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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    There is no need to reconstruct the Windows start menu, because it's the Start Screen. Serves the same purpose and function.
    But it also rubs many people the wrong way. Just because it makes you the happiest tech guy on the planet, doesn't make it right or the best for everyone. I think an entire screen dedicated to start is just silly. But then again, I never used my smartphone or tablet and said,."boy it's too bad my desktop cannot work similar to this"

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  2. #12


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Downloading anything in Windows 8 behaves exactly like it does on Windows 7, you must have it going to some path that you are not aware of. Use the desktop version of IE10 and rather than clicking just SAVE use the drop down and choose Save As and choose your download directory. This should make that the default location and in turn IE10 Metro will have the same location.
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  3. #13


    Since I did a clean install, I lost all of my programs. But after some searching, I found
    FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2] - Windows 7 Forums

    Posted by Brink (Everyone's favorite moderator) the post contains the best list of free Windows 7 programs I have ever found. It is difficult to locate Windows 8 programs, but anything that runs well on Windows 7 will run well on 8.

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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There is no need to reconstruct the Windows start menu, because it's the Start Screen. Serves the same purpose and function.

    I don't believe that is correct. In Windows 7 the "All Programs" part of the Start menu is basically all of the programs you have installed that are registered in the Registry. Considering all the ancillary programs that install along with many major programs the total number could be 100 - 200 or more. That corresponds to the Windows 8 programs listed in the All Apps screen not the fewer programs shown on the Start Screen.

    The hierarchical organization of the Windows 7 All Programs menu makes it relatively easy to quickly find the one program you are looking for. On the Windows 8 All Apps screen its too can take a lot of scrolling with mouse and eyes to find what you want. If all those programs were on the Start screen you could be scrolling for a long time to find the program with all those big tiles in the limited number of rows provided.

    Therefore, IMHO, the Windows 8 Start screen is not equivalent to the Windows 7 Start menu considering the very convenient All Programs part of that menu.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Forgive me for stepping in here

    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    On the Windows 8 All Apps screen its too can take a lot of scrolling with mouse and eyes to find what you want.
    No scrolling is required at all. Semantic zooming eliminates the need to scroll in apps area.

    post 2 > https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tml#post135482

    post 4 > https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tml#post135552

    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    The hierarchical organization of the Windows 7 All Programs menu makes it relatively easy to quickly find the one program you are looking for.
    Personal Preference: > I am thrilled at the elimination of nested menus in Windows 8
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tart-menu.html
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  6. #16


    Helena Al
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    There is a program called Windows 8 manager by Yamicsoft (Optimize Windows, Tweak Windows, Repair Windows, Clean Windows, Speed Up Windows - Yamicsoft) it has a 20 day trial period and it creates a link on your desktop (icon) to turnoff, restart, hibernate.. it does a lot of things and is 30 bucks, but I just like the added shotcuts without having to hack the registry. I think Microsoft screwed up on taking that off the desktop.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    The whole design was based on "touch first" with mouse and keyboard full functionality included.

    It's just a relief, for this user, to not have to deal with the something like this anymore.

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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by bham4ever View Post
    I think Microsoft screwed up on taking that off the desktop.
    I do not know where you get the idea that MS has removed the turnoff, restart etc... functions from the desktop. They are easily available from charms.

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    Also, I would say that running 3rd party registry optimizers in Windows 8 might not be a good idea.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I just ctr alt del and the shutdown is at the bottom right
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  10. #20


    My new Windows 8 does not include any games. I was searching the web tonight for Win 8 games, and a couple of sites recommended going to the Windows Store. Folks, it is JAMMED with good free games for Windows 8!
    Last edited by Vince53; 06 Nov 2012 at 08:51.
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