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To Keep, or Not To Keep Metro?

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    To Keep, or Not To Keep Metro?


    When you get your hand on the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, do you intend to keep Metro, or deactivate (given the option still exists)? As far as I know, you could do this in the Developer Preview with either a registry change, or a third part application. The end result would be a deactivated Metro UI, and a normal, Windows 7 style, Start menu in its place.

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    I will not disable Metro UI, unless that the "One Click ON/OFF Metro" option works for the CP
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    I will not disable Metro UI, unless that the "One Click ON/OFF Metro" option works for the CP

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    I would keep the Metro because it's very easy to switch between Metro and Desktop view, I like Metro UI.
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    Well, I am glad someone finds it useful. I find it annoying and in the way. Especially since I don't have a touch PC or tablet. If I had a tablet, Metro would be perfect. Anyway, just seeing what others intend to do with it.
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    Metro UI would be perfect if there were two start buttons, one for Metro and the regular one.
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    Certainly not two sitting on the taskbar side by side. That'd just look clunky and ridiculous. However, having the option to disable Metro on the desktop should be something that Microsoft puts in the control panel.

    If, at the release candidate, Metro isn't able to be disabled without some sort of tweak, I will be moving over to Linux permanently. Or unless I can get used to Metro and actually decide I really do like it. Time will tell.
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    That'd just look clunky and ridiculous
    That's just your opinion, I can think of elegant ways to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    That'd just look clunky and ridiculous
    That's just your opinion, I can think of elegant ways to do that.
    Well, yes, it is just my opinion. However, I stand by it.

    Can you give me an example of a way that you'd do it so that way it actually looked good? The idea is great. Just, the aesthetics of it don't seem plausible if you're after something pleasing to the eye.
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    That Metro will kill win 8, for the PC user.
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