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Windows 9 Start Menu Video Demonstration

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#1 Chrominator


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:04 AM


You can see Windows 9's Start menu in action in this 2-minute leaked video. The new Start menu mixes modern (Metro) design elements, such as live tiles, with the standard Start menu layout available in Windows 7. Windows 9's Start menu can be expanded to the entire screen by adding more apps and live tiles, thus becoming more of a Start screen that can be easily accessed by clicking on the Start button, which was brought back in Windows 8.1.


Microsoft may even remove the fullscreen Start screen altogether for desktop users in favor of a Start menu that expands. PCs with a mouse and keyboard might come with the Start menu enabled by default, while tablets could instead boot directly to the desktop and stick to the Modern UI.


Source: WinFuture (German)

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:17 AM

That's what I wanted, the merger of the start screen and the desktop mode. :D

#3 maac


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:53 AM



They have some more Windows 9 videos.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

Am I the only one who sees it? Evolution of start menu:






The new start menu is not only really ugly ( why should it be that dark and why are the icons so inconsistent? ), but it's also a giant mess! If I pin something from the control panel, the shortcut will look like this:



but if I pin a normal shortcut in the start menu, it will be displayed in a big square box on the right side if the menu, wasting so much useless space:



I though the right half of the start menu was only for live tiles and metro apps, why is that shortcut placed there? And why is there a search icon in the task bar when you can search from the start menu? And since the task bar is transparent, why isn't the start menu transparent as well? Or the other way round? Have Microsoft really fired all their graphic designers?

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

Luckily this time Microsoft wants to engage with the testers and take the feedback seriously. At least that's what they said this time. But I trust their new CEO in that regard.

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