Microsoft Thwarts Start Button Hacks As New Windows 8 Build Launches
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:07 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:36 AM
Not everyone, myself included, thinks Microsoft is making a mistake by not allowing some legacy code.
The Start screen is the new Start menu.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:44 AM
I will not use Windows 8 and I am sure many others will do the same.
That means Windows 8 will fail to be adopted by current desktop users, and Microsoft will be a huge loser with this unfriendly and abysmal new OS.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:01 AM
Having said that, Paul Thurrot's comments, like all bloggers, should be taken with a grain of salt. He might be right. He might be wrong. And who's to say that ViStart won't fix whatever Microsoft broke when the Preview is released? Too early to tell.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:14 AM
There's probably one a$$$ole at Microsoft that has an ego problem and come hell or highwater, he's ready to burn down the Windows product line instead of admitting millions of people will absolutely hate the disfunctional Metro interface and to offer a functional Start Menu like in Windows 7 would be to admit he was wrong about what his customer base wants.
When it comes to "options", Microsoft completely doesn't get it.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:04 AM
Oooh! Look, big squares with pretty colors and cute icons!!! I'm going to go fondle my LCD now.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:07 AM
Just like when XP came on the scene people refused it and wanted to keep 2000 and 98.
In all honesty I would say 80% or more never use the Start button as they're first click is to open a Browser.
Deal with it people. You can keep using XP, Vista and 7 until their end date. Then you'll have a new OS by then.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:17 AM
And this estimate is based on... what? The ever popular "80% of all statistics are made up on-the-spot?"
So no Start Button anymore. How does one quickly get to favorite non-Metro programs, like Photoshop, Quicken, or Family Tree Maker?
Microsoft is being idiotic about this. If they want Metro, offer Metro. But a simple Preference setting to boot to Metro or boot to Desktop should be simple and available.
Win8? No thanks, I'll be sticking with Win7.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:22 AM
Mind you, it will be amusing to see how much screaming and jumping up and down Ballmer has to do to beg developers, to say nothing of money changing hands.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:30 AM
Go to the start screen and click the big "Photoshop", "Quicken", or "Family Tree Maker" button?
Hit the Windows key on the keyboard and start typing "Photoshop", "Quicken", or "Family Tree Maker" then hit Enter?
Pin the program's icon to the Desktop's taskbar the first time you run it and then start it from there in the future?