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  1. #111


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    But if you pushed the scroll-wheel to either side, it would scroll sideways. It was great back then as I only had a crappy
    800x600 monitor and most pages were too wide for it.

    That mouse would have really come into its own with Windows 8, and would surely have kicked ass. Sadly, it's long gone.
    Nearly all mice with a physical scroll wheel are like that, other than maybe some ultra cheap ones.

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  2. #112


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    A large number of people don't like:

    - a menu that takes up the entire screen
    - apps that take up the entire screen (on large monitors)
    - apps that can't be resized
    - apps that can't be moved around
    - apps that can't be viewed on one monitor, while working on another monitor
    - apps that only work on the prime monitor
    - apps that don't work alongside desktop programs

    Yes, the Windows 8 experience is disjointed, half-baked and basically flawed.
    Nice long list.. Except, you just described the same thing 7 times in different terms.

    Admit it ray, you just like to complain.
    And clearly, you still don't understand.
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  3. #113


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    C'mon guys, don't start a fight. Take a relaxed attitude. Here is my take:

    The $39.95 deal was hard to pass. I have spent more money on other useless toys. Installed it in a virtual partition. Is great to play with - has a nice weather app. I have no trouble operating Windows 8.

    BUT - if you want to do any serious work, use Windows 7 - is less cumbersome. Only the poor suckers that need a new PC are stuck with it. They'll survive.
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  4. #114


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    But if you pushed the scroll-wheel to either side, it would scroll sideways. It was great back then as I only had a crappy
    800x600 monitor and most pages were too wide for it.

    That mouse would have really come into its own with Windows 8, and would surely have kicked ass. Sadly, it's long gone.
    Nearly all mice with a physical scroll wheel are like that, other than maybe some ultra cheap ones.

    OK, fair enough, I haven't bought a new mouse for some time, and yes, mine IS a cheapie cordless USB one. But Win 8 still works
    just fine with it, even so. And it does seem to be very reliable, hence no new one purchased recently as not really needed.
    All good.
    Wenda
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  5. #115


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    (@BarnbasSackett -- the position of those pedals will depend on which country you drive in --
    Please name a car/country where the gas is on the left and the brake is on the right.
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  6. #116


    Quote Originally Posted by al4nw31 View Post
    Standards are the devil.
    They make you "expect" something.
    I remember the good old days when there were no standards, even de facto standards and nothing worked with anything else. Yes, those standards are evil.
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  7. #117


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Only the poor suckers that need a new PC are stuck with it. They'll survive.
    Maybe the plan is to drive people to Linux.
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  8. #118


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Maybe the plan is to drive people to Linux.
    If that's the plan, it's being hampered by the Linux vendors attempts to self destruct
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  9. #119


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    (@BarnbasSackett -- the position of those pedals will depend on which country you drive in --
    Please name a car/country where the gas is on the left and the brake is on the right.
    The point is kind of here:
    Would you rather have a car with different version of pedals (such as a hand accelerator or something like that)...
    Or standard pedals and spend an extra grand covering for software development in electric cars for pedals?
    Just because we expect and want something that's been there for dozens of years, we have changed our consumer outlook.
    We're not just looking at practicality here, this day and age.
    The standards have been set, and changing them is practical suicide for a company.
    Well, Microsoft has taken the lead here, and either they're going to pay, or it's going to be the new standard.
    So you can eat it, or wait until its eaten by others.
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  10. #120


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    I am not a power user, but on the other hand I am more than a common user, somewhere in between. At work, I have W7, at home W8. I have absolutely no problem with either of these systems - of course, there are some things that do not appeal to me (like Reader in metro-style only, which makes switching between documents a bit of hassle), but nothing which would make me consider downgrading to W7. For the record, I spend most of the time (97 %+) on the desktop and am using Start8 - e.g. you can use the Win key not to switch to the last app, but can force it to go to desktop everytime. Simple feature, yet absolutely improves my experience. And no, I do not say that something like this should have been in W8 from the start, as I really do not care about what-ifs.
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