So here’s the deal. The various reliable and not-so-reliable sources have hinted that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to bring back one of the most revered features of the Windows platform.
Yes, the Start Menu — or some form of it anyway.
Microsoft added back the Start Button in Windows 8.1 after doing away with it entirely. Sure it looks smooth, but anyone that was expecting it to bring the familiar Start Menu back in full capacity was left disappointed, as the Start Button simply takes users back to the Start Screen.
Many have moved forward and have grown accustomed to the Start Screen, but there still is a substantial amount of users that still want the Start Menu back in Windows to make it, what they label as, more user friendly.
Now the latest on the matter is that the Start Menu will not be here until Windows 9.
And this information comes straight from Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott in their show Windows Weekly, and they claim that people close to the development of the OS have hinted that the Start Menu will only make its public appearance in April 2015, with Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold).
Windows 8.1 Update 1, however, will exclusively focus on other enhancements and improvements.
What do you guys and gals think of this development? Perfectly wise decision, or should Redmond have bit the bullet and returned the feature in Windows 8.1 itself as some wanted it?
Additionally, does this also mean that the Start Menu as we know it will not be back?
Is Microsoft planning to revamp and advance this popular feature? Let’s hear it!