Chapter 3: Metro Mods for Desktop Users
In This Chapter
Installing new programs and dealing with their tiles
Getting rid of the Metro Start screen chaff
Finding and adding programs to the Start screen
Organizing the Start screen for a lean, mean desktop
Alternatives to the Metro Start screen
When the Windows 8 design team took a look at how people were using the Windows Start menu, the team decided the Start menu wasn’t being used as originally intended. Windows has changed, programs have changed, and users have changed. The design team felt it could do a better job by turning the menus into a field of tiles, going from cascading menus featuring dull straight text to the colorful but not hierarchical “live” tiles of the Metro Start screen interface. The change persisted in Windows 8.1.