discussed.

    This forum is dedicated to development of Metro style apps and is an inappropriate place for general consumer discussion.


    Friday, March 2, 2012 4:26 PM