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Old 07-03-12, 12:58 AM   #13
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I use Start button a lot.

Start, type program, enter, usually 3-4 characters in and its already showing what i need.

I dont use the desktop much, infact i have my desktop set to hide icons.
This. It's how Win7 was designed to be used. Common programs on the task bar, others you just press the windows key/start button wherever you are and click on one of the common options or begin typing. If you use Win 8 in the same way it's not that bad, just that most people don't know that you can press the windows key, so I think scrapping the button all together is not a great idea.
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Old 07-03-12, 08:46 AM   #14
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My desktop has no icons, except the recycle bin. I keep IE, Chrome, Outlook and 1-2 others pinned. I use the Star Menu all the time. What if you have a lot of programs? You can't stick everything there.
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Old 07-04-12, 02:58 AM   #15
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I'm in the same boat, a few pinned programs, which I use every day and the rest is in my Start menu.
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Old 07-06-12, 01:28 AM   #16
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After playing around with windows 8 on a PC at work for a week I can honestly say that I like it BUT the changing back and forth between metro and the desktop is just stupid. I'd rather it all just run in metro. Unless tons of metro apps come out i doubt that I'll buy it.
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Old 07-06-12, 12:49 PM   #17
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I use the start button all the time. For example, to start Visual Studio, I can open the right solution/project in two clicks.
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It seemed they are right to killed it off because majority of Windows users never used start button. I always enabled Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program after installed Windows on all PCs.

I know lots of people who never used start button: my dad, uncles, aunts, sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, brother in law and all my mates. I very rarely used start button, I only opened it to find a program I forget what it called somewhere in 100 folders when I cant find it in Search.

Majority of Windows users used Search to find apps, emails and files. Pin apps and games to taskbar or put shortcuts on desktop, only tiny minority of users are just old fashioned who prefered the hard and long way to find apps and files in start menu, majority users prefered to find what they want the fastest and simple way. To shutdown PC, they rathered pressed power button instead of going to start button and click shutdown or they created shutdown shortcut on taskbar.
This is Horse ****.
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I use Start button a lot. I don't understand . why they killed start button??
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Old 10-28-12, 09:07 AM   #20
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I like my start button and I have a lot of icons on my desktop.I just see no point in updateing to win 8 .I will keep my win 7 64bit ,it works just fine for me.
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