The old "Start Menu" is still in Windows 8... simple trick (right-click start box)

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  1. Beavermatic

    Beavermatic Senior member

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    Here's a nifty trick noone really knows... your start button list isn't gone from Windows 8. You have to right click on the start button itself.

    Left-click takes you to the tile start screen, right click gives you a windows 7/xp-like list of all the old options from the start menu

    Move your mouse to the bottom left on the screen on the dekstop and hover over the start box that appears, and right-click.


    see? now that wasn't so bad, was it?

    :)

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    also, there seems to be a bit of confusion about the Start screen.... Most are trying to treat it as a "ALL PROGRAMS\FOLDER\SUBFOLDER\FILE" replacement. It's not meant to work like that. It's literally just a quicklaunch. Only apps needed immediately or on the fly should have a tile added there. Also, multi-monitor is where the new start and Desktop really shine.. beleive it or not.

    ex:

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    Your actual "Apps" screen is your "ALL PROGRAMS\FOLDER\SUBFOLDER\FILE" hierarchy list, and it even retains that style (albeit a new layout), but for the most part, still displays the same info as "ALL PROGRAMS" list. All searching is done from here as well. CHARMS -> SEARCH option takes you right to it, or right-click Start Button, and choose Search.

    ex:

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    #1 Beavermatic, Oct 30, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
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  3. thewarrior008

    thewarrior008 Junior Member

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    Thanks for this quick tip Beavermatic. I have been using a third party tool called classic shell . You can find a review of all alternatives for start menu in Windows 8.
     
    #2 thewarrior008, Nov 4, 2012
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  4. Rhonda the Sly

    Rhonda the Sly Senior member

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    1.) That's not really the Start Menu, though, is it? I think peoples' primary point of contention with the Start Screen is that common things like starting apps can't be done from a non-fullscreen interface. Win+X can't do that. It also can't shut down. It also can't go directly to users Known Folders.

    2.) Another way to access All Apps: right-click on the Start Screen, click 'All Apps'.
     
  5. Mem

    Mem Lifer

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    Not quite true,Win+X you can add things,I've Shut Down,Reboot,Notepad and more,


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    this is how too http://www.howtogeek.com/113775/add-shutdown-and-reboot-to-the-windows-8-winx-menu/ .


    Throw in short cuts you can put on desktop and taskbar you got most things covered.
     
    #4 Mem, Nov 7, 2012
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