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StartW8 Comments

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Comment by coth
about StartW8 · Nov 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

Visually nice thing, but has few problems.

Serious.

  • No context menus. I.e. you can't quickly open Computer - Manage or pin an app to start menu or to taskbar, rename, move something out to desktop, or even move something in.

  • No pinned apps

Small.

  • Start button animation effect is too long, almost a second. Would be better if reduced to 0,4 s.
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