If there is one thing that most become embedded in the Windows OS, it is the Start Menu. Therefore, not surprisingly there are many Windows users angry when the Start Menu in Windows 8 is removed first. Even the loss of the Start Menu is also predicted as the cause of less jamming his hits Windows 8 at the time. (See also: This 8 Failure Try Windows 8 that Microsoft Repaired Through Windows 10)
Anyway, Microsoft realized that and bring back the Start Menu in Windows 10. Yup, a smart move from Microsoft.
On the Windows 10 Start Menu look nice, modern, fluid, complete with live tiles in it. But what kind of trip Start Menu to be like today?
Here is the evolution of the Start Menu from time to time, since the era of Windows 95 to Windows 10 at this time.
Chicago is the codename of the build is the forerunner to Windows 95. This is where the Start Menu begins, from a prototype with three buttons.
The leftmost button logo are used for the management of Windows applications, a button in the middle as an app launcher, and the rightmost button to question and search files.
See .., Start Menu started from something as simple as that.
Here he is, the glory of Windows 95! Windows 95 is the answer to Bill Gates on its vision to deliver PC in every home, and the Start menu is one part of the answer to that vision.
At that time the Start menu is focused on being a PC user started its activity in Windows, because it is inside equipped with the app launcher, search, settings, and recent documents.
Start Menu concept is what ultimately keeps the underlying designs of the Start Menu in the future.
Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT 4.0 is the business version of Windows that was released in 1996. Display Start Menu it does not much different, cuman in the Programs menu split between apps that are installed for all users and installed for that user only.
Wohoo ..! This is a Windows OS installed when I first bought a new PC. Start menu in Windows 98 has been progressing with the addition of the Favorites folder for quick access to favorite websites.
Has been added also menu Log Off to switch user accounts, but then to Log Off You have to close out all open windows and applications. (Yup, features Fast User Switching to log off quickly introduced in the Windows XP)
Start Menu in Windows 98 also appears a new menu at the top, namely Windows Update. This was in response to the outbreak of the use of the internet at that time, so Microsoft added Windows Update to allow users to update via the Internet.
Windows 98 SE
There were not many significant changes in the Start Menu of Windows 98 SE compared to Windows 98. But there is one newly added menu when right-clicking the desktop is “Sort by Name”. Here features shortcut alphabetically sort the letters originated.
Windows ME was the last row of Windows 9x. Start Menu is similar to Windows 98, only the Favorites folder is not there anymore. But instead in the Documents folder has been added to the shortcut to the My Pictures.
Name ME stands for Millennium Edition, which at the time were ngetrend people claim that 2000 is the year of the millennium.
Even in Indonesia alone appears the name of a new hero that Panji, the Man of the Millennium.
Display the Start Menu in Windows 2000 is synonymous with Windows ME, it’s just that there is no menu Log Off therein. Start Menu although its similar, but the contents have been much different with Windows ME, because Windows 2000 is already using NT 5.0 and has support DirectX.
Be careful, because now we’re talking about the legend. Windows XP version of Windows is probably the most successful ever in the history until today.
In the Windows XP Start Menu begins to form with two columns wide. Start Menu in XP is able to show that often you open the program so more quickly accessible, and will give a sign as well for the newly installed software.
One interesting fact is though Windows XP has been released since 13 years ago and the support period has long expired, but the consumer is still a lot to this day!
Many Windows users blasphemous Windows Vista because it is considered as a product failure. But one thing that must be recognized, Windows Vista was the one who first brought the Search feature integrated in the Start Menu. This feature in the future become a very important part of the Start Menu.
Vista also for the first time bringing the Start button without writing Start, after 11 years Microsoft has always added the word Start on the Windows Start Menu button.
In the design of Vista Start Menu is a modified version of XP Start Menu, which in the right column of each icon has been removed.
Windows 7 is also touted as the successor of the legendary Windows XP. OS is so popular and still remains the most used OS PC users today (despite the offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 could soon make its marketshare dropped drastically).
Start Menu in Windows 7 is still synonymous with Windows Vista. One thing visible change is the Shutdown button in Windows 7 has been replaced with the text that is not ambiguous.
Windows users and anger began.
When Microsoft released Windows 8 Start Menu eliminate and replace it with the Start Screen. Not only the Start Menu is missing, the Start button even eliminated and replaced with a Start Screen menu that appears when the mouse hover to the bottom left corner of the screen.
Disappointment Windows users are also increasing when in Windows 8 desktop regarded as apps, where we have to first click on the Start Screen to enter into it.
Too many Windows user habits are changed, and finally making sales of Windows 8 was not received well.
But here begins the era of the Modern UI, a touch-friendly OS concept complete with its live tiles. In Windows 8 also introduced Mini Start system, a collection of important menu that appears when we right-click the Start button (in the case of Windows 8, right-click the Start button overlay Screen)
A lot of contact with the spray by Windows users, Microsoft immediately move quickly with the release of Windows 8.1 update. Here the Start button again restored, although when clicked still leads to the Start Screen.
Desktop also has been used as the default destination after the PC is turned on or restarted. It is slightly ease the disappointment of users of Windows 8 earlier.
This is the version of Windows that is still the current trends. Start Menu in Windows 10 comes with combining all the advantages of previous versions of the Windows Start Menu.
On the desktop you will find the familiar Start Menu like this, complete with live tiles in it – and Cortana!
Integration of Cortana in the Start Menu also makes the Start Menu of Windows 10 is more functional, can display reminders, send feedback, and various other things.
One thing that is in the Start Menu of Windows 10 but not in earlier versions of Windows Start Menu is intelligence in detecting device that we use. When you use a hybrid and release the keyboard, then the Start Menu Desktop will change automatically into the Start Screen are touch friendly. This is part of the Continuum features in Windows 10 really cool, especially for users of hybrid devices are gaining in popularity.
Which is the Most You Love?
That’s the evolution of the Start Menu of Windows 95 to Windows 10. Of the many versions of the Start Menu in any version of Windows, the Start Menu which one you like?