Microsoft Windows users rejoice! Microsoft has finally caved in and agreed to bring back the Start Menu to Windows. When Windows 8 rolled around 3 years ago most users were shocked by the removal of the Start Menu. One had to perform odd mouse movements or enter key combinations to access the necessary features. Now that will be a thing of the past.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson presented the new version of the Start Menu at a developer’s conference, Build 2014, earlier this month. He showed that users would be able to locate applications via the menu just like in previous Windows versions. As you can see from the image below, the Start Menu appears akin to Windows 7 with one minor amendment. There is a smaller version of the Start screen located right next to it. Definitely a time saver.
One major problem? The Start Menu feature will not be released in this week’s update, 8.1. What a shame! Some tech enthusiasts believe Microsoft intend to release it in Windows 9 but the company may be drawn to have it out sooner rather than later. Windows 8.1 Update 2 anyone? I guess we shall wait and see (and hope)!