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Why did they even add that "start button" in Windows 8.1???

#1lazycomplifePosted 10/17/2013 3:48:47 PM
It doesn't do what people want it to.
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#2KidInTheHallPosted 10/17/2013 3:50:39 PM
So you'd shut your hole!

Now shut it and keep it shut!
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#3Orestes417Posted 10/17/2013 3:54:29 PM
They added it because having a hot, clickable corner without visual cues was confusing people. And also as a giant middle finger to people who won't shut the **** up about how they can't take 30 seconds to adjust from the start menu.
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#4greenrick41Posted 10/17/2013 3:54:33 PM
KidInTheHall posted...
So you'd shut your hole!

Now shut it and keep it shut!


Funniest thing I've read all day haha.
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#5Treason686Posted 10/17/2013 4:01:11 PM
lazycomplife posted...
It doesn't do what people want it to.


It made little sense NOT to have a visual button. The button was always there, but not visible. The missing button served no purpose other than to confuse the user. It was bad design.
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#6Treason686Posted 10/17/2013 4:01:12 PM
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#7BuburibonPosted 10/17/2013 4:02:14 PM
I'm actually pretty happy with it. I was using StartIsBack with W8, but I don't think I'll be installing it on W8.1 as the default start button lets me access the control panel, desktop programs, run, search, shutdown, etc. It also boots to the desktop, so no complaints here so far.
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#8KillerTrufflePosted 10/17/2013 4:02:43 PM
Treason686 posted...
lazycomplife posted...
It doesn't do what people want it to.


It made little sense NOT to have a visual button. The button was always there, but not visible. The missing button served no purpose other than to confuse the user. It was bad design.


They wanted it to seem more like magic when Metro appeared out of nowhere.
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#9Treason686Posted 10/17/2013 4:05:21 PM
Orestes417 posted...
They added it because having a hot, clickable corner without visual cues was confusing people. And also as a giant middle finger to people who won't shut the **** up about how they can't take 30 seconds to adjust from the start menu.


What do you mean, "Can't take 30 seconds to adjust from the start menu?"

Question:
Do you think that Windows 8 would have been better received by the general population if, A) It had a start button from the get-go, and B) it automatically booted to the desktop except on touch interfaces?
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 10/17/2013 4:06:56 PM
I'm guessing his point is more about what advantage the old Windows 7 style Start menu had over Windows 8. Considering you can type the first 2 or 3 characters of any program on your computer and instantly find it... and you can organize shortcuts into groups and stuff...
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