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Why icons are still better than metro

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    ARC - You running Stardock Fences there? I used to, but it slows me down. AMDs dont like it.
    Na, that's just the standard Start screen minus Metro tiles and the standard All Apps screen zoomed out.

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  2. #32


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    Coke
    The CDO part of me wants to do a mass deletion! I HATE working on PCs where people just litter their Desktop like it's the '80s...
    Do you mean OCD?

    Did something happen to you in the 80's? Were you even born then?
    Last edited by SIW2; 04 May 2013 at 09:24.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Slightly OT, but the other thing to consider is that every control in every program that one may use, say Word, Photoshop, IE, has the controls/options in tabs or cascading menus, much like the traditional Windows 7 and previous desktops. For example, if you're working on a Word document and want to change anything in the document, you don't go to a full screen with all the options to select from on that one screen, you tab or tab and then go to a cascading menu. It's much easier to locate and find selections/controls under that type of interface. So why the Windows full screen start menu?
    I saw some concepts for Windows 8 style cascading menus. Although it's an interesting concept, personally I prefer Windows 8 as it is. Screenshots below:

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  4. #34


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    A few of those look like Ubuntu Unity. Either way, I think a clear separation would have been much better, would have clearly identified the two OSes and probably would have been well received.
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  5. #35


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I have what Arc posted on my Macs - Ya know, those four workspaces? I keep a different set of aliases on each one, one for Audio, one for editing Docs, one for Utility programs and one for games. The games on is always blank.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Slightly OT, but the other thing to consider is that every control in every program that one may use, say Word, Photoshop, IE, has the controls/options in tabs or cascading menus, much like the traditional Windows 7 and previous desktops. For example, if you're working on a Word document and want to change anything in the document, you don't go to a full screen with all the options to select from on that one screen, you tab or tab and then go to a cascading menu. It's much easier to locate and find selections/controls under that type of interface. So why the Windows full screen start menu?
    I saw some concepts for Windows 8 style cascading menus. Although it's an interesting concept, personally I prefer Windows 8 as it is. Screenshots below:

    Click image for larger version
    Very interesting indeed. Although, as you, I like 8 as it is, but this could be a good option for those who want to stay on the desktop.
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  7. #37


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    Ubuntu Unity springs to mind. They were the first to do this kind of thing, and they do it better. Start screen is like Dash. Mercifully, Dash has a fullscreen mode for tabletty objects, and a desktop mode if you don't want it to cover the entire workspace.

    They are still getting comments about it, even after nearly 4yrs. This kind of stuff, quite funny:

    What is the facination with Dash? I just don't get it. Take all the nicely organized files out of their properly labelled folders and toss them all into one big folder. I don't understand how anyone can think this is better. I thought organizing all the files into folders was a big improvement. So getting rid of them until a new generation can rediscover the value of organizing files into properly labelled folders is what? Can anyone explain this?
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  8. #38


    Bottom line with all this is, just like in 7, hit WinKey (if not on Start Screen) and start typing. It's the fastest way I found. I don't have to look at an icon or a tile, nor search for it on any screen.

    Quite honestly back in 7 I had to get out of the habit of looking and get into the habit of query. Much faster IMO. After all, we work with the fastest machines on the planet. Near light speed.
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  9. #39


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I used to use an nVidia Profile Manager, which would store various desktops. I used the same four schemes I used for my Macs, it was great. I haven't seen that feature for any of the new gForce software.
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Coke
    The CDO part of me wants to do a mass deletion! I HATE working on PCs where people just litter their Desktop like it's the '80s...
    Do you mean OCD?

    Did something happen to you in the 80's? Were you even born then?
    Ahh, you're not a tad OCD as someone with OCD would arrange the letter alphabetically as CDO.

    And no, I heard a joke when I was typing that from a TV show about how people used to litter all the time back in the '80s.
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