INFO: Where is the Windows 8 Start Button?
Description: Windows 8 made many changes from previous versions. One of the most notable is the lack of a Start Button that many have been using for the past seventeen years.
To replace this, Microsoft has added in the Start Menu, also sometimes called the Tile Screen.
- To access the Start Menu, press the Windows Key (it looks like a flag).
- To access it from the desktop, move the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen and
click. A miniature tile of the Start Menu will show. Click on this tile and it will open up on the screen.
- To return to the desktop, either tap the Windows Key again or click on the
Desktop tile in the lower left.
- Some alternative utilities have been written that can be downloaded to mimic the Windows 7 style Start Button. One of these is Classic Shell (available for download at http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/). As with all third-party applications, it is important for the end user to understand them to be from a reliable source as well as any terms or conditions that may apply to a third party utility.
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