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reactosguy

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Start button disappears from Windows 8 preview
« on: 11 February 2012, 03:13 »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2097575/Windows-8-Microsoft-removes-Start-button.html

Pretty interesting move by Microsoft. It's still supposed to be there, but as a hot corner instead of an orb-like button.

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'Fear not though, the Start button functionality isn't as dead as it seems,' reports The Verge.
Although the button itself might be absent, the functions are still there, just accessed via a 'hot corner' designed to work equally well with touchscreens or computer mice.
'We have confirmed with sources close to Microsoft's Windows 8 development that a hot corner has replaced the Start button orb,' says The Verge.


Windows 3.1 with the Program Manager shell


The Metro design language defines Windows 8's GUI

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Re: Start button disappears from Windows 8 preview
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2012, 11:45 »
Most people will use the registry hack anyways to disable metro.
For people who don't know how, they have to pin all applications to the right side of the metro interface, just like you could with Microsoft BOB.

I'm running the developer preview in VirtualBox. I think I can get it for free when it comes out since my laptop included a Windows 7 license, and I can get it through school.
In which case, I'll do a review (from within a virtual machine of course).
« Last Edit: 11 February 2012, 11:48 by Refalm »