Where Do You Keep Your Start Button?
Of all the changes in various Windows iterations, the Start button has always been a bone of contention. Since it was first introduced in Windows 95 all those years ago, it has remained bottom left ever since, with the possible exception of the debacle known as Windows 8 which itself suffered from extreme tile-based schizophrenia, but that’s another matter entirely. You could of course reposition the Taskbar, on which Start actually sits, to the side or the top of your desktop, but the default position has always been bottom left. Windows 11 changed all that and put it in the center, a move that upset many Windows die-hards, even though Microsoft kindly gave us the option to position it at the bottom left by right-clicking on the Taskbar.
Some may be wondering why there isn’t an option for placing Start at the bottom right, which is something that’s never occurred to me, only because most Western languages are based on reading from left to right. On the other hand, Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and other ancient languages are read from right to left, so those versions have Start on the bottom right.
But I digress shamefully because in spite of slamming Windows 11 as being yet another coat of paint over Windows 10, I really like Start being centered and have it like that on all four of my Windows machines because I welcome change. Let’s face it, if life were to remain the same, humdrum rhythm, day in, day out, it would be pretty dull, for me anyway.
So, which side do you dress to?