Microsoft experiments ahead of Windows 8's public beta, is the Start button going the way of the dod

By Julio Franco
Feb 6, 2012
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    I have a pretty high-end PC, and even without my SSD the file indexing and search is very swift. So, I use Win + "key_word" to launch most of my programs.

    For example: Win + not = notepad.

    At least this functionality needs to stay. I'm not too worried about an icon appearing all the time.. But, the start menu separates us from the novice-ness of Mac OS.
  2. I have yet to see any compelling reason to "upgrade" from Win 7.
  3. ...a system designed to be used by more stupids day by day, will finally become to be used by the stupids, only!

    as microsofts cancelled XP for all next releases, they will even faster reach this!
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,985   +66

    It is astonishing to see how many of such creed has been creeping in TSF threads in recent times ............
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,699   +586

    @Archean

    The power of the Guest account in action...Don't need registration or come up with a username if all you want to do is post inanities.

    From a personal PoV, Windows 8 beta will be a free download...not exactly the hardest job in the world to run a dual (or more) boot with the OS('s) you're already running...strange that the trolls can find fault with a free trial...and unbelieveable the number of "Guests" who already know everything about Win8.
  6. all companies should join forces and make windows 1000 then we may not need to upgrade ever!
  7. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech Newcomer, in training Posts: 71

    Launchy!
  8. I use the start button a fair bit and as long as they keep the functionality thats OK but I realy dont see the point of removing the icon, as someone mentioned earlier it just confuses things, whats next hide the ie and wmp icons so you have to hover your mouse over certain blank points on the screen to activate them? seems silly IMO the start button deserves an icon just as any other app or folder does not to mention it helps define windows itself.
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,711   +286

    yea, but they dont make as much money.

    Don't you think intel could come up with like a 4 NM processor if they tried? but then you skip sales.
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 851   +84

    So instead of two clicks to get your program loaded (one for Start and one for your program) from being pinned to your start menu, you made it "easier" by having to click 4 times to get it loaded.

    2 clicks to open folder, and 2 clicks to execute. *facepalm*
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 851   +84

    How is that better than using one hand on the mouse with less clicks/button presses? Let me answer that for you. It's not.
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,985   +66

    There is an option called "Single Click to Open an Item" ..... now you do the click counting again.
  13. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    Because you type Win+V+"ste" a lot faster than anything you can do with the mouse. When you can type as fast as I can it makes a lot of sense.


    Also, there is no need to be so snarky as you are only embarrassing yourself…
     
  14. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 851   +84

    Not embarrassed at all. Your method isn't faster or more productive than single clicking on an icon (manually) pinned to start menu, or the desktop for that matter to load a program, especially if your method needs the use of two hands versus a method that only requires one finger on one hand, so try again.
  15. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,985   +66

    Opening a pinned program to start menu takes two clicks, and yes using shortcuts take both hands but it is much faster for power users especially who have been using PCs since the days of DOS, e.g. I can type Win+R CMD faster than scrolling through start menu. People make choices which they feel suites them, so I don't see any substantive advantage in any one method for everyone TBH.
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 851   +84

    Power users are the minority, hence the complaints.


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