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  1. #91


    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    I got the hang of it but every time I miss the 'swipe' and the charms (recent apps, whatever) dissapear in an instant fills me with anger and UI hate. I shudder to think what it must be like using a touchpad, especially not a HQ one.

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  2. #92


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    No we don't.... ;-)
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  3. #93


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 CP 8250


    I don't think you need all these workarounds. For instance, a previous poster had to make shortcuts for shutdown, restart, etc. Most people don't realize that you can access those by opening the charms menu (win+c) click settings, and at the bottom click Power for a list of options.

    I haven't seen one feature from W7 that isn't duplicated and in many instances improved upon in W8.
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  4. #94


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Us geeks can get around these problems but will the average Joe or a Corporate IT department want to jump through hoops?
    Unless you've got time on your hands to play around then the answer is a no. And as far as corporate is concerned they will simply stick with what they've already got. It costs fortunes to implement new systems, just look at the number of companies still using Win2000 & XP and they cannot see any reason to upgrade for the sake of it when everything is running smoothly. Unless they can see a financial benefit then what is the point. Eventually the novelty of playing around will come to an end but in the meantime hopefully MS will see the light and offer the classic UI option - don't hold your breath though.
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  5. #95


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I only have (relatively ) few programs running.

    I already have a vast number of things pinned to the metro start menu.

    It could soon be hundreds.

    Not very practical.

    I also do geeky things that need to be done from the Full Scale Interface with proper navigation.

    It helps to install Vista start menu ( free ),

    Then pin a shortcut for that to metro start menu.

    Select the shortcut and you go straight into the full scale interface with the Vista start menu open - ready to take you where you want to go.



    However, if you only want to do very simple things - then the metro start menu will probably suffice.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes absolutely.

    Any CEO will ask

    "How is changing all our our systems to win 8 going to sell more of my product"

    Answer:

    It isn't.


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Us geeks can get around these problems but will the average Joe or a Corporate IT department want to jump through hoops?
    Unless you've got time on your hands to play around then the answer is a no. And as far as corporate is concerned they will simply stick with what they've already got. It costs fortunes to implement new systems, just look at the number of companies still using Win2000 & XP and they cannot see any reason to upgrade for the sake of it when everything is running smoothly. Unless they can see a financial benefit then what is the point. Eventually the novelty of playing around will come to an end but in the meantime hopefully MS will see the light and offer the classic UI option - don't hold your breath though.
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  7. #97


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't think you need all these workarounds. For instance, a previous poster had to make shortcuts for shutdown, restart, etc.
    That is because it only requires one click or touch.



    Most people don't realize that you can access those by opening the charms menu (win+c) click settings, and at the bottom click Power for a list of options.
    Takes more movements and time .
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  8. #98


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Us geeks can get around these problems but will the average Joe or a Corporate IT department want to jump through hoops?


    Good point Keith. We are on an exciting exploration trip. But people who run their business with a computer will dread to reeducate their personal. That is usually very expensive.
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  9. #99


    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    I can share a tip for us with bigger screens - in Ease of Access section in PC Settings - the 'make everything on my screen bigger' option does wonders.
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  10. #100


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Well. I am getting there, still needs some cleaning up. I have got most of my programs now in folder names that I am used to. Click image for larger version
    I have to say, you did cover your whole display area with icons.

    The "Metro" interface is completely at odds with how I use my computer. I don't see how it is an improvement or even neutral. It seems to be a misguided disaster. I would need to be taught how to use the thing, because I can't figure out how to use it to any advantage. On my Windows 7 system, my taskbar is three rows high and always visible, with the 50 or so programs I use most pinned to it. I've got a dozen folders to the side in a toolbar, six of which are reminiscent of old Program Manager folders, in that they contain links to all my installed programs I want to be able to run from the desktop, the remaining six folders being frequently accessed file folders. Then there's the notification area, with day name, date, and time, email notifications, etc. Pretty much everything I need is on screen all the time, including when I'm using a maximized program, which is most of the time, it takes up an acceptable amount of space, and it's the most productive interface I've used in 30+ years. It took them 14 years, but Microsoft finally got the taskbar right in Windows 7. But now it's no good, and they gotta replace it with something new and worse, just like a sneakers company. The "Metro" thing is a colossal stupid mode that you always have to traverse to get to things. It's the ugliest thing I've ever seen. It makes no sense on a desktop computer. I totally don't get it.
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