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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    it may still be in won8 shipping with startmenuX; I'm in win7 now can't check it for you lol

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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    updated today to the new beta
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    the font looks clearer and better
    search is better, includes control panel items etc
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    profile picture still takes 1 second to appear
    needs better"windows search integration (searching for files through the taskbar)
    searching currently shows unnecessary items (eg. type "pr" and besides printing and other normal choices, you see some system files)

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    menu doesn't disappear after i click something
    eg. i type "system" and click the System icon. The window opens but the start menu doesn't close.
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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    By the way, as I see the gist of this thread, it's fitting to mention and have folks aware of the following.

    Please, realize that adding things like Classic Shell, Start8, et al, this ikl is absolutely a matter of personal desire whilst mechanically unnecessary. Please, be aware that Windows 8 can & does function quite handily w/out such additions... know that they are options not, obligatory to have or use. A person may think or feel they are wanted but, the Operating System does not need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Please, be aware that Windows 8 can & does function quite handily w/out such additions... know that they are options not, obligatory to have or use. A person may think or feel they are wanted but, the Operating System does not need them.
    Without StartMenu is Windows 8 a bunch of crap!

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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    It is not. It works fine. You just have to customize it to work for you. Everything we have discussed in these threads in many cases are ways to customize Win 8. My tutorial here just puts a few of them in easy to use format

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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    "Windows 8 a bunch of crap!" Actually, as Ted said & I'll 2nd it & many, many others realise it, also, it is quite the opposite. It works extremely well, w/ OR W/OUT a minor amount of customization. It is simply a matter of 'understanding' 8, how it works & is used to discover & know the true reality that it is NOT "crap", @ all, even w/out the old start menu, introduced in Windows 95 & existing through & until Windows 7. Windows 8 suffers in no way, @ all, from doing things differently. If anything, an improvement.

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    @Drew thanks for the post, it's quite true. From the Interface formerly Known As Metro, or the 'Desktop', Win-X brings up a top-menu for the old method that works quite well, essentially what the add-ins do, without the occasional vomiting one gets with OS bolt-ons. Except for executable search. But Tiles and the tile-interface search BOTH work better than either the old Desktop Icon approach or the old start menu. It is just another windows after all - almost every blessed thing good and not is still there, with a ton of new stuff both good and bad added.

    The down side is almost entirely that it is DIFFERENT so it costs to learn, some way or another. The upsides are numerous, starting with MS commitment to it; haven't seen them so fanatical about BACKING a product since the browser wars (for the same reason, corporate survival lol). Then there is speed stability fewer resources to run it. A CAT can operate Metro aps, I've seen it! Any human with eyes and fingers can run it!

    One can mount drives such as iso files, the built in virtual machine is now server grade. The darn drive letters even stop swapping around. ALL the Microsoft Office aps load faster run faster, noticeably so.

    AND THE BIGGIE: it is INTENDED to be applicable to ANY computing device, period. AND enabling cloud-based portable user experience is baked in. Think about it: train once, never again! Universal compatibility at least for the basics. WOW. I bet it cost them as much as the Apollo Program lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    By the way, as I see the gist of this thread, it's fitting to mention and have folks aware of the following.

    Please, realize that adding things like Classic Shell, Start8, et al, this ikl is absolutely a matter of personal desire whilst mechanically unnecessary. Please, be aware that Windows 8 can & does function quite handily w/out such additions... know that they are options not, obligatory to have or use. A person may think or feel they are wanted but, the Operating System does not need them.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Quote Originally Posted by klink View Post
    After i have install StartMenu8, the keyboard arrow key left does not work anymore. If i remove StartMenu8 the arrow key work again.
    Last update fixed this.

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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    All so very true, John. and klink's entry is a case in point; instead of worrying about 3ra party things that "don't work" & need updates maybe know they are not needed, in the 1st place.

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    Default Re: Send Your Feedback for StartMenu8 Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by klink View Post
    Without StartMenu is Windows 8 a bunch of crap!
    That's your opinion, & you're entitled to it. But if this one app makes Windows 8 a "bunch of crap", then you either need more practice, or revert to the previous OS that you were running. This app still needs a lot of work to be stable.

    I gave up on this when I clean installed Windows 8 Pro, it was too buggy for my preferences. Too many empty folders were apps were supposed to be. The Sleep option caused 8 RP to hibernate, rather than a normal sleep (known as "Stand By" to many). If it were a VM for testing purposes, I may would have kept it, but 8 Pro isn't one of my test beds, it's my daily OS on my main desktop. And may become so on my notebook also, I still have to decide on that.

    IObit is looking to duplicate a Windows 7 Start Menu, which is obvious. Whether or not it's successful, time will tell.

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