Microsoft recently released a new preview build which has the (very) bare bones of what appears to be the new Continuum mode / Start Screen which was demoed in concept back in September. This very early version of the Start ... Read more
With the new Windows Technical Preview, Microsoft has re-introduced the Start Menu for desktop users. Many are happy with the return of said feature, however we understand that a few of you are not happy with it and would much ... Read more
We've launched a brand new experimental feature called "Open Forum." As you will see in the navigation menu above, clicking Open Forum will take you to our newest page on our site. On this page, you can see our site leaderboard ... Read more
Quite a lot of our readers are well versed with the inner workings and features of Windows 8.1. With the rollout of yesterday's Windows 8.1 Update, some of you might not be as familiar with what's new. Not to worry ... Read more
The release of Windows 8.1 Update 1 is really not very far away now, but still there are new snippets of information slipping out ahead of launch. The reliable Russian leaker WZor has posted a series of new screenshots from ... Read more
While there is a great deal of excitement surrounding Windows 9, the next big release that's due to leave the Microsoft stables is Update 1 for Windows 8.1. If a source speaking to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet is correct ... Read more
The year 2014 has kicked off with leaked information regarding the upcoming update to Windows 8.1. Also known as the Spring 2014 update, Update 1 is set to further align Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 together via API's for developers to ... Read more
In an official blog post, Microsoft is placing the spotlight on a feature that allows IT administrators to configure and set the default layout of the Start screen in Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition. "Windows 8.1 Enterprise is now available, and included ... Read more
What's the biggest - or at least the most loudly voiced - complaint that's made about Windows 8? My money is on it being the morphing of the Start menu into the Start screen. When Windows 8 was first released, ... Read more
Nope, this isn't a troll post. Believe it or not, there are some users out there who find the Start button on Windows 8.1 to be useless. Microsoft added the Start button to Windows 8.1 after users complained of its absence ... Read more
As we approach the general availability of Windows 8.1 on October 17th for Windows 8 users, we're going to go over some simple tips and tricks for the operating system update until the day its released. In today's tips and tricks ... Read more
Screenshots of an unknown build of Windows 8.1 have emerged online today, revealing new Start Button and Start Screen changes. What's interesting is that the Start Button in this particular build cannot be turned off, this could all change before ... Read more
More information regarding Windows 8.1 has appeared online today, revealing a few interesting details about the alleged Start Button and boot-to-desktop functionality returning. Mary Jo Foley has stated that Microsoft are planning to re-introduce the Start Button, with an option ... Read more
If you, like me, are using Windows 7 in your work environment but often find that you must use Remote Desktop to get to a Windows 8 or 2012 box, then you often are likely slowly dragging the mouse to find the Start button or the Charms menu so that you can reach the Modern UI. No longer. Here's a solution to help fix this problem.
Windows 8 has been out for almost 6 months now and the reaction has been, in a word, “confusing”. The main painful point with most Windows users revolves around “they took my start menu away.” Microsoft’s biggest gamble was removing the Start menu/button and replace it with the new “Metro” Modern Start Screen.
A report recently suggested that Microsoft was considering bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1, thanks to consumer demand. The report added that Microsoft may bring back the Start button as an option, along with booting directly to the desktop.
It has been over four months since the release of Windows 8 and people are having a hard time getting over the missing Start Button in Windows 8, at least according to research from IDC. While Microsoft may have removed the Start Button/Menu for a more modern Start Screen, people seem to still "miss" the Start Button.
Ever wonder what folder stores the shortcut tiles that are seen on your Windows 8 Start Screen? This guide will briefly showcase the location of the tiles so you can manually delete, edit, or add your own tiles.
Start8 brings the "Start" menu back to Windows 8. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and has taken the Windows interface to a whole new level. Unfortunately, the preview did not come with a desktop feature that the world makes use of billions times a day, the "Start" menu.
So what's new in this build?
- Added new start button images
For most of us on Windows 8, we simply hit Win+C to bring up the Charms bar, hit Settings, then power, then we shut down our PC. But for those who are on a tablet device running Windows 8 or Windows RT, perhaps there's an easier way to shutdown or restart. Well, there is. If you want to create a shutdown and reboot tile in your Start Screen for easy access to these useful system commants, read along.
Are you sick and tired of not having the Start button on Windows 8? Are you tired of not being able