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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 3: Metro Mods for Desktop Users

In This Chapter

arrow.png Installing new programs and dealing with their tiles

arrow.png Getting rid of the Metro Start screen chaff

arrow.png Finding and adding programs to the Start screen

arrow.png Organizing the Start screen for a lean, mean desktop

arrow.png Alternatives to the Metro Start screen

When the Windows 8 design team took a look at how people were using the Windows Start menu, the team decided the Start menu wasn’t being used as originally intended. Windows has changed, programs have changed, and users have changed. The design team felt it could do a better job by turning the menus into a field of tiles, going from cascading menus featuring dull straight text to the colorful but not hierarchical “live” tiles of the Metro Start screen interface. The change persisted in Windows 8.1.

tip.eps You may agree with their choices; you may disagree (as I do). The fact is that the Metro Start screen ...

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