Start Menu is Not Coming Back to Windows 8.1
By Richard Hay for Windows Observer
The Start Button is back in Windows 8.1 – but the original start menu is nowhere to be found.–PC Pitstop
A couple of weeks ago when the first Windows 8.1 ads appeared a huge deal was made about it featuring the return of the Start Button.
It was a 31 second commercial and the Start Button took up about 2 seconds worth of screen time so I am not sure I would agree with it being featured in the commercial. However, it was certainly mentioned.
This reaction is interesting to me because the Start Button is simply a shortcut that will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start Screen. The same functionality was there before the Start Button became visible in this update to Windows 8 and you could still get to the Start Screen in the same corner it now appears in. All it took was to drag your mouse down there and click.
I think the major disappointment for most users will be that clicking on the visible returning Start Button will not bring up the old Windows 7 style Start Menu.
This excerpt appears with permission from Windows Observer.