Thursday, May 30, 2013

Start button to return to Windows 8

'Where' to START? The Windows 8 interface, sans start button. [Photo]

After many users complained of absence of a start button on Windows 8, it is reported that Microsoft is bringing back the Windows Start button among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet users and placating PC customers alienated by Windows 8.

It may be recalled that when Windows 8 was released, Microsoft introduced a start screen displaying applications in a mosaic of interactive tiles instead of static icons. The shift agitated many users who wanted the option to launch the operating system in a mode that resembled the old set-up.

Now with the announcement by Microsoft, this choice will be provided in Windows 8.1, much to the delight of the Windows 8 users.

However, Microsoft isn't bringing back the start menu on the lower left corner of the screen. Microsoft believes the start screen replaces the need for a button, but its omission has ranked among the biggest gripes about Windows 8.

Read more about it at: Stuff

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