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Windows 8.1 Start Button

#1GuitaristMattPosted 10/29/2013 6:31:05 PM
How do I disable this thing? I have my task bar on the left side because it feels more like Ubuntu, so I also have auto-hide enabled. That's just my preference. Now with the latest Windows 8 update, they've added that ugly start button to the top left. It gets in the way of the window switch button, and I have been using the hidden windows button in the bottom left corner that has been there since Windows 8 was released.

Is it under the re-arranged settings somewhere?
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#2rusty12000Posted 10/29/2013 7:05:12 PM
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Step 2: Install Windows 7
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#3squarenixfan119Posted 10/29/2013 7:11:38 PM
Jeez, you take away the Start button, people complain. Bring it back, people complain.
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#4ConkerPosted 10/29/2013 7:23:34 PM
squarenixfan119 posted...
Jeez, you take away the Start button, people complain. Bring it back, people complain.


That's because these were two separate groups of people...ones complaining about "no start icon" before 8.1 were not intelligent enough to know the functionality and usability of the left corner.

The ones now are complaining because it offers nothing additional, adds to the task bar without the option to hide it (for those that didn't want an icon to begin with), and it is more frustrating to click (you can't click in the same spot anymore to open/close the start menu quickly...you have to either move your mouse or click multiple times, wtf?)

So they brought back an actual icon, but made it slightly annoying to use. Makes sense.
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#5Darkcloud20Posted 10/29/2013 8:03:08 PM
Start is gone. The only problem I have with it is that it disable toolbars if the taskbar is on the second monitor for some reason.
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#6GuitaristMatt(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 9:52:43 PM
Decided to disable the top right corner, and use the swype from left function. It works for now, but it's still annoying.
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#7TheWhoFanPosted 10/29/2013 10:55:10 PM
squarenixfan119 posted...
Jeez, you take away the Start button, people complain. Bring it back, people complain.


I'm sure your complaint sounded oh so logical and well thought in your head. But, really, it's just silly. Different people, different expectations of how the OS should work. You'll always have different opinions. Deal with it.
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