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New software lets you ignore the Win 8 Start screen so that all you ever see is the traditional desktop.
Commentary: The Windows 8 Start screen does offers certain benefits, but the good, old-fashioned Start menu is still the best way to access all your programs and settings.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
Leaked screenshots of an upcoming update show an option to open Windows Store apps from the taskbar.
The Start menu replacement has been given a facelift with a new layout and several new options.