Start Menu is Not Coming Back to Windows 8.1

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.

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One thought on “Start Menu is Not Coming Back to Windows 8.1

  1. I long for the old Windows/95/98/2000/XP. Windows is going from good to bad to worse. I do not know why they could not leave the old windows for us stay at home types that only use computers for pleasure, entertainment and news and give this other mess to the businesses. I guess money is the name of the game!!!

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