Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
There's just no reason, and no excuse why the damn start screen needs to take over everything and be super clunky. We aren't dumb and we know that they could damn well put in a pop up start menu if they would just not be so stubborn.
What's with that? They routinely foist major unwanted changes on users. Like when they introduced the ribbon into MS Office.
It wasn't an improvement and IMO was often counter intuitive. I had to create about 15 quick start shortcuts to maintain productivity at work. I think they created the Ribbon to isolate Open Office users - so anyone thinking of switching to the free open source alternative would be deterred by the learning curve between ribbon and menus.