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Windows 8.1' could restore the Start button

Discussion in 'Windows 8 discussion' started by keebles, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. keebles

    keebles Regular member

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    According to some reports, Microsoft may enable the upcoming Windows 8.1 (codenamed "Windows Blue") to boot directly to the desktop and reinstating the start button...

    Code recently dug up in a DLL, buried within the bowels of a leaked version of Windows Blue strongly suggests that this relatively minor revision of the desktop and tablet OS could offer users a way to skip the live tiles and go right to the familiar UI of Windows past. An entry for "CanSuppressStartScreen" was found by quite a few different forum users in the TwinUI.dll file.

    While there's no hard evidence for a return of the start button just yet, the reliable Mary Jo Foley has heard from at least one source that Redmond is considering bringing the little logo orb back.

    Windows 8.1 is due later this year, with a public preview expected in or around June. The update, which is something less than a full Windows release but something more than an update rollup or service pack, is Microsoft's opportunity to sand down Windows 8's rough edges and respond to the most common critiques of the OS...

    hope this is true. I would upgrade to windows 8 with in a heart beat

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