- 02-07-2013, 09:55 PM #1
Hi, I have win8 on my lappy and I have installed a start button that completely bypasses the modern UI as I have no use for any of it or it's apps.
As I understand it this is the same win8 that goes on computers so can you install a start button bypass on the tablets also and completely ignore the modern UI?
- 02-07-2013, 10:01 PM #2
Uhh, wtf? Yes, you can, but why?
You have no use for the modern UI that is designed specifically for tablets. But you want the Surface Pro which is a tablet!?!?
Have you even tried using Windows 8 on a tablet?
- 02-10-2013, 02:49 AM #7
- 02-10-2013, 09:11 AM #10
There are obvious reasons that windows tablet computers have not done very well prior to windows 8, and that is because the interface was designed for keyboard and mouse. Windows 8 Modern UI is designed specifically for touchscreen, and disabling it on the Surface Pro will do the opposite of what Start8 and such were designed for.
- 02-10-2013, 10:25 AM #11
Another vote for Start8. Microsoft claims that their instrumentation labs say people weren't using the start button.
I find that some people at work tend to differ. Start8 bridges the gap between the purity of Windows 8 and the reality that people want a start button.
When I start my pilot test of the Surface later this week they will be deployed with no UI customizations. It is a bit of a social experiment to see if the testers - all very experienced users and executives - can use Windows 8 out of the box.
I will be installing Start8 on mine.
02-10-2013, 10:51 AM #12
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Look further into it, i have Windows 8 on my laptop(non touchscreen) and find the program great for this. It us not just a case of it giving you a start menu it is more complex 😉
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- 02-10-2013, 02:14 PM #15
I have observed that people who tended to start applications on Vista/7 by typing the appropriate name have far less UI shock with Windows 8, compared to those who tended to wade through the Programs menu. Personally, I have no plans to slap a Start button on my Windows 8 desktop. But if I did I would go for Stardock's Start8. And if you have to switch resolutions often (remoting in, projector, etc.), Fences is an absolute lifesaver for restoring desktop shortcut icon layouts.
- 02-10-2013, 03:59 PM #17
With respect to a start button.
What is the most efficient way to shut down a Windows 8 laptop (Not pressing the power button)?
With Start8, it is Start / Shutdown.
- 02-10-2013, 06:01 PM #18
- 02-10-2013, 06:50 PM #19
Ok, for those of you that want a start button because Shutdown is easier to get too, this should solve your issues. Well, unless this is too much work for you to do that is... :P
[Tutorial] How To Add Shutdown, Restart and Log Off Buttons To Windows 8 Start Screen
How To Add Shutdown, Restart and Log Off Buttons To Windows 8 Start Screen | The Tech Journal
- 02-10-2013, 07:34 PM #20
I shut down my computer maaaaybe once a week and that is a common pattern which is why MS pushed it back in the UI.
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