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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #2131

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    New Start menu is not a punch and go with the keyboard as the Start screen is. Start menu is terrible to navigate. Page up/down and Home/End doesn't work in it. In 8.1 Ctrl/Tab gets me to All apps screen instantly from Start screen. No digging/scrolling through All apps menu.
    Press the Win key, one click to open All Apps. In my opinion that's not slow nor difficult. When in All Apps menu, the Page Up / Down, Home and End buttons work.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 993
    Windows 10 Pro,
       09 Aug 2015 #2132

    Kari said: View Post
    Press the Win key, one click to open All Apps. In my opinion that's not slow nor difficult. When in All Apps menu, the Page Up / Down, Home and End buttons work.

    Too easy for some people.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 969
    Windows 8.1, 10
       09 Aug 2015 #2133

    Kari said: View Post
    Press the Win key, one click to open All Apps. In my opinion that's not slow nor difficult. When in All Apps menu, the Page Up / Down, Home and End buttons work.
    It's a lot slower than Windows 8.x though, especially for folks like me that would prefer to use the keyboard to the mouse and who don't have particularly fast hardware.

    This aspect of Windows 10 is a step backwards.

    Rocky said: View Post
    Too easy for some people.
    It's too slow. Easyness isn't the issue.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #2134

    DavidY said: View Post
    It's a lot slower than Windows 8.x though, especially for folks like me that would prefer to use the keyboard to the mouse and who don't have particularly fast hardware.

    This aspect of Windows 10 is a step backwards.
    I have no issues in using the Start Menu with keyboard only. Press Win key to open it, press down arrow once to select your username on top left. Now down / up arrow to move on the left pane, Enter to select, right arrow to move over to Start (right pane).

    Totally usable completely without mouse.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 969
    Windows 8.1, 10
       09 Aug 2015 #2135

    Kari said: View Post
    I have no issues in using the Start Menu with keyboard only. Press Win key to open it, press down arrow once to select your username on top left. Now down / up arrow to move on the left pane, Enter to select, right arrow to move over to Start (right pane).

    Totally usable completely without mouse.
    That's much harder work than typing "<WinKey>Notepad" or whatever in Windows 8.1.

    For one thing I can do that without needing to wait for the screen to update.

    I think on your method I'd need to look at the screen to see how many times to click the arrows (which will vary from computer to computer) but 'Notepad' is always spelt the same on every one regardless of what software is installed.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,821
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       09 Aug 2015 #2136

    Kari said: View Post
    Press the Win key, one click to open All Apps. In my opinion that's not slow nor difficult. When in All Apps menu, the Page Up / Down, Home and End buttons work.
    Thanks, Kari. Actually WinKey then Up arrow then Enter opens All apps section and, yes those keys you listed work there. I'm speaking in the tile section equivalent to the Start screen is what I should have stated. Much better in 8.1 IMO.

    To add, a lot more shortcut keys in 8.1 than in any other OS, including 10.

    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List

    Keyboard shortcuts - Windows Help


    When in the last link > Keyboard shortcuts in Windows > New keyboard shortcuts > to see 10's
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,821
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       09 Aug 2015 #2137

    Kari said: View Post
    I have no issues in using the Start Menu with keyboard only. Press Win key to open it, press down arrow once to select your username on top left. Now down / up arrow to move on the left pane, Enter to select, right arrow to move over to Start (right pane).

    Totally usable completely without mouse.
    Not saying it isn't "unsable" without a mouse. Just not as fast.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #2138

    DavidY said: View Post
    That's much harder work than typing "<WinKey>Notepad" or whatever in Windows 8.1.

    For one thing I can do that without needing to wait for the screen to update.

    I think on your method I'd need to look at the screen to see how many times to click the arrows (which will vary from computer to computer) but 'Notepad' is always spelt the same on every one regardless of what software is installed.
    Really David? Windows 10 is not as good as Windows 8.1 because in Windows 8.1 you only need to press the Win key and type Notepad, whereas in Windows 10 you need to press Win + R and type Notepad? That extra key press, R with Win key to be able to type in to Run dialog is too much?

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks, Kari. Actually WinKey then Up arrow then Enter opens All apps section and, yes those keys you listed work there. I'm speaking in the tile section equivalent to the Start screen is what I should have stated. Much better in 8.1 IMO.
    You need to press up or down arrow in Start Menu to get the keyboard controls but then one press of right arrow takes you to the right pane, the Start and you can use arrow keys to select items. How difficult that really is?
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,821
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       09 Aug 2015 #2139

    DavidY said: View Post
    That's much harder work than typing "<WinKey>Notepad" or whatever in Windows 8.1.

    For one thing I can do that without needing to wait for the screen to update.

    I think on your method I'd need to look at the screen to see how many times to click the arrows (which will vary from computer to computer) but 'Notepad' is always spelt the same on every one regardless of what software is installed.
    WinKey/S then start typing works quick.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,233
    Windows 10 IoT
       09 Aug 2015 #2140

    Winkey or no Winkey, still don't like it. How I get there changes nothing.
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