Does windows have a start screen instead of a button

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Does anyone know if windows is going to have a start screen instead of a button. I don't understand how this is suppose to be helpful.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #129549

Does windows have a start screen instead of a button

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Dear Clarence,

Yes, Windows 8 will have no Start button. Instead the new OS will boot-up to a completely new Start Screen. Then you can access the default desktop view, which will be lacking a Start button in the bottom left corner. This is a new feature that's being brought to Windows and they did this mainly to make the OS tablet friendly.

As you probably know Microsoft is going to launch 2 flavors of the Surface tablet together with Windows 8 in October. The tablets will be running Windows 8 (one the Full version and the other one a slimmed down RT version that won't have access to the desktop view, only the Start Screen).

This change is a radical one and it might annoy some users, but it might please others who like things to be more user-friendly.

Windows 8 will have no Start button

This what the Start Screen looks like:

Desktop view without the Start button

And this is the Desktop view without the Start button:

Once you get used to it (and it's a hard thing to do) you'll find the Start Screen to be more welcoming than the Desktop view, when you turn on your computer.

The apps that are installed and displayed there will act like widgets that will inform you instantly of any new updates from Facebook and Twitter, new e-mail, updates for your apps.

In general it is meant to be a more user friendly experience than what the Start Button has done since Windows 95.

I hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #129550

Does windows have a start screen instead of a button

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Hello Clarence,

Many users of the Windows operating system are absolutely vivid about the new Metro/windows 8 User Interface as well as the absence of a Start button on the Desktop. A lot of people are complaining about the new Operating System not having a Start button, and also the Explorer Ribbon as well as the Metro Start screen.

Some people are claiming that the windows 8 user interface should be on tablets only and the Desktop remain unchanged when it come to the computers.

Though the new Metro UI as well as the lack of the Start button may look tricky at first, if you test it you will find it to be a fluid experience, especially if you are working with a dual screen setup. All you will need to do is add an extra monitor, and after that you will automatically have the windows 8 on one screen and the Desktop view on the other.

windows 8 user interface should be on tablets only and the Desktop remain unchanged when it come to the computers.

Regards,

Carl

Answered By 0 points N/A #129551

Does windows have a start screen instead of a button

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Hi,

Yes, Windows 8 is going to have a start screen instead of an old traditional start button.

You can have access to many of the apps more quick and fast than ever before (See Image Below). It’s just a new Metro style to log into windows; a new feature has been added to get away from an out dated start button.

One can easily find the apps by having one look on tiled start screen instead of scrolling the star button up and down, right and left and to get into desktop is just one click away. 

Windows 8 is going to have a start screen instead of an old traditional start button

Regards,

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