There seems a misconception here about desktop touchscreens. No one is suggesting you reach forward over your keyboard to touch a screen. The screen would be on your desk like a keyboard, maybe even built-in. To get a feel for how that works, if you have a graphics tablet like my Bamboo Fun, you can use fingers to move stuff around like on a touchscreen. To try to reach over to a vertical screen would indeed be madness!
[QUOTE=thatmanbrian;78122]You could, but why not just dispense with the Start page and leave the icons on the original desktop. As far as 'needing' the taskbar, that's really down to how one uses it. If it's simply used to switch programs, then you can probably afford to loose it and just use the Metro replacement. However, if one uses Jumplists or system tray applications/notifications etc., then it's still needed.I mean you would put the icons from your original desktop on this start menu wouldn't you so don't need the old one. Nor do you need the task bar at the bottom of the desktop.The point is, one cannot simply avoid the Start page, it's there when one logs in and unless an alternative method is employed for launching applications - the 'legacy desktop' doesn't offer an easy way to do this out of the box - it's needed for that too. Also, even if we try to avoid Metro, it's still apparent on the 'legacy desktop' via 'hot corners' and the charm-bar.However, you're not forced to do this. You can have your desktop just like it was in Win 7 (bar the start button) and ignore the Start screen if you don't like it. After I log in, I am taken direct to my old style desktop.I'm sure a lot of people would like to own a futuristic desktop with inlaid touch monitor, but this reality, for most, is a pipe dream and not something to be anticipated any day soon.There seems a misconception here about desktop touchscreens. No one is suggesting you reach forward over your keyboard to touch a screen. The screen would be on your desk like a keyboard, maybe even built-in. To get a feel for how that works, if you have a graphics tablet like my Bamboo Fun, you can use fingers to move stuff around like on a touchscreen. To try to reach over to a vertical screen would indeed be madness!
I have TWO icons on my desktop (Computer and Recycle-Bin) AND I use and like the Start-menu.
I also use and like the Quick-Launch. Yes, I DO 'know how' to use the Taskbar, the fact that I CHOOSE
to use it differently to some others is, I would have thought, the whole point of having it customisable.
And, after over 20 years, I've worked out the best way to set Windows up to suit ME. I don't set my
systems up to suit others, that's their task. And I don't want that ability to customise compromised.
Metro....BLAH! Don't like it, but can use it. Could easily live without it, tho.
The whole thing I always liked about Windows is/was the way there are multiple ways
to accomplish tasks. There is NO 'right way' or 'wrong way'.
Some use the keyboard exclusively, some a mouse, others both. Some work off the
desktop, others do everything from within Explorer. None of these is 'right' or 'wrong'
and has NO bearing on the ability or understanding of the user.
And PLEASE don't presume to try to tell me what I do or don't understand, or
attempt to diss me as some kind of newbie..
You use it your way, I'll use it mine. Neither is 'wrong'. Just different.
When you post something that ridiculous, begin at least by saying "in my opinion", instead of stating you opinion as a fact.
I for instance could never pin items on my taskbar when QuickLaunch works for me so much better, allowing me to leave taskbar for those apps I am currently running.
Keenly waiting you to respond that I must be a beginner, noob, never really used computer and Windows before and that is why I simply cannot understand that you know your Windows better than the rest of us, you know what you are talking about and everyone including me should just accept your words as proven facts and do as you say.
One more expert to my ignore list.
My point exactly.....
We all know what we're doing, we just do it in different ways.
Doesn't make one way or another 'right' or 'wrong'.
I started on DOS 5/Win 3.0 when I upgraded from my A500+
twenty years or so ago. Since then, I've used most Windows
OSes, and have been beta-testing since Vista.
All the way through, I've embraced new features, but have
kept the WAY I use and set it up it fairly consistent.
Because it works, and I'm cool with it.
So. I set Win 8 up the same way. I cannot see what's wrong
with that, or how it makes me somehow 'inferior'.
As I said earlier, anyone is welcome to use Windows
in the manner that suits THEM.
The manner in which they choose to do so has no
relationship to their experience or knowledge.
There's no right way or wrong way, just different ways.
Like, you can even bypass Metro AND the desktop
and run the whole OS from within Explorer if you
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Here is my Win 8 desktop.
Running on an Acer AS5735 Core 2 Duo Penryn 2.0 Ghz, 3gb RAM, Intel
4500MHD graphics. 1366x768 resolution.
This is a Win 8 CP upgrade over a stable and mature 2+ year-old Win 7 Ultimate
setup, and so far is running just fine. It runs games pretty well, too.
Just so long as I can get these, I actually like Win 8.
As I said, it works for ME, and that's all that really matters.
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