chrishoffman at September 12th, 2013 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/172042/how-to-organize-the-all-apps-list-on-windows-8/
Windows 8 awkwardly forces the Start menu programs list into a flat “All Apps” list. Many programs haven’t been properly updated for this new reality and fill your All Apps list with useless shortcuts to help files, websites, and uninstallers.
cambo at September 12th, 2013 08:03 — #2
Wow. This seems like an awful lot of work just to get the 8.1 Start Menu to look functional.
It's for this reason, you will never see Windows 8 in the corporate world. Far, far too much "tweaking".
I'll stay with 7.
paul_d_mcguinne at September 12th, 2013 09:36 — #3
Another reason to stick with Windows 7 for sure... Just installing Win 2012 Server, and at least there is no 'Charms' menu on that one (although you still have a stupid Start Menu and pull-out access bar)
jb80120 at September 12th, 2013 10:34 — #4
Window 7 rocks! Windows 8 . . . not so much. Yuck.
cambo at September 12th, 2013 13:29 — #5
I actually really like Server 2012. It's by far the best server OS Microsoft has ever done. I don't use the GUI so much as the Server Manager feature. You can do everything right from there without actually RDP-ing to a server. Some fantastic features and really quick.
williamwclee at November 13th, 2013 22:25 — #6
i don't think it is necessary to rearrange the all apps menu in win 8.
we did this in win 7 because the desktop in win 7 doesn't allow categorization.
the start screen in win 8 is in fact already a desktop with categorization.
thus we don't need to repeat the categorization in the all apps menu.