Windows 8.1 might be bringing back the start button


    According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning on bringing back the beloved Start button which it killed with the release of Windows 8. The button is understood to act as a way to simply access the Start Screen and still won’t include the traditional Start Menu and is said to look like the Windows flag used in the Charm bar.

    As well as this, Microsoft is also said to be bringing the option to boot straight to the desktop rather than going straight Windows 8 UI. If this is something that excites you, then you should know it’s most likely only going to apply to the enterprise edition of Windows 8. If Microsoft was to globally enabled this, it would significantly reduce the potential market for Windows 8 apps, alienating developers.

    The dropping of the Start button and menu was controversial upon the release of Windows 8 and feedback for it has been rather mixed. I’ve always thought that it was a new learning curve, but once you got the hang of it, the new Windows 8 UI is functionally superior to the old Windows way.

    We may see the Start button come back in the upcoming Windows 8.1 Public Preview, or we may not, but The Verge believes it will be in the final version.

    What do you guys think? Should Microsoft keep it how it is or bring back the button?

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