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User Info: xsabrewulf

xsabrewulf
3 years ago#1
In the preview the start button had a little metro bar go across the screen with some apps.

NOW the start button just goes to metro

how can I have it so it just shows a line of apps and not takes me to the metro interface completely

User Info: KingDFizzle

KingDFizzle
3 years ago#2
Classic Shell saved Windows 8 for me. I suggest you get it and stop waiting for Microsoft to make its OS usable on non-touch screen platforms.

User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#3
Are you talking about the "Apps" view???

Right click taskbar, properties, Navigation tab, check "Show the apps view automatically when I go to Start".

Also, by default, the Start Button in the 8.1 Preview brought you to the Start Screen.
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User Info: voldothegr8

voldothegr8
3 years ago#4
Yep, if you're using a mouse Classic Shell is a must. Imo it's also a must for any power user.
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User Info: cainism25

cainism25
3 years ago#5
yeah its basically the same thing u just dont have to hover and wait for the start square to appear... lol M$ made such a big deal about this update but it adds very little... if anything... :/ i dont care tho, at least my 7970 supports dx 11.2 now /shrug and mantle.

nvidia only supports 11.0 and no mantle.
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User Info: GTRagnarok

GTRagnarok
3 years ago#6
KingDFizzle posted...
Classic Shell saved Windows 8 for me. I suggest you get it and stop waiting for Microsoft to make its OS usable on non-touch screen platforms.

voldothegr8 posted...
Yep, if you're using a mouse Classic Shell is a must. Imo it's also a must for any power user.

Dat exaggeration.
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#7
GTRagnarok posted...
KingDFizzle posted...
Classic Shell saved Windows 8 for me. I suggest you get it and stop waiting for Microsoft to make its OS usable on non-touch screen platforms.

voldothegr8 posted...
Yep, if you're using a mouse Classic Shell is a must. Imo it's also a must for any power user.

Dat exaggeration.


I think "exaggeration" is an understatement here.
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User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#8
gastaman posted...
GTRagnarok posted...
KingDFizzle posted...
Classic Shell saved Windows 8 for me. I suggest you get it and stop waiting for Microsoft to make its OS usable on non-touch screen platforms.

voldothegr8 posted...
Yep, if you're using a mouse Classic Shell is a must. Imo it's also a must for any power user.

Dat exaggeration.


I think "exaggeration" is an understatement here.

I admit, I could have gotten used to the new interface if I wanted to, but I was so used to previous versions of Windows that I just instantly went to Classic Shell.

Unlike a lot of people on GameFAQs, I don't constantly complain about change, but I'll still stick with the old stuff if the new stuff doesn't really interest me or it's not needed.
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