17 years legacy comes to a close.
In the latest Consumer Preview (build 8220) test release leaked over the weekend, it turned out that the iconic ‘Start’ button was nowhere to be found. As The Verge reports, instead of having the button be there on the UI, users will have to hover their mouse on the lower left corner to access the Start screen.
This new move is brought about to bring together the visual appearance of Windows 8 across all devices, from smartphones to tablets to PC users. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Microsoft will bring back the Start button by popular demand. However, it seems unlikely at this point as the functionality is still very easily available and that Microsoft have long calimed that they want to move beyond the Start button’s age-old design.
As it stands, we will provide more in-depth news on the functionality of the now elusive Start button.