Microsoft naturally wants you to spend time in its touch-tastic app land, and as such, Windows 8. Andre apparently didn't write it in big enough font above, so I've made it easier to see. Of course, if you're going to avoid the only part of Windows 8 that adds anything new over what Windows 7 already did, maybe the answer is to just not upgrade at all. . If you prefer to stay on the traditional desktop as much as possible, here's a look at how to do it.
I use Windows 8, almost exclusively with the traditional desktop interface, and with Start 8 installed. Thankfully, StartMenu7 does not take control of the Windows key, but it fails to prevent you from accidentally opening the Metro menu when you click in the lower left corner of the screen. I like the Win7 Startmenu and I'm happy to get it completely back. Moreover Windows 8 is constructed with many user-friendly features and characteristics. If you would like to disable only Start screen and lock leaving the Ribbon Explorer, click on the second option Disable only Metro features button. The best thing about Metro Killer is that you can enable all disabled Modern Metro features by performing a system restart. Microsoft, if you are going to respond than please actually give me an answer.
How to do this is detailed over on. It is available for both Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 x64 Skip Metro Suite features: Skip Start Screen feature. That traditional Desktop Interface is almost identical to Windows 7's interface; the biggest difference is that there is no Start Orb to click to bring up the Start menu. Well, clearly it's more than just a settings tweaker, enabling latent functionality, so I wonder about the complete accuracy of that portrayal. Editor's Note : It almost goes without saying, but if you want to run a dedicated Metro app like Bing Weather, you'll have to launch and run it in Metro.
Suggest you download and install the very latest version of ClassicShell uninstall and reinstall if you already have it in. You can disable hot corners, the app switcher bar, and most importantly, boot directly to the desktop. Fortunately, with a few tweaks, you can live 100% of your Windows 8 life in desktop mode, without even setting foot in Metro. If I deleted the comment I would be scolded by a moderator. If you were to look at and use my computer, you would have a hard time realizing that it's not Windows 7. Step 2 Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8. Once you do this, Windows 8 starts to look and feel a lot like Windows 7.
ViStart takes over control of the Windows key on your keyboard so that, when you press it, you open the menu. Users who have used Windows 8 for a long time before upgrading to Windows 8. The two new introduction of the new screens are cool, but it might not be welcomed by all , mainly the desktop users. In fact, many users who installed , found it hard to locate the shut down button. Also, methods based on using the Task Manager and methods that are based on a showdesktop. Class Shell is a good tool to use start menu as you did in Windows 7.
I can envision enterprises wanting to vet applications they choose to add to their systems to augment missing Windows functionality. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Get back the Start menu you know and love Microsoft listened to users complaining about the lack of a Start button in Windows 8, sort of. If your Windows drive is not C:, use the correct letter. You will see the Metro start screen for only 1 second then the system jumps to the desktop.
Surely that is just making your life more difficult in the long run. Tweak the settings in the navigation menu to keep the modern interface elements off the desktop Making files open in desktop programs saves you from the full screen Metro-style annoyance Classic Shell is a free Start menu replacement for Windows 8. Check out more of our — or, if you have your own tip to share, leave a comment! I happened to have the Pokki one factory-installed in my laptop, but pressing the Windows Key still brings that Metro screen instead of invoking the Pokki menu. It's more a matter of not wanting to use an interface that isn't designed for the equipment you're running. Won't even go into what it's like if you're using the pointer stick. Hopefully the retail version of Windows 8 will make it a little easier to force Metro into the background, but it's entirely possible to do this on the prerelease builds if you have five minutes to spare. Hell I'm posting this from a Win 8.
Install the app and press the windows key on your keyboard to see the app in the windows 8 start screen. From here, you can drag the thumbnails to the bottom of the screen to close them. Question from today's mailbox: Is there a way to get the old-style Classic Start Menu back in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? If you have a shortcut to a favorite application sitting on the desktop, you can simply drag it onto the taskbar where it will stay pinned. Here are a few examples, there are many possible configurations: Thanks Jeremiah. Install the program and the familiar Start Button or orb is back.
Fleshing out desktop functionality Windows 8. Also, note that this method leaves a vestigial explorer. Didn't anyone notice that Microsoft was turning completely away from making serious operating systems and leaving their business customer base out in the breeze? You need someone with a working knowledge of the English language to write your text as well as your software. So disabling the charms bar is fairly simple. Well - only because we don't have another option - would that have been so hard? One of my favorite features about Windows 8.