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Minimal Metro.

  1. #1


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA

    Minimal Metro.


    Anyone have a smaller Metro screen?

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  2. #2


    LOL! Can you get down to none at all? This cannot be the small man syndrome can it?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8: RP


    Ya you can have none. It would be easy to take them all off. You either unpin them or uninstall. But most likely all you'd have to do is unpin. I don't think there is any app or program that can't be unpinned.

    In fact I bet anything that having NOTHING on it will help the computer boot faster.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    LOTS of room for those ads that'll be comin' down atcha

    (Anyone that doesn't think that Metro is going to turn into what we got now on the XBox is going to be unpleasantly surprised...)
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    Windows 8: RP


    I wouldn't know since I don't own an Xbox. And if they add "ads" to the start screen...that wouldn't even make sense. And if they do I most likely will disable it. Simple as that. Because I'll be damned if I'm gonna have ads INSIDE my computer.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    They are already in your metro apps...

    And MS was bragging big time recently about their new massive widows 8 advertising opportunities. They have an entire new SDK for it and everything!

    Windows Advertising for Advertisers and Developers

    THe XBox dashboard is already full of them, right on the main screen.

    There wont be any (overt) way of turning them off of course. You can avoid metro or metro apps as much as possible, maybe use DNS/host file hacks etc but there won't be any "don't show me ads please" button :/

    (Edit: This could be one reason why the metro background is not changeable, and why it exists in three layers, top/middle bottom, that space is "reserved" for future <ahem> "use"...)
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    Windows 8: RP


    lol Oh Ads in the "apps" lol Well I have no apps installed. Or well I got the default ones installed but I don't use them. lol And I didn't see any ads at all in the Wikipedia app. So actually no there is none that I see because I choose not to use them. Most of the apps are a waste of space for me. In fact I most likely will uninstall 99% of them soon.
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    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I donno about NO apps. I have heard of one guy who has just the Desktop app. Since these are the only apps I actually use, they are the only ones that I have left. I guess I could get rid of the store, heh.
    The original apps are stored somewhere on the hard drive if I want to put some of them back on.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    lol Oh Ads in the "apps" lol Well I have no apps installed. Or well I got the default ones installed but I don't use them. lol And I didn't see any ads at all in the Wikipedia app. So actually no there is none that I see because I choose not to use them. Most of the apps are a waste of space for me. In fact I most likely will uninstall 99% of them soon.
    I hear that.. but the issue is really that this is only the beginning. The XBox has ads all on the dashboard (equiv of the metro ui) itself. It is about 99% likely that the metro desktop itself will be an ad vehicle at some point after release. Apps will have ads on release but the promise of "so much more in the coming months" is er... ugh :P

    But yeah, for example the Metro music app for example is the very LAST music app I would ever use on my Windows 8 machine. Any app that blasts ads at you while showing unowned "buy this now" content /before/ my own content is a program that can spend it's life in the 7th circle of you know where
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    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    But yeah, for example the Metro music app for example is the very LAST music app I would ever use on my Windows 8 machine. Any app that blasts ads at you while showing unowned "buy this now" content /before/ my own content is a program that can spend it's life in the 7th circle of you know where
    Indeed, besides the Music app having abysmally poor functionality, the ads and their in-your-face presentation make it genuinely offensive. It's like Microsoft set out to make the worst thing possible. It's baffling.
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