Windows 10: Hell Freezes Over: Users Now Want the Start Screen in...

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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       23 Dec 2014 #31

    You're welcome. This is actually carried over from the phone: Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu
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    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       24 Dec 2014 #32

    lool. I was knowing it....
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    Windows 10 Home, build 10586.218
       24 Dec 2014 #33

    Petey7 said: View Post
    Having used the start screen in Windows 8.1, and the start menu in Windows 10, I definitely prefer the 8.1 start screen, hands down. I know plenty of other people who prefer the start screen by far once they had a little time to get used to it. Some of them are tech geniuses, and some barely know what they're doing, but they came to the same conclusion. Start screen is easier. There are some things about the UI that still need fixing, but now isn't the time to abandon the start screen. If MS does, I'll be upgrading my Windows 7 PC to 8.1 instead of 10 next year.
    Can you explain how exactly is it easier?
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    Windows 10 Professional
       24 Dec 2014 #34

    Perhaps the likes of this will satisfy all:

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  5.    25 Dec 2014 #35

    That would work.. IMO,
    YMMV
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  6.    25 Dec 2014 #36

    I actually prefer the Windows 8.1 screen, its actually quicker to find what your looking for.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       25 Dec 2014 #37

    A little bit more refined concept than my previous post. The design is a bit crude but I think the options are very doable including the Shutdown Options on the task bar.
    Also an advanced color palette for colorizing either the Start Menu or Start Screens would be nice.
    Grouping and naming Tiles in the Start Menu would be a little tough though, with it's ability to shrink and expand.

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       26 Dec 2014 #38

    Clam said: View Post
    Petey7 said: View Post
    Having used the start screen in Windows 8.1, and the start menu in Windows 10, I definitely prefer the 8.1 start screen, hands down. I know plenty of other people who prefer the start screen by far once they had a little time to get used to it. Some of them are tech geniuses, and some barely know what they're doing, but they came to the same conclusion. Start screen is easier. There are some things about the UI that still need fixing, but now isn't the time to abandon the start screen. If MS does, I'll be upgrading my Windows 7 PC to 8.1 instead of 10 next year.
    Can you explain how exactly is it easier?
    As Swarfega said, its much faster to find what you're looking for, and you have so many options with how the apps are arranged. Lets say I want to open the desktop calculator program. With the start menu, I have to open it, click all programs, scroll down, click accessories, scroll down, click Calculator. With the start screen, I press the windows key and click on calculator. If I have it set to show pinned tiles first, I hit the windows key, scroll down, click calculator. That's it. Now, which is more efficient, a 6 step process or 2-3 step process? The other thing is, the start menu is limited to a corner of the screen. The start screen uses the middle of the screen. It may be subtle, but there is an increase in efficiency with that as well.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       26 Dec 2014 #39

    You could accomplish the same with 2 clicks with the Start Menu as well.

    I like both but I find the Start Menu to be way more versatile, positioning, dragging and dropping, etc.

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  10.    26 Dec 2014 #40

    I guess as usual, we'll get used to it. Remember the uproar when the Windows 8 start screen came out - and now a lot of people love it (including myself).
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