All this to work around the removal of a very useable and convenient way of using Windows. There are certain features that I just find so easy to use and which make using Windows easier, when you have the old style Start Menu. I like that it has the programs you use most often on the Start Menu, automatically. I like that I can pin items to the Start Menu and not have to have them on the Taskbar which reduces the space available on the Taskbar for running programs. I have had enough programs running that I needed a double width Taskbar but I hate losing space on the screen so much that I chose to keep it single width. I like the convenience of being able to click on the Start Menu and then click shutdown or restart, quick and easy, (yes, I know how to create a shutdown shortcut). I don't like large icons for anything. My Windows explorer is always set to display files in Detail mode, not as icons. One of the selling points, if you will, way back when, was the point and click nature of Windows. Now we are being moved in the direction of having to type to find anything? I started out when there was nothing to use but Dos and typing was a way of life so I am not afraid of the command line or typing but I am puzzled that Microsoft is moving in the direction of having to type to easily navigate Windows. So, yes, there are workarounds, but why should they be necessary. I understand that they want the ability to use one OS on tablets and computers, fine. I also think they are forcing us to the new Start Menu to get everyone used to the new Start Menu. That doesn't make me happy
I have moved from Dos to Windows 3, Windows 95/98,
XP, 7, and finally, 8. There was a learning curve for many of those moves but I don't recall any that equal this, except maybe win 3.1 to 95. I am not opposed to changes but they have to make sense and removing the Start Menu doesn't. All this is, of course, personal preference. But Windows used to be that way. It seems there was always two or three ways to do anything. But now, we are being told, one way only ? Tell me why this it necessary, please, I'm listening.
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