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Windows 7: I want a Start Screen for Windows 7

13 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
I want a Start Screen for Windows 7

Okay, I started to post this in the chillout room since I don't really expect a resolution, but then I am serious about wanting a Start Screen in Windows 7.

I'm using 8 here at work and on one computer at home. When I use the second home computer, with Windows 7, I catch myself doing things I habitually do in 8, such as opening an app, then hitting the Super key (Windows Logo key) to bring my Start Screen back so I can open something else, but it just brings up the Start Menu.

Funny how you can get so used to something in such a short time.

How's that for being "bass ackwards" ?? Most people want the Start Menu back in 8. I want the Start Screen in 7.

Comments welcome.


P.S. Mods feel free to move the post if the chillout room is a better place.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Aug 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional + Windows 10 Tech Preview on VM

Hello Pricetech,

Do you mean the Metro UI?
If so, you might want to check out Rainmeter. This handy tool allows you to customize your desktop to look however you want. To make it look like the Metro UI, you might want to take a peep at the Omnimo theme.

Good luck and keep us posted,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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