Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Post Accessing Programs List

    Remember in previous vers of Windows you could click on "Programs" in the start menu and a list of your installed programs would come up; then you could click on the one you wanted, e.g. microsoft power point in microsoft office. Is there an App for doing this? Can anyone suggest a good "shortcut" for doing this in W8 on a PC with a mouse? TX
    casso

  2. #2
    2 Star Lounger Odos270's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    I use Classic Shell. It gives you back the Start button and therefore, the Start Menu.
    http://www.classicshell.net/

    And here's how to boot to the Desktop instead of the Metro Screen.
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...e-desktop/6976

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Odos270 For This Useful Post:

    casso (2013-06-22)

  4. #3
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    Any of the Start Menu replacements apps previously discussed should be able to accomplish this.

    We use Start8 and Classic Shell. StartIsBack is also very popular.

    We use older laptops with keyboards and mice exclusively. No touch here.

    note: the above mentioned apps also include the functionality to boot directly to the desktop, and disable the Charms Bar on the desktop. No need to add a scheduled task. They are also very customizable.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Medico For This Useful Post:

    casso (2013-06-22)

  6. #4
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    6,796
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked 799 Times in 720 Posts
    note: the above mentioned apps also include the functionality to boot directly to the desktop, and disable the Charms Bar on the desktop. No need to add a scheduled task.
    One minor correction Ted. The apps don't allow you to disable the Charms Bar. They allow you to disable the annoying (to me at least) hot spots that bring up the Charms Bar. You can still access it with Windows key + C if you even need it.

    Jerry

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to jwitalka For This Useful Post:

    casso (2013-06-22)

  8. #5
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    I stand corrected. I miss-spoke. Jerry is correct, you can disable the hot corners on the desktop, which essentially disables Charm bar until the key combination is used as Jerry suggests, or a user goes to the Win 8 Style UI. The hot corners still appear in Win 8 style UI.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Medico For This Useful Post:

    casso (2013-06-22)

  10. #6
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Thanks guys! I now have a Windows XP style start button, thanks to http://www.classicshell.net/
    , which brings up the old style list of all my installed software...great!!! I wonder why Windows 8 can't include this as it makes it easy for desktop PC users with a mouse. This is a great site, all my Questions have been answered with practical language even I can understand, and that's saying something!
    Casso

  11. #7
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    Glad we could help. I always try to talk in language that I understand. Sometimes I fail, sometimes my comments get screwed up a little, as noted above. I seem to have more moments of momentary confusion the older I get. Oh well, it's better than the alternative!
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •