As Windows 8 launched in October 26, 2012 every windows user was excited to get this new Windows Operating System, as the look and feel of windows 8 is really amazing also it provides enhanced speed and Metro UI is one of the attractive feature of it, but what was the major drawback of windows 8 which initially caused the problem? Yes it was the Start Menu which is not available in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
I have met several peoples and also many clients who don’t want to upgrade their computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8 because they don’t find windows 8 as user friendly, and some bought new computer with windows 8 and they downgraded to windows 7 only because of start menu and those confusing Metro tiles, However there are several third party apps are available which provide Start Menu in windows 8 but many peoples don’t know about it.
Windows 9 is rumored to launch in April 2015 and like any other version of windows, it’s expected to make more improvements in windows 9 , including a new Start Menu and options to run Metro apps in their very own windows right on the desktop.
There are several concepts are designed for the Start Menu and the Metro apps for Windows 9, one of them is created by Mark Newton, he shows here Start Menu as part of a larger Windows 9 concept which, he says, he is still working on it.
As you can notice in this photo, the Start Menu combines both classic and modern elements, including charm menu, Metro Apps and Search Box.
Let me tell you , Microsoft never released any information that they could adopt to such an approach, but this idea is really good, Since a user can use both Metro app and normal program from desktop it will be very easy to switch from one app to another. Since in windows 8 you can not easily switch to a desktop app when you are using an Metro app in Modern user interface.
On the other hand, some sources close to this matter have indicated that Microsoft is thinking of a simple approach for the new Start Menu and they internally calls it “Mini-Start.” It may me a simple Menu button like older version of windows have.
This might me possible that new Start Menu in Windows 9 is actually based on minimal design and features that does not do much function rather than let their users launch Metro and desktop app within a click. Many users are really fade up with those confusing tiles which keeps moving if you mistakenly drags any app.
However recent reports have indicated that the 1st Update of Windows 8.1 , releasing in this April can also bring the Start Menu back.