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8 Worst Windows 8 Annoyances and How to Fix Them

All new operating systems have a learning curve, but due to its unique blend of new and old interfaces, Windows 8′s is particularly steep. Whether it’s a menu system that forces you change screens to launch an app or a pair of dueling control panels that each contain a different set of settings, you often have to work harder to perform the same tasks as in Windows 7.

Though you can’t solve all these issues on your own — the Start button is gone for good — you can make the most of Windows 8 with these tips.

Multitasking in Windows 8 is like dating Sybil. Because there's no more Start menu, users are encouraged to leave the desktop environment and go to the "Modern UI" Start screen, just to launch other desktop apps that take you right back to the desktop again. Not only does switching screens take more time than simply launching a menu, it takes you out of context by pushing your work in the first application off-screen, making it easy to lose track of what you were doing.

Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid going through the Start screen to launch desktop apps. You can install a third-party Start menu, create keyboard shortcuts or pin application's to the taskbar.

Full story: Laptop Magazine


Windows 8 is an annoyance of a mockery OS. I guess Microsoft didn't learn the lesson of "unified desktop" from ubuntu...
"8 Worst Windows 8 Annoyances and How to Fix Them" -

Step 1 - Do not purchase Windows 8
Step 2 - If you feel have purchased Windows 8 in error, simply insert your Windows 7 installation CD into your CD-ROM drive, reboot your system making sure your first boot device is your CD-ROM drive, press any key when prompted to boot from your Windows 7 DVD, and proceed to install Windows 7 by doing a full system format and completing a new install of Windows 7.
Step 3 - Use your Windows 8 DVD for a coffee or soda pop coaster. This will save you several years of frustration and aggravation.

If you love Windows 8 on the desktop, please disregard these instructions completely. You cannot be helped and are probably someone who would have been just as happy with the purchase of any tablet which is capable of watching YouTube videos and posting updates on your twitter account. Which begs the question, why did you even purchase Windows 8 for your desktop?
Dec 05 2012 08:42 AM
you can get a start button at microsoft, soo its not gone for good :thumbup
Dec 05 2012 08:44 AM
its and app sorry forgot too write it
Or just use stardock.com & Get the new Decor8
Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and colors.
It's amazing & it even Give's you Back the Windows Start Menu & Start Button you all Desire back so much. that's here Start8 puts the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.

My Windows 8 Pro as never been the same :)
Dec 19 2012 09:34 AM
thanks codeme for the information :)