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I have just bought a dirt cheap Windows 10 tablet, specifically to test an app before I port it to Android and possibly to iStuff later (much later).
Having grown out of Fisher Price stuff a little while ago, I would appreciate any suggestions for a classic start menu, but one that is usable on an eight inch tablet. I fear the classic shell I am currently using would be a little too fiddly on a touch screen.
Any suggestions please?
You have plenty of time, as I am now updating Win10.
Just right click the title above each set of tiles, and select "remove from start menu" (or similar, I dumped 'em all immediately Win 10 was installed).
The Fisher Price look will vanish, and you get just the "normal" start menu, and a task bar - the icons on which come in two sizes: "normal" and "small", just right click and select "Taskbar settings" then uncheck "Use small taskbar buttons", that may be enough.
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Ah - OK - thanks for that. I'll check it out as soon as the update is finished. I'm sure it'll work out just fine. Thinking about it, could I still use my left hand, if I stood on the other side of the tablet?
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Yeah, well, it's all a bit specious, 'cos the thing's temporarily bricked.
Plugged it in and waited until the charge light went out.
Booted up and did the usual Win10 first boot stuff.
Told me it had to update now - no option to do otherwise.
Plug in the charger again, knowing it would take some time.
Get on with stuff.
Click the power button to see progress, but it does a cold start.
Screen tells me 'Restoring previous OS'.
Repeatedly fails, so go to boot menu - need to reinstall.
Currently downloading Win10 for a USB stick re-install.
The problem is simple - the idiots who packed it put a 1.3 amp charger in the box, instead of a 2 amp - battery died during the update (2 to 3 hours before I checked progress) and screwed the pooch.
Teach me to go cheapskate and get a refurbished item from eBay, but I only need it for week or so!
I would appreciate any suggestions for a classic start menu, but one that is usable on an eight inch tablet. I fear the classic shell I am currently using would be a little too fiddly on a touch screen.
Yes, it's called the default built-in Start menu.
Seriously...not to defend it (I despise it as much as anyone else), but that was the whole point of the "new" start menu. The older one wasn't well suited for a small-screen, touch device, so this is what they've introduced it for.
Unless you're going to be using your tablet all the time, why not stick with what's built in, so that way, you can test it in an environment that's more likely to match the one your users are going to be using?