Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu

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  1. Edwin's Avatar
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       #90

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Hoping they port this over from Windows phone.


    Attachment 9762
    Well, there you go!
    See..., if I had all Windows devices I would have know that!
    Thanks for that!
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  2. Posts : 5,834
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       #91

    Edwin said:
    Well, there you go!
    See..., if I had all Windows devices I would have know that!
    Thanks for that!
    You're welcome, Edwin. Yes, those that have a Windows phone have an advantage because we've been using features being ported over for quite some time. Using multiple Windows devices with an MS account is very convenient. Sure, one can configure different types of devices with different OSs these days if one has the time and likes to fiddle.

    Unified experience across multiple devices with services is what MS is trying to accomplish. When the commoners understand this it'll be a smash hit. That's what Continuum will be all about.
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  3. whs's Avatar
    whs
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       #92

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Edwin said:
    I changed my mind! As in Android, for example, Tile Groups should be easily accomplished.
    Hoping they port this over from Windows phone.


    Attachment 9762
    That is something I like and use in Android. But on the W8P I have never used it. I guess I don't have enough tiles to make it useful.
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  4. Posts : 8
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       #93

    I like whatever is on 10. I like the fact that since windows 8/8.1 installing the OS using outlook account saves all my settings as default. When I installed 10 I saw my favorite wallpaper on it already! Start menu rocks on 10.
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  5. Slartybart's Avatar
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       #94

    Someone has to come up with a new name for Start!

    I'll start with a few proposals.

    The menu when you right click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the xWin menu [Power, Shortcut, Easy ????]
    The menu when you left click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the
    o Desktop menu (if start menu is selected) [Vertical, Tree ????]
    o App menu (if start menu is not enabled) [Program, Launch, Spawn ...???]

    It's time to drop Start from Start menu - the old joke ...
    only MS would design a system where you had to press start to stop the system.....

    Carrying Start from menu to screen - doesn't make sense in the modern sense. It's still a menu but a full screen - so they called it a Start menu instead of a Menu screen or just The menu !

    Now what would be nice is a bit of customization on the App menu (Start screen). Colors, position, auto arrange, ...
    what we have now is size and a very cumbersome position (size to medium - position, resize to make tiles grab that second quadrant ... what if I want to skip a vertical quadrant to two (you can horizontal). I'd also like to be able to save my App menu because ... after careful planning and a long time I spelled out This is BS using my tiles

    I'm a creature of habit, I expect things to be where I put them.... if for any reason I have to rebuild the App menu, it takes a little longer to find the pgm I'm trying to launch. A nuisance mostly and infrequent, but it has been more apparent with the TP (since I build that frequently - not for any technical failure of the software).
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
       #95

    Perhaps they don't need to call it anything, just put a logo there:

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-1.png
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  7. Slartybart's Avatar
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       #96

    Edwin said:
    Perhaps they don't need to call it anything, just put a logo there
    I think it has to be referenced by a name. On the other hand I know how well renaming things go
    ... SkyDrive / OneDrive
    ... Live Mail / Essentials Mail - no one knows what I mean when I say Windows Essential Mail (WEM).

    Creatures of habit we are!

    So I think the nomenclature Start Menu and Start Screen are here to stay.

    Happy New Year Edwin.
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  8. whs's Avatar
    whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #97

    Yeh right - I still call it Skydrive. LOL

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-2014-12-30_2027.png
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  9. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,125
    Windows 10
       #98

    K, I got it!!

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-000019.png
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  10. Coke Robot's Avatar
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       #99

    Slartybart said:
    Someone has to come up with a new name for Start!

    I'll start with a few proposals.

    The menu when you right click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the xWin menu [Power, Shortcut, Easy ????]
    The menu when you left click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the
    o Desktop menu (if start menu is selected) [Vertical, Tree ????]
    o App menu (if start menu is not enabled) [Program, Launch, Spawn ...???]

    It's time to drop Start from Start menu - the old joke ...
    only MS would design a system where you had to press start to stop the system.....

    Carrying Start from menu to screen - doesn't make sense in the modern sense. It's still a menu but a full screen - so they called it a Start menu instead of a Menu screen or just The menu !

    Now what would be nice is a bit of customization on the App menu (Start screen). Colors, position, auto arrange, ...
    what we have now is size and a very cumbersome position (size to medium - position, resize to make tiles grab that second quadrant ... what if I want to skip a vertical quadrant to two (you can horizontal). I'd also like to be able to save my App menu because ... after careful planning and a long time I spelled out This is BS using my tiles

    I'm a creature of habit, I expect things to be where I put them.... if for any reason I have to rebuild the App menu, it takes a little longer to find the pgm I'm trying to launch. A nuisance mostly and infrequent, but it has been more apparent with the TP (since I build that frequently - not for any technical failure of the software).
    They like the word "Start" too much to drop that. :)

    It's still called a Start menu because of legacy coding and the fact programs will write a shortcut or entry to the Start menu directory in the ProgramData or appdata so they can't really change that.

    In the TP build of 10, there's a registry edit you can do that enables a very early and crude build of the new Windows 10 Start Screen. I posted about this on a thread a while ago...
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...ld-9879-a.html

    ALL sorts of new goodies like vertical tiles and whatnot and being able to spell out THIS IS BS just fine.
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