How to Live Without the Start Button in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are explaining how to live without the Start button in Windows 8. The Windows 8 Desktop looks just like in Windows 7, but the main difference is, Windows 8 does not have a Start button. The Metro-style Start screen is our new Start menu.
 

How to Live Without the Start Button in Windows 8

 
Step 1
 
First, we start the Windows 8 start screen.
 
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Step 2
 
Then we enter the Desktop and see the hot corner in the Windows 8 Desktop, as in.
 
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Step 3
 
Right-click on the hot corner in Windows 8 Desktop and we will see a list with many administrative options. We can access the Control Panel, Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Device Manager, Run dialog, and other administrative screens.
 
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Step 4
 
Then we press the Windows key in Windows 8 and open the apps search and type the app's name which we want to search for then press Enter.
 
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Step 5
 
After that process, right-click on the start screen to bring up the menu and click all apps at the bottom of the screen. Then we will see a full list of all the programs in Windows 8.
 
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Step 6
 
We will see a full list of the applications. Then we scroll from the left to the right using the scroll wheel to view all available applications.
 
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Step 7
 
Right-click an app here and we can select "Pin to Start." This is equivalent to pinning an app to the classic Start menu.
 
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Step 8
 
Apps that we've pinned will appear on our Start screen as tiles, even if they're not Metro-style apps.
 
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Step 9
 
From the Start screen, right-click an app and select Pin to Taskbar in Windows 8.
 
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Step 10
 
Then we use notepad in the taskbar on the desktop applications.
 
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After this process, we can still pin an app to the taskbar from the desktop by right-clicking its icon when it's running and selecting the old pin option.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about How to Live Without the Start Button in Windows 8.