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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 13:29:25
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Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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Does Classic Shell give the option to boot straight to the desktop so the Start screen becomes irrelevant?

Or is that a Win 8.1 capability?

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Feb-14 13:35:10
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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Windows 8.1 has that ability on its own. Windows 8 did with the aid of various programs that revitalised the Start Menu.
Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Feb-14 15:39:34
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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Yes.

You can set Win 8.1 to do this, without Classic Shell

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Standard User longedge
(member) Wed 12-Feb-14 16:56:49
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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I used to go to my desktop at logon using a schedule task in Win 8. When I upgraded I deleted the scheduled task and set the option in the taskbar properties - it works really well, quicker and slicker than the old method.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:31:41
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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Yes Classic Shell has this option for win 8 unless it has been removed with the advent of 8.1.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 21:49:27
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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Anyone here with experience, good, bad, or what, of StartIsBack?

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Thu 13-Feb-14 23:19:12
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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I tried Startisback went it was beta (and free) it was ok.
Then I tried Classic Shell which I thought a lot better.

Startisback has no doubt improved, but I can't see the point in paying when there are free ones.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Feb-14 07:04:31
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
Anyone here with experience, good, bad, or what, of StartIsBack?


I have Startisback installed, using 8.1, i prefer it to the others as it looks and acts more like the original start menu in 7. I think it is worth the little bit of money it costs.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 08:17:47
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Thanks for that.

I've been recommended StartIsBack and, as you say, the cost is so small (even for me, a Yorkshireman) that I wouldn't have any objections.

Can try it on 30 day trial and see how it goes.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Feb-14 11:25:30
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Re: Classic Shell on Win 8 (ok, 8.1) question


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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
Thanks for that.

I've been recommended StartIsBack and, as you say, the cost is so small (even for me, a Yorkshireman) that I wouldn't have any objections.

Can try it on 30 day trial and see how it goes.


Yep, 30 day trial. i like it, not that I use windows 8 so much these days. but i will be using it later as I got to edit a video.

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