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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #761


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    Ctrl + Shift + N


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    I like the ribbon. Two things that I use it for that are quicker for me on a regular mouse/keyboard interface are to create new folders and delete files/folders. One click at top, instead of right click in open area (or on highlighted items) then left click to precisely point then choose.
    Try "Ctrl + Shift + N" for new folders.

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  2. #762


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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Try "Ctrl + Shift + N" for new folders.
    I'm on 7 now, and will likely use that when I'm on here, where there is no ribbon. Thanks, pretty cool!

    Pinky for Ctrl + Shift, Thumb or probably better, index finger for N
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  3. #763


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    In answer to the question for this thread, "time will only tell". For me, I don't plan on pre-ordering Windows 8 as I did Windows 7. There is nothing here that wows me, like Win 7 did. Will I ever get it? Oh I'm sure I'll buy a new PC and it will come pre-loaded, but not due to my request.

    I think Windows 7 will become the new Windows XP. People like it and see no reason to change.

    Will this version be another Windows Millennium? It could be, but we'll see later this year how people react to the release.

    Greg
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  4. #764


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Try "Ctrl + Shift + N" for new folders.
    I'm on 7 now, and will likely use that when I'm on here, where there is no ribbon. Thanks, pretty cool!

    Pinky for Ctrl + Shift, Thumb or probably better, index finger for N
    Interestingly enough that keyboard combo is used in Nautilus (in Ubuntu 10.04).

    I don't know when it was introduced in Windows.
    I only discovered it by accident ~6 months ago.
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  5. #765


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzt7d8 View Post
    In answer to the question for this thread, "time will only tell". For me, I don't plan on pre-ordering Windows 8 as I did Windows 7. There is nothing here that wows me, like Win 7 did. Will I ever get it? Oh I'm sure I'll buy a new PC and it will come pre-loaded, but not due to my request.

    I think Windows 7 will become the new Windows XP. People like it and see no reason to change.

    Will this version be another Windows Millennium? It could be, but we'll see later this year how people react to the release.

    Greg

    I agree Greg. What amazes me although it shouldn't because this has always been the case, how there is no acknowledgement at all from Microsoft that there are objections to the way Metro UI is being shoved down peoples' throats whether they want it or not and if there is going to be a desktop, you might as well leave it as it was, with a Start Button and Menu. At least when these forums were newsgroups there was sometimes a begrudging post here and there from MSFT MVP's agreeing with people, or at least sympathizing and offering to pass their complaints back. I vaguely remember seeing a grand total of 1 post from actual Microsoft staff in all the years of using them.
    All I've seen so far with Windows 8 is "tough, put up with it" although I realize it's early days. Maybe by final release someone will have listened, but I doubt it.
    Ironically I could almost handle all of this if only they'd give back the ability to circumvent Windows default method of installing hardware drivers and allow no passkey entry for Bluetooth keyboards for example because it ruins the experience for multi-boot people like me, but that darned Metro UI kicks in at every turn and I hate it.
    Give us a switch off please!!
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    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    Is there any MS employee who's reading this? Or is there any way to send them our views?
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  7. #767


    Quote Originally Posted by paarkhi View Post
    Is there any MS employee who's reading this? Or is there any way to send them our views?
    This is something I'd like to know as well. I've tried to post on their blog but I believe they deleted my comment.
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  8. #768


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Tablets and smart phones need a type of Metro interface.

    PC's still will be around for the foreseeable future with people entering data into classical applications like word documents, power point, spread sheets and so on -- these can't be done in any reasonable manner if at all with a touch screen -- even if you were to attempt this your arms would soon get tired and your nose would almost be touching the screen -- not the best way of operating a computer.

    Scrolling leftwards for around 7 KM to access or find an application is also a no no on a PC. that whole system needs to be looked at again.

    I don't mind at all the basic idea but the whole metro idea needs to be re-thought for a PC.

    Similarly you often need multiple windows on a large monitor open simultaneously and have easy multi monitor support.

    Metro seems to be only single full screen mode -- OK again for smartphones and tablets but not for PC.

    I like W8 but currently I'll only use it with the "Windows to Go" feature -- and that's only available in Enterprise. (So TechNet / Work).

    If I can't get hold of Enterprise then I'll stick with W7 unless they DO change the metro interface somewhat at least for classical desktop / laptop users who in spite of Ipads etc aren't going away any time soon.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    I'm certain that MS watches this forum.
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    But do they take any notice, that's the question.
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