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  1.    13 Feb 2015 #1

    did Microsoft remove the metro screen completely?


    not that I am complaining because I like it showing up in Start better but when trying to move cursor to right side, nothing happens.
    robin
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       13 Feb 2015 #2

    Hey Robin,

    So far it looks like the Charms bar is gone for good.

    If you like, you could use this below to make it easy to toggle between using the two different Start menus and the modern UI Start screen.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...text-menu.html
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  3.    13 Feb 2015 #3

    actually I like it this way better, I could not stand the charms or the charms side
    but if I did not want this- is there a third party program out yet to make it look like windows 7 or because of the fact there is on more metro side will there be none available because then how would you see the apps?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 658
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       13 Feb 2015 #4

    You seem to be confusing the Start Screen with the Charms bar. The Charms bar pops out from the right-hand side of the screen in Win 8.x when you move the mouse cursor to the top right-hand corner of the screen. It allowed you to access Settings, Search, Devices, etc... The Charms bar is gone in Win 10, instead you access many of the same functions by clicking on the notification icon in the far right of the Taskbar.

    In Win 8.x, the Start screen is displayed when you click on the Start button. In Win 10, clicking on the Start button brings up the new Start menu. You can access all installed apps (including Metro or Modern apps) by clicking on the All apps link at the bottom left side of the new Start menu.

    You can configure Win 10 to use either the Start screen of the Start menu which is covered in the link that Brink gave you above.
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  5.    13 Feb 2015 #5

    No i am not confusing it, i meant the charms bar and the metro screen that showed all the apps with the desktop as an app
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       13 Feb 2015 #6

    Robinb9 said: View Post
    No i am not confusing it, i meant the charms bar and the metro screen that showed all the apps with the desktop as an app
    that's still there, you just have to click the expand button. Or set your computer to tablet mode.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       13 Feb 2015 #7

    On Win-10, I just installed the old familiar "Classic Shell" and operate my PC as if it had Windows 7 on it.

    No harm, no foul!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,344
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       13 Feb 2015 #8

    Robinb9 said: View Post
    No i am not confusing it, i meant the charms bar and the metro screen that showed all the apps with the desktop as an app
    The metro screen that you are referring to is the Start screen. The Start screen can be displayed in the Start and Apps view like below.

    If you like, the context menu tutorial I posted earlier will make it easy to toggle to use the Start screen or Start menu as you like.




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  9.    14 Feb 2015 #9

    It is a personal view, I guess, but I have never regarded the second picture as the start menu. It is gui representation of the tangle you would see if you opened all the folders in the text menu.

    By restoring the expandable start menu, I have, however, been able to also restore the (what I call) the modern start menu, which I had customised and used as my basic start window.
    The subject has been discussed at length, I am aware, and it is almost a 50/50 split of preference.
    One problem I see with the new start menu is for those who have a clutter of opened programs on there desktop. Surely it can be difficult to then try and open yet another from that spread of icons?
    I realise that, on clicking the start icon, any selection will popup over other windows, but still...imo only
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       14 Feb 2015 #10

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    On Win-10, I just installed the old familiar "Classic Shell" and operate my PC as if it had Windows 7 on it.

    No harm, no foul!
    The question was not if you have install the app classic shell. . .
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