Technology news juggernaut The Verge is reporting that Microsoft will in fact kind of bring back the Start Button in Windows Blue or Windows 8.1.
I say kind of because well, it’s a little complicated.
From the Verge:
Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar.
That’s a little weird to me.
It seems like Microsoft are still trying to have their cake and eat it as well.
My question is this:
If I use the Start Button to go to the Start Screen and launch an application that takes me back to the desktop, isn’t that a little stupid?
Wouldn’t it be better to have a full Start8 type Start Button which would launch apps in the desktop and if need be launch me into Metro?
Seems like a little more intuitive way to go if you ask me.
What do you guys think?