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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,641
    Windows 10
       26 Jan 2015 #1

    Windows 10: The Charms bar is dead; Start screen dead...


    Late last week, Microsoft pushed out a new build of Windows 10 to those of you who are participating in the 'Insiders' program. The latest version of Windows 10 comes with it many new features, some easily accessible, others not, but one thing is for certain, the Charms bar is dead.

    Replacing the Charms bar is the Action center which has many of the same shortcuts as the Charms bar but also has a plethora of other information too. Notifications are now bundled into the Action center and the shortcuts to individual settings are still easily accessible from this window.
    The death of the Charms bar is not unexpected; we began reporting that the feature would be going away during the summer. But that's not the only feature to be axed in this build as the Start screen is no longer present for desktop users.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       26 Jan 2015 #2

    2 of the best features gone, makes me less likely to use 10 on a tablet
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Jan 2015 #3

    Nar, the Start screen is not dead yet. It's just turned off in build 9926. You can enable it again if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    Plus, it's still early. Many features can still be restored, combined, or updated before the final RTM is ready.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       26 Jan 2015 #4

    That's what I am hoping, to see lots of improvements on this coming up (touch side for tablets)

    For desktops 10 is coming along nicely, but for touch (currently) we seem to be going backwards
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  5.    26 Jan 2015 #5

    Thank you Brink
    But if they are there, why not just let people chose what they want?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Jan 2015 #6

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    Thank you Brink
    But if they are there, why not just let people chose what they want?
    We may have UI options before it's all over with, but we shall see. For now, it's just a preview build being patched in pieces for the public to play with to help debug it.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       27 Jan 2015 #7

    I didn't realize the Start Screen was dead, it takes a single click to full screen it in 9926.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       27 Jan 2015 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Nar, the Start screen is not dead yet. It's just turned off in build 9926. You can enable it again if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    Plus, it's still early. Many features can still be restored, combined, or updated before the final RTM is ready.
    Thanks for the work around. . .have the Start Screen up working in TP 9926. . .
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,228
    Windows 10 IoT
       27 Jan 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Nar, the Start screen is not dead yet. It's just turned off in build 9926. You can enable it again if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    Plus, it's still early. Many features can still be restored, combined, or updated before the final RTM is ready.
    I wish I had seen that before I went back to 8.1. I think I may just have another go at 10 on my laptop.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Jan 2015 #10

    a bit confused here...


    Alright I'm a bit confused here...

    I had build 9879 which obviously had the start menu, and when I updated to 9926, the start menu was still there for me. I didn't have to do anything it was just there. Perhaps it's because I'm running the enterprise version?

    I ask because I was just about to post here - Microsoft: don't they ever learn? but decided to double check here first and saw Brinks post, which lead me to his tutorial indicating that you might have to use a registry hack?

    - Start Menu or Start Screen - Select in Windows 10 - Using option One: First step - If you have not already, you will first need to enable using the resizable Start menu. Here's the tutorial for that, which does say you need to do a registry hack - Start Menu - Enable or Disable Resizable in Windows 10.

    I guess the main question is - is all this necessary to get the start menu back. And how come I didn't have to go through those gyrations?

    Thanks
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