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Navigating nightmare.

  1. #1


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    Navigating nightmare.


    I have only been using it a few minutes - it is already infuriating.

    How do they expect people to navigate around without some kind of start menu.

    Getting rid of it is complete lunacy.

    For those people who only want to do the things you could do on a phone - it is ok.

    For the rest of us - it is bloody awkward and inconvenient.

    I have tried to get something going - not working pefectly by any means - but at least I can get about. I even managed to fix the boot files on my other HD - after faffing about trying to get cmd to run as admin.

    If someone knows how to turn off UAC from within wcp -let me know.

    I haven't got the energy to hunt about thru all those metro things - getting stuck in full screens where the only apparent way out is ctrl+alt+del.




    In the screenie you can see all those things under the start orb - any way of shoving them over to the right?


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  2. #2


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I was a little overwhelmed at the "newness" of everything at first but I'm getting used to it already, and I can see some nice advantages.

    I had the same question about turning off the "UAC"... see here https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...er-access.html Hopefully, that is helpful to you.
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  3. #3


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    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? I think MS may have dropped the ball on this one.
    I will give it some time but it in no way blew me away as Windows 7 did at this stage. Thumbs down
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  4. #4


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    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.
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  5. #5


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    How do you get out of full screen apps?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Just click in the lower left of the screen (start menu). Then you can click on where you want to go next. This boils down to the same number of clicks as closing an app and clicking on where you want to go. Once you use it for a bit it makes more sense.
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I will give it some time but it in no way blew me away as Windows 7 did at this stage. Thumbs down
    I see it the same way. With Win7 Beta I was operating whenever possible and after a while I deleted my Vista.

    With Win8 I tinker a bit when I have really nothing else to do. It is not a system that attracts me. It does not even make me curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I have only been using it a few minutes - it is already infuriating.

    How do they expect people to navigate around without some kind of start menu.

    Getting rid of it is complete lunacy.

    For those people who only want to do the things you could do on a phone - it is ok.

    For the rest of us - it is bloody awkward and inconvenient.

    I have tried to get something going - not working pefectly by any means - but at least I can get about. I even managed to fix the boot files on my other HD - after faffing about trying to get cmd to run as admin.

    If someone knows how to turn off UAC from within wcp -let me know.

    I haven't got the energy to hunt about thru all those metro things - getting stuck in full screens where the only apparent way out is ctrl+alt+del.




    In the screenie you can see all those things under the start orb - any way of shoving them over to the right?

    Have you right clicked with your mouse while in the bottom left corner side yet? All the way in the corner.
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  9. #9


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    Just click in the lower left of the screen (start menu). Then you can click on where you want to go next. This boils down to the same number of clicks as closing an app and clicking on where you want to go. Once you use it for a bit it makes more sense.
    Ok Cheers I will give it 2 weeks and if I havnt got the bug by then I may have to go linux or OSX. This is why there should be Leaks so MS can listen to us bitch about the OS and take our feedback onboard.
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by jamezb3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    Just click in the lower left of the screen (start menu). Then you can click on where you want to go next. This boils down to the same number of clicks as closing an app and clicking on where you want to go. Once you use it for a bit it makes more sense.
    Ok Cheers I will give it 2 weeks and if I havnt got the bug by then I may have to go linux or OSX. This is why there should be Leaks so MS can listen to us bitch about the OS and take our feedback onboard.
    Would be nice. But as I know the Operating System developers (and I was one for 35 years), our well meant suggestions land in the bin. They have completely different cats to groom and our priorities are not their priorities.
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