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Navigating nightmare.

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    I hope they do fix it but I have a feeling they might not. Even on a mobile device navigating the desktop would be difficult. I don't understand what they were thinking when they added ribbons and removed one of a more useful aspects of windows user-interface. I really hope they just re-think their design ideas. It's making things more difficult to navigate and use not easier. Which is a huge problem. On top of that they manage to make the desktop look even worse with the ribbon and other ugly user-interface designs they've added since windows 7. I don't mind them removing the round corners but they could have really just made the round corners look better without all those glow, gloss, shiny, shadow effects all rolled into one. I hope they fix it so that you don't have to hunt to navigate and that you don't have to switch between metro and desktop interface to get to certain areas. Also why can't they just give you an option to only load to desktop and not even turn on metro. It's so annoying that this feature is not included(or at least we can't see it) and they keep talking about we can have it one way or the other.

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  2. #132


    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    This is my current Windows 7 desktop developed to the way I work. I'm pretty sure that I could reproduce this in Windows 8. The only thing I use the start menu for daily is to shut down the computer. I agree it is a pain to dig through the start menu to find anything so I only do it to get at something obscure.

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    You are right Keith. We normally have all our shortcuts stuffed away somewhere - toolbar and Rocket Dock in my case. But I could not yet find an equivalent for the Search field of the Start menu. The new search field does not do e.g. a shell:system or other shell commands.

    PS: What is that nifty snipping tool you are using. Did you do that with PAINT ??
    Hi Wolfgang. Its SnapDraw Free. Print Screen Capture Software with Special Effects, Annotation Tools and support for Windows 7, Vista and XP Alpha Transparency (Translucency).
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Keith. That looks good. I will try it out.
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    Win8


    To kill an app: Alt-f4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    This is my current Windows 7 desktop developed to the way I work. I'm pretty sure that I could reproduce this in Windows 8. The only thing I use the start menu for daily is to shut down the computer. I agree it is a pain to dig through the start menu to find anything so I only do it to get at something obscure.

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    that gmail tab, where exactly does that take you?
    theres no standalone gmail app is there?
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    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by JimBoyJohnson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    This is my current Windows 7 desktop developed to the way I work. I'm pretty sure that I could reproduce this in Windows 8. The only thing I use the start menu for daily is to shut down the computer. I agree it is a pain to dig through the start menu to find anything so I only do it to get at something obscure.

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    that gmail tab, where exactly does that take you?
    theres no standalone gmail app is there?
    Yes and No. It is a Google Chrome App which in this case is a browser window with no address bar.

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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamezb3 View Post
    Why cant you exit apps without using task manager? This is crazy! This is in no way making production easier. How are you supposed to use say Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Word and Outlook all at the same time?

    According to MS you don't need to close apps any more. I'm assuming the OS now manages this, just like on an Android device. You can still close them if you really want to, but you don't have to.
    To exit apps go to the upper left corner of the screen...right click the app you want to close....hit the close button that appears
    That's the one I found a couple of days ago, easy to use.

    Also, in the Metro start page you can drag one of the app icons to the lower part of the screen and the whole page will shrink down just like Ctrl + scroll down.
    Drag the app to a group and it all comes back to full size. Makes it easy to move apps around.

    Thanks for all the tips and shortcuts, I'm finding the Metro UI much easier to use now.
    This will be an easy one to get productive on, for desktop and/or Metro.
    Last edited by Dave76; 05 Mar 2012 at 03:44.
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