Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8, iOS 6.1.3, Ubuntu

    any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?

    Is there any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen? Should I just try to setup my pc to have a start menu and look like windows 7?

    Any input would be appreciated. I apologize if this question has been asked before.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    There are many Programs that allow Windows 8 too boot to Desktop, Start8, Classic Shell, etc. SOme are paid, some not, Start 8 is only 5 bucks so it is worth it, I like it the best, others like other Orb replacements.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I use the tiles on my laptop and desktop, neither one has a touch screen. The lack of a touch screen doesn't mean you can't use them.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Start Screen tiles are much more than links like icons. Live tiles convey personal information in less time than the desktop platform with much less resources used. Much safer also.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    There's nothing touch specific about tiles. I don't understand why you are associating them with each other. They have nothing to do with one another.

    Tiles are just icons, just like in a start menu. But they can also be Live tiles, which combine the old Desktop Gadgets with Icons so they provide dual functionality.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How do you close metro apps with a tablet - touch screen?
the title says it all! If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
Drivers & Hardware
Touch Screen - Enable or Disable Touch by Finger
How to Enable or Disable Touch by Finger on Touch Screen in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable touch by finger on a touch screen for only your user account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This does not affect being able to still use a...
Is there any 3rd party Metro replacments for touch screen?
Many folks don't like the metro or modern UI menu system. I refuse to use this junk and in fact have permanently disabled it and it's apps. But the style does lend itself to touch screen functionality. I know there are 3rd party apps for the start button and start menu as viewed from the...
Drivers & Hardware
Logitech Touch Mouse 400 for a Laptop with no touch screen
I want to buy this mouse to better work with my laptop. Can somebody give me some feedback on how this glas pane works instead of a scrollwheel? Handling, etc.
Drivers & Hardware
Return to Metro Screen Using Touch
When I'm showing the desktop on my primary monitor, is there a way to return to the Metro start screen using a finger gesture? I can use the mouse to click in the lower left corner but when I try to use a finger down there, I get IE 10 instead (fat fingers?) :o Tom L
Drivers & Hardware
Windows 8 with Touch Screen Using Metro
HI I believe that metro works on a dual screen configuration which included a touch screen if the latter is designated the primary. I am interested in making an investment as I want to upsize my additional screen anyway for professional reasons Can any one advise me what sort of touch screen...
Drivers & Hardware

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook