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    StartIsGone for Windows 8.1

    This little program removes the Start button from Windows 8.1 so you have room for an additional icon on your taskbar.

    Link: StartIsGone (Download)




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    Haha, we don't want to remove start!

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    Why has someone developed this? Absolute madness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Haha, we don't want to remove start!
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Why has someone developed this? Absolute madness!
    Because the Start button in 8.1 simply opens the new Start Screen, it doesn't restore the original Start Menu like many hoped, rendering it pretty much pointless!

    I'll probably leave it alone myself as, much as I hate to admit it, I'm used to all my shortcuts being in the Start Screen now anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Why has someone developed this? Absolute madness!
    Some people could cope without the redundancy of at least one windows key and a wasted corner of the screen and a slide out one from the right
    Last edited by SYNACK; 12th September 2013 at 02:58 PM.

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    Working with a HD resolution or more of 1366 x 768, I really can't imagine I'm going to lose sleep over an icon space!

    I just find it ironic that Windows 8's biggest discussion is of the Start Menu, its icon, or something else related to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Working with a HD resolution or more of 1366 x 768, I really can't imagine I'm going to lose sleep over an icon space!

    I just find it ironic that Windows 8's biggest discussion is of the Start Menu, its icon, or something else related to it.
    Interesting, I get claustrophobic on anything less than full hd unless dealing with a phone or tablet, half the stuff we use here is developed for taller screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Because the Start button in 8.1 simply opens the new Start Screen, it doesn't restore the original Start Menu like many hoped, rendering it pretty much pointless!
    Really? I've waited and struggled with 8 and 2012 just to get a button that takes me to effing metro, sorry, start screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Interesting, I get claustrophobic on anything less than full hd unless dealing with a phone or tablet, half the stuff we use here is developed for taller screens.
    I have to agree, but weirdly different schools have different screens/resolutions so I just get used to it! HD one day and 1024 x 768 the next.

    I think even Windows 8 tablets come with relatively high resolutions these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Really? I've waited and struggled with 8 and 2012 just to get a button that takes me to effing metro, sorry, start screen?
    Yep, I'm afraid so. Microsoft are really sticking to their guns on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Really? I've waited and struggled with 8 and 2012 just to get a button that takes me to effing metro, sorry, start screen?
    I really don't get what is so difficult about it, it's equivalent to someone switching from list view to thumbnail view in the start menu, so you needed to find the start button on the keyboard, how many techs weren't using this in conjunction with the R key to get to run anyway. I get the silly jarring to full screen bit but functionality wise I don't get the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Really? I've waited and struggled with 8 and 2012 just to get a button that takes me to effing metro, sorry, start screen?
    Yeah the button does but metro has a new setting which basically means when you hit the button the "all programs" is the default shown interface rather than the metro dashboard. The dashboard is still available I think.
    I dont need the icon tbh so its wasted space but luckily my primary display is 21:9 so space isnt such an issue. I would like the icons centered though.
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 12th September 2013 at 03:26 PM.

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    Its added to the time it takes to complete a job quite a bit.

    Try working on 3 virtual 2012 servers, doing that stupid hover thing in the corner to get to the start screen, having it fail 2 out of 3 times because I go outside of the VM window in haste. Then you right click and left click to get the full list of installed apps, then you have to scroll through every tile.

    Perhaps its personal preference but I feel more productive on my 2010 workstation, and my home PCs are all downgraded to 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Try working on 3 virtual 2012 servers, doing that stupid hover thing in the corner to get to the start screen, having it fail 2 out of 3 times because I go outside of the VM window in haste. Then you right click and left click to get the full list of installed apps, then you have to scroll through every tile.
    I never even thought of that, my vm's lock the mouse in the window so it was never an issue but good point

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    ts added to the time it takes to complete a job quite a bit.
    Metro makes things easier to find apps. Just press start and start typing the app name.

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