1. Post #41
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    January 2006
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    ugh jesus fucking christ
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  2. Post #42
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    June 2006
    1,174 Posts
    I'm so inefficient when it comes to using my computer. I've disabled all the icons on my desktop and pinned the command prompt and the file explorer to my task bar. To launch programs I either type the command in the command prompt or look for the exe manually in the explorer.

    My reasoning behind this is by the time the icons all load in the "All Programs" tab, I would have found the executable already.
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  3. Post #43
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    That's a terrible reason Microsoft.
    Terrible reason.
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  4. Post #44
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    You for one don't represent the entirety of Windows users.
    I, for one, am blown away by such a shocking revelation.

  5. Post #45
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    And then you made it impossible to bring it back because... people stopped bringing it back?



    ???
    If you're referencing that "news" about Microsoft blocking third party applications from bringing it back, that was a complete falsification.
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  6. Post #46
    taste the salty dong
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    September 2009
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    Im pretty sure i use it every 5 seconds. Thanks MS for being full of bullshit!
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  7. Post #47
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    June 2005
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    They make it seem like you'll be spending a lot of time in Metro, and who knows, that might be true. Until it's out and people use it for a while, to form habits and whatnot, no one will really know.
    The linux world is a good example of this.

    Some distro's have Metro-like UI systems AND the option of using the traditional desktop quick-launch menu system.

    Guess which one people tend to use and like the most? The quick-launch menu system. There are even hundreds of kinds to choose from.

    Even Dock systems are more popular. There are tons of those to pick from too.

  8. Post #48
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    Viper202's Avatar
    July 2006
    7,106 Posts
    "Well uh...everyone in our offices uses metro now so I guess nobody in the world uses the start button anymore? Yeah that sounds about right!"
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  9. Post #49
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    June 2010
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    Im pretty sure i use it every 5 seconds. Thanks MS for being full of bullshit!
    'I do x so the statistics gathered must be wholely wrong'
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  10. Post #50
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    January 2006
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    So is hitting the windows key :v
    Not to mention the start button is still there, a pop up slides up when you drag your mouse to the corner, clicking opens the menu
    Wait... so the functionality is still there? People are just angry because the button is missing? This whole time people were freaking out, I was thinking that the functionality was completely missing.

  11. Post #51
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    June 2005
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    Wait... so the functionality is still there? People are just angry because the button is missing? This whole time people were freaking out, I was thinking that the functionality was completely missing.
    It is worth mentioning that Microsoft is actively trying to block users from modding the button back in or making changes to it.

    I'd grab you the thread, but I have no idea how far back it is.
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  12. Post #52
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    It is worth mentioning that Microsoft is actively trying to block users from modding the button back in or making changes to it.

    I'd grab you the thread, but I have no idea how far back it is.
    I'm sorry, but if the functionality is there, facepunch is beginning to sound like my grandpa.
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  13. Post #53
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    December 2007
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    Wait... so the functionality is still there? People are just angry because the button is missing? This whole time people were freaking out, I was thinking that the functionality was completely missing.
    Metro UI is pretty much a green fullscreen version of the start button.

  14. Post #54
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    April 2007
    725 Posts
    It is worth mentioning that Microsoft is actively trying to block users from modding the button back in or making changes to it.

    I'd grab you the thread, but I have no idea how far back it is.
    Stop spreading FUD.

    If you're referencing that "news" about Microsoft blocking third party applications from bringing it back, that was a complete falsification.
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  15. Post #55
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    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Another good move by microsoft
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  16. Post #56
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    June 2005
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    Stop spreading FUD.
    I'm sorry, if that information must have been posted a while back and I missed it.

    Give me some links and inform me rather than spam me with dumbs.
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  17. Post #57
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    April 2007
    725 Posts
    I'm sorry, if that information must have been posted a while back and I missed it.

    Give me some links and inform me rather than spam me with dumbs.
    Okay.
    http://www.neowin.net/news/start-men...elease-preview

  18. Post #58
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    January 2006
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    I can tell you why Microsoft is doing this. There was an IAMA on Reddit about a month ago by a guy who was on their future development team. This team works on products that are about 8 years out, most of which never see the light of day.

    A lot of their products are products that people simply aren't ready for. Programs that constantly track your location, things you like, your messages, phone calls, etc to deliver content, information, and just do really cool stuff. Try implementing something like that right now, and most people would be worried and not want all of that information to be monitored, you have to make them used to sacrificing that information.

    This is the same concept. The new UI is just different, it is streamlined for multiple platforms. The thing is, not many of us have a windows tablet, phone, and PC, so a lot of people do not like Metro. However, you're never going to have a UI like Metro succeed if you're not assertive with it and usher it in. It's not a bad UI, it is just different, it is not what power users are used to, but Metro UI is going to play a big roll in your Windows machines in the future.

    tl;dr Microsoft is preparing for the future. The functionality is still there. Don't be so resistant to change. You can bet that Microsoft has big plans with Metro in the future. It wouldn't make such a drastic change for no reason.
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  19. Post #59
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    December 2005
    7,362 Posts
    Another reason why not to get W8!

    Edited:

    The list just keeps growing.
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  20. Post #60
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    August 2006
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    "Well uh...everyone in our offices uses metro now so I guess nobody in the world uses the start button anymore? Yeah that sounds about right!"
    They never said nobody uses anymore.
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  21. Post #61
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    December 2006
    5,349 Posts
    'I do x so the statistics gathered must be wholely wrong'
    This 100%. I like how people are fucking having a shit fit over something that's basically true. I don't think my mom's used the start menu in the last 15 years, she just puts the 3 applications she uses on the desktop and doesn't even bother with the start menu . Besides, as we've been over before - the metro interface is basically like a massive star menu panel which is significantly more clean than just having 500 shortcuts all over your desktop.

  22. Post #62
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,804 Posts
    Stop spreading FUD.
    How am I spreading FUD if I said it wasn't true?

  23. Post #63
    Oh no, what have I done!
    milkandcooki's Avatar
    November 2007
    21,765 Posts
    I can't not use the start menu. My windows key doesn't work.

    Edited:

    They should at least give us an option to use it.
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  24. Post #64
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    April 2007
    725 Posts
    How am I spreading FUD if I said it wasn't true?
    That wasn't directed at you Panda. I used your quote to show that 'The Golden' simply hasn't read the thread.
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  25. Post #65
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    August 2006
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    I can't not use the start menu. My windows key doesn't work.

    Edited:

    They should at least give us an option to use it.
    You can still click it. The button is still there, it's just invisible now. WinKey isn't the only option.
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  26. Post #66
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    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
    29,131 Posts
    I can't not use the start menu. My windows key doesn't work.
    must be microsofts fault

  27. Post #67
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    June 2005
    15,592 Posts
    must be microsofts fault
    Let's remove half his post so it looks like he's the one at fault!
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  28. Post #68
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    November 2010
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    I need the start button! Thats how I always get to where my porn is stored!

  29. Post #69
    Just lost $10.
    GhostSonic's Avatar
    May 2009
    3,332 Posts
    Hey guys there's still a start button! All you have to do is move the mouse to the bottom left of the screen, it's just hidden now!

    Edited:

    Aw fuck it no one's gonna read this post anyways.
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  30. Post #70
    drunk
    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
    29,131 Posts
    Let's remove half his post so it looks like he's the one at fault!
    isnt he?

  31. Post #71
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    April 2008
    3,606 Posts
    Actually this is true for me, I don't know if I've even clicked start in the last week

  32. Post #72
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    December 2006
    5,349 Posts
    Let's remove half his post so it looks like he's the one at fault!
    What's with the ridiculous rage at microsoft lately, really. I've honestly been wondering for a long time why there's this massive bandwagon of people who will rage at everything microsoft does without even thinking about it. Like when vista came out and there was the massive retard bandwagon, and then when shown windows "mojave" they were like "oh, this is better" but it was just fucking vista in disguise. Maybe you do use the start menu a lot - but this isn't removing functionality it's just changing how it's accessed. Imagine if microsoft kept the windows 3.1 UI because of all the people whining about change.

  33. Post #73
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,441 Posts
    Another reason why not to get W8!

    Edited:

    The list just keeps growing.
    The list of reasons why not to get Windows 8:
    1. The UI is different
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  34. Post #74
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    November 2008
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    I'll be honest I rarely use the start menu. Everything I need is accessible via my desktop.
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  35. Post #75
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    May 2010
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    First: how the hell do they know people stopped using it? How do they operate the current windows systems otherwise?
    Second: People were trying to bring it back with softwares etc and microsoft were removing them.
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  36. Post #76
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    December 2005
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    Imagine if microsoft kept the windows 3.1 UI because of all the people whining about change.
    But it's Win8 that resembles Win3.1 UI the most, they both don't have start bars, they're only a desktop with icons.
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  37. Post #77
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    First: how the hell do they know people stopped using it? How do they operate the current windows systems otherwise?
    Second: People were trying to bring it back with softwares etc and microsoft were removing them.
    Let me address your concerns.

    1. Microsoft has an opt-in user feedback program. Agreeing to take part in this program will send Microsoft non-identifying information about how you use Windows.

    2. This is incorrect. If you had read the thread you would have known this. Microsoft is NOT trying to block use of these applications.

    But it's Win8 that resembles Win3.1 UI the most, they both don't have start bars, they're only a desktop with icons.
    As someone who has used both Windows 3.1 and Windows 8 for extensive amounts of time, I would like to inform you that isn't even close to being the case.
    Start menu is still there its just different.
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  38. Post #78
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    December 2006
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    First: how the hell do they know people stopped using it? How do they operate the current windows systems otherwise?
    Second: People were trying to bring it back with softwares etc and microsoft were removing them.
    Yeah, and there's still people trying to use Windows XP despite it's massive flaws - besides, they're not trying to say that people don't EVER use the start menu, just that less people are using it than the pinned applications and desktop icons.

  39. Post #79
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    December 2010
    2,474 Posts
    How am I supposed to turn off my computer now?
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  40. Post #80
    drunk
    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
    29,131 Posts
    i dunno, pressing the power button
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