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Start menu

In Windows, starting with Windows 95 and ending with Windows 7, the Start menu is a launching pad for all the applications and control panels in the computer. Application installation programs place an icon in the Programs or All apps section of the Start menu. Depending on the version of Windows, users can rearrange some parts of the Start menu. Start is also used to turn the machine off. The default location of the Start menu button is the left bottom left side of the taskbar.

From Start Menu to Start Screen
Windows 8 changed the Start menu dramatically, turning it into a tablet-style interface with tiles. The Windows keyboard key opens the Start menu or the Start screen, but in Windows 8, Start can be accessed from the Charm bar (see Win8 Charm bar). See Win Start menu, Win8 Start screen and Win10 Start menu.
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This is preinstalled on your computer with Windows 10 and can be found by typing "Xbox" in the search field next to the Start button.
Start button based from older Windows version returns on Windows 10 having user interface and visual style of Windows 8.
You can configure the Start button to launch the apps screen from the Navigation tab described above, by checking the box labeled Show the apps view automatically when I go to Start.
1, the Start button did find its way in the OS, but a complete Start Menu is expected to feature in the next version, Fox News reports.
When you pushed the start button, the starter would crank for a second or two, until the engine caught, and then it would stop cranking -- no matter how long you held your finger on the button.
By returning the fabled Start button to its rightful place on the home screen and giving users the option to boot directly into the desktop, Ballmer and Co have secured a cautious nod of approval from the industry.
Users want Windows 8 to be more like Windows 7 and Windows XP, and that means adding a Start menu and Start button that they can easily use.
Once we hit the start button I really believe we can take off and begin moving out of the relegation zone," he said.
Pressing the start button allows the H14 to function automatically, allowing accurate and repeatable results to be recorded, according to the company.
The START button on the function switch can stick when pushed in and then the function switch itself stops working.
THE new residential lettings manager at a rental agency in Stratford-upon-Avon has called on developers such as Redrow to push the start button in 2012.
It had announced earlier this month that to replace the start button, Microsoft will reportedly turn that space into a hot corner.