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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.
The good, old-fashioned Windows Start menu still has many fans. But keeping it organized can be a challenge. Here are a few tips for maintaining a neat and clean Start menu in Windows 7.
The Start menu is set to reappear in a future version of Windows. What can Microsoft do to make it more efficient and easier to organize?
The Navigon app for Android brings the quality maps and routes that we expect from a Garmin-branded navigation product, but the interface spoils the experience.
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It's looking like Microsoft's new "mini" Start menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
Microsoft plans to do more than just reintroduce a Start menu to make Windows 9, aka "Threshold," more appealing to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users.
Bypass the lock screen; boot directly to the desktop; add app shortcuts to the Start menu; use one hand to drag and drop items via your laptop's touch pad; and shut down quickly via keyboard shortcuts.
Apparently leaked screenshots of the next Windows reveal the upcoming new Start menu and a resizable Windows 8 app running on a desktop.
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