― Not everyone likes the Metro-style Start screen, apps, and charms of Windows 8. Even though the new Start screen is more powerful and easy-to-use, users are missing the old Start menu. We have previously shown how to skip the Start screen during logon and visit the desktop directly. ∙ There are some tools available to customize and tweak the Start screen and Charms Bar but none of them help you disable Metro features. Windows 8 users who are looking for a smart and easy workaround to [...].