Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu

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  1. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    Edwin said:
    whs said:
    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.

    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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  2. Posts : 17,840
    Windows 10

    Give me a couple minutes to go over to the 'other side'!
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  3. Posts : 17,840
    Windows 10

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

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-000051.png

    Continuum is in development for hybrid devices:

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  4. Posts : 17,840
    Windows 10

    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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  5. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    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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  6. Posts : 17,840
    Windows 10

    I think it's going to be geared towards tablets and the like.
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  7. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    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. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    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 !!!

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-snapshot1.png

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  9. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit

    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

    Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu-sm1.png
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  10. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10

    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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