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any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?

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    Windows 8, iOS 6.1.3, Ubuntu

    any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?


    Is there any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen? Should I just try to setup my pc to have a start menu and look like windows 7?

    Any input would be appreciated. I apologize if this question has been asked before.

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


    There are many Programs that allow Windows 8 too boot to Desktop, Start8, Classic Shell, etc. SOme are paid, some not, Start 8 is only 5 bucks so it is worth it, I like it the best, others like other Orb replacements.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I use the tiles on my laptop and desktop, neither one has a touch screen. The lack of a touch screen doesn't mean you can't use them.
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    Start Screen tiles are much more than links like icons. Live tiles convey personal information in less time than the desktop platform with much less resources used. Much safer also.

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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There's nothing touch specific about tiles. I don't understand why you are associating them with each other. They have nothing to do with one another.

    Tiles are just icons, just like in a start menu. But they can also be Live tiles, which combine the old Desktop Gadgets with Icons so they provide dual functionality.
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any reason to use metro/tiles if you have no touch screen?
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