start-button-windows-8.1It was just yesterday when a leaked screenshot of the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system update featured the Start button – a relic from the Windows operating system’s past that it has become ingrained in the general consciousness of PC users, so much so that a missing Start button in Windows 8 more or less had just about everyone dumbfounded. Fret not, boys and girls, the good people at Microsoft have confirmed that the Start button will make a return in Windows 8.1, but it will lack the entire range of functionality attached to the Start button in previous iterations.

Rather, pressing the Start button will bring users to the recently-introduced “Metro” interface instead. Microsoft mentioned in a blog post, “We’ve improved the way you navigate to Start with the mouse by changing the Start ‘tip’ to be the familiar Windows logo. The new tip appears anytime you move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen, and is always visible on the taskbar when on the desktop.” Do you miss the Start button in Windows 8?

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