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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 262
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       24 Jan 2015 #21

    I personally prefer the original Windows 8.1 start screen and it is working fine. In this build, the notification icons also load correctly as well when you switch to the start screen. Also it is much easier to find new programs on the start screen now.

    I hope the option to use the original start screen will be included in the final version without the need to change the registry.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Aurora CO
    Posts : 1
    Win 10
       25 Jan 2015 #22

    Dave44 said: View Post
    See tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html


    1. ​Right click on the Start Button and select "Run"
    2. Type "regedit"
    3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>Advance
    4. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value, call it "EnableXamlStartMenu" without the quote marks
    5. Restart Explorer


    just done it on mine as i perfer that start menu to new one
    Thanks, just tried it, rebooted and all is well
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1 & TP 9926
       25 Jan 2015 #23

    working great here too, thanks for the tip

    But now i cant expand to start screen, I guess we cant have both lol
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       25 Jan 2015 #24

    I liked the new start menu style... especially the ability to switch between full screen and "classic" style

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    I didn't like very much the "Search the web and Windows" feature. It works fine when I'm looking for files in my computer or in OneDrive, but gives me ambiguous results when I search for some companies sites .
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  5.    25 Jan 2015 #25

    Thanks, I like it much better. But if we only change it and don't give feedback the crappier new Start menu may persist in future builds.

    One would hope they are monitoring these changes via metrics but we found out years later they never even saw metrics for how many installed 3rd party Start Menu's in Windows 8. Of course they weren't interested in feedback when building 8. As MVP's were told quite bluntly, they were going to get it all from metrics .

    Let's be sure to give feedback. There is just no way this latest build's Start Menu is an improvement on the sleeker and simpler previous one - at least for desktop consumers.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 25 Jan 2015 at 21:45.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,461
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jan 2015 #26

    gregrocker said: View Post
    Thanks, I like it much better. But if we only change it and don't give feedback the crappier new Start menu may persist in future builds.

    One would hope they are monitoring these changes via metrics but we found out years later they never even saw metrics for how many installed 3rd party Start Menu's in Windows 8. Of course they weren't interested in feedback when building 8. As MVP's were told quite bluntly, they were going to get it all from metrics .

    Let's be sure to give feedback. There is just no way this latest build's Start Menu is an improvement on the sleeker and simpler previous one.
    I did my part. I had a feedback pop-up this morning and I gave them my view of what they need to change in the start menu. I also commented on the way the updates work now.
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  7.    25 Jan 2015 #27

    This loses Cortana so I gotta roll it back and try to rid Start menu of the category headings that are wasting space.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Canada
    Posts : 800
    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       25 Jan 2015 #28

    @gregrocker when I created my Start menu I did it by using the method described in the first link below, after adding all the rows of apps making sure there is no space between any of the rows my Start Menu looks like the image(s) seen in the second link below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post184581

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post184433
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  9.    26 Jan 2015 #29

    I was able to eliminate the spacing between live tiles thanks to your fix, but would still like to get rid of the category headings on the left side for Pinned and Most Used which waste list space. These category labels are more for a Start Screen, not so much for a Start Menu. But they seem to be planning a convertible Start Menu that explodes onto a Start Screen using the Omni-Arrow. There needs to be customizations for Desktop users to be able to avoid this.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Canada
    Posts : 800
    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       26 Jan 2015 #30

    gregrocker said: View Post
    I was able to eliminate the spacing between live tiles thanks to your fix, but would still like to get rid of the category headings on the left side for Pinned and Most Used which waste list space. These category labels are more for a Start Screen, not so much for a Start Menu. But they seem to be planning a convertible Start Menu that explodes onto a Start Screen using the Omni-Arrow. There needs to be customizations for Desktop users to be able to avoid this.
    OK now I understand what you are talking about greg. I am left with what is in the left image below after selecting the taskbar properties on the right.

    Also the "All Apps" menu is alphabetized wasting space.

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