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Microsoft Windows 8 has no setting to enable or disable the start button as is very committed to force people to use the new start screen. Undoubtedly the start screen does offer several benefits, however a large number of users still prefer the dear old start menu as easiest and quickest way to launch any application. And Microsoft seems to have finally realized that many other users do as well. At its Build conference in April, the software giant revealed that it will bring back a new and hopefully improved Start menu in the next update to Windows.


Meanwhile there are a few things that can be done to get back the windows start button. Try one or all of the below suggestions to see what works best for you


  • An easy and quick alternative for these users looking for things such as the Command prompt, Computer management, Device Manager, Event Viewer, Control Panel, Windows Explorer, etc. try using the shortcut key ( Windows key + X )

  • Crate a Windows Start Menu Toolbar. It is possible to create a start menu into a toolbar, which allows you to access all the programs you normally see in All Programs. Simply:

    1. Enable “show hidden files”: Here's how to display hidden files and folders.

      1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

      2. Click the View tab.

      3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.

        2. Right-click on the Taskbar and click toolbars and then New Toolbars.

        3.Browse to C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows and select Start Menu. Then Choose Select Fold 

 

   Now you’ll have a new start menu folder with all your programs.


  • Finally there are few different tools that can be installed to mimic the start button.  In my opinion the best two options are:

     

    1. Start Menu 8. Start Menu 8 emulates the classic Windows 7 start menu, both in style and function. Pressing the windows key will open the menu and display a list of folder shortcuts on the right, a search bar on the bottom, and a list of program folders for easy access to all your applications. For the most part, Start Menu 8 looks, acts, and tastes like the old Start button, but also comes with a few tweaks and enhancements.

        2.Classic Shell - Another great free and open source software tool to add the start menu and other previous Windows features to Windows 8. The Classic Shell menu displays shortcuts to all of your programs, documents, and settings.

 

 

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How many times we hear about people saying “I spend lots of money every month for my website and I don’t get the desired traffic of results”. There are so many things that can go wrong with a website and doesn’t matter how much money you spent to make it, because is all about how you design your website, and how you manage your website.

To achieve a successful website is a good rule to follow these essential tips and you will see that the results will not take long to show.

  • Before you start to build your website, consider what purpose it serves in your business? A website can be used to sell a product or service exclusively, to give information, as a brochure to attract more business or showcase projects, or even a combination of things.Each purpose needs to develop with a different technique.

    For example if you are an author selling a book, a very simple website can do the job. You just need to describe your book, write down some testimonials and obviously bring to the action of Buy NOW.

  • Understand your target market. What’s worse of not getting traffic is getting the wrong traffic. Meaning people who are not interested in buying your product or services, but rather someone trying to sell YOU something. Therefore is important to deeply understand who we are talking to.
    • Male or Female?
    • What level of education do they have?
    • Do they have children?
    • What’s their level of income?
    • What do they enjoy to read?
    • What are their problems to be solved?
  • Lead visitors to action. Don’t make the mistake of throwing all your content in the front page, this makes your visitors confused and willing to leave as soon as they get there. Is better to focus each page on a particular content and decide what you want your visitors to do. Don’t be shy, make it clear and easy to understand and you’ll see the results.
  • Link your Website to Social Media.  There is no doubt that the explosion of social media has been huge over the past few years.. Social media is an essential marketing channel to build relationships with potential and existing customers.Especially Google plus is an extraordinary tool. In fact activity in Google plus can influence search engine rankings, sometimes quite significantly. Google has also indicated that social media interactions are a factor in their search engine ranking algorithm.
  • Upgrade your website. Think about your website as a constant work in progress rather then something static.  Both your business and technology change over time and in this changes have to be reflected on your website. Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) is quoted as saying that successful businesses must "change often and change quickly" to survive in the modern world.

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