Rumors are circulating that programmers have dug up coding in a leaked version of the next Windows update that suggests that Windows 8.1 will once again bring back the “Start” button.
The latest rumors indicate that Microsoft may be moving to squash these apps, by enabling 8.1 to boot directly to the desktop and reinstating the start button. Code recently dug up in a DLL, buried within the bowels of a leaked version of Windows Blue strongly suggests that this relatively minor revision of the desktop and tablet OS could offer users a way to skip the live tiles and go right to the familiar UI of Windows past. An entry for “CanSuppressStartScreen” was found by quite a few different forum users in the TwinUI.dll file.
At this point, it cannot be confirmed whether or not Microsoft will indeed include or omit the beloved “Start” button in Windows 8.1, but we can dream… right?