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Microsoft to kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8?

Posted on Thursday, May 31 2012 @ 21:44:38 CEST by

Neowin reports the Release Preview of Windows 8 no longer supports Start menu hacks. The software giant deleted legacy code related to the Start Menu, preventing third-party developers from bringing back the Start button, Menu and other parts of the desktop interface.
Whilst we are aware that certain UI hacks enabled the Start Button and Menu in the Consumer Preview, Thurrott confirms that they will simply not work on the Release Preview that will be released later today.

Despite a growing debate over the Metro UI not being as intuitive on desktop PCs as it is on tablets, Microsoft doesn't appear to be willing to offer a solution to people who simply prefer the old way of doing things in a desktop environment with its upcoming Windows 8 release.

Microsoft's approach could anger developers and users who prefer the traditional desktop aesthetics over the new full-screen Metro ones, but Microsoft’s main concern is about convincing developers to build Metro-styled applications.



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