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Old 06-28-12, 04:00 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Microsoft explained why they killed start button

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft...-it-wasnt-used

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.
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Interesting--Very interesting. I for one use it all the time. I never keep anything on my desktop and if I DO use commands its a Microsoft + . Don't use it often though. Also, have used the search function maybe 4 times.
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Interesting--Very interesting. I for one use it all the time. I never keep anything on my desktop and if I DO use commands its a Microsoft + . Don't use it often though. Also, have used the search function maybe 4 times.
Hmmm interesting, I read people comments that people dont have many icons on desktop, they wanted the desktop as wallpapers then they send feedbacks to Microsoft and they got the Metro idea as second screen that people can use lots of icons instead of have it on desktop. People rather do on second screen than have lots of icons on desktop or 100 apps pinned on taskbar.
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I use the start button at least a hundred times a day, AND I only have 1 vertical line of desktop shortcuts. I DO NOT pin apps/games to taskbar, either.
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Old 06-28-12, 10:29 PM   #5
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I use the start button at least a hundred times a day, AND I only have 1 vertical line of desktop shortcuts. I DO NOT pin apps/games to taskbar, either.
Bloody hell you clicked start button at least a hundred times a day? That took forever to do it, very ineffective. I have 100 folders in start menu, it absolutely nightmare to open each folder.

I got 75 shortcuts and 7 folders on desktop, 9 apps pinned to taskbar.
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Old 06-29-12, 06:22 AM   #6
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I don't believe MS for a second. Just read the majority of feedback regarding the start button. The move is not popular by any means. It's the number one complaint I've seen. They are trying to justify their horrible decision to force a touch based OS on non touch devices.

Apple has a desktop OS and a touch based OS that work seamlessly together across devices.

MS.....no.
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For me, MS is right, I use taskbar pinned shortcuts and desktop shortcuts 90% of the time.

Start>Recent Programs, My Documents, Pictures, Control Panel, Recent Docs I use somewhat often.

Start>All Programs I rarely use, too slow and burried
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So, as a result I pinned all my programs to the taskbar. I thought it would look cluttered but it's quite nice. I am OCD about maintaining a neat/clean PC and don't have a lot of programs. Just Microsoft office, BF3, some music software, etc. I'll post a screen when I get a chance.
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Default Re: Microsoft explained why they killed start button

i use the start button all the time, always make the icons small and pin my most used software and some directories there. Search for stuff not pinned.
I really do not like to pin icons on the task bar as i often have many programs or directories up at the same time so i need the space to get a good overview.

My desktop tends to get filled with files and shortcuts so I hide the darn things. So it sort of just acts like a temporary place to store stuff i work with and I don't have to see them to know they are there.
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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.
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Bloody hell you clicked start button at least a hundred times a day? That took forever to do it, very ineffective. I have 100 folders in start menu, it absolutely nightmare to open each folder.

I got 75 shortcuts and 7 folders on desktop, 9 apps pinned to taskbar.
No, what's ineffective is having 100 unorganized folders in your start menu.

I keep mine neat and tidy. Here are my main folders

Accessories (MS default)
Games (MS default)
Hardware
Internet
Multimedia
Maintenance
Startup (MS default)
Utilities

If the program corresponds to the given folder, I move them.
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Default Re: Microsoft explained why they killed start button

For me, I prefer not having every icon on my desktop, though my desktop has more icons on it then it did many years past. This said, I still don't care for too much clutter. Even if one accessed otherwise (and win3.1 one did tend to have more icons), I'd still want them organized somehow, and not just all there for, well everything....
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