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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    [If you read them, there is a common thread there.
    Meaningful discussion requires statements to have context and continuity. Random posts with no context or continuity, which leaves the reader guessing the meaning, intent and target audience, does not add to or enhance meaningful discussion.
    Does that include acronyms like MPI which only exists in one man's world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    [If you read them, there is a common thread there.
    Meaningful discussion requires statements to have context and continuity. Random posts with no context or continuity, which leaves the reader guessing the meaning, intent and target audience, does not add to or enhance meaningful discussion.
    Does that include acronyms like MPI which only exists in one man's world?
    I've explained what MPI (Mobile Phone Interface) means many times and others are using it as well. It seems an appropriate (app?) way to describe the new menu, as Microsoft has indicated that everything will emulate this (mobile phone) standard user interface in future.
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  3. #53


    Ray— why do you insist on changing Microsoft terminology? Other than yourself, some members in this group and some of your friends; nobody knows what MPI stands for. This is the only information I can find online about MPI.
    It may be an appropriate way to describe the main menu but it gets confusing when one has a problem and their source of help is using a term that can't be looked up for a description.
    Meaningful discussions and help sessions requires words and terms that everyone knows the meaning of. Anything else
    "leaves the reader guessing the meaning, intent and target audience, does not add to or enhance meaningful discussion."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Ray— why do you insist on changing Microsoft terminology? Other than yourself, some members in this group and some of your friends; nobody knows what MPI stands for. This is the only information I can find online about MPI.
    It may be an appropriate way to describe the main menu but it gets confusing when one has a problem and their source of help is using a term that can't be looked up for a description.
    Meaningful discussions and help sessions requires words and terms that everyone knows the meaning of. Anything else
    "leaves the reader guessing the meaning, intent and target audience, does not add to or enhance meaningful discussion."
    What is Microsoft's official name for the interface, the one with lots of squares that most people dislike?

    No one seems to know, for example: Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet

    I said it before, I'll say it again: Metro, or whatever you want to call it,...
    A lot of people are confused, so yes, I created the acronym MPI (Mobile Phone Interface) purely for this forum, as it's the only Windows forum that I'm on and I was heartily sick of using naming conventions that were no more valid than the MPI. As I said, the term MPI is very apt, as it is exactly what you see on a Windows 8 mobile phone, Windows 8 tablet and Windows 8 PC.

    I Googled 'eightforums mpi' and the first three listings gave you the details. Your posting here simply enhances the understanding of the term MPI, so thank you. I could have been derogatory of the interface and called in the CRAPP interface (CRAPP meaning crap app interface), but that would have been grossly unfair and not reflective of how I feel about the interface. I don't believe it's crap, but simply inappropriate for a desktop PC (or maybe it is crap, for desktop PCs - now you've got me thinking).
    Last edited by Ray8; 13 Mar 2013 at 21:33.
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    gator Junior Member


    is there anyway to bypass the password and just go to the desktop?
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    no, not out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    is there anyway to bypass the password and just go to the desktop?
    If you install a third party app like Classic Shell or Start8, you can get back the traditional Windows 7 style desktop look and avoid the MPI entirely. You can disable password login also, so that the PC simply starts and opens in the desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    is there anyway to bypass the password and just go to the desktop?
    You can automate the login with netplwiz. Type that into the start screen and when you get the little window, uncheck the little box that says that a password is required for login. Then you give the password (twice) and in the future it will log you in automatically - but not to the desktop, to start.
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    MPI seems good enough to me.

    There are other much less flattering ones out there. Ray is being polite.
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  10. #60


    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    is there anyway to bypass the password and just go to the desktop?
    You could try this How to Boot to the Desktop & Skip Metro in Windows 8

    or move the 'desktop tile' to be first in top left corner and as you log in, hold the Enter key down to bypass start screen (per an Eight Forums tutorial)
    which I did for awhile. Now I would only do that if I were going to the desktop IE 10.

    It just makes sense for me to save time logging into the start menu, clicking a program tile that opens on the desktop when I'm ready to go desktop.

    Sometimes I prefer to use a Metro App like metro IE 10 for additional security, metro mail or .... before going to desktop.
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