I consider myself a computer "pro" and I don't choose to use the start menu all the time.
Search and typing is often quicker than using a mouse and scrolling.
Two examples to prove my point:
1. In order to access folder options in windows 7, you can click Start > Control Panel > Folder Options but I always pressed the Windows key > and typed "fol" because it's quicker than searching for Folder Options among the 40 other icons in the Control Panel Window.
With Windows 8, I type "co" (enter) "fo". On Windows desktop, I press the Windows key then type "co" (enter) "fo".
2. In order to access Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7, you can click Start > scroll down to Programs > scroll down to Accessories > scroll down to System Tools > scroll down to Defrag but I always pressed the Windows key > and typed "defr" because it's quicker than scrolling.
On the Windows 8 start screen, I type "defrag". On Windows desktop, I press the Windows key then type "defrag".
I am surprised when I find out that Windows pros haven't noticed that Microsoft Windows has been trying to push us away from "Start > Programs" and towards Search since Vista. That's why when you click the start button or press the Windows key in Vista or 7, the cursor is blinking in the search box. It's like it is saying, "Come on. Try me."
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