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Windows 8 thoughts & opinions: incomplete?

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    I'll go over this once more so you get the jist, you seem to be having some trouble with this one.
    I'm having trouble with this one because you were complaining that your shortcut pinned to the start menu did not have notifications. That's why i'm arguing with you. It's not reasonable to expect that.

    By the way, I discovered the real problem here. Chrome has support for this as well, it's just called something different. Go to a web page in chrome, then go to the Options (or whatever it's called) menu and under Tools->Create Application Shortcuts. This pops up a dialog with three checkmarks that let you put a shortcut on the desktop, in the toolbar, or the start menu. The start menu one will appear in the Start screen with a google icon, just as you want.

    Now, since I've made my point that this is dependent upon chrome, can you just admit you were wrong and move on?

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  2. #42


    Everyone continues to have a choice. Send the merchandise back for a refund and stick to an OS you enjoy.
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Everyone continues to have a choice. Send the merchandise back for a refund and stick to an OS you enjoy.
    Yeah. But this'll be a problem for folks who buy laptops.
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  4. #44


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    Here's an example of the incomplete feeling of this OS.
    I'm on desktop view, looking at music, and I think "let me check this online" so I go to start, which instead opens the start screen, where my browser is launched as an app, not as the browser fully.
    Stop right there. Google is configurable, they choose to integrate themselves as a Metro app, but you can change it. This is one of those ballyhood "options" you keep screaming you don't have.

    It would be nice if Google provided a nice feature, like IE has to open any given link in the desktop version. But they don't. This is google's choice. But it's easy to make google open in desktop mode. Just pin it to the taskbar, then go to the desktop and start it. You don't have to jump through any hoops. There is also a registry setting you can change to make chrome always start in desktop mode. Again, it was googles choice to not provide a simple setting for this, not Microsoft's.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    but for that I'd have to find it and put it on my desktop, as the start button doesn't help me to get back into my computer files anymore, I go to any app and click "view in folder" and find the browser in it's program files, copy the shortcut to the desktop... just so I can use the damn thing how it's supposed to work!!You guys are just somehow so blinded by this that you think it's awesome, I think it's a piece of garbage I paid for. Why am I doing so much more work just to do mundane tasks? I can't even imagine trying to use this OS for work! The old start menu worked just fine, this one is cumbersome and gets in the way, as I've just explained.
    I have no idea what you mean by "as the start button doesn't help me to get back into my computer files anymore". But all you had to do was right click on chrome and choose "Pin to taskbar"
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  5. #45


    I just realized something. The start menu is basically a bigger Windows Phone 8 UI, that's the problem.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by thenerdal View Post
    I just realized something. The start menu is basically a bigger Windows Phone 8 UI, that's the problem.
    Yeah the start screen is basically the home screen on android phone while the all apps is the app drawer on an android phone so aggravated that y desktop has to be a smart phone.
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  7. #47


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    Windows 7 ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I'm having trouble with this one because you were complaining that your shortcut pinned to the start menu did not have notifications. That's why i'm arguing with you. It's not reasonable to expect that.
    And I never once expected that. I complained that, rather than be able to make a tile with interactive notifications and live feed information, I instead could only make an inanimate shortcut. Your solution does the exact same thing, simply makes a shortcut. With Windows 8 I was expecting more than this. As I said, I've been making crappy shortcuts since I was young, this is not what I expected from a tile orientated OS.
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  8. #48


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    And I never once expected that. I complained that, rather than be able to make a tile with interactive notifications and live feed information, I instead could only make an inanimate shortcut. Your solution does the exact same thing, simply makes a shortcut. With Windows 8 I was expecting more than this. As I said, I've been making crappy shortcuts since I was young, this is not what I expected from a tile orientated OS.
    So you were complaining that the shortcut icon was the generic html link icon, and were upset that it couldn't be the icon for the site. I showed you how to do that in both IE and Chrome, but now it's not good enough.

    So you complain about something, I show you how it's not true, then you complain that it doesn't do something else, which I thin show you how it does in fact do that, and then you complain even more. Despite the fact that I showed you how what you wanted to do could be done, it's just not good enough.

    Whatever, dude.
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by thenerdal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Everyone continues to have a choice. Send the merchandise back for a refund and stick to an OS you enjoy.
    Yeah. But this'll be a problem for folks who buy laptops.
    So then don't buy a machine with 8 loaded or any OS for that matter. Load the OS you like. One continues to have choices.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

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