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    News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    The Modern UI part of the Start Menu can get pretty large.
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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Looks like a step in the right direction, even if it is basically a rip off of classic shell
    Gotta say though, wish they would ditch the flat look of the OS. I have a beefy PC for a reason, give me shiny graphics !

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Why is power off still in a sub-menu, and come to think of it, why isn't it at the bottom as it is on both sides of the screen with Windows 8.1?

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    On the whole looks very promising - particularly looking forward to the windowed MUI apps option.

    One thing that really bugged me though, and it's a hangover from the current MUI Start Screen, is the fact that you can't organise the MUI section of the Start Menu however you want. The video clearly shows that you can't, for example, have a single column of small tiles - when the user tries to drag one small tile under another it insists on snapping the tile next to the existing one. Why the hell would it do that? Why can't I arrange the tiles however the hell I want?? WHY??
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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Long way to go yet - have a look on Winbeta.org, and you'll see how quickly things are changing. We still don't really know if we'll be forced down one road or the other, or if we'll get a choice as we really want.

    Personally I still want to get rid of the pointless start menu button that wastes 3/4" of my taskbar (just like in 8.0) and could live with this new hybrid start menu idea (especially if you can make it just modern UI in the popup bit) - that would work rather well. even more so if you could customise it's location so that it acts as a floating menu you can show/hide with the windows key on your keyboard (or button on your tablet).

    We'll see though, a while to go yet worth noting that the TP build has been leaked (as well as the screens) but reportedly it's not worth installing yet. Think "longhorn Alpha" stage and you'll be about right.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    On the whole looks very promising - particularly looking forward to the windowed MUI apps option.

    One thing that really bugged me though, and it's a hangover from the current MUI Start Screen, is the fact that you can't organise the MUI section of the Start Menu however you want. The video clearly shows that you can't, for example, have a single column of small tiles - when the user tries to drag one small tile under another it insists on snapping the tile next to the existing one. Why the hell would it do that? Why can't I arrange the tiles however the hell I want?? WHY??
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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    So they have now decided to give us what we already have from things like Classic Shell and Stardock's Start8 and Modernmix... I'm already enjoying Windows 8.1 with these features, I hope there is something else in there worthwhile and not a new version of DirectX.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    "Celebrity doctors alternatives to vaccines"

    Wow. Feeding Daily Mail headlines right to your start menu. Fantastic

    I hope they've added the option of making the task bar opaque. It drove me mad until I installed Classic Shell.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    awesome, come on people it shouldnt be a copy/paste of win7 start menu, the changes made are pretty decent, the idea of modern UI pinned in the right of the start menu is really great, i hate metro but pinning couple of programs like outlook and other useful ones to get instant updates is great without the need to flip to a tablet full screen view.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Step in the right direction, but i still think we should be able to place live tiles directly on the desktop, à la the old active desktop and gadgets.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    So they have now decided to give us what we already have from things like Classic Shell and Stardock's Start8 and Modernmix... I'm already enjoying Windows 8.1 with these features, I hope there is something else in there worthwhile and not a new version of DirectX.
    So you buy Windows 8 then have to buy a whole load of add-ons to make it usable? No thanks, I'll take the version from Microsoft with all these bundled in.
    What are HEXUS readers' impressions of the new Windows UI and Start options?
    If the video is representative then I'm impressed. There's apparently seamless provision for MUI lovers and haters in equal measure and if a tick-box-and-relogin is all that's required to switch MUI on/off then that's a good way to do it.

    What's appealing to me most though is resizable/multiple MUI apps per desktop (this is a requirement for me) and the canning of that awful context switch between MUI and "classic". And darn it, I actually quite like the live tile addon to the start menu - better than cluttering up valuable desktop real-estate, and the live aspect of the tiles is useful. Performance looked pretty respectable too.

    So, unless Microsoft screw it up badly, here's one guy who'll be figuring on a Windows9 pre-order - maybe even two since this looks like a system that my missus would be comfortable with.

    Who's going to be the first to say "this is the way that they should have done it to start with!" ?

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Looks fine and that's coming from a windows 8/8.1 hater. As long as they completely get rid of all the over simple full screen metro style bits for certain settings etc.

    On a side note has anyone else suffered the complete loss of all usb ports with windows 8/8.1 ? Just asking as my mothers PC recently did that and I thought the southbridge or whatever controls them had gone, so she got a complete new PC minus SSD. The problem still remained ! a few days later a windows update sorted the problem, but it was still a month between the problem starting and being fixed. That is the sort of crap, MS needs to get a handle on.

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Modern UI apps in desktop Windows

    Finally. I really hate the way Modern UI apps take up all the real estate, it is nothing more than sloppy design, and MS is the biggest culprit

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    I know Han Solo flies a heap of junk that might not look like much but has got it where it counts, but would he really be using Windows???

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmastorm View Post
    Looks like a step in the right direction, even if it is basically a rip off of classic shell
    Gotta say though, wish they would ditch the flat look of the OS. I have a beefy PC for a reason, give me shiny graphics !
    My thoughts exactly...it just looks a bit 'Fisher-Price' for my liking. Still, it's a huge step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned, & really how Windows 8 should've been in the first place

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    Re: News - Video shows Windows 9 Start Menu in action

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    So you buy Windows 8 then have to buy a whole load of add-ons to make it usable? No thanks, I'll take the version from Microsoft with all these bundled in.
    I didn't buy Windows 8... got it free from University

    I want to use my system in a certain way, so I sort out a way to do that. If I had to wait until Microsoft fixed the problems with their own system all the time I might not have moved from Windows 98 to XP, and XP to Vista, or Vista to 7. I upgrade, not because it is perfectly obvious that what I am upgrading to is better, but rather because what I am upgrading would provide some benefit to me and the negatives I can mitigate.

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