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  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think Windows 8 is one of the most freshest, newest, and best Windows releases in a very long time. It's been a whoa experience since day quite literally and every since then.

    I've learned ALL the ins and outs, EVERY in and out there is to using Windows 8 with a mouse, touchpad, and touchscreen. Best thing ever!

    Also, I'm finding where the area I live is highlighting the android demographic, people really don't care to learn a new OS. They just don't. I've been seeing younger people really get into the touch aspect of Windows 8, but most older folk are like, "Meh, Windows 8 is for tablets." Said someone with experience in using Windows 8... Overall though, rather fantastic. Although some of the newer PCs got a tad annoying for a while with the UEFI booting and such. Makes it a tad difficult to reinstall it...
    Well, good for you. And I am sure there are many that manage as well as you do. Read my little story about the car in this thread post #154 and maybe you understand the people that are not of your opinion - and as far as I can see, those are most of the Windows users (or maybe they are just more vocal).

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=Poppygran xx;211289]
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Rose and Poppygram,


    ---no start menu,

    no red cross to close a page etc but we'll get there in the end.

    Poppygran.
    if i may .there a start screen,just right click on the start page and go all apps ,thats the same as going to start /all programs in win7

    no red cross to close a page .
    simply use the mouse, if you not using a touch screen ,point the mouse to the top of the page/app ,a hand will appear ,hold in the left mouse button and drag it to the bottom of the screen to close the app page
    thats what i do anyway!i learned that over time using win8 since last August
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    [QUOTE=caperjack;211302]
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppygran xx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Rose and Poppygram,


    ---no start menu,

    no red cross to close a page etc but we'll get there in the end.

    Poppygran.
    if i may .there a start screen,just right click on the start page and go all apps ,thats the same as going to start /all programs in win7

    no red cross to close a page .
    simply use the mouse, if you not using a touch screen ,point the mouse to the top of the page/app ,a hand will appear ,hold in the left mouse button and drag it to the bottom of the screen to close the app page
    thats what i do anyway!i learned that over time using win8 since last August
    This is one possible solution. I go into the Task Manager from time to time and kill all the running apps that are no more needed.

    The problem is that those apps were written for tablets and not for desktop PCs. In cases where this is possible (pictures, videos, etc.) I changed the default filetype association so that they open with the traditional PC applications when double clicked.
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  4. #24


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=whs;211304]
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppygran xx View Post
    if i may .there a start screen,just right click on the start page and go all apps ,thats the same as going to start /all programs in win7

    no red cross to close a page .
    simply use the mouse, if you not using a touch screen ,point the mouse to the top of the page/app ,a hand will appear ,hold in the left mouse button and drag it to the bottom of the screen to close the app page
    thats what i do anyway!i learned that over time using win8 since last August
    This is one possible solution. I go into the Task Manager from time to time and kill all the running apps that are no more needed.

    The problem is that those apps were written for tablets and not for desktop PCs. In cases where this is possible (pictures, videos, etc.) I changed the default filetype association so that they open with the traditional PC applications when double clicked.
    task manager is good place to do that for sure ,
    to close multiple apps i just mouse to the top left corner and right click on the apps little tile and close it do it till they are all closed ,instead of opening them and dragging to the bottom,
    i think going to task manager might be quicker some time .thanks
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  5. #25


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    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, I think the task manager is a better solution. Working from the top left corner is a bit finagle.
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  6. #26


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah, I think the task manager is a better solution. Working from the top left corner is a bit finagle.
    maybe just what ones gets use to i guess ,i use my mouse a lot ,so top corner is how i get from desktop to start when needed ,usually have a internet radio app or similar running
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  7. #27


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah, I think the task manager is a better solution. Working from the top left corner is a bit finagle.
    maybe just what ones gets use to i guess ,i use my mouse a lot ,so top corner is how i get from desktop to start when needed ,usually have a internet radio app or similar running
    The problem for PC users is that these apps were really made for tablets and have a tablet behavior - as the new Metro UI all together. If one owns a tablet (I own an Android tablet), then you are used to that behavior and can figure out more rapidly what to do.

    But for people who are only used to PCs, it is quite an alien setup. No wonder they are confused and upset.

    Although I can manage with Windows 8 quite well, I would not use it for my 'production systems'. It is just too odd on a PC. And if MS does not come up with something better, I will stay on Windows 7 and later go to Linux.
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  8. #28


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Interested to hear how Rose and Poppygram are getting on.
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  9. #29


    There just isn't really anything that awesome about Windows 8 if you ask me. The "very best" part in my opinion is the fact that it boots up faster. The "worst part" is the inconsistencies in the user interface. For example, you can bring up the start menu by hitting the Windows key on the keyboards or putting the mouse in the lower left corner, but you cannot bring up the start menu by touching a monitor unless you first pull up the charms bar and then clicking on the Start charm. Everything else is relatively the same as before.
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  10. #30


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The "very best" part in my opinion is the fact that it boots up faster
    From an SSD, the faster boot is very relative. If you like fast boot, watch this: Booting Windows 8 and Mint - YouTube
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