Windows 10: Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu

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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       19 Dec 2014 #41

    Edwin said: View Post
    whs said: View Post
    Looks like I am not the only one that will stay with the 8.1 screen. I really do not like this new menu. But those who like both, you can toggle.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...0-a.html?ltr=S

    And they will have to keep the screen because the menu is unfit for tablets and phones.
    Yeah, but if they do ditch the Start Screen for touch devices we might see this hideous thing!

    (Continuum in full screen on desktop)albeit half baked so far))
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    Edwin, that's from your leaked build I take it. Is Continuum a Modern Store app then by you stating "full screen"?

    Would you please show it minimized? And what happens if you press on things?
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    Windows 10 Professional
       19 Dec 2014 #42

    Give me a couple minutes to go over to the 'other side'!
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    Windows 10 Professional
       19 Dec 2014 #43

    It's pretty much half crippled on my desktop for now, can't click on anything!

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    Continuum is in development for hybrid devices:

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    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Dec 2014 #44

    How to switch your desktop to the 'Continuum' Menu:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher (you may have to create the 'Launcher' key),

    In right-side pane of Launcher create a new DWORD UseExperience and set its value to 1

    log off or restart Explorer

    To remove this feature, either delete the DWORD or set its value to 0
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       20 Dec 2014 #45

    Thank you, Edwin.

    It's basically the enlargement of the Start Menu sitting on the desktop. Another step backwards so far as I'm concerned.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Dec 2014 #46

    I think it's going to be geared towards tablets and the like.
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       20 Dec 2014 #47

    Yes, for larger tablets and convertibles that the ancient-tech desktop will proportionally sit on a larger screen so touch is at least bearable. Now I'm wondering what it's going to be for smaller tablets and the Windows phone. Suppose it'll be just like 8 with more features.
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  8.    22 Dec 2014 #48

    Hi there

    For desktops where you have quite a lot of applications - here's a good example of why a Cascading Menu (classic menu type) works better than those endless scrolling tiles. I'd hate to scroll endlessly through tiles for this lot. !!!! On a large monitor it's fine too.

    Using W8.1 here as an example -- I've only a few applications on my W10 test machines. Using a Linux Host in UNITY mode so you can see a classic menu even for Windows 8.1 !!!

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       22 Dec 2014 #49

    Jimbo45,
    You can also use the start menu toolbar and have both Cascading Menu and scrolling. However, the scrolling on the start menu toolbar is not endless


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  10.    22 Dec 2014 #50

    If you have a lot of items on the Start Screen then why not put items into sections and use the zoom out option so you see many many more items on the screen, then just click on the group you want

    just as easy as using a cascaded menu
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