Greg, you've helped me with this tip. I've been fighting the Metro UI since the Developer Preview, first trying to use it as-is, and then using Stardock's app to return to something approaching the traditional Start menu. I continue to feel that the default organization of the Start screen is much more attuned to a tablet interface, and is less than helpful for us desktop or laptop users. Live tiles are fine if that's what you're going to be looking at for the most part; if you're trying to use windowed applications, though, they're largely worthless because you're not going to be in the Metro UI. Windows Gadgets are far more useful to me on the desktop, since I can arrange my open windows to show them.
I still like the traditional Start menu. I don't see that changing when Windows 8 is released. This modification of the Start screen, however, helps me to use Windows 8 more productively. Thanks.
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