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Windows 8 will still keep ‘Start’ button


Microsoft has made quite a few changes to the Windows user interface with Windows 8. Today, we learn about one more change the company has made to the upcoming operating system.

The Verge cites sources close to Microsoft that say the Start button's functionality isn't completely dead:

"We have confirmed with sources close to Microsoft's Windows 8 development that a hot corner has replaced the Start button orb. A thumbnail-like user interface will appear in Metro or desktop mode, providing a consistent way to access the Windows desktop and Start Screen in Windows 8 regardless of touch or mouse input," writes Tom Warren. "The new interface is activated on hover from the lower-left corner of Windows 8 and includes a thumbnail preview of where you will navigate to after clicking on the new visual element."

So, it's gone, but it still exists in some form, it is moved to Charms bar.


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Here are the screenshots.

The new ‘Start’ menu is done in the style of Metro:

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The revised section of applications ‘Start’ menu:

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System settings (the former ‘Control Panel’):

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Menu of network settings (network names are hidden):

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Here is another menu with a quick setup and a shutdown function:

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All screenshots were taken from Windows 8 build 8220 «Consumer Preview».

Sources:
PCBeta (original screenshots)
The Verge
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Papay 10 february 2012, 15:22
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