Could those here who have used Win 8 for some time and who don't use the new Start Screen stuff say what you wish for in 8.1 (or subsequent updates)? Is there any feature in Win 7 that you miss, and haven't found an adequate replacement/workaround for, in Win 8? Let us put the start button aside however - anything other than the start button? I'm still on Win 7 but am getting closer and closer to move up to 8.
Yeah, but the start
button or Windows Key
is indirectly involved.
I can remember the names of my primary programs, those that I use on a near-daily basis.
However, there are a number of apps installed whose names I cannot recall, hence cannot search for them. These are applications that were installed for [usually] one (1) specific function not available in my mainstream programs. For instance, there are three (3) different regex
programs installed, each for a specific usage - a usage that I found lacking while working in other, sometimes similar, programs.
Since I cannot call their names off the top of my head, I've installed them in specific start menu
_dev, _net, _note & pim, ..., ad nauseum
. When I have need, I browse the specific start menu
subdivision. The shortcut titles there will remind me which program I need.
Since there are upward of a thousand entries in the start menu
, this greatly enhances what productivity I can eke out. Lack of that listing significantly cripples my output.
Granted the Win8 Start Screen
is a side-scrolling pictogram of the [/i]start menu[/i] to which I'm accustomed, but it takes too long to traverse, and it is not, so far as I am aware, editable. (Besides, I don't care for side scrolling
That's my primary
problem win Win8 ... finding the program I need to run when I need to run it!