How to click the Start button in Windows

The Start button is one of the hardest UI elements to use in the user interface of Windows. Invented in Windows 95, it is still the same for many years and has remained in the same position for eternity. Everyone familiar with Windows desperately wants to know how to use that button. In Windows 8, Microsoft tried to remove the Start button to eliminate the confusion, but users got upset and demanded its return. So the Start button returned in Windows 8.1. Today, we will learn how to click the Start button properly.

To click the Start button properly, follow the instructions below.

  1. Sit on a chair comfortably near your PC. If you are using a laptop or a tablet, you can take it to the couch.
  2. Put your hand on the mouse or on the touchpad in case of laptop. If you are using a tablet PC, prepare to use the touch screen.
  3. Click/tap the button with Windows logo at the beginning of the taskbar. It is usually at the bottom left. You need to click it with the left mouse button.

windows 10 current start button That's it. Alternatively, you can press the Win key on the keyboard. This action is similar to the Start button click.
You are done. In case you are confused as hell why I am explaining something so simple, you just read the April Fool's Day article at Winaero.

6 thoughts on “How to click the Start button in Windows

  1. Shyam Reddy

    He he he! That was funny! Good one Sergey! :D

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author


  2. throkr

    Well, Sergey, I did finally learn something from this; now I can start using a computer … ;-) :-)

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author


  3. Margareta Kristina Holmström

    Thank you for these tutorial articles . They have made me and my computer , finally come to terms with each other , and the threat of it going out the window (without even opening) is history.

  4. Paul Randleman

    I have tried tapping the monitor and still no start menu erection.
    Please create a registry fix so I can inject that into the registry repository and produce desired erection.
    My computer gets all weird when it does not release said erection and starts to BSOD

    Windows 7 v6.3 [RTM 9600] <— Microsoft witchcraft & black magic trickery on a global scale of deception…
    (idk why some people stupidly call this windows 8 [really Windows 7 v6.2] or windows 8.1 [really Windows 7 v6.3]
    i7 2600k @ 3.4GHz Sandy Bridge, 14GB DDR3 RAM,
    EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 4GB DDR5 Surround Enabled {@ 3328×1280 [2.6:1] (3x 1024×1280 [inverse portrait] ) } & AUX {@ 1920×1080 [16:9] }


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