About three years ago, that is on 13th September 2011, Microsoft first released the Developer Preview version of Windows 8 to the public, the first official preview version of Windows 8. Though it was possible to enable Start menu in the Developer Preview by editing the Registry, Microsoft fixed the workaround soon after that.
While many users were impressed with the newly offered Start screen, a large section of PC users were not happy with Microsoft’s decision to drop the old Start menu that was part of Windows operating system for since Windows 95. And because of this reason, most users decided to skip the beautiful and radically different Windows 8.
Microsoft silently listened to the feedback and added a number of new features to the latest version of Windows by releasing .1 Update to Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) and another Update to Windows 8.1. But still, we find that the Windows 8/8.1 is struggling to expand its market share despite being in the market for close to three years.
Those of you closely following Microsoft would know that Microsoft is working on the next major version of Windows – Windows 9. The software giant is expected to unveil and release the Technical Preview of Windows 10 on September 30.
With September 30 fast approaching, first set of screenshots and video of Windows 10 build 9834 have been leaked to the web, unveiling the new features and improvements in the next version of Windows.
You can turn off the Start menu
While we can’t publish the leaked video or screenshots here on IntoWindows, many PC users will be glad to know that Windows 9 includes the Start menu and turns off the Start screen when Start menu is enabled.
That is, an option titled Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen is present under Taskbar and Start Menu properties and when enabled, Windows 9 disables the Start screen by enabling the Start menu. This also means that users who love the Start screen can continue using the same by unchecking the above option.
The option is handy for those who love the Start screen and find it more powerful than the Start menu. Note that Start menu in Windows 9 has been revamped by adding app tiles and can be expanded by adding new tiles. The Start menu works more or less like the Start screen but it doesn’t take up the entire screen area.