Just before I start off, let me make it clear that this isn’t an article on life (or suicide prevention…if you got that idea!). This is just a Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison detailing you on how you can live without the Start button, which you’d find missing in the new OS (which is Windows 8!).
Now that I’ve made my point clear (which means you’d just shut down your browser and, umm, shoot yourself!), let’s continue with our discussion. Or wait, let’s start afresh; go over to the next section!
The start menu
Normally, you’d find the Start menu in the bottom left corner of your Windows computer. This is easy to locate as, you know, ‘Start’ is written over it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with Windows 8. In the new OS, there isn’t such an option, at least not in plain sight. However, you can get this menu by clicking on the bottom right corner of your desktop. Once you point your mouse at this position, you’ll know where to click. I mean, the location presents itself. And once you move out of this position, the menu just goes out of sight.
Okay, you needn’t go through all this trouble, you can just use the Windows key on your keyboard. This will pop out the Start menu!
Now, if you choose to stick on with your mouse and are using the ‘hotcorner’ (which is just another name I’ve given to the Start menu location!), you should know that this position is constant. That is, even if you’ve set the taskbar at the top, the hotcorner doesn’t change location. That is, whatever happens, you’ll find the Start menu only at the bottom left corner of your desktop.
Since now that’s clear, let’s move onto other Windows 7 vs Windows 8 feature comparisons.
The Power user
Technically, this isn’t a comparison. I’m just pointing things which aren’t in Windows 7, but hey, whatever!
So, once you right click at the hotcorner, you’ll get a menu pointing out the various administrative options you have. From here, you have quick access to the Control Panel, Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Device Manager and what not (it’s a really long list!).
Well, that’s enough comparison for a day. Check out the articles below for other comparison features!