I guess now is the time to bid final goodbye to the classic Windows feature. While a Start Menu would obviously make the transition (and for some, life) a lot easier, it would ultimately be a 180° for Microsoft and its future plans to integrate the PC with mobile devices. If there were two separate versions...

Talk about a patch doing more harm than good. It is not official yet, but a handful of Windows 8 users are complaining that a Windows 8 update causes their Start screen to freeze while other apps fail to respond. Sounds awfully familiar to something in the previous versions of Windows, eh? But it appears that...

If you are the type that misses the Start Menu in Windows 8 and want it back, you may be still be in luck. One of the biggest changes in Microsoft’s latest OS is how it has done away with the traditional Start Menu and replaced it with a Start Screen that provides users with live tiles while at the same time...

What do you call the new UI in Windows 8? The start screen UI? Modern, Metro, something else? This is a bit confusing since all of us early adopters learned to call it Metro only to have that ripped away for various reasons. Since this change, there has been a bit of confusion as to what we call the UI and...

More leaks and information about the Windows 8 RTM. Posted below are the background options for for the new start screen in Windows 8. There are a lot of beautiful and unique patterns and the background can be changed as well. Take a look at the attached samples that have hit the...

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a whole new start menu experience. The new start menu is just like a dashboard where you can pin alll your favourite apps and folders. In the previous post, I have explained how you can Pin apps to the start screen. In this post, I will give a quick tutorial on how you can...

With Windows 8, you can pin or unpin any metro styled app from the start screen, in just a few clicks. Wondering how? Well, here is a quick guide on how you can pin or unpin any metro app. To pin any metro app to the start screen, first search for the app. You can directly start typing on the start screen to...

Windows 8 offers an option of pinning all the administrative tools on your start screen, just with a few clicks. These administrative tools are very useful for the power as well as general user. Wondering how to do this? Well, the process is fairly easy and simple. In this post I will provide a quick tutorial...

Well it’s about time. In a leaked screenshot of a new release of Windows 8, it seems like there will be the option to customize your Windows 8 device’s Start Screen background. This has been a feature that many of us have been wanting since the first day that we installed the Windows 8 developer preview onto...

You’ve seen the tile based interface for Windows 8. Windows 8 includes a tile-based Start screen (just like in Windows Phone 7), which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps. These live tiles provide notifications, up-to-date information from installed...