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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,775
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       19 Nov 2014 #31

    Edwin said: View Post
    Thought I would have my Start Menu serve a purpose, except I can't scroll horizontally without clicking somewhere! (similar to a post I made about scrolling on active/inactive windows)
    Doesn't the scroll bar appear at the bottom when placing the pointer over the tiles as seen below?

    Then I found that the mouse scroll wheel doesn't work unless I move the scroll bar a little first.


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  2.    20 Nov 2014 #32

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Thought I would have my Start Menu serve a purpose, except I can't scroll horizontally without clicking somewhere! (similar to a post I made about scrolling on active/inactive windows)
    Doesn't the scroll bar appear at the bottom when placing the pointer over the tiles as seen below?

    Then I found that the mouse scroll wheel doesn't work unless I move the scroll bar a little first.


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    Yes Sir, it does, kinda hard to hit the bar quickly, though, without opening an item!
    Had to create an empty area at the beginning to click on. A little handier.

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    The irony is this; I can open the Start Menu, mouse hover on anything on the left side to highlight the elements, All Apps opens on mouse hover after a short delay then I can scroll the All Apps menu not having clicked on anything yet.
    I don't see why the right side can't be engaged on mouse hover.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,775
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       20 Nov 2014 #33

    Edwin said: View Post
    Yes Sir, it does, kinda hard to hit the bar quickly, though, without opening an item!
    Had to create an empty area at the beginning to click on. A little handier.

    The irony is this; I can open the Start Menu, mouse hover on anything on the left side to highlight the elements, All Apps opens on mouse hover after a short delay then I can scroll the All Apps menu not having clicked on anything yet.
    I don't see why the right side can't be engaged on mouse hover.
    Although I know theyíre not finished with it yet, I can see youíre frustrated as are a lot of us with this new Start Menu. Iím even more so since thereís no way to make focus with the keyboard. No arrow key, nor Tab key work to navigate any longer in this build. LOL! Iím left looking at the blinking curser in the search box!

    All in all, Iím only using the Start menu because of no configuring of booting to Start Screen yet and to learn the Start Menu, of which Iíve lost all desire to learn anymore. I never liked any of them, nor really used them since Windows 98SE. I thought there was hope when getting a keyboard with the Windows key on it, but nay. Old tech that needs to disappear as far as Iím concerned. Iíve got better things to do with my time. Good luck to those who want to persevere and suffer with it.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       20 Nov 2014 #34

    All in all, I’m only using the Start menu because of no configuring of booting to Start Screen yet and to learn the Start Menu, of which I’ve lost all desire to learn anymore.
    When W8 first came out I installed Classic Shell, because I just simply couldn't do without a Start Menu. But since W8.1 I have used the Start Screen and now I actually prefer it to the Start Menu. Go figure...
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       20 Nov 2014 #35

    Tony, you can use the Start Screen by right-clicking on the Start Menu and selecting properties. Then select the Start Menu tab and uncheck where it says, "Use Start Menu instead of the Start Screen". Then click apply and you're ready to go!
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       20 Nov 2014 #36

    Hi Chuck. Does that allow you to actually boot to the Start Screen? I think that's what HG is getting at. I don't have the latest build installed yet, so I'm not sure if the "boot to Start Screen" option is available yet.
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  7.    20 Nov 2014 #37

    To be honest, I don't really use the Start Menu for much except customizations as in my previous post. Most of my frequently used programs are either pinned to the task bar, available in the WinX menu or launched from the right click context menu.

    However, here's a combination of software's so cool that I had to share this with ya!

    OblyTile v0.9.9:

    [APP] OblyTile - Tile Creator for all progra… | Windows 8, RT Development and Hacking | XDA Forums

    Media Player Classic-Home Cinema v1.7.7:

    Home ∑ MPC-HC

    With OblyTile you can create high quality Start Menu entries to open any number of favorite files and/or programs of your choice.
    Here's an example opening videos using MPC-HC as the default program for opening these file types, check it out:
    (choose 'full size', it'll be easier to see!)

    OblyTile Customizing - Edwin000's library
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  8. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       20 Nov 2014 #38

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Hi Chuck. Does that allow you to actually boot to the Start Screen? I think that's what HG is getting at. I don't have the latest build installed yet, so I'm not sure if the "boot to Start Screen" option is available yet.
    There I go mis-reading posts again.

    No, we still can't boot to the Start Screen yet.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       20 Nov 2014 #39

    Thanks for the confirmation Chuck!
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,457
    Windows 10
       20 Nov 2014 #40

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Hi Chuck. Does that allow you to actually boot to the Start Screen? I think that's what HG is getting at. I don't have the latest build installed yet, so I'm not sure if the "boot to Start Screen" option is available yet.
    Chuck38 said: View Post
    LittleJay said: View Post
    Hi Chuck. Does that allow you to actually boot to the Start Screen? I think that's what HG is getting at. I don't have the latest build installed yet, so I'm not sure if the "boot to Start Screen" option is available yet.
    There I go mis-reading posts again.

    No, we still can't boot to the Start Screen yet.
    Depends on your device

    On my touch screen laptop the Start Screen has been the default since the first build

    I never see the new Start Menu unless I go in and change it over

    From what I have read on here, desktop/non touch only have new Start Menu, touch devices have the option of either
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