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 PostPost subject: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program?        Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Windows 8 removed the familiar Start menu, who using Windows 8/8.1 with a 3rd party Start menu program such as Classic Shell or StartIsBack? In Windows 8.0, basic functions like shutdown is hidden under the Settings charm which forces use of corners and only usable with a Start menu program.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:19 pm 
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I have a feeling the majority of people using 8.x use a start menu program. I personally like the start screen, though the free trial of DisplayFusion lets you resize it, which I very much like.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 pm 
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I using 7850 on a netbook. But I can't activate it using the activator.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:03 am 
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MCpillager12 wrote:
I using 7850 on a netbook. But I can't activate it using the activator.

Betas can't be activated.

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I have a feeling the majority of people using 8.x use a start menu program. I personally like the start screen, though the free trial of DisplayFusion lets you resize it, which I very much like.

What's your feel?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:35 am 
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I have 8.1 with ClassicShell, and i installed classicshell on some of the visiting family. More, they said, more.

Other essentials are things like voidtools' everything, and irfanview. Open office if you can sneak it in.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:04 pm 
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YueLing11 wrote:
MCpillager12 wrote:
I using 7850 on a netbook. But I can't activate it using the activator.

Betas can't be activated.

They can be with tricks.

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com1337 wrote:
I have a feeling the majority of people using 8.x use a start menu program. I personally like the start screen, though the free trial of DisplayFusion lets you resize it, which I very much like.

What's your feel?


What do you mean?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:07 pm 
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I've never used ClassicShell to get the regular start menu back in Windows 8/8.1, but I would use that shell to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7, adding the Aero Glass and 7-like start menu, as well as setting the wallpaper as the default Windows 7 wallpaper. Nothing much about Windows 8.x, but rather something about ClassicShell 8-)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Anyone who using Windows 8/8.1 with a Start menu program        Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:11 pm 
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I just use classic shell to change the button to something more palatable to me. That's about it.
I use the start screen because it's easier on my eyes.

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