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Beautifying Metro

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    must be co-incidence or wishful thinking but the app that seems to work AND UPDATE OK is the financial one - updates the stock price of MSFT too !!! -- still not really useful though as it would be better to have an alert to your own choice of stocks.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by ThaiAm View Post
    I am not lucky or unlucky enough to have one of the fancy touch screen devices and for sure unlucky enough to have a slow connection to the internet. So Best looking Metro for me would be a way to have the Windows 7 start screen instead of any Metro at all.

    It is hard for me to imagine the value of a very slow connection relating to touch screen and expect to continue using my desktop and my choice.
    ThaiAm just download ViStart, it will give you the Windows 7 start button and feel in Windows cp/dp
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  3. #13


    New York State
    Posts : 28
    Win 7/Win 8 CP Dual Boot


    The default colors were just too bright for me. This is my new Metro screen (I only spend about 1 % of my time here)

    Click image for larger version

    Charms, Settings, More PC Settings, Personalize, Start Screen then choose the color scheme that suits you a little better.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by ThaiAm View Post
    I am not lucky or unlucky enough to have one of the fancy touch screen devices and for sure unlucky enough to have a slow connection to the internet. So Best looking Metro for me would be a way to have the Windows 7 start screen instead of any Metro at all.
    While "don't use it!" is always one response, if you browse the forum sections here, you'll find plenty of other folks that aren't big fans of metro either, and a variety of ways to "return" to a Win7-like desktop but still use Win8.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Most of the problems surrounding Metro would go away if every time you installed a "Standard" application which on W7 would have a lot of sub menus too didn't create 10,000 tiles that need 2 km's worth of left scrolling !!.

    A Main tile which could open out other tiles (the sub items) as popups from the main tile would be fine.

    A bit of customisation too as tiles generated by standard applications look absolutely HIDEOUS.

    I don't mind the idea of metro -- what is so special of searching through a lot of entries and sub entries on a sub menu anyway. The Metro idea is far simpler and you can quickly grab what you want.

    For stuff you are always using just pin to task bar.

    Just imagine computers 4 times more powerful today when you might have say 1000 or 5,000 options on a classical start screen if you include all the primary entries, sub menus, sub-sub menus etc. installed. A "Classical" start menu becomes incredibly cumbersome at this point while metro if done in the way I suggest could handle this with total simplicity.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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